U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Illinois
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 12-02-2008, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Hays, Kansas.
7 posts, read 15,480 times
Reputation: 10

Advertisements

Hello.

I am a 22 year old male deciding on a new city [currently residing in Kansas]. I am a artist/musician/creative type and I'm in the need of advice for where I should go to pursue my interests. I'm looking for somewhere that is considered a city. [At least 150,000 residents] And has good public transportation. Any suggestions in Illinois or anywhere else??


Thanks for your help.

Always,
Love.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 12-02-2008, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Not where you ever lived
11,544 posts, read 25,921,872 times
Reputation: 6240
I think Peoria would probably satisfy your needs. Its cultural, progressive, good public transportation. There are some awesome artists and juried showings here as well as history and scenic opportunitiesl The politics and religion are very diverse, You can find upscale shopping, downtown jazz, an awesome park system, but it probably isn't 150k. You might check out the Peoria Journa; and the Canton Ledger to get a feel for the area, and also google the Peoria Park District.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-02-2008, 05:15 PM
 
3,628 posts, read 9,198,243 times
Reputation: 2013
well i guess i'll point out the elephant in the room....

Chicago?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-06-2008, 09:47 AM
 
287 posts, read 983,209 times
Reputation: 141
We lived for awhile in Evanston, IL (north shore Chicago suburb). It's an artistic community, and with Northwestern U, there's a significant younger population.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-06-2008, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Lincoln Park
838 posts, read 2,795,259 times
Reputation: 171
oak park?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-07-2008, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Illinois, for now...
607 posts, read 1,203,186 times
Reputation: 5994
Hyde Park and Beverly have positive auras.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-07-2008, 11:37 PM
 
Location: Chicago
15,587 posts, read 23,137,163 times
Reputation: 1761
Quote:
Originally Posted by seastar311 View Post
Hyde Park and Beverly have positive auras.
Just so you know "always.love" Hyde Park and Beverly are neighborhoods in Chicago.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Illinois
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top