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Old 12-19-2011, 10:51 AM
 
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Can you find a decent apartment in Chicago (downtown or suburbs, ideally not TOO far from downtown) for around $950-$1,200? Also, much do utilities run for?

Considering a move from Miami, FL. Advice is much welcome!
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Old 12-19-2011, 11:04 AM
 
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Where will you be working? If your job is in the central business district ( "the Loop" as originally defined by the the path of elevated rapid transit...) you could probably get a nice enough spot in the "south Loop" , though without knowing family situation or other info there may be better choices to consider...
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Old 12-19-2011, 11:52 AM
 
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Yeah you can the bigger question is what else do you need in an area.
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Old 12-19-2011, 11:54 AM
 
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Yes, very easy to find apartments around that price, even less.
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Old 12-19-2011, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH USA / formerly Chicago for 20 years
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It would also be helpful if you could tell us how you define "decent" apartment, as that does vary from one individual to another.
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Old 12-19-2011, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Downtown or suburbs?
Whatabout everything in between?
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Old 12-20-2011, 01:22 AM
 
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If you want to be not too far from downtown rule out all of the suburbs right away.
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Old 12-20-2011, 04:17 AM
 
Location: New York, NY
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You can find a decent studio apartment downtown for that price. You should be able to get a decent one bedroom a bit further out for that price. Utilities are often included in the rent, at least with mine I get heat and water included. Having heat included is a huge plus, especially considering you are moving from Miami. Heat bills here in the winter due to the frigid cold can be pretty high.
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