U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Illinois > Chicago
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
 
Old 12-19-2011, 11:51 AM
 
12 posts, read 16,751 times
Reputation: 11

Advertisements

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!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 12-19-2011, 12:04 PM
 
21,723 posts, read 37,184,337 times
Reputation: 10714
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...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-19-2011, 12:52 PM
 
2,351 posts, read 1,893,588 times
Reputation: 975
Yeah you can the bigger question is what else do you need in an area.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-19-2011, 12:54 PM
 
8,017 posts, read 5,860,214 times
Reputation: 3542
Yes, very easy to find apartments around that price, even less.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-19-2011, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL USA
2,500 posts, read 3,244,544 times
Reputation: 1354
It would also be helpful if you could tell us how you define "decent" apartment, as that does vary from one individual to another.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-19-2011, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Chicago
3,066 posts, read 3,285,287 times
Reputation: 1909
Downtown or suburbs?
Whatabout everything in between?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-20-2011, 02:22 AM
 
10 posts, read 1,426 times
Reputation: 12
If you want to be not too far from downtown rule out all of the suburbs right away.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-20-2011, 05:17 AM
 
Location: New York, NY
933 posts, read 951,753 times
Reputation: 1315
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2011 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $84,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Illinois > Chicago

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top