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  • Intern in IB - Ind
Apr 5, 2021 - 6:59pm

Check out Wolfpoint East and Wolfpoint West apartments. Nice highrises that are just north of the river.

Apr 5, 2021 - 9:23pm

Hey man currently living in Chicago and down to hang. Pm me.

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  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Apr 6, 2021 - 9:37am

What about West Loop? I hear it's a hot place now for young people, but doesn't seem as nice a place to live as River North or Streeterville.  

Apr 6, 2021 - 11:41am

i'm from chicago and from my high school friends who are there right now, seems like the more "premium" neighborhoods for young people are streeterville, river north, west loop kinda (but west loop doesn't really have the same amt of other young people there). a lot of people live more north bc of el access and better prices, like in lakeview/lincoln park (more expensive). To a certain extent wicker park i've also seen for people who like it quieter.

Apr 6, 2021 - 11:57am

I'll be moving to Chicago in the fall and have created a list of spots I like near south wacker. South Loop has a bunch of nice places with close proximity to museums(field & art institute) and food/grocery(TJs/whole foods). I'll also say I'm pretty impressed with the amenities that some of the places have. Example, I don't know if I need a bowling alley(Alta Roosevelt) in my apartment but cool to know its there

 List: (Studios ~ $1500-$2000, 1BD/BA ~$2000+)  

  • VP in IB - Restr
Apr 6, 2021 - 2:09pm

If you want to be reasonably close to work and live in a nice area, you can look in River North (for a high rise) or west loop (condos there too, but generally not as big). Lots of nice restaurants and bars in both areas. Otherwise, Wicker Park, Lincoln Park or Lakeview are where most people are concentrated in their 20's (better party scene). If you're looking to relive your college days, then Wrigleyville (by far the cheapest place to rent of the bunch).

Apr 6, 2021 - 2:34pm

South Loop is cheeks. There is literally more going on in Rosemont, IL. It is all tech workers that ride those stupid single wheeled skateboards around and code in their free time.

If you want to have any chance of seeing the opposite sex in any form of undress, you will need to live in: River North, Gold Coast, West Loop. Or Boystown if that is your thing.

Apr 6, 2021 - 3:14pm

Looks like the head of the South Loop Chamber of Commerce hit me with a MS.

Nothing worse than explaining to your mom and her friends that you live on the South Side of Chicago...but no not THAT part of South Side 

  • Analyst 2 in IB - Gen
Apr 7, 2021 - 12:53am

Recently moved from the burbs and did tours in West Loop, South Loop and Loop. Chose a spot in the Loop for price and proximity to office. Literally 3 min walk to the office is very underestimated.

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Apr 7, 2021 - 3:06am

Is it middle of Loop?  Something like Prez Towers? Bc most buildings seem to be either north of loop (Streeterville), or South Loop.  

  • Investment Analyst in PE - Growth
Apr 7, 2021 - 1:07am

Moving to gold coast in May, definitely a good spot from the areas and buildings I toured. Within walking distance of the financial district where my job is, lots of stores and restaurants and nice neighborhood feel. Paying about 2k total for a 1B with tons of space in a nice building, but could've paid less. Only a couple blocks from the water as well. Happy to talk more

  • Investment Analyst in PE - Growth
Apr 7, 2021 - 9:52am

The building was completely renovated several years back so one of the nicer places I toured. Lower price from discounts (concessions) that are being offered by most buildings. I won't be moving in until May but signed lease to be able to move in sooner so I could take advantage. Highly recommend just working with a broker, as it saved me a lot of stress (no fees in Chicago)

Apr 8, 2021 - 12:40pm

For young professionals, I steer people towards: Old Town/LP/Lakeview (young northside neighborhoods), Wicker/West Loop (hipstery fun neighborhoods with slightly rough edges), River North/Gold Coast (downtown). Obviously depends on the person. If they are a foodie/low key/hipster I would say West Loop and Wicker might be best. River North is great if you want a high rise with amenities. Old Town/LP/Lakeview are a great fit for an average young person (bigger places for the same price, huge young bar scene, good food). I personally would never live in the loop/south loop. What the hell is there to do down there? You will be taking an Uber up to the real neighborhoods every time you want to have some fun. 

The biggest thing IMO is proximity to transport. Most don't have a car in Chi so you need to consider that heavily. For example, you can find places in the northside neighborhoods right next to the red line and get a much nicer place than your friends in river north while being able to hop on the red line and get to work very quickly (often faster commutes than people who have to bus/walk from River North). Same with Wicker. Proximity to the loop does not always mean a better commute. I learned that one the hard way. 

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