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Old 03-24-2008, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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To prevent Drover's head from exploding (and others!), I attempted to summarize SOME of the basic threads about moving to Chicago/various neighborhoods. Please feel free to add information here. If you still have questions, at least pretend as if you read these first!!

PURPOSE OF THIS THREAD-

To learn about moving to Chicago
To consolidate moving questions that are asked 1 zillion times
If people would like to write descriptions of neighborhoods, please feel free to do it here! Also, please feel free to add your own neighborhood searches on!

PLEASE ALSO VIEW THE NEW ADDITION TO A POST BELOW- THE FOOD AND DRINK SECTION! (thanks Avengerfire) Also updated the searches and added "other things to do" to the end of food/drink

IF SOMEONE ASKS A REALLY BASIC QUESTION THAT CAN BE ANSWERED HERE, DON'T BE RUDE! (but please do just cut and paste a link to this thread). Let's make it work!


PLEASE NOTE- THIS IS A STARTING POINT AND ONLY SUMMARIZES SOME THREADS! PLEASE DO YOUR OWN SEARCH! (as you can see, this got a bit time consuming so there are MANY neighborhoods I didn't even start with. Someone else can add- you can also DM me if you want me to add it into this post)

GOOD PLACES TO START

Official Lake View Info Thread
Official Chicago Neighborhood Thread (this lists some neighborhoods in Chicago and provides a great map!)
Where do you live and why do you love it?
http://www.city-data.com/forum/chica...p-showing.html
Encyclopedia of Chicago

COMPREHENSIVE NEWCOMER'S GUIDE

http://www.city-data.com/forum/chica...r-s-guide.html (thanks avengerfire!)


FIND AN APARTMENT!

craigslist classifieds: jobs, housing, personals, for sale, services, community, events, forums
Chicago Reader Online Features

Free Search Services (This is in no way all of them. DM me with more!)
Home Page - Chicago Apartment Finders, Apartment Rental Chicago Il, Apartment Finder Chicago Il, Apartments In Downtown Chicago, Downtown Chicago Apartment, Rental Apartments Downtown Chicago
Chicago Apartments - The Apartment People - Chicago's Largest Free Apartment Rental Service
Apartment guys
The Homestead Group - Welcome!
Welcome to North Clybourn Group
Chicago Apartment Rentals | Lincoln Park Apartment Rentals | Lakeview Apartment Rentals | Wicker Park Apartment Rentals | Bucktown Apartment Rentals | Velde Real Estate Group, Inc.

Threads on finding apartments
Apartment Finding Companies - Questions
Chicago Leases, agencies, and moving
apartment finders?
River North
Using apartment-finding companies
Finding an apartment in Chicago -- how soon is too soon -AND- how late is too late?
best way to find apartments?
Planning on late July/early Aug move-is it too early to start hunting for apts?

GETTING AROUND IN CHICAGO

Chicago Transit Authority | 1-888-YOURCTA (you can do a trip planner to find out how to get anywhere in the city via public transportation)
Metra - Welcome to Metra

For transportation in the suburbs
South Shore Line
Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District

Chicago's Free Trolleys
City of Chicago :: Transportation
Chicago Water Taxis
Chicago Water Taxi
Shoreline Water Taxi::Chicago's Original Water Taxi serving Union Station and Sears Tower, Michigan Avenue, Navy Pier, Shedd Aquarium and the Museum Campus via the Chicago River and Lake Michigan
Chicago Pedway
http://egov.cityofchicago.org/webpor...pandlegend.pdf
Mark Spiegl's Chicago Pedway Map

Threads on transportation in Chicago (thanks avengerfire!)

How safe is the EL
CTA Rant Thread
CTA/baseball season

Do you "need" a car threads
Must be hard to live to work (or work to live) in Chicago without a car?
No car living
Buy a car - Yay or nay?
Owning a car and parking in Chicago?
Living without a car in Chicago

LINK TO DOG PARK/ DOG POLICIES
Chicago Park District | Dog Friendly Areas (http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/resources/dog_friendly_areas/ - broken link)

ALBANY PARK

Albany Park

ANDERSONVILLE

commute time? owning a car? andersonville?
Is Chicago Gay Friendly?

AVONDALE

Avondale- up and coming...safe?

