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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 - 6:38pm

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.

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Mar 24, 2020 - 9:48am

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?

Apr 17, 2020 - 4:08pm

If you are moving to Chicago, PM me. I am doing FT and want to live somewhere relatively close to downtown (max 20 mins wallking)

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  • Analyst 1 in IB - Cov
Mar 24, 2020 - 11:27am

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?

Mar 27, 2020 - 8:16pm

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!

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Mar 28, 2020 - 10:43am
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.

Mar 30, 2020 - 8:06pm

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

Array

Mar 30, 2020 - 8:25pm

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

Array
  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
Apr 5, 2020 - 9:08pm

Highly recommend River North. Sure you'll be spending $100-$200 extra a month on rent but its worth it for the location and close commute.

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Apr 18, 2020 - 12:24am

Super late to this thread but I lived in the West Loop last summer and would highly recommend due to its proximity to the Loop (15 min walk or so depending on where you are) and like someone else mentioned a great food scene.

  • Prospect in RE - Comm
Apr 24, 2020 - 8:13pm

Bump, best areas to get plastered? Area with most young professionals (21-25)?

  • Prospect in ER
Apr 25, 2020 - 10:25pm

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