on_ne_sait_jamais wrote:Elms wrote:Does anyone familiar with Chicago have any idea how long the commute from Rogers Park to campus would be, or what buses/trains I would need to be near to get to campus conveniently? I realize this will be a longer commute, but my husband is coming to Chicago with me and will be finishing his undergrad at Loyola in Rogers Park. Since the area is cheaper, it seems to make more sense to live close to his school. Also, being from Texas where everything is pretty spread out, I'm used to driving 45 minutes each way to work every day, so a longer commute doesn't necessarily bother me that much. I just want to make sure I know more or less what the time frame would be for a train/bus ride to campus from Rogers Park. TIA.
I think people exaggerate the difficulty of living a little bit further north; The commute is seriously a straight shot on Lakeshore, and depending on what time of day you were driving, i would say as few as 15min during light traffic, and up to 45 during the height of rush hour. The 45 during the height of rush hour really isn't that bad considering... For ex, I'd much rather be on lakeshore during rush hour than 90/94 or 55
Yeah if we're talking with a car then the commute on lake shore is nothing, except for during rush hour. The problem is if we're talking about relying solely on the CTA in which case the commute time is longer and the waiting for it to arrive time is the more problematic thing.