pammie0415 wrote:Solistus wrote:My plan is to research remotely and find a few buildings to check out, then fly into Chicago sometime around late July / early August to tour some apartments and secure a lease. I'm still not sure what neighborhoods to look in, but I'll be doing a lot more research over the next couple months.
Is it generally worth it to pay a premium but be close to school?
Depends on your relative values of time, convenience, square footage, and money.
I loathe commuting with the power of a supernova, so I think it's worth it to pay $1325 for a small studio and live 3 blocks from school. Other people would rather pay $900 for a 1-bedroom but have a 30-minute train ride+walking commute.