BEVERLY

Beverly Boomerang Effect

BRIDGEPORT

Bridgeport (thanks jiddy!)
lesbian couple in Bridgeport
Bridgeport/Bridgeview
what neighborhood is chinatown in?
Ashland-Bridgeport Questions
Is Bridgeport safe?

BRONZEVILLE

Wondering about Bronzeville
Bronzeville ok?

BUENA PARK

Where to live in the City? Need help.
kenmore apt

DOUGLAS

EAST SIDE

South Avenue "O"????

EDGEWATER

Edgewater - Sheridan/granville area
http://www.city-data.com/forum/chica...er-places.html
http://www.city-data.com/forum/chica...professor.html

ENGLEWOOD
How safe is Englewood??
New City Community Area

FOREST GLEN

GARFIELD PARK

http://www.city-data.com/forum/chica...-bad-area.html
http://www.city-data.com/forum/chica...ield-park.html

GOLD COAST

Found *affordable* studio apartment in 60610 zip code area--Is this good?
Downtown Chicago - Should I buy or stay away from these downtown chicago condo-conversions?
Is this a good area? (1140 N. LaSalle St.)
Help finding a River North/Gold Coast Apartment
1211 n lasalle

HUMBOLDT PARK

Humboldt Park????
Humboldt Park and Hermosa
East Humboldt Park
http://www.city-data.com/forum/chica...oldt-park.html

HYDE PARK

Hyde Park
student moving from nyc to chicago
http://www.city-data.com/forum/chica...k-streets.html
Hyde Park address
Hyde Park
Hyde Park
http://www.city-data.com/forum/chica...rk-please.html
Hyde Park dangerous???
Hyde park ?
Hyde Park
http://www.city-data.com/forum/chica...hyde-park.html

IRVING PARK

Old Irving Park Area...A few questions... (thanks jiddy!)

JEFFERSON PARK

http://www.city-data.com/forum/chica...-question.html (thanks jdiddy!)

LAKEVIEW

Official Lake View Info Thread
Where in Lakeview?
Help budget Utilities - LakeView

WRIGLEYVILLE (part of Lakeview) (thanks Avengerfire!)
Wrigleyville
Moving to Chicago for law school - where should I live?
Single College Grad working downtown for a nonprofit - Where to live?
http://www.city-data.com/forum/chica...ille-like.html

LINCOLN PARK

Moving to Lincoln Park
Is this area safe for a "weekend rental" (Lincoln Park area)
Moving to Lincoln Park
Where should I live around Chicago
Lincoln Park opinions please.
Need Help Quick! Where are the high-rise apt. buildings in Lincoln Park??

LINCOLN SQUARE

Lincoln Square
Bowmanville?

LOGAN SQUARE/BUCKTOWN

Info on Logan Square
Moving back, Logan Square vs Rogers Park
http://www.city-data.com/forum/chica...-how-safe.html
Coming to look for Apartments
Palmer Square - Thoughts?
Info ON Logan Square Address

LOOP

downtown or near neighborhoods?

MARQUETTE PARK

Marquette Park (thanks for the correction, Avengerfire!)

MCKINLEY PARK/BRIDGEPORT

compare Mckinley park, Bridgeport, Logan Sq. and Humboldt park (thanks jiddy!)

MCKINLEY PARK

Moving to Chicago -- how is McKinley Park?
W 35th and S. Damen

MORGAN PARK

MT. GREENWOOD

Mount Greenwood Neighborhoods - Chicago
A rare sight in Mt Greenwood PLEASE READ

NORWOOD PARK

PILSEN

Pilsen
Is Pilsen Safe?
Need help-Regarding Pilsen area
moving to pilsen

PORTAGE PARK

Should I move to Portage Park?

RAVENSWOOD

Ravenwood vs. Evanston
Ravenswood Metra and Area Questions

RIVER NORTH

http://www.city-data.com/forum/chica...orth-like.html- (which also summarizes the River North threads)
River North
River North: safe on Grand?
River North
River North Area
http://www.city-data.com/forum/chica...printer-s.html

ROGERS PARK

Moving to East Rogers Park, Need Opinions/Thoughts- (which also summarizes the RP threads)
Rogers Park (Pratt)
http://www.city-data.com/forum/chica...t-roger-s.html
Rogers Park, Ashland and Jarvis
W. Touhy/N. Paulina in Rogers Park
rogers park - bad reputation?
Rogers Park-
Rogers Park - Pottawattomie Park
Rogers ParK? (this also summarizes many RP threads)
Yet another Rogers Park question.


