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Old 07-05-2006, 07:42 PM   #1
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Anyone from Chicago? Need Info...

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So lately I've been so fed up with New York I've been researching various cities and I find Chicago to be one that I have the most interest in. Although I've never been, I've heard great things from friends, coworkers etc that I've done some job and housing research and I posted my resume on craigslist. I have already have spoken with some potential employers and I have checked out the housing situation and as a realtor in New York I cannot believe what you can get for the money! It is incredible to me ! Anyway, I just wanted some various info on specific areas, good/bad and what the job market is like. I imagine it's much better than than New York as most things are; it's waay to pricey here and job hunting has become impossible! I have friends making six figures and they can barely live

The scary part however is I'd be doing everything on my own, flying down seeing the city etc and my friends and family are here. but I guess you only live once! Any thoughts/feedback would be greatly appreciated.
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Do you want to live in the city?
What neighborhoods are you looking at?
I'd be glad to offer my opinion.
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Old 07-05-2006, 07:53 PM   #3
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Do you want to live in the city?
What neighborhoods are you looking at?
I'd be glad to offer my opinion.
The city would of course be ideal and I did pull up some listings but I'm not sure where any of them even are Here's what I found:

http://chicago.craigslist.org/apa/178674732.html

http://chicago.craigslist.org/apa/178684268.html

http://chicago.craigslist.org/apa/178691269.html

http://chicago.craigslist.org/apa/178681143.html

http://chicago.craigslist.org/rfs/178689947.html

http://chicago.craigslist.org/apa/178581094.html
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Arizona is nice too
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Chicago is great.

I grew up outside of NYC and hope (no offense to the NYC Interferencers) never to have to live there again.

Chicago has the BIG city feel of NY, but is populated with midwesterners who I feel have a better sense of others around them than what New Yorkers may have. I recently moved back to the Midwest, and am happy to be (again) within two hours (drive) of Chicago.

Now, WHA might disagree with me, but I love the Northside of the city. I love the neighborhoods on the northside.
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My boyfriend grew up in Northbrook, Illinois, which is very close to Chicago. I understand it's one of the suburbs. I don't know much about Chicago except that my boyfriend seems to adore it. He moved here, to West Virginia, when he was about 12, and he basically still talks about Chicago as home and longs to move back. I imagine we'll move there at some point in the future. I've heard only good things about it from him, and other people who've been there. He talks about all the great things the actual city has to offer, not to mention the numerous suburbs that seem to be great places to live and if the situation arises, raise a family.

I cannot wait until I actually get the opportunity to visit Chicago. I have such a weird feeling about it, because originally, my boyfriend was going to move back there. Now, he is not moving, but I still have that elusive Chicago always in my subconscious. I have to know what it's appeal is.
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Chicago is a great city! I live in Hodgkins....one of the suburbs of Chicago...or the Chicagoland area as it's known and it's a really friendly city. Yea, it has that Big City feel to it sometimes.....but Chicago isn't as bad as NYC or L.A. (Sorry to anyone who lives in or around those two cities ).

There are a lot of things to do and lots of places to eat I recommend going to our parks...and I also recommend going on a boat in the dead of night....the skyline is something to behold!

Oh and I also recommend taking the CTA/Pace for public transportation...cause driving can be a bitch sometimes!
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Now, WHA might disagree with me, but I love the Northside of the city. I love the neighborhoods on the northside.
assclowns. The closer you are to Wrigley Field the more assclowns you will encounter.

Anyway, assclowns aside, the Northside is fantastic. A few of the places you have listed are either in Lincoln Park or Lakeview, both great areas. When looking for a place consider if you will be taking public transportation to work. (ie, how close will you be to an EL stop)
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Lincoln Park.
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Thanks for the input!

Zoney where outside of NYC did you grow up?
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I'd also like to add that there are other great places to live than the northside.
Wicker Park is great. (it's where the Real World loft was) The South Loop is also an up and coming area. I have quite a few friends who live there and love it. Great views of the city there.
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I'd also like to add that there are other great places to live than the northside.
Wicker Park is great. (it's where the Real World loft was) The South Loop is also an up and coming area. I have quite a few friends who live there and love it. Great views of the city there.


How is the job market?
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For what its worth, I've had about 48397 friends live in Oz Park and its pretty cool.
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Old 07-06-2006, 05:04 PM   #15
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Zoney where outside of NYC did you grow up?
across the river in NJ.
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