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Old 04-08-2009, 09:37 PM
 
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Hey everyone,

I'm moving to Chicago in June, and am currently looking for places to live. I start work at Rush Medical Center in July. I have a possible room mate that wants to live in Lincoln Park or Lakeview to be close to the red line. My question is, how long would the commute be in the mornings to get to Rush from those places? I have a car and a parking spot at the hospital. I don't want the commute to be too long, as I will be working crazy hours. I have considered the West Loop and living right around the medical district, but my room mate doesn't want to be in those areas.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
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Old 04-08-2009, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Using Belmont and Ashland on the western edge of Lakeview as your departure point, and given that you'll be driving, your commute would be about 25 minutes door to door. During off-peak times, more like 15-20. Add one minute for every numbered block east of Ashland. Subtract one minute for every two numbered blocks south of Belmont.
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Old 04-09-2009, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Volker, Kansas City, MO
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Maybe you could compromise and live in Wicker Park or Ukrainian Village. Better access to the northside neighborhoods than West Loop or similar provides, cool neighborhoods in their own right, and a shorter (about 15 minutes) commute for you.
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Old 04-09-2009, 10:02 AM
 
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Your roommate is right. Live in LP and just drive to the hospital. You're going to be working crazy hours anyway do you really want to be dependant on public ttransportation?
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Old 04-09-2009, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Oak Park, IL
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If you're getting to work by 6 AM and leaving late as well, traffic will probably be a lot better than during peak hours.
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Old 04-09-2009, 10:29 AM
 
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what everyone else said
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Old 04-09-2009, 11:43 AM
 
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what everyone else said
What he said.
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Old 04-09-2009, 03:33 PM
 
Location: West Columbia, SC
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Live near the Blue Line, in Wicker Park, Bucktown or within a few blocks of those in every direction. Take the Blue Line to work, no changing from the Red Line needed. Save on time, gasoline and possibly even rent.
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Old 04-10-2009, 12:32 PM
 
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Thanks for the suggestions everyone. I actually was looking in Wicker Park, but my room mate wants to be in more the LP area (he doesn't own a car) for access to work on the red line.
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Old 04-10-2009, 09:27 PM
 
Location: West Columbia, SC
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Then you'll have to transfer to the Blue Line downtown; no biggie.
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