Chicago SA Anyone?

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Hi all,

I recently accepted an SA position in Chicago. I was wondering if any of you had also done so, and are looking for living arrangements for the summer? I thought we could live together to keep costs down. Contact me if interested.

Also, do any of you have suggestions for where to live? I have heard that the SAIC is a good place, and it is close to my bank. Any other favorites?

thanks

Comments (5)

Mar 13, 2009

SAIC is expensive and the apt are very small. UIC and Depaul also have summer housing. I would highly suggest subleasing from someone. I found it to be cheaper and the apt. was at least 3 times the size of the dorms. Go on craigslist or ask HR from a list of SAs that you may be able to room with.

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Mar 13, 2009

I live in Chicago as a student and would suggest SAIC as a last resort. Rent here is extremely cheap compared to New York, especially if you have more than two people. Depending on your interests I would suggest a few different areas. Gold coast/old town/river north if you can afford a little extra rent and want to have a quick commute to work. It's also great for your typical bars/clubs that younger people will be hanging around. Lincoln park is great for college students. Rent is a little less than the previously mentioned areas and you could find a summer sublet from a DePaul student. Lakeview and more particularly wrigleyville will be cheaper still, but a longer commute to work (~25 min train ride) with thousands of fratty sports bars to go to. Bucktown is also a cool area for the quasi hipster, but somewhat inaccessible to the rest of the north side of Chicago. Hope this helps, any other questions let me know.

Mar 13, 2009

I live in Chicago as a student and would suggest SAIC as a last resort. Rent here is extremely cheap compared to New York, especially if you have more than two people. Depending on your interests I would suggest a few different areas. Gold coast/old town/river north if you can afford a little extra rent and want to have a quick commute to work. It's also great for your typical bars/clubs that younger people will be hanging around. Lincoln park is great for college students. Rent is a little less than the previously mentioned areas and you could find a summer sublet from a DePaul student. Lakeview and more particularly wrigleyville will be cheaper still, but a longer commute to work (~25 min train ride) with thousands of fratty sports bars to go to. Bucktown is also a cool area for the quasi hipster, but somewhat inaccessible to the rest of the north side of Chicago. Hope this helps, any other questions let me know.

Mar 16, 2009

Thanks for the tips, any others?

Mar 16, 2009

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