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Aug 31, 2018 - 8:49pm

I really don't like Chicago. Been there a bunch because my main partner is out there. Real estate is certainly cheaper but as a city it's so bland & boring.

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Sep 1, 2018 - 8:20am

I felt that way about NYC when I went the first time. You were with the wrong people at the wrong places.

OP, when are you moving? I'm gonna have 7 very nice vacant new construction units in Pilsen next month.


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Sep 1, 2018 - 8:37am

I mean in relation to NYC specifically. Yeah it's a cool place but if I was picking between the two then NYC is a no brainier.

Aug 31, 2018 - 11:57pm

Live in a highrise. If you want to be extremely close to work you can live in the loop. Trendy places are river north, old town, gold coast. Lincoln park is a bit farther but pretty much anything can be a

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Sep 1, 2018 - 10:36am

Live in a high rise in the Loop, especially if on an IBD salary. Great decision. Enjoy!

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Sep 5, 2018 - 1:45pm

The Loop is absolutely dead on the weekends, so would recommend living in River North or West Loop and making the short commute.

West Loop was assumed. Apologies.

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Sep 12, 2018 - 4:30pm

Any of the newer buildings in the Loop (not West Loop), will be a very short walk to River North anyways. Definitely no deal breakers in looking at the Loop. It actually hides some of the noise from River North on weekends. This assumes you aren't talking South Loop.

Sep 1, 2018 - 4:34pm

id also recommend downtown west loop tons of restaurants and bars around west randolph that are booming on weekends and there has been lot of apartment development in this area lately so lot of luxury high rise options available it's also close to fulton market (google's chicago office) that is rapidly transforming and could become another booming area
commute wise id say it is better commute than river north or streeterville if your office is in central loop as you can just walk.. i think streeterville is another good area given you get to have a view of the lake (which west loop doesn't) and quite a bit of apartment options but you will have to take bus to commute and lot of tourist traffic in summer honestly west loop, streeterville and river north are all great options for singles i wouldn't personally recommend central loop because it gets so quiet after work and it's not really residential area some of my friends live in south loop but i don't think it's on same level with the other areas mentioned just two cents..

Sep 3, 2018 - 1:20am

I was born and raised in Chicago. I currently have my sights set on New York, but I can definitely say downtown Chicago has some nice places.

Just stay away from the South side; those are the dangerous neighborhoods to be avoided.

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Sep 7, 2018 - 1:45pm

Ja pierdole, nice handle

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Sep 3, 2018 - 2:33pm

That's literally all in the South Side. Nothing really escapes from there. The rest of Chicago is mostly fine.

Sep 12, 2018 - 6:28pm

well seeing as how you've never done either and can't afford to buy in Lakeview, you should stick to the southside or west burbs.

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Sep 3, 2018 - 7:36pm

I'm a fuckin intern and I can afford a studio in Gold Coast with no help from the parents. Shit's the tits. Chicago is awesome.

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Sep 6, 2018 - 3:30pm
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