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living in chicago?


Feb 12 2005
05:31 pm

Good neighborhoods to look in: Lakeview (hip, busy, loads of twenty-somethings, bars, theaters, etc.—where we lived for four years)—studios at around 600-ish, 1 bedrooms 8-900ish, on the Red and Brown lines

Rogers Park—farther north—more diverse, Loyola University area, so still lots of things to do, a little cheaper but still on the lake and red line, studios more like 500?

Andersonville, Edgewater, Uptown (gentrifying rapidly, but still affordable, although our demographic would really be the cause of the gentrification, wouldn’t we), Ravenswood (I don’t mean to give the impression that just-out-of-college people don’t live here, cuz they do—it’s just not as crazy-city-people-puking-out-of-the-doors-of-their-taxis-on-Friday-nights as Lakeview or Lincoln Park), Lincoln Square, Andersonville, Wicker Park (getting kind of pricey—totally hip in a sort of irritating way), Ukranian Vilage (near west side—like Chicago and Damen—bus gets you downtown quickly). The very best way to decide is just to go walking around the neighborhoods and see what you like. Most apartments put signs in the windows, and you can just take a look at anything that sounds interesting.