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Old 11-02-2009, 06:17 PM
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I was visiting Chicago this weekend and met up with different friends to discuss ideas of where I should live. I got mixed signals from all of my friends. I am 38 years old, single, never been married and no children. I own my own business and work from home. I am looking for a neighborhood that has singles like me, I am always looking to make new friends, I like nice restaurants,I love to shop, and enjoy coffee shops etc. I was told about all these different neighborhoods and drove through them, but was hoping I could get an outsiders view. My friends all want me to move to their neighborhood, but I want to move where I would feel the most comfortable. I liked Andersonville but seemed pretty far north. I liked Roscoe Village (I think that is what it is called) but it seemed to be just one main drag. Did I miss something? Lincoln Park seems lily white and not much culture and I am wondering if Wicker Park is too young. Any advice would be awesome!

FYI, because I work from home, when 5:00 pm hits, I like to be able to go out for dinner or just get a drink outside my four walls. I am looking for a neighborhood that is walkable and safe for a female.

If I missed a neighborhood, let me know as I will be visiting several times in the next month.

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Old 11-02-2009, 06:27 PM
Location: Chicago
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Look into Ravenswood,Buena Park,Lake View,North Center,and Lincoln Square next time you are here.
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Old 11-02-2009, 08:55 PM
Location: Chicago, IL
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Also look into Old Town, Gold Coast, North Center, Ravenswood, River North, and Lincoln Square. Lincoln Park and Lakeview tend to be a younger demographic, at least with the people out socializing in those neighborhoods. Wicker Park & Bucktown are not not quite as young, but still attract a younger hipster crowd in certain establishments. I personally would not want to be a late 30's single living in Lincoln Park or Lakeveiw. Wicker Park & Bucktown would probably still be OK. I think either the downtown neighborhoods or the neighborhoods north of Lakeview would be best though.

I would just look around and see what neighborhoods give you the best vibe. All of the neighborhoods mentioned are walkable and safe by city standards.
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