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Old 01-19-2009, 11:46 AM
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Hi, this is my first post here! I have always wanted to move to Chicago, and I will be doing so when I graduate in Spring. I have been doing a lot of research, but I thought I would post a more specific question. If my questions have already been answered please direct me to the right place.

The school I will be teaching at is on the South Loop. I would love to live very close to that area. My main concern is if I can afford an apartment in that area on a teacher's salary. I would like to spend no more than 1000 a month. I do not care at all about space. Really, I would be fine living in a dorm sized room. I do have a dog, but I walk her everyday and besides that she is old and lazy so she does not need much space. She is only eleven pounds, and I was hoping to take her with me. I would like to live near other people my age (22), but clubs and bars are not my first priority. I have always wanted to live downtown, so if anyone has any suggestions for me I would love to hear them! Any apartments buildings, areas or just general advice would be great! Thanks!

Sorry, I forgot to say that I don't plan on having a car.

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Old 01-19-2009, 11:50 AM
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hmmm well how close is close to school? Do you own a car? Im pretty sure you can find a studio in the south loop for under a grand, however that wont include parking. Since space isnt your concern and if you dont have a car that would probaly be the way to go... If you do need parking with that you can tack on another 150 a month.
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Old 01-19-2009, 02:25 PM
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If you don't mind me asking, what school will you be teaching at? The West Loop can offer you some nice studio/one bedroom options as well. There are a good handful in the south loop too. Right now also remember that rents are negotiable in this market. It is much more common to do it now than in the past. I work in the biz so if you need any help feel free to let me know. Good Luck & Welcome to Chicago!
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