SOUTH LOOP

South Loop
Is anyone familiar with the South Loop?! I need help!

SOUTH SHORE

Anyone familiar with South Shore?
South Shore
South Shore
South Shore
Neighborhood Info Needed (South Shore)

UKRAINIAN VILLAGE

Ukrainian village for a family

UNIVERSITY VILLAGE

University Village Pros/cons
Neighborhood around Taylor and Racine

UPTOWN

Area of uptown with most young professionals?
Question about Uptown
Are hipsters moving to Uptown?
What is going on in Uptown????
Thinking about buying in Uptown
Chicago Advice - Uptown/Edgewater
ashland and montrose
thinking about buying close to Margate Park

WICKER PARK

Anyone familiar with Harlem Ave. N. ?

THREADS WITH NEIGHBORHOOD COMPARISONS

Lincoln Park, Gold Coast, or Lakeview
A little advice on River North vs. Lincoln Park please
Lincoln Park or the loop?
Jefferson Park and Portage Park
Anyone know about South Shore, Jackson Park, or Hyde Park?
Ukrainian Village vs Wicker Park vs Hyde Park
Anyone know about South Shore, Jackson Park, or Hyde Park?
Bucktown vs. East Village - debating
Humboldt Park vs. Hyde Park....?
Moving advice:Hyde Park vs oak Park/River Forest
Jefferson Park v Ravenswood

"FAMILY-FRIENDLY"

Looking for advice on a good neighborhood
Raising kids "in the city" - is it possible??
City vs. Inner burbs for Young Family
Looking for a decent kid friendly neighborhood.
head in the clouds?
good place to live with a family with school-age kids
City or suburbs for our family?
Family Moving to Chicago - Schools in the City
Upscale, urban yet family friendly recommendations?

"BAD" NEIGHBORHOODS

http://www.city-data.com/forum/chica...hicago-il.html
Is Chicago really dangerous?
which neighborhoods or zip codes must be avoided in Chicago at all cost?
What Are The Bad Sections of Chicago?
Top 5 Worst Neighborhoods in Chicago
How safe is YOUR Chicago?

OTHER RANDOM MOVING THREADS

Chi Neighborhoods;Where are the 20 somethings?
How far north is still 'in the city'?
Help with Choosing a Neighborhood
can anyone tell me if these are good locations?
Anyone move here from Miami?
Want to relocate, possibly to Chicago...
Where is the best place to live in Chicago for a college grad??
First Time Relocating Help
Moving to Chicago for job at U of C - advice on neighborhoods?
Moving to Chicago Too
Trying to get all of my ducks in a row
New City Community Area
Moving from NYC
Tired of NYC - Move to Chicago?
Queens NY to Chicago...
Neighborhood Suggestion
Moving from NYC to Chicago
Considering moving to Chicago
looking for the safest neighborhoods and suburbs as a single woman living alone
help for young professional moving into city
Please Help! What areas of Chicago do the young professionals live/hang-out in?
Comparing NYC Neighborhoods and Chicago Neighborhoods
Upper middle class African American Seeking Diverse Housing in Chicago
Looking for advice on a good neighborhood
Help me find an area to live in!!!!!!!!
may move to Chicago - cost of living?
A Place For Me?? ADVICE NEEDED
What are the neighborhoods in the city?
Narrow it down...
Moving To Chicago In July From Jersey/nyc. Need Help With Neighborhood!
Any Safe Areas Near The Beach?
where to move for 24 yr old bachelor?
Eclectic Neighborhoods?
Things to know before moving to Chicago
http://www.city-data.com/forum/chica...n-chicago.html
Another "Moving to Chicago" thread w/ a twist. (please help)
Moving to Chi: artsy couple needs advice
Chicago...where to live?
More (probably annoying!) 'all about Chicago' questions...
http://www.city-data.com/forum/chica...ago-faq-s.html
Overrated and Underrated
Saftey vs. Cost Friendly
Is Chicago really dangerous?

