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Old 12-28-2011, 05:38 PM
 
Location: West Hollywood, CA
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sup guys.

im pretty close to getting a job in Lake Forest.

in all honesty, i wanted to get a job in downtown chicago.

so since lake forest is kinda far, i figured i'd get a place half way between lake forest and chicago.

anyone familiar with the skokie area?

im a 25 year old male, single, no kids, no debt, and would be making around 75k/yr.

hows the bar scene around skokie? if you were to live a little south of skokie, into chicago, is that north area of chicago decent for me?

im really debating this because i really wanted to get a place downtown but that would suck because id be traveling for an hour to work everyday...

any help would be greatly appreciated!

thanks!
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Old 12-28-2011, 06:37 PM
 
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sup guys.

im pretty close to getting a job in Lake Forest.

in all honesty, i wanted to get a job in downtown chicago.

so since lake forest is kinda far, i figured i'd get a place half way between lake forest and chicago.

anyone familiar with the skokie area?

im a 25 year old male, single, no kids, no debt, and would be making around 75k/yr.

hows the bar scene around skokie? if you were to live a little south of skokie, into chicago, is that north area of chicago decent for me?

im really debating this because i really wanted to get a place downtown but that would suck because id be traveling for an hour to work everyday...

any help would be greatly appreciated!

thanks!
Skokie does not have much of a bar scene. You might want to look at Evanston though. The commute would be about the same, but Evanston is a college town and has some nightlife. It also has an easier *el* commute into the city bar scene.

You could also look at the north side of Chicago. I am not sure of the commute to Lake Forest from somewhere like Rogers Park, but it is a reverse commute so it might not be too bad.
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Old 12-28-2011, 06:42 PM
 
Location: West Hollywood, CA
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Skokie does not have much of a bar scene. You might want to look at Evanston though. The commute would be about the same, but Evanston is a college town and has some nightlife. It also has an easier *el* commute into the city bar scene.

You could also look at the north side of Chicago. I am not sure of the commute to Lake Forest from somewhere like Rogers Park, but it is a reverse commute so it might not be too bad.
On google maps it says 41 minutes from Rogers Park to the work address.

I'm just wondering if the reverse commute would be bad...

ps. i'm looking to get a 1 bedroom condo (high rise). so any areas that have decent condos would be nice...
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Old 12-28-2011, 06:51 PM
 
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On google maps it says 41 minutes from Rogers Park to the work address.

I'm just wondering if the reverse commute would be bad...

ps. i'm looking to get a 1 bedroom condo (high rise). so any areas that have decent condos would be nice...
I would still look in Evanston, though the condos are not really high rise. There are nice ones in north Evanston depending on your budget and some in downtown Evanston that might suit as well. The commute from Evanston will be shorter than the commute from Rogers Park since Evanston is further north and the el in Evanston is an easy ride to almost anywhere along the lakefront for night life if you don't want a college crowd.
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Old 12-28-2011, 11:42 PM
 
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Where in the Lake Forest area are you working in, closer to downtown Lake Forest, or further west ? Might want to see if your future workplace is near the Union Pacific North line stop in Lake Forest (the in-town area), or the Milwaukee North line stop in Lake Forest (the further west area). Living in Evanston or a north side city neighborhood would be more tolerable if you can utilize the train for the commute on some days.
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