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Old 03-02-2010, 12:54 PM
 
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I'm from NY, late 20's, and seriously considering Chicago after visiting a few times. I've been to Wrigleyville and it seems great. What other neighborhoods would you consider if you were looking for bars, restaurants, chicks, and a 2br apartment for $1600 or so?
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Old 03-02-2010, 01:07 PM
 
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Lincoln Park.

Filled with chicks. Giggity.
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Old 03-02-2010, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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I'm from NY, late 20's, and seriously considering Chicago after visiting a few times. I've been to Wrigleyville and it seems great. What other neighborhoods would you consider if you were looking for bars, restaurants, chicks, and a 2br apartment for $1600 or so?
Aside from Lincoln Park & Wrigleyville (which is a sub-area of Lakeview) there is Wicker Park, Bucktown, River North, Old Town, and Gold Coast.

To a lesser extent: Andersonville, North Center, Lincoln Square, Ukrainian Village, and the West Loop.

Once you start approaching 30 the nightlife in Lakeview/Wrigleyville and Lincoln Park can start to get old real quick, especially if you are annoyed by frat-boy types.
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Old 03-03-2010, 09:15 AM
 
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That's a good point. I've pretty much outgrown the whole frat thing...so maybe I'm looking for an older crowd than Wrigleyville or Lincoln Park have to offer. Any ideas?
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Old 03-03-2010, 09:39 AM
 
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Logan Square.

My wife and I are in our late-20s and have outgrown the college-age crowd, but not quite to the point of looking for a completely quiet family neighborhood. There are great restaurants and bars with more coming. Housing is cheaper than Wrigleyville, Lakeview, Lincoln Park, etc., which is a big plus. We may have gotten really lucky on our rent, but we got a 3 BR, 2 BA single family house with a yard and 2-3 car parking for $1600 and have some great bars within a 2 block walk and access to the blue line within a couple blocks too.
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Old 03-03-2010, 09:52 AM
 
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You don't have to write off all of Lincoln Park and Lakeview. Its not entirely filled with 24 year olds with ****ty sales jobs.

Just don't live in Wrigleyville, which in non-realtor speak means immediately off of Clark st between ~Grace to Belmont. Lincoln Park is not my scene, but there is nightlife beyond the college/barely out of college bars.
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Old 03-03-2010, 02:05 PM
 
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Wouldn't Bucktown/ Wicker Park also provide the OP with plenty of opportunities to hook up, etc. without the frat boy scene of Lincoln Park?
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Old 03-03-2010, 02:07 PM
 
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Wouldn't Bucktown/ Wicker Park also provide the OP with plenty of opportunities to hook up, etc. without the frat boy scene of Lincoln Park?
Yeah, I am sure they would. I was just throwing Logan Square out there because I live there and am a bit biased. Logan Square is also slightly cheaper than Bucktown; I'm not sure about housing costs in Wicker Park.
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Old 03-03-2010, 03:16 PM
 
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Lincoln Park.

Filled with chicks. Giggity.
Straight men are strange and confusing.
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Old 03-03-2010, 11:03 PM
 
Location: River North, Chicago, Illinois
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Boystown is awesome. Plus, all the *** hags there are primed after being out with hot, good-dancing, but unavailable guys all the time ...
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