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Old 08-16-2006, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Montgomery, NY
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Default Two 20-somethings moving to Chicago

Hi everyone,

My boyfriend and I will be relocating to Chicago next year. We're moving from the Hudson Valley in New York and are looking for feedback as far as the best beighborhoods to rent in so we can start to do some research. I've been told that Wicker Park is a good place. Any other neighborhoods we should look into? We're looking for two-bedrooms, 1-bath, and can pay until $1000 a month. We're also looking for great location: close to restaurants, shopping and lots of culture.

Any help would be great. Thanks!
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Old 08-18-2006, 11:50 AM
 
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Depends on what type of crowd you'd feel most comfortable with.

Wicker Park was hipster central 5 or so years ago. Now it's pretty gentrified - i.e. Starbucks, Pot Belly, etc.

Also, checkout Bucktown, Lincoln Park, Lakeview and Andersonville.
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Old 05-27-2009, 01:35 PM
 
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on the southwest side, i suggest mt. greenwood (all irish), or beverly. and thats it on the southside... seriously. great areas though. every other REALLY GOOD area in the city is too much money. the outskirt suburbs on northwest, and southwest sides are also REALLY GOOD, ALOT CHEAPER, and ALOT LESS TAXES. plus you can take trains and public transportation ANYWHERE
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Old 05-27-2009, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Nort Seid
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We're also looking for great location: close to restaurants, shopping and lots of culture.

Any help would be great. Thanks!
Andersonville or Lincoln Square would be my suggestions. Nothing against the South Side, but I don't think it's what most people are looking for when they want culture - they want live music, theaters, etc.

For that, it's the North Side (and if you need it all walkable/concentrated, not much of the North Side).
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Old 05-27-2009, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Wicker Park/East Village area
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Also, checkout Bucktown, Lincoln Park, Lakeview and Andersonville.
These suggestions seem rather random to me. There are many places to live that have what the OP is looking for.
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Old 05-27-2009, 02:42 PM
 
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$1000 rent limit is a problem if you must have two bedrooms. You aren't very likely to find that in Bucktown, Wicker Park, Lincoln Park or Lakeview.

The location of your jobs should also factor heavily into your decision. You don't want a hellish daily commute.
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Old 05-27-2009, 02:46 PM
 
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Whoops -- Just noticed the original post is nearly three years old. LOL
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Old 05-27-2009, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Nort Seid
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Whoops -- Just noticed the original post is nearly three years old. LOL
maybe that $1000 went further back then?
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