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Postby Bumi » Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:43 pm

NorthwesternorBust wrote:I did look a map, it says 20 minutes to walk it, but not sure how accurate it is. Walked it myself but got turned around, haha.


That's not too far. I estimate 30 minutes from locking your door to sitting in class. Plenty of people walk that distance. I don't know a soul who lives south of the river, but you'll be close to your 1L job if you stay in Chicago and work in the Loop.

For others: if you want quality/value near campus, you need to find a condo that an owner is renting out. Those are hard to find, but they're out there on craigslist and they are the absolute best value in my experience.

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Postby Samara » Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:45 pm

I have an apartment! Whee! This apartment searching process if awful. So glad it's over.

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Postby kennethellenparcell » Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:51 pm

Samara wrote:I have an apartment! Whee! This apartment searching process if awful. So glad it's over.


WHERE?! Please help me. I would prefer not to have to sell my body to afford rent my first year.

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Postby Blumpbeef » Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:52 pm

kennethellenparcell wrote:
Samara wrote:I have an apartment! Whee! This apartment searching process if awful. So glad it's over.


WHERE?! Please help me. I would prefer not to have to sell my body to afford rent my first year.

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Postby bjsesq » Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:52 pm

kennethellenparcell wrote:
Samara wrote:I have an apartment! Whee! This apartment searching process if awful. So glad it's over.


WHERE?! Please help me. I would prefer not to have to sell my body to afford rent my first year.


Quote prices, just in case.

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Postby kennethellenparcell » Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:54 pm

bjsesq wrote:
kennethellenparcell wrote:
Samara wrote:I have an apartment! Whee! This apartment searching process if awful. So glad it's over.


WHERE?! Please help me. I would prefer not to have to sell my body to afford rent my first year.


Quote prices, just in case.


For selling my body or of my willingness to pay for a decent space in Streeterville? Please clarify.

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Postby Samara » Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:54 pm

Blumpbeef wrote:
kennethellenparcell wrote:
Samara wrote:I have an apartment! Whee! This apartment searching process if awful. So glad it's over.


WHERE?! Please help me. I would prefer not to have to sell my body to afford rent my first year.

In Lakeview. You get so much more for your money, even just going up to Gold Coast.

I've done a lot of looking, maybe I can help out. What are your most important requirements?

Edit: Commute is 20 minutes on the express bus.

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Postby bjsesq » Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:55 pm

kennethellenparcell wrote:
bjsesq wrote:
kennethellenparcell wrote:
Samara wrote:I have an apartment! Whee! This apartment searching process if awful. So glad it's over.


WHERE?! Please help me. I would prefer not to have to sell my body to afford rent my first year.


Quote prices, just in case.


For selling my body or of my willingness to pay for a decent space in Streeterville? Please clarify.


Both

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Postby kennethellenparcell » Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:59 pm

Samara wrote:
Blumpbeef wrote:
kennethellenparcell wrote:
Samara wrote:I have an apartment! Whee! This apartment searching process if awful. So glad it's over.


WHERE?! Please help me. I would prefer not to have to sell my body to afford rent my first year.

In Lakeview. You get so much more for your money, even just going up to Gold Coast.

I've done a lot of looking, maybe I can help out. What are your most important requirements?

Edit: Commute is 20 minutes on the express bus.


Yeah, I've pretty much decided that I can't justify paying for the sort of space you get in Streeterville. I don't mind commuting at all. My only must have requirement is a 24 hour security guy.

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Postby kennethellenparcell » Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:00 pm

bjsesq wrote:
kennethellenparcell wrote:
For selling my body or of my willingness to pay for a decent space in Streeterville? Please clarify.


Both


For the former, $2,000,000/nanosecond. For the latter, max is $1250 for a studio but I don't think that's happening in Streeterville for a decent spot.

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Postby Samara » Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:01 pm

kennethellenparcell wrote:Yeah, I've pretty much decided that I can't justify paying for the sort of space you get in Streeterville. I don't mind commuting at all. My only must have requirement is a 24 hour security guy.

We don't have that. We are just on top of a restaurant. Is security a big concern on the northside?

People renting out their condo is definitely the way to go if you want that, but you are going to have to pay a little more.

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Postby Blumpbeef » Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:02 pm

Samara wrote:
Blumpbeef wrote:
kennethellenparcell wrote:
Samara wrote:I have an apartment! Whee! This apartment searching process if awful. So glad it's over.


WHERE?! Please help me. I would prefer not to have to sell my body to afford rent my first year.

In Lakeview. You get so much more for your money, even just going up to Gold Coast.

I've done a lot of looking, maybe I can help out. What are your most important requirements?


Short walk and a dishwasher.

I don't like the 20 minute bus commute, but I'm striking out in streeterville.

In San Francisco I used to just walk everywhere but I'm not sure that will work for me in Chicago weather.

Is biking around the city a realistic option btw? I haven't spent a lot of time there.

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Postby R1chardParker » Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:04 pm

Check out Reside Living- I was looking at a 1 BR at Reside 707 in Lakeview- newly gut rehabbed with hardwood, granite countertops, etc, for $1360 before deciding to go with a Streeterville apt. They have a bunch of buildings in Lincoln Park and Lakeview. http://www.resideliving.com I don't know if that apartment is still available but it was probably my next choice if I didn't hear back when I did from the apt building I ended up in.

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Postby Samara » Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:04 pm

Blumpbeef wrote:Short walk and a dishwasher.

I don't like the 20 minute bus commute, but I'm striking out in streeterville.

In San Francisco I used to just walk everywhere but I'm not sure that will work for me in Chicago weather.

Is biking around the city a realistic option btw? I haven't spent a lot of time there.

