btruj777 wrote:Thank you guys for this!! I appreciate it.
Why does it seem to be the case that a lot of the students move up North after 1L? (In my heart, I hope this is the answer: Well, its because the 1L summer job they get at a big firm allows for this :p, is this true?)
Not a UChi student, but I did work on/near campus for a few years (Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House-across from Booth). Hyde Park is pretty isolated from the Loop and North Side. To get to the Loop (downtown), your options are an Uber/Lyft/Taxi, 20ish min bus ride, timing the Metra schedule, or taking a bus to the L. I was pretty broke when I was working there, so I lived on the opposite end of the city in Rogers Park (Far North Side), right by the Loyola Lakeshore campus since I had a studio that was sub $600/month in a decent part of the neighborhood. It was about 90mins each way assuming that I was traveling during rush hour. If the buses were bunched up or if LSD was messed up, it could hit 2hrs.
If you have any Chicago questions that aren't school related, I can probably answer them. I lived in the city for ten years, went to school in the Loop, and lived in three different neighborhoods.