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Old 04-20-2008, 04:36 PM
 
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Default moving to pilsen

Hey all,

I'm looking for a place to live in west pilsen near the artist district. What websites/resources should I look at? (other than apt people and craigslist?) What are the recommended areas? Near Halsted?

My price range is 600 as its max. Yeah, I know. That's why I'm aiming for Pilsen. It can be sketchy but it's safe enough.

Please let me know!!!!! I need to move out in three weeks!
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Old 04-20-2008, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Santa Ana, California
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Try the Chicago Reader.
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Old 04-20-2008, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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If you know it is "sketchy but its safe enough" why are you asking what are the recommended areas in it?

Do a search in this forum. Try the Chicago Reader as the poster above mentioned. Go walk and/or drive around there and look for signs in windows.
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Old 04-21-2008, 12:07 PM
 
Location: University Village
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Hey all,

I'm looking for a place to live in west pilsen near the artist district. What websites/resources should I look at? (other than apt people and craigslist?) What are the recommended areas? Near Halsted?

My price range is 600 as its max. Yeah, I know. That's why I'm aiming for Pilsen. It can be sketchy but it's safe enough.

Please let me know!!!!! I need to move out in three weeks!
First of all, I would suggest you look at a map. The Halsted corridor is East Pilsen, not West. You should definitely consider the area between the Ryan and Canal as well.

I don't know what you are going to find for $600.00, but I don't think finding a roomate scenario will be all that difficult because of the number of UIC students that live around there. The UIC website has both rommate ads and apartment ads, and a lot of them are in Pilsen.
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Old 04-22-2008, 02:12 PM
 
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Default Drive around

Drive or walk around and look "For Rent" signs. Alot of Pilsen landlords do this. This will give you a good feel of the area and block. Also check out laundry mats, cafe's or local restaurants for flyers advertising rentals. The jumping bean cafe near blue island and 18th st sometimes has advertisments.
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Old 04-22-2008, 03:10 PM
 
Location: BRIDGEPORT/CHI IL
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Pilsen is nice....have you conisdered Bridgport? it's sometimes just as cheap
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Old 04-23-2008, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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I live in Pilsen and its not really as "cheap" as everyone thinks. I have a pretty nice 2br and I pay 800 +utilities. It's not that bad Im just one of the 6 white people in pilsen
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Old 04-23-2008, 09:46 AM
 
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I live in Pilsen and its not really as "cheap" as everyone thinks. I have a pretty nice 2br and I pay 800 +utilities. It's not that bad Im just one of the 6 white people in pilsen
Um. That's cheap.
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Old 04-24-2008, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Um. That's cheap.
I would say so.
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Old 04-25-2008, 09:51 AM
 
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id advise not moving to pilsen its still crazy around there with all the gangs walkin around strapped
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