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midwesTT
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Chicago Summer Associates -- Housing

Postby midwesTT » Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:39 pm

Not sure if this is the proper thread. I've seen some threads re: associate housing post-graduation. What about for just the summer?

Where do most big law SAs end up staying for the two/three months they are in Chicago?

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Re: Chicago Summer Associates -- Housing

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:08 pm

A lot of people sublet from Northwestern law students. These tend to be in Streeterville. Seems like in general sublets are the easier to come by in the downtown area and Streeterville in particular than up north.

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Re: Chicago Summer Associates -- Housing

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:47 pm

Anonymous User wrote:A lot of people sublet from Northwestern law students. These tend to be in Streeterville. Seems like in general sublets are the easier to come by in the downtown area and Streeterville in particular than up north.


This is true, but if you want to be in a better part of the city in terms of restaurants + bars etc... you should move North (old town, lakeview, lincoln park) and commute either via express buses or red line. I know some buildings North, populated primarily by professionals, that offer housing just for summer. If you ask this question later, I might even provide you with specifics. Congratulations in getting a Chicago offer from outside of the city, even though the market was bad this year.

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Re: Chicago Summer Associates -- Housing

Postby midwesTT » Thu Oct 18, 2012 4:02 pm

thank you. i'm familiar with the chi neighborhoods and would definitely prefer old town/lincoln park to streeterville or river north. feel free to pm me if you've got any buildings/locations you think would be accommodating.

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Re: Chicago Summer Associates -- Housing

Postby IAFG » Thu Oct 18, 2012 4:06 pm

midwesTT wrote:thank you. i'm familiar with the chi neighborhoods and would definitely prefer old town/lincoln park to streeterville or river north. feel free to pm me if you've got any buildings/locations you think would be accommodating.

I don't think many buildings are going to give you short term housing. You'll pretty much have to sublet from a private party, so it's still probably way too early to be planning for this.

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Re: Chicago Summer Associates -- Housing

Postby 09042014 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 4:15 pm

IAFG wrote:
midwesTT wrote:thank you. i'm familiar with the chi neighborhoods and would definitely prefer old town/lincoln park to streeterville or river north. feel free to pm me if you've got any buildings/locations you think would be accommodating.

I don't think many buildings are going to give you short term housing. You'll pretty much have to sublet from a private party, so it's still probably way too early to be planning for this.


Tagging this thread so that I can offload my shoebox I call an apartment.

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Re: Chicago Summer Associates -- Housing

Postby Ludo! » Thu Oct 18, 2012 4:42 pm

I lived in Old Town last summer and loved it. PadMapper was an awesome resource for finding people subletting, although last time I checked they weren't allowed to use craigslist so it might not be as good anymore

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Re: Chicago Summer Associates -- Housing

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:00 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:A lot of people sublet from Northwestern law students. These tend to be in Streeterville. Seems like in general sublets are the easier to come by in the downtown area and Streeterville in particular than up north.


This is true, but if you want to be in a better part of the city in terms of restaurants + bars etc... you should move North (old town, lakeview, lincoln park) and commute either via express buses or red line. I know some buildings North, populated primarily by professionals, that offer housing just for summer. If you ask this question later, I might even provide you with specifics. Congratulations in getting a Chicago offer from outside of the city, even though the market was bad this year.


Quoted anon here. After living in Streeterville for my SA last summer, I agree. It's pretty lame. But if it's all you can get for the summer, it's fine. I found that it was harder to find a sublet outside of Streeterville.

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Re: Chicago Summer Associates -- Housing

Postby midwesTT » Sat Oct 20, 2012 2:42 pm

hey guys, thanks for all the advice and tips!

any other NW students who live on the north side feel free to post sublet information (or start a NW sublet thread) as summer gets closer.

thanks again

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Re: Chicago Summer Associates -- Housing

Postby lawskyandhutch » Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:32 pm

I consider Lincoln Park to be more scenic and more fun than, say, Streeterville. Lincoln Park should also be cheaper on average. I don't know much about the availability of sublets though. The downside of Lincoln Park is that it's probably further from your office than Streeterville is. The commute doesn't have to be bad. 30-45 minutes from your door to your office in some cases. If you live right next to the Brown Line, maybe it could even be a 25 minute commute to the Loop.

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Re: Chicago Summer Associates -- Housing

Postby Backer2 » Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:09 pm

Tagging.

I will also be looking for a sublet in the Chi.

