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Old 04-25-2007, 10:27 PM
 
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Hi, I am a single, white 46 year old professional moving from Atlanta to Chicago. I will be working on Michigan Avenue. For the life of me, I can't figure out a good place to live....the suburbs (Naperville, others?) or the in-town neighborhoods (Bridgeport, Hyde Park, others?). It needs to be safe and have a sense of longevity to it as this will most likely be the last home I purchase. I'm open to townhomes, but they have to be nice and not 3 and 4story homes.

Please, give me your educated opinions and advice.
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Old 04-26-2007, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Where on Michigan Avenue will you be working? What's your home-purchase price range? How long of a commute time are you willing to tolereate? What is your desired means of transportation (car versus public transit)? Do you want a dense central urban neighborhood, a lower-density outlying city neighborhood, or a suburban setting? Do you value dining/nightlife, or peace and quiet?
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Old 04-26-2007, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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yes....need more info on your preferences. You have a lot of choices with the location of your job. You could really live anywhere in the suburbs that is near a metra (north, south, west or of course you could drive too but I'd recommend being near a metra) if you dont mind the train commute and the walk or cab or bus from the train station to michigan avenue (not a bad trek if you ask me, depending on the address of your job, probably less than 2 miles -- usually a nice walk in the summer months). and you can people watch on the train, read, relax or watch the world go by.

You could also live anywhere in the city. you also have your choice of suburbs...to almost rural locations on the outskirts.

your job is in a central location.
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Old 04-27-2007, 12:14 PM
 
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I'll be working in the 150 N. Michigan avenue building.
I've never lived in a city that had good train/public transportation options, but am definitely open to using them.
My price range is 350K - 550K
I value peace and quiet when not at work, but easy access to restaurants and shopping.
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Old 04-27-2007, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Chicago, Tri-Taylor
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I'll be working in the 150 N. Michigan avenue building.
I've never lived in a city that had good train/public transportation options, but am definitely open to using them.
My price range is 350K - 550K
I value peace and quiet when not at work, but easy access to restaurants and shopping.
The world is at your fingertips, young man. There's about 1,000,000 neighborhoods and suburbs in that price range which fit your general descriptions. I wouldn't know where to start! I'd scroll the threads and get an idea of the kind of atmosphere you want.
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Old 04-28-2007, 07:15 PM
 
Location: The United States of America
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Well it really depends on your price range. I'm not an expert on Chicago neighborhoods, but I am on the subarbs. Try Mt. Prospect, Chicago Ridge, Berwyn, and Des Plaines. Good Luck!
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