COMPARING CHICAGO TO OTHER CITIES

Comparing NYC Neighborhoods and Chicago Neighborhoods
Is Chicago Expensive Like New York Also?
http://www.city-data.com/forum/chica...i-chicago.html
Chicago or New York City (where to live)
Moving to chicago from seattle, or should i pick SD??
http://www.city-data.com/forum/chica...francisco.html
http://www.city-data.com/forum/chica...go-philly.html
Any NYers regret moving to Chicago?
http://www.city-data.com/forum/chica...c-chicago.html
http://www.city-data.com/forum/chica...go-boston.html
Chicago, Dallas, or San Francisco?

OTHER GENERAL MOVING/LIVING INFORMATION

Where to buy 2nd hand furniture? (thanks avengerfire!)
Furniture Stores That Deliver (thanks avengerfire!)
Official Recycling thread
Moving companies

Last edited by linicx; 09-05-2010 at 12:37 AM.. Reason: thanks for the additions avengerfire!

 
Old 03-24-2008, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Some wikipedia descriptions

Lincoln Park
Lincoln Park, Chicago - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Lakeview
Lakeview, Chicago - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Rogers Park
Rogers Park, Chicago - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Edgewater
Edgewater, Chicago - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Andersonville
Edgewater, Chicago - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Uptown/ Buena Park
Uptown, Chicago - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Loop
Chicago Loop - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Near North Side
Near North Side, Chicago - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ukrainian Village
Ukrainian Village, Chicago - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Wicker Park
West Town, Chicago - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Bucktown/Logan Square
Logan Square, Chicago - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ravenswood
Ravenswood, Chicago - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Lincoln Square
Lincoln Square, Chicago - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Irving Park
Irving Park, Chicago - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Albany Park
Albany Park, Chicago - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Avondale
Avondale, Chicago - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Pilsen
Pilsen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

University Village
University Village, Chicago - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Hyde Park
Hyde Park, Chicago - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

North Center
North Center, Chicago - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Douglas
Douglas, Chicago - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

South Shore
South Shore, Chicago - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Beverly
Beverly, Chicago - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Morgan Park
Morgan Park, Chicago - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Mt. Greenwood
Mount Greenwood, Chicago - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Humbolt Park
Humboldt Park, Chicago - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Norwood Park
Norwood Park, Chicago - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Forest Glen
Forest Glen, Chicago - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Portage Park
Portage Park, Chicago - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 
Old 03-29-2008, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Food and drink section (thanks avengerfire for this search!)

Best Restaurant in Chicagoland No One Has Heard Of

Best pizza in Chicago?

http://www.city-data.com/forum/chica...icagoland.html

The Official Best Hamburger In Chicagoland

The Official "Best Hot Dog" in Chicagoland Thread

The Official Best Hamburger In Chicagoland

http://www.city-data.com/forum/chica...icagoland.html

What is your favorite Chicago food?

http://www.city-data.com/forum/chica...staurants.html

Best Steak in Chicagoland

Official best Mexican restaurant thread

The Official "Best Italian Restaurant in Chicagoland" thread

Favorite Bars

Any beer houses in Chicago?

more to come soon...

Butchers/Specialty Shops/Great Supermarkets/Gourmet Delis (thanks avengerfire!)

City Area Butchers, Specialty Food Shops, Great supermarkets, Gourmet Delis

Other Things to do

Favorite Outdoor Places in Chicago


Visiting Chicago Suggestions

Where should a 1st time Tourist stay?
Hotel prices are ridiculous...
visiting downtown chicago soon, where to stay that's reasonable priced & SAFE
chicago hostels
Tourist Traps

Last edited by jessiegirl_98; 05-31-2008 at 09:00 AM.. Reason: added
 
Old 04-13-2008, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Thanks to Avengerfire

Official Recycling thread
 
Old 03-06-2009, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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OK, so I'm getting complaints from people regarding two things:

1) They feel as if this first post has gotten too cluttered. So, I'm removing the extra posts so this can just focus on Chicago info.
2) They are posting here with this thread and not getting answers.
So, I'm going to lock this thread. I haven't updated it in awhile, but it still needs constant updating. If there are posts that you would like to add to this list or other information, please DM it to me and I will post it (giving you credit of course ;-) That way, this can be more informative and less confusing/cluttered.

Again, this is in NO way to prevent anyone from asking questions, but can serve as a good starting point for information. It is meant to be helpful for everyone involved.
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