franklyscarlet wrote:teiswei wrote:franklyscarlet wrote:TripTrip wrote:Hey franklyscarlet! Are there 1BRs within walking distance of the law school? If so, do you know what they run?
Yes, there definitely are, but they're pricey. I don't have a definite # since most people I know are in studios, but a studio in close walking distance (about 3-5 minutes) runs a~$1200. Finding one won't be an issue, though.
Do you live in the area? Do you have feedback for people moving to Chicago for the first time.
It's a pretty touristy area for those that aren't from Chicago.
I live very close in one of the common buildings. I was moving sight unseen from rural Texas and its my first time in a big city, so it was a great decision and worth the money for me. It relieved a lot of 1L stress to be able to get hOme and back in 10 minutes if I forgot something or roll out of bed for class, and I got to explore the city at my own rather timid pace. Now that I know and love Chicago, I'll be moving to a neighborhood with more character and cheaper rent. It really depends on personal circumstances, I think, and what wirks for you. Streeterville is really not bad, but it is a little dull. I found that the CTA pass NU gives us made it easy to go to other neighborhoods, but you have to make an effort to get out.
eta: excuse my grammar and spelling, on my phone at the airport.
I'm flying in for ASW a day early so I can look at housing options in the area. I'm thinking of looking in Streeterville for a studio walking distance from NU. Are there any buildings besides the one on the NU website that you would recommend checking out or staying away from?
P.S. did not mean to imply that NU would be full of youth sucking old crones! Sorry if I offended!