Verisimi wrote:I know that most people haven't gone to the ASW yet, but with deadlines looming I want to see what some others think. My biggest knock on Chicago right now is that housing, even 1L year when most people live at Regents, is a bus ride away. During 2L and 3L years, most people move further and further away to live downtown or the north side, which is a good deal longer bus ride away. I know that most of the good parts of the city are in those areas, but I enjoyed walking to class as an undergrad, and I fear that the more difficult it is to get to class the less enthusiasm I will have about going to class, especially if that process occurs during a blizzard or other ungodly Chicago weather.
I agree with this reservation
I wouldn't worry about your enthusiasm about getting to class. You *will* be going to class, whether or not you are enthusiastic about it.
Seriously though, the bus really isn't an issue. It is really quick and convenient. You also can
walk, I do every once in a while, including in the snow. It takes around 25 minutes from Regents but it is a good way to clear your head after a long day. Plenty of people also ride bikes to school every day, even in the winter.
do you know what the best/cheapest way is to get to u of c from midway?
The bus is the cheapest way, you can ride the 55 or 59. http://goo.gl/maps/a2H3
If you are coming in when traffic won't be too bad then a cab is also a good option.
This shuttle service serves the South Side, and can get you to/from Midway or O'Hare: http://www.airportexpress.com/south_side_service