I know that a lot of people bike in general and I believe there is a big bike trail that runs up the lakefront. If you want to be within walking distance, there are options in gold coast.

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Postby Samara » Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:05 pm

ncterp wrote:Check out Reside Living- I was looking at a 1 BR at Reside 707 in Lakeview- newly gut rehabbed with hardwood, granite countertops, etc, for $1360 before deciding to go with a Streeterville apt. They have a bunch of buildings in Lincoln Park and Lakeview. http://www.resideliving.com I don't know if that apartment is still available but it was probably my next choice if I didn't hear back when I did from the apt building I ended up in.

I'll second that. These looked really nice, but I think they ended up being smaller than what we were looking for. they don't allow big dogs, which is why we didn't consider them.

Here's their list of studio apts: http://resideliving.com/search.aspx?nei ... oms=Studio
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Postby kennethellenparcell » Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:06 pm

Samara wrote:
kennethellenparcell wrote:Yeah, I've pretty much decided that I can't justify paying for the sort of space you get in Streeterville. I don't mind commuting at all. My only must have requirement is a 24 hour security guy.

We don't have that. We are just on top of a restaurant. Is security a big concern on the northside?

People renting out their condo is definitely the way to go if you want that, but you are going to have to pay a little more.


No, not really. But being a girl living alone in Chicago - I'd just feel safer with 24 hr security, no matter how fat the security guy is. Thanks Samara, I'm just going to look around a bit more.

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Postby Samara » Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:07 pm

kennethellenparcell wrote:
Samara wrote:
kennethellenparcell wrote:Yeah, I've pretty much decided that I can't justify paying for the sort of space you get in Streeterville. I don't mind commuting at all. My only must have requirement is a 24 hour security guy.

We don't have that. We are just on top of a restaurant. Is security a big concern on the northside?

People renting out their condo is definitely the way to go if you want that, but you are going to have to pay a little more.


No, not really. But being a girl living alone in Chicago - I'd just feel safer with 24 hr security, no matter how fat the security guy is. Thanks Samara, I'm just going to look around a bit more.

haha, I totally get that. I'm a dude, not living alone, and with a big dog, but I didn't know if security was an especially big concern in Chicago.

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2015 - leading the T14 in bacon consumption

Postby rinkrat19 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:08 pm

Bumi wrote:
NorthwesternorBust wrote:I did look a map, it says 20 minutes to walk it, but not sure how accurate it is. Walked it myself but got turned around, haha.


That's not too far. I estimate 30 minutes from locking your door to sitting in class. Plenty of people walk that distance. I don't know a soul who lives south of the river, but you'll be close to your 1L job if you stay in Chicago and work in the Loop.

For others: if you want quality/value near campus, you need to find a condo that an owner is renting out. Those are hard to find, but they're out there on craigslist and they are the absolute best value in my experience.
I tried my damndest to find a condo, but every single unit I was interested in was snapped up before I could get a realtor to even call me back. It was really frustrating.

Plus a lot of condos don't allow pets, and I have a cat. I lucked out(?) and got a small place in McClurg.

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Postby bjsesq » Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:08 pm

kennethellenparcell wrote:
bjsesq wrote:
kennethellenparcell wrote:
For selling my body or of my willingness to pay for a decent space in Streeterville? Please clarify.


Both


For the former, $2,000,000/nanosecond. For the latter, max is $1250 for a studio but I don't think that's happening in Streeterville for a decent spot.


1. I can get of 30 times in that time span. Sounds like a great deal.
2. Yeah, you are right. You need to move north or west.

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Postby kennethellenparcell » Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:22 pm

bjsesq wrote:
kennethellenparcell wrote:
bjsesq wrote:
kennethellenparcell wrote:
For selling my body or of my willingness to pay for a decent space in Streeterville? Please clarify.


Both


For the former, $2,000,000/nanosecond. For the latter, max is $1250 for a studio but I don't think that's happening in Streeterville for a decent spot.


1. I can get of 30 times in that time span. Sounds like a great deal.
2. Yeah, you are right. You need to move north or west.


What a good value! Haha, thanks for your help.

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Postby rinkrat19 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:39 pm

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2015 - leading the T14 in bacon consumption

Postby kerflux » Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:55 pm

This is all relevant to me, my search requirements are pretty standard - short walk, no visible cockroaches.

fwiw, my mind was just blown by the revelation that kenneth - a girl and samara - a guy.

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Postby Samara » Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:58 pm

kerflux wrote:fwiw, my mind was just blown by the revelation that kenneth - a girl and samara - a guy.

haha, we gotta keep y'all on your toes somehow.

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2015 - leading the T14 in bacon consumption

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:06 am

Anyone else a browncoat Firefly geek fan?

The Portage Theater in Chicago will be hosting one of the annual charity showings of Serenity on September 8. I've been to one before; it's pretty fun to see it on a big screen and lol at the people who dress up like the characters. (I may or may not have a cunning hat of my own.)

http://www.chicagolandbrowncoats.com/

Unfortunately the theater is way the hell out in...some neighborhood I don't know. Irving Park/Portage Park, I guess?

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Postby tjddk » Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:46 am

rinkrat19 wrote:Anyone else a browncoat Firefly geek fan?

The Portage Theater in Chicago will be hosting one of the annual charity showings of Serenity on September 8. I've been to one before; it's pretty fun to see it on a big screen and lol at the people who dress up like the characters. (I may or may not have a cunning hat of my own.)

http://www.chicagolandbrowncoats.com/

Unfortunately the theater is way the hell out in...some neighborhood I don't know. Irving Park/Portage Park, I guess?


Um. Yes.




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