redbullvodka wrote:Have a housing question:
I applied a month ago to graduate housing, and placed a few properties in the comments section to indicate my preferences. My top choice was studio/1br building at 6022 S. Drexel Avenue -- halfwayish between 60th and 61st street. It was so close to the law school I couldn't pass it up as an option. It appears to be either next to or across the street from the UChicago police station. Anyone know if this is a safe area? I just want to be sure if I happen to get my first choice and need to accept/reject it. Thanks.
I wouldn't live there. The school moved the police station to that location because it's a somewhat dangerous area. I'm sure the extra police presence has helped, but I still would be uncomfortable walking home at night. Plus, most 1Ls live in and around Regents, so you'll be far from your fellow 1Ls. And it's far from shopping, which I guess isn't a problem if you have a car, but I wouldn't want to park a car down there overnight.
If you're set on university housing, I would recommend some of the buildings on E. Hyde Park Blvd. These buildings are safer, and closer to shopping and to Regents. And there's a bus that goes directly from there to the law school every ten minutes.