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Old 10-29-2010, 07:50 PM
 
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Hey everyone! Two weeks ago I had the amazing opportunity to stay in Chicago at a great hotel right by/on the Magnificent Mile for a week, all expense paid! I fell in LOOOVE with this city! NYC has always been my all time, #1, absolute favorite city in the U.S, but now Chicago took it's place in my heart! Chicago is EVERYTHING! In fact, I loved it so very much, that now I am thinking about how great it would be to live there. :-)

However, I can't help to wonder if I'd really love the city as much if I had stayed somewhere less amazing than the Mag Mile--after all, it IS one of the Top 10 Great Avenues of the World. Also, the fact that my stay there was all expense paid--I'm not sure I would've loved it as much if I had to shell out a ton of my own money, lol. And alsooo, the weather was beautiful the entire week, although it did get a bit chilly some nights, still nothing too bad. I usually hate the snow and winter time, so I'm not sure how much I would've enjoyed my stay had I come in, say...second week of Jan. as opposed to the second week of October!

With all that in mind, what do you all say? How expensive/feasible would it be for someone to live in downtown Chicago? Is the winter really as bad as I hear? I was only in downtown my entire stay there...what's it like in the rest of Chicago? Are other areas just as amazing??
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Old 10-29-2010, 08:07 PM
 
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It's not exactly cheap to live downtown, although it's less expensive when compared to other major cities. But most people here would argue that there are much better neighborhoods further out with much more charm and appeal.
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Old 10-29-2010, 08:23 PM
 
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Wooowwww, even better neighborhoods than downtown Chicago???? Wow, that's sorta hard for me to even imagine! hehe Downtown Chicago was like a walk in a fairy tale to me, haha, a total dream!
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Old 10-29-2010, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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It is good you had a good time. You got lucky that the weather was nice. Right now it is a cool crisp 40 degrees.

Cold Chicago and warm Chicago are two much different places. Both have good and bad. Although the cold Chicago has far more negatives than the warm Chicago.

If you want to discuss weather search the forum. There are plenty of "Winter sucks" threads.
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Old 10-29-2010, 09:11 PM
 
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Living downtown seems awesome at first visiting, but would get old. On weekends its all tourists and doesn't feel as homey as the neighborhoods north of the city.
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Old 10-29-2010, 09:14 PM
 
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Agree with the OP. The Mag Mile buildings are still a sight to be seen. Much better than anything in NYC.
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Old 10-29-2010, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Jefferson Park Chicago, IL
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I assume you're from Houston? Well you'll have seasons here that's for sure. I've been to a lot of cities and I still contend there is no better place than Chicago in the summer. As far as living "downtown" that really depends on what you want to do, where you'll work, and if you have kids, etc.
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Old 10-29-2010, 09:28 PM
 
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Nope, I don't have any kids! I'm a 24 year old, single female. :-)
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Old 10-29-2010, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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I agree, nothing compares to summertime chi!
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Old 10-29-2010, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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What the hell is "Chi?"
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