teiswei wrote:Micdiddy wrote:Subway system in Chi is great. Hopefully my wife can find a good gig there and we can graduate nearly debt free
Such a dream. One of the best schools for finding a good job and not needing to worry about 10 years of crippling, life-altering debt.
Living north is definitely your best option. I live in a 1 BR on the river (near olgilvee) for $1700 with garage parking and that's actually a steal. Comprable, although not as central, apartments in the ravenswood, Andersonville, lakeview, east lakeview, or Lincoln park can be had around $1000-$1500. One thing to keep in mind in these areas is parking because its mostly street parking and tough to come by. The "L," which is the "subway" you guys are referring to is the way to go. CTA has its issues but its definitely a solid option.
I can talk all day about living in Chicago so feel free to ask here or PM.
do any/all of the neighborhoods you mentioned have the L right there? i saw that there's a trader joe's very close to the law school on the western side. any cheap apartments over there?
is the L expensive? BART is what i'm used to and it's $$$$