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Old 10-13-2009, 09:37 PM
 
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Consider Oz Park, no weirdos and peaceful. You could lay out in the sun there and not have to keep one eye open. It's in the city too. It's a far better place for married people and woman on her own 3 nights a week than Wicker park. But it doesn't offer good access to O'Hare. River West is more civil and organized than is Wicker Park, with access to the Blue Line. Oh, and there is that new park next to Blommer Chocolate factory -- it's light years better clientele than Wicker Park (for married people). Great dog park too.
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Old 10-19-2009, 09:18 AM
 
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Your best bet is the suburbs.Any areas west of Midway and all around O'hare will be perfect for you.If you want to visit Downtown Chicago then just take a taxi,train or car. OK ?
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Old 10-19-2009, 12:00 PM
 
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What's with the constant barrage of wierdos on this site now?
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Old 10-19-2009, 12:14 PM
 
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I think you really need to consider your priorities. Chicago really is a city of neighborhoods and each one is unique and has both its positives and negatives. "In the city feel" means something different to everyone. Do you want to live in in a high rise or a small condo building? Or is a two flat or townhouse more what you're looking for? Do you want to step out the door and have access to many restaurants and bars without having to leave the neighborhood? Do you want a busy neighborhood, or something more relaxed? Heavily populated neighborhood or lower? Are you bringing a car or not? Think about all these things. Is the commute to the airport the majority of the commuting you'll be doing?

I've lived in Chicago for 6 years and moved here with little knowledge of the area, so I understand what you're going through. There have been some good suggestions given so far, just keep up the research and as you narrow things down to what you really want, you'll probably start getting more helpful suggestions.
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Old 10-19-2009, 12:40 PM
 
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might want to check-out the following....

Jefferson park
Old Irving/Independence park
They are off the highway - close to blue line (Ohare) but wont offer much around being able to walk to bars/food. You will also get a bigger place for your $$$.

Its a trade off you are going to have to decide on.

My opnion (looking at it from your perspective - coming from KC)

Lincoln Park - way over-rated for nightlife - id say 65% of the people that go there are from the burbs. Nicest neighborhood but for $1200 - you are going to live in a dump.

Humbolt Park- Ghetto that people pay way to much to live in

Logan Square - Decent option for you - still a bit ghetto. [/font]

Bucktown/Wicker Park - Decent option - trendy - still ghetto in parts but better nightlife options.

Wrigleyville - same as LP

Irving Park/Independence park/jefferson park - take a look - a value neighborhood. Not much in terms of walking distance but clsoe to trans/expressway. you could be on the highway in 3 -5 min. from Lincoln park - 15-20 is the fastest you can get to the highway.

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Old 10-19-2009, 09:27 PM
 
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Your best bet is the suburbs. OK ?
I thought he specifically stated that he did not want "suburbia"
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Old 10-21-2009, 12:49 PM
 
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Problem solved!! This is an unbeatable location..

1 bd @ 222 E Pearson. Steps to Mag Mile! In-unit W/D. Now! (http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/apa/1428614073.html - broken link)
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Old 10-21-2009, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Not where you ever lived
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Problem solved!! This is an unbeatable location..

1 bd @ 222 E Pearson. Steps to Mag Mile! In-unit W/D. Now! (http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/apa/1428614073.html - broken link)
What's the down side?
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Old 10-22-2009, 12:26 AM
 
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What's the down side?
It's probably 300 square feet.
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Old 10-22-2009, 08:18 AM
 
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might want to check-out the following....

Jefferson park
Old Irving/Independence park
They are off the highway - close to blue line (Ohare) but wont offer much around being able to walk to bars/food. You will also get a bigger place for your $$$.

Its a trade off you are going to have to decide on.

My opnion (looking at it from your perspective - coming from KC)

Lincoln Park - way over-rated for nightlife - id say 65% of the people that go there are from the burbs. Nicest neighborhood but for $1200 - you are going to live in a dump.

Humbolt Park- Ghetto that people pay way to much to live in

Logan Square - Decent option for you - still a bit ghetto. [/font]

Bucktown/Wicker Park - Decent option - trendy - still ghetto in parts but better nightlife options.

Wrigleyville - same as LP

Irving Park/Independence park/jefferson park - take a look - a value neighborhood. Not much in terms of walking distance but clsoe to trans/expressway. you could be on the highway in 3 -5 min. from Lincoln park - 15-20 is the fastest you can get to the highway.

WhiteSox is right on. I might suggest West Town. $1200/mo won't get you much anywhere decent unless you are ok sacrificing on space, and I mean looking at 600sq ft 1 brs.
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