chill wrote:I don't know if y'all remember me, but I said I wasn't going to NU...and that was actually a lie. I'm going to attempt to defer for a year (my partner's going to NU, too, and we will save a big chunk of change by simply staggering our debt burdens so we're only accruing living expenses debt for 2 years rather than 3), but I'm going. I'm feeling pretty damn happy about it.
BUT: We're also going out of the country mid-June until (basically) August 1. We're planning on flying out in the first week of August to find an apartment, sign a lease, and then drive our stuff out, unpack, and get settled in. We're not interested in Streeterville-- we'd be happy anywhere from Gold Coast up to, say, Lakeview. We've both lived in vintage buildings since graduating college and are, frankly, ready for a unit that is clean, new (-ish-- just so long as the building is younger than I am, we'll be happy), and contains a freakin' dishwasher. It sounds like people think waiting until the first week of August to find a place is madness? Our only other option is flying out in late May. Wise future classmates, what do you all think?
I checked out one of their Gold Coast apartments at ASW and one of them may fit your criteria- all of their Gold Coast properties appear to be pretty comparable. This company has a lot of apartment buildings and they are able to do leases remotely. Also, they give Northwestern students a discount on first month's rent, so ask about that too. http://www.resideliving.com
This company has a lot of Lakeview apartment buildings as well as Lincoln Park and other areas that appear to be newly rehabbed and might also be worth a look. I have not seen any of these buildings but they at least look nice on the website. Hope that helps you (and anyone else looking)!