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Prospect in IB - Gen

Incoming analyst at a MM IB in Chicago. I don't have any friends that are going to be living in the city (most go to NYC). How should I find a roommate? Also, where should I live? I lived in the loop this past summer and liked it but want something towards River North but it seems like a bit to expensive. My firm is in the middle of the loop.

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Mar 23, 2020

how much do you make a year?

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Mar 23, 2020

85k base, 10k sign on, probably 30k bonus (would like to bank it all)

Mar 23, 2020

Lincoln Park

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  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Mar 23, 2020

Is that a bit far? My firm is a sweatshop so they average 100-110 a week.

Mar 23, 2020

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Mar 23, 2020

Would definitely recommend living in Lincoln Park area or the West Loop. The area around Lincoln Park (Old Town, Lakeview, etc) has always been popular for young people. Can find some great spots at even better prices. Usually won't take you longer than 20/25 mins to get into the Loop as well. West Loop has taken off over last couple years in terms of nightlife and restaurants, but may be a bit more pricey.

Mar 23, 2020

You're giving me HL vibes here. Going off that assumption, you'd want to live in either old town (a lot of young 20 year olds just out of college party here), or West Loop (great food scene) because that will put you near the Brown/Purple/Red CTA lines from the North, and the Blue/Green lines from the West

Mar 23, 2020

I'd recommend river north or old town. can snag a place for 1400-1600 + close commute

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Mar 24, 2020

I liked River North but how would you recommend getting a roommate? None of my friends from school are going to Chicago. Or should I just a 1bed/studio?

Mar 24, 2020

Where in River North are you finding places for $1,400-$1,600? Pls advise

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Mar 24, 2020

Gold Coast by the Clark/Division L stop. Lots of older high rises (relatively affordable) and the commute is better than Lincoln Park.

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Mar 24, 2020

Thanks! I just looked on Zillow and they look pretty nice and only 1,600 for a 1/1

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Ind
Mar 24, 2020

Also moving to Chicago with BB. Have a 1/1 near Lakeshore Drive with a 30 mins commute to office. Is this good or should I move somewhere else?

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Mar 24, 2020

Wait, you already signed a lease?

Mar 27, 2020
Analyst 1 in IB - Ind:

Also moving to Chicago with BB. Have a 1/1 near Lakeshore Drive with a 30 mins commute to office. Is this good or should I move somewhere else?

Where on LSD exactly?

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  • Analyst 1 in IB - Ind
Mar 27, 2020

Around the Charnley-Persky Museum

Mar 27, 2020

I work downtown and live in the Gold coast. Highly recommended. I walk to and from work. Any other questions let me know!

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Mar 27, 2020

Hey, couple of questions:

Regarding your Gold Coast area, are you anwhere near Gibson's and Rush Street? If so, do you find that area to be young twenties, or little older, like late 20's and 30's?

Also, how do you find doing IB in Chicago, in general? Did you ever do it in NYC? And do you know of anyone in Chicago IB that tries to make switch to NYC?

Okay, thanks!

Mar 28, 2020
bfd:

Hey, couple of questions:

Regarding your Gold Coast area, are you anwhere near Gibson's and Rush Street? If so, do you find that area to be young twenties, or little older, like late 20's and 30's?

Also, how do you find doing IB in Chicago, in general? Did you ever do it in NYC? And do you know of anyone in Chicago IB that tries to make switch to NYC?

Okay, thanks!

  1. I live a couple blocks from Gibson's on Rush. I'd say the area is more late 20s and 30s. There are also a decent amount of older people in the area as well (don't forget the Viagra triangle is in Gold coast). With that being said if you are trying to go out there are the bars on division (Hopsmith, etc) and you can realistically walk to any bar in River North too. When I first moved to Chicago I lived in Lakeview (near Diversey and Clark) which was more younger to mid 20s people.
  2. Can't help you with that one. Never done IB in Chicago or NYC for that matter.
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Mar 29, 2020

Hey man, im going to be in Chicago full-time starting this summer as well and trying to find a roommate. DM if you would be interested in possibly sorting out a rooming situation

Mar 30, 2020

BGL & Co?

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Mar 30, 2020

No but are they a sweatshop? Haven't talked to anyone there

Mar 31, 2020

Ya, I've heard that.

Mar 30, 2020

Also doing MM IB in Chicago starting this summer. DM if you would be interested in sorting out a roomate situation.

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Mar 30, 2020

Anyone interested in rooming with a 1st year female analyst?

  • Investment Manager in AM - Equities
Mar 31, 2020

Yes

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