U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Illinois
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Old 01-22-2013, 04:19 PM
Location: Asheville, NC
2 posts, read 6,390 times
Reputation: 11


So my friend and I(mid 20's, male) are both recent college graduates and are planning on moving up to the Chicago area in late summer(August/September). Both of us have visited the city multiple times and love it, plus Chicago has many more entry level/career opportunities than where we currently reside(Asheville, NC and Hilton Head, SC). After doing some research on neighborhoods to live in we keep coming back to Lincoln Park, Wicker Park and Lakeview. Obviously since we are fresh out of school, apartment pricing is the biggest variable in the search.(Saved up a little money for the relocation, plus we have another planned roommate moving up so would like to stay in <$2000/3 people, if at all possible. Would love to be around a similar age crowd with a solid nightlife scene, as well as around public transportation since none of us are going to be bringing vehicles.

Any insight or advice for the move would be extremely helpful. Thanks in advance.
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message

Old 01-22-2013, 04:28 PM
12,676 posts, read 14,603,071 times
Reputation: 7608
You may want to post this in the Chicago forum. But those three are good places to start.
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
Old 01-23-2013, 06:08 PM
Location: Chicago
178 posts, read 325,338 times
Reputation: 185
I would assume that you are all planning on working in or around The Loop.......so all three will be good for transportation purposes. I lived in Lake View when I was in my 20s and thought it was great. IMO, Wicker Park has gotten to be soooooo trendy that it is fairly obnoxious. Lake View has its trendy spots, but overall it is much more relaxed. Lincoln Park is wealthy and has been for a while. DePaul dominates a lot of it and there are several areas of posh family housing. Lake View is a better place to be young, especially around Clark.
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.

Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply

Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Illinois
Similar Threads
View detailed profiles of:

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2021, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top