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Re: Chicago Summer Associates -- Housing

Postby thelaststraw05 » Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:40 pm

I'm going to need to sublet in Chicago this summer. Any Northwestern students interested in subletting?

I'm trying to figure out how expensive it will be to sublet. If it is too expensive I'm going to have to live with my in-laws a long metra ride out of town.

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Re: Chicago Summer Associates -- Housing

Postby Law Sauce » Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:59 pm

Tagging, I'm going to need a sublet as well

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Re: Chicago Summer Associates -- Housing

Postby newtopic111 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:33 pm

I have a large, south facing one bedroom in the South Loop with parking available, a valet, a doorman, on site dry cleaners, a gym, a pool, a laundry room, and a lake view that I'll be subleasing this summer. I'm on the 34th floor. It's also well furnished with art, equipped with air filters in each room, a water filter etc. etc. I'm also literally a 2 minute walk to Trader Joe's, a 5 minute walk to Walgreens, a 10 minute walk to Target, and have an awesome brunch place right downstairs (and 2 others a five minute walk from me). I'm also right across the street from the park and live next to the Chicago Art Institute. There's also a bus stop right downstairs. I pay ~1,700/ month and am looking for $1480/ month for it. Alternatively, I could "swap" housing with you for your NYC apartment for the summer. Message me if anyone is interested.

Sorry if this sounded "addy." I'll take it down if it's offensive. But, it would be nice to find someone with whom to trade apartments.

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Re: Chicago Summer Associates -- Housing

Postby Hippononymous » Tue Jan 01, 2013 2:45 pm

Bump/tag. I figure it's still early, but I'm also willing to room up with someone (who doesn't suck) to make things a little easier financially.

I'd like a short commute; <30 minutes if possible.

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Re: Chicago Summer Associates -- Housing

Postby bdubs » Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:36 pm

Worth a shot to see if I can rent my place here.

I've got a large 1 BR place in Evanston in an older building. Right next to a purple line el stop that will take you directly to the loop during rush hour in 40 minutes. Building is pet friendly. Price is negotiable but I pay $1,375 during the school year.

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Re: Chicago Summer Associates -- Housing

Postby Georgia Avenue » Wed Jan 02, 2013 6:38 pm

I have a studio in Streeterville, easy commute to the loop (about 15 mins tops). About 600 square feet, faces right out over the lake with an awesome view of the lake and Navy Pier. 1275 a month, a block from buses down to the loop, 5 min walk to Michigan Ave.

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Re: Chicago Summer Associates -- Housing

Postby Law Sauce » Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:14 pm

Hippononymous wrote:Bump/tag. I figure it's still early, but I'm also willing to room up with someone (who doesn't suck) to make things a little easier financially.

I'd like a short commute; <30 minutes if possible.


Looking for the same thing. PM me if you would like some more info on me

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Re: Chicago Summer Associates -- Housing

Postby jbiresq » Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:39 pm

Still firming up my plans but will probably be subletting my place in Wicker Park. It's a 2 bedroom but the roommate is chill and not there most of the time. 900 a month including comcast internet/dish network with all the channels. Private bath, central air and free parking space out back included. 2 blocks from Division blue line. 15 minutes all in to Sidley/Kirkland/Jones Day/DLA Piper. 18 to Skadden. 20 to Mayer.

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Re: Chicago Summer Associates -- Housing

Postby wildcathighfive » Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:46 pm

Looking for a large 1 bedroom in Streeterville (two people hoping to split it). PM me with any info.

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Re: Chicago Summer Associates -- Housing

Postby midwesTT » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:01 am

shameless Tuesday morning bump

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Re: Chicago Summer Associates -- Housing

Postby xiolablue » Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:14 pm

Im looking at positions out of town this summer and have a 2br apt in Logan Square 10 min walk to the blue line for 950/mo that I would end up subletting. email enquisitive at gmail if you are interested.

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Re: Chicago Summer Associates -- Housing

Postby Georgia Avenue » Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:51 pm

Have a studio in Streeterville with an awesome location and view. PM me.

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Re: Chicago Summer Associates -- Housing

Postby bernard97 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:47 am

Looking for a one bedroom or studio in Chicago from around May 20th to August 9th.

Needs to be cat friendly and preferably furnished.

PM me if you have something for me.

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Re: Chicago Summer Associates -- Housing

Postby Cubyfan21 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:53 am

Looking for a 2BR in Chicago from May 18 to July 31. PM me with any information.




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