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Old 04-25-2008, 12:34 AM
 
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K, so I am taking a work transfer to Chicago for August. Not worried about crime, as Houston is far more dangerous. What I am worried about is something much more important....My social life.

Here is what I am looking for. 30-something area (not a "college town", or for the newly legal), with a lot of local hot spots, pubs. Easy access to the El. I do not want to live where everything shuts down at 5pm. Looking to rent for about $1500/mo. I don't need parking spaces etc. Hmmm, can't think of anything else at this very second, so I will edit if I do.

PS, I am a single female. I lwould like a clean apt with professional, yet down to earth type of neighbors. Would rather stay out of Sect 8 housing.

So, neighborhood/apt suggestions very much appreciated.

Thx

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Old 04-25-2008, 12:39 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Lincoln Square, Roscoe Village and Andersonville. Those are the more "grown-up" social areas of town. All have access to the an L line with varying degrees of ease; the Brown Line runs right through the heart of Lincoln Square and the eastern edge of Roscoe Village; the Red Line is a couple blocks away from Andersonville -- it's an easy walk from the east edge of Andersonville and a longer walk from the west edge. $1500 will get you up to a 3-bedroom in any of the three neighborhoods. You could probably go all the way down to $1000/mo and still be quite comfortable unless you have a lot of "stuff."
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Old 04-25-2008, 12:42 AM
 
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Stick near the "Viagra Triangle." ;-)
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Old 04-25-2008, 12:43 AM
 
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She said 30-something, not 50-something.
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Old 04-25-2008, 12:46 AM
 
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She said 30-something, not 50-something.
Well most single 30-something females tend to be on the hunt for the 50-something wealthy male. :-0
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Old 04-25-2008, 01:01 AM
 
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Well most single 30-something females tend to be on the hunt for the 50-something wealthy male. :-0
Riiiiggghhht.....in their dreams (the 50 year old men dreaming not the ladies), and of most young men who think they will still have a chance with 30 year old women when they are 50. Gross.
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Old 04-25-2008, 01:03 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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K, so I am taking a work transfer to Chicago for August. Not worried about crime, as Houston is far more dangerous. What I am worried about is something much more important....My social life.

Here is what I am looking for. 30-something area (not a "college town", or for the newely legal), with a lot of local hot spots, pubs. Easy access to the El. I do not want to live where everything shuts down at 5pm. Looking to rent for about $1500/mo. I don't need parking spaces etc. Hmmm, can't think of anything else at this very second, so I will edit if I do.

PS, I am a single female. I lwould like a clean apt with professional, yet down to earth type of neighbors. Would rather stay out of Sect 8 housing.

So, neighborhood/apt suggestions very much appreciated.

Thx

just curious, but maybe it will help too for others to narrow down what you want...

What do you think or hope will be better about Chicago than Houston, besides crime?
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Old 04-25-2008, 01:04 AM
 
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y'all are too funny.

I forgot to mention that I work out of MDW. I am goessing that Lincoln Square is about 1:25 commut(ish)?
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Old 04-25-2008, 01:06 AM
 
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y'all are too funny.

I forgot to mention that I work out of MDW. I am goessing that Lincoln Square is about 1:25 commut(ish)?
oh...yeah, not worth it!
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Old 04-25-2008, 01:10 AM
 
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A LOT!

No driving
More culture...WAY
More nightlife.
More singles life
Better weather. don't laugh.. this is not a joke. have you suffered through 30 years of 100 degree weather March-October?
Architecture
Less crime
No driving
No Car
No buying fuel for said car
No auto insurance, maintenance, you get the idea
BASEBALL!



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just curious, but maybe it will help too for others to narrow down what you want...

What do you think or hope will be better about Chicago than Houston, besides crime?
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