Holly Golightly wrote:Desert Fox wrote:Parts of lakeview are pretty car friendly and will greatly shorten many of your commutes.
Yeah, if you live in not-Boystown Lakeview, keep the car. But I wouldn't want to deal with one in Lincoln Park or Gold Coast.
Sorry, what does this mean?
cookiejar1 wrote:For what it's worth you can pay for parking near school (look up the requirements . . . you might have to live "x" miles away from school) and it's extremely cheap for unlimited parking in streeterville (<$600 for the whole year?). If you don't mind paying a premium for a place that comes with a parking spot then taking a car isn't too horrible.
It's an added cost, yes, but sometimes it's nice to just drive to school instead of standing on public transportation. Especially during the dead of winter . . . you can drive to school's parking lot and walk through all the hospitals until you get to within 2 blocks of the school. Minimizes your outside time to <10 minutes!
Having a car in Chicago is nice. You don't need it but it's not as impracticable as having a car in NYC, for example.
Is that the school parking permit? I read on the site that you even if you live more than 2-3 miles away (their requirements), parking passes are not guaranteed. Anyone know what the likelihood of getting one if I apply is? And what/where is the unlimited Streeterville parking (or are you just talking about in the apartment buildings)?