Chicago Class of 2014

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2014)
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Emma.
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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Emma. » Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:42 pm

sarahlawg wrote:
Emma. wrote:
Yeah, we used every internet resource we could find to make a list of places, then came out for a long weekend in June to scope them all out. Our place is in this building: http://www.chicagoapt.com/index.php?opt ... ealty=user


I see it only includes water. What does heat run you? Beautiful place!


A lot of the apartments in the building are privately owned, so you can end up with different deals depending on who you rent from. Our apartment was pretty comfortable most of the winter without using the heat too much, I think our gas bill never got above $50 per month.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby sarahlawg » Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:46 pm

Emma. wrote:
sarahlawg wrote:
Emma. wrote:
Padmapper was a great resource when we were looking. If you haven't seen it, it is well worth checking out.


thanks for this! it just made me drool over this: http://www.padmapper.com/show.php?type= ... 2&src=main ...seems like a great deal!


This is so cheap because it is a slightly dodgy location (turn on the crime overlay!) but it is also really close to school and has garage parking, so maybe the location wouldn't be an issue. I wouldn't look any further south than 62nd, though.


one block from the school starts the bad area? ayee. I will go north ;)

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Emma. » Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:48 pm

sarahlawg wrote:
Emma. wrote:
sarahlawg wrote:
Emma. wrote:
Padmapper was a great resource when we were looking. If you haven't seen it, it is well worth checking out.


thanks for this! it just made me drool over this: http://www.padmapper.com/show.php?type= ... 2&src=main ...seems like a great deal!


This is so cheap because it is a slightly dodgy location (turn on the crime overlay!) but it is also really close to school and has garage parking, so maybe the location wouldn't be an issue. I wouldn't look any further south than 62nd, though.


one block from the school starts the bad area? ayee. I will go north ;)


I don't mean to scare you. I think the danger aspect is pretty overblown, and I know people who live on 62nd and like it there. Things definitely go downhill as soon as you leave the campus police patrol zone though, and you probably wouldn't want to street park every night on 62nd.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Dany » Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:50 pm

The 3L girl I talked to lived just south of the law school and said it was perfectly fine, but she was very close (a 3 min. walk).

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Dany » Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:23 pm

Gah, Em, I feel like the washer/dryer alone are worth a gazillion bucks.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Emma. » Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:30 pm

Dany wrote:Gah, Em, I feel like the washer/dryer alone are worth a gazillion bucks.


Yeah, it is pretty nice to have. I should have invited you to come check our place out. I'd have to ask my SO (who has done all our budgeting/bill paying since school started :oops: ) but I think you could keep your total costs (power/heat/internet/cable/parking) under $1K in my building if you had a roommate (the whole building is 2brm apartments).

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Dany » Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:32 pm

Perfectttttt. Please share that link with dulcatis to entice her. :twisted:

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby sarahlawg » Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:43 pm

Dany wrote:Gah, Em, I feel like the washer/dryer alone are worth a gazillion bucks.


agreed

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Saul Goodman » Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:46 pm

After promising to myself that I'd not go to TLS until after submitting a certain amount of pages of my thesis, I simply couldn't hold back. It feels good to see so much action on this thread - thanks Dany - I can't wait for next weekend.

Back to work...

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Dany » Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:54 pm

:D :D :D

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby le_taon » Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:03 am

Dany wrote:
ellewoods110 wrote:I don't want to break your heart, but the Border's just closed, so now its just a nice-looking-empty building.

Damn. Post edited. :wink:

2L says:

Hyde Park doesn't need Borders when it has two locations of the world's greatest bookstore, the Seminary Coop, not two blocks from campus.

Pictures:

http://idlethink.wordpress.com/2008/03/ ... f-chicago/

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Fresh » Fri Apr 01, 2011 10:42 am

Hi :lol:
Sorry if this is lazy of me but I couldn't find the answers easily: What utilities does Regents include (water? heat? electric? cable? internet)? Are units still available/how long will they be available (I know if you apply by may 31 you can get the law skewl deal)?

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby ellewoods110 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 10:48 am

Fresh wrote:Hi :lol:
Sorry if this is lazy of me but I couldn't find the answers easily: What utilities does Regents include (water? heat? electric? cable? internet)? Are units still available/how long will they be available (I know if you apply by may 31 you can get the law skewl deal)?


the only utility that is covered in internet. Heat/water is based on the whole building's consumption relative to your own square feet. It max's out at $70 a month, and most months you'll end up paying the full $70, whether you live in a 1 bedroom or a 2 bedroom apartment.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby DorianGray89 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 10:51 am

What did people think of the wine mess in DC last night?

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Dany » Fri Apr 01, 2011 11:54 am

Fresh wrote:Hi :lol:
Sorry if this is lazy of me but I couldn't find the answers easily: What utilities does Regents include (water? heat? electric? cable? internet)? Are units still available/how long will they be available (I know if you apply by may 31 you can get the law skewl deal)?

Fresh are you thinking about Chi?? :D

Units are definitely available; they don't assign them until ~2 months before school starts. However, when you apply, your name gets put in line to pick the specific floorplan you want. The app fee is $50, and even though I'm not 100% on Regents, I went ahead and paid just in case.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Fresh » Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:20 pm

Dany wrote:Fresh are you thinking about Chi?? :D


:D

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby trudat15 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:58 pm

Fresh wrote:
Dany wrote:Fresh are you thinking about Chi?? :D


:D


Awesome. I thought for sure you were HY bound.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby jpk5372 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 1:47 pm

DorianGray89 wrote:What did people think of the wine mess in DC last night?


So much fun! Were you there? Everyone I talked to had nothing but good things to say about the school, and they all seemed so down to earth. It really ramped up my excitment for ASW.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Dany » Fri Apr 01, 2011 1:54 pm

I want to go to a wine mess! Glad y'all had a good time!

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Muenchen » Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:07 pm

Annnnd I'm back from Mexico, and so excited for ASW next week. That is all, or PM me for crazy stories.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby JollyGreenGiant » Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:11 pm

sarahlawg wrote:
JollyGreenGiant wrote:
Dany wrote:
JollyGreenGiant wrote: I probably pay around $850-$900 after parking costs at Regents.

Is this including everything? Or just rent?

Everything. And we have cable TV, too.



dude that's great. Do you live with a random or did you guys meet before 1L?
Are there many houses you could rent in Hyde Park? Or non-high rise apartments? I feel like they would be cheaper/roomier...

We met at ASW somewhat through this site (TLS meet-up in Chicago during NU and UChi ASWs)

Regents has plenty of room in its apartments, but there are much cheaper places around I'm sure. I didn't really research it, but I'm sure there are some websites around. Be careful of where you choose though. Regents is in a safe part of Hyde Park... other places aren't necessarily.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Knock » Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:55 pm

This time next week, we will be enjoying the awesomeness of U of C!

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Saul Goodman » Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:08 pm

+1

Also, thanks to canceled class, I'll now be in on Thursday. How do I alter the googledoc to reflect that change?

P.S. - Anyone staying with a student who turns out to be super weird is more than welcome to crash in my hotel room.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

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