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Old 12-10-2017, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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No. Not in the slightest. Tailgating at Ryan is mediocre, especially compared to many other Big10 schools I've tailgated (Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Iowa...)
I do realize that about NU tailgating, but what really surprised me was this: Illinois plays Big Ten football. What's next: are you going to suggest Chicago fields an NFL team?
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Old 12-11-2017, 08:37 AM
 
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Best suburb-city in the state. You get all the perks of a dense downtown with theaters, bars, retail, access to the lakefront with public and private beaches, good schools, easy access to Chicago via the Metra or El. It's probably one of the few suburbs you don't need a car.


And if you're a Northwestern fan, then there are even more benefits.
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Old 12-11-2017, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Best suburb-city in the state. You get all the perks of a dense downtown with theaters, bars, retail, access to the lakefront with public and private beaches, good schools, easy access to Chicago via the Metra or El. It's probably one of the few suburbs you don't need a car.


And if you're a Northwestern fan, then there are even more benefits.
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Old 12-11-2017, 05:56 PM
 
Location: St.Paul
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Best suburb-city in the state. You get all the perks of a dense downtown with theaters, bars, retail, access to the lakefront with public and private beaches, good schools, easy access to Chicago via the Metra or El. It's probably one of the few suburbs you don't need a car.


And if you're a Northwestern fan, then there are even more benefits.
I kind of feel like you cannot compare any city that is on the boundaries of Chicago with other suburbs. Because even know Chicago has a border it still is hard to tell when Chicago ends and a suburb begins when you are talking about adjacent cities to chicago.
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Old 12-11-2017, 06:22 PM
 
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I kind of feel like you cannot compare any city that is on the boundaries of Chicago with other suburbs. Because even know Chicago has a border it still is hard to tell when Chicago ends and a suburb begins when you are talking about adjacent cities to chicago.
Agreed for the most part. Although - I will say that certain adjacent suburbs are much ****tier than others.

Evanston and Oak Park a tier above all adjacents, with Berwyn & Wilmette being runners up. The adjacent south-side suburbs are bad and getting worse.
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Old 12-11-2017, 06:38 PM
 
Location: St.Paul
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Agreed for the most part. Although - I will say that certain adjacent suburbs are much ****tier than others.

Evanston and Oak Park a tier above all adjacents, with Berwyn & Wilmette being runners up. The adjacent south-side suburbs are bad and getting worse.
Agreed
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Old 12-12-2017, 03:28 AM
 
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I kind of feel like you cannot compare any city that is on the boundaries of Chicago with other suburbs. Because even know Chicago has a border it still is hard to tell when Chicago ends and a suburb begins when you are talking about adjacent cities to chicago.
I agree, but I would argue that this has less to do with the inner suburbs being urban in nature than it does with the outer neighborhoods of the city being suburban in nature. (Generally speaking, that is-- some more than others, obviously.)
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Old 12-12-2017, 07:20 AM
 
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I can't say enough good things about the beachfront areas near Northwestern University. You really get the best of both worlds by living in a nice, pleasant community like Evanston, and still have great access to Chicago, with the Purple Line..
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Old 12-12-2017, 08:53 AM
 
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The purple line express in particular. 40-45 minutes from Davis to the Loop. That's on par with the Metra (if you include walking from Union Station to wherever you would have to go). And an Uber ride (from Loop to Evanston, not vice versa) is generally only $5-$7.
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Old 12-13-2017, 07:49 AM
 
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The purple line express in particular. 40-45 minutes from Davis to the Loop.
Man....That's a LONG damned time on an el train, and that's just to get to the Loop. If you want to go to West Loop, Logan Square, Wicker Park, Bucktown, South Loop, Greek Town, UIC, Pilsen, Chinatown, Bridgeport, etc. etc. etc. you're looking at over an hour.
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