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Where is the best place to live downtown Chicago?? Any Chicago brides out there?

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#1 samanthag

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    Posted 23 January 2009 - 09:22 PM

    For those of you who don't know, FI and I have postponed our wedding.
    We actually received the "We changed the date" announcement today. I'm pretty much over it though....

    We currently live in San Antonio and I commute to work (Chicago) every week.
    Before I met FI, I was determined to move to downtown Chicago & experience living in my base. Meaning- starting my trips (I'm a flight attendant) in Chicago & ending in Chicago (where I would live) instead of having to commute back to San Antonio on the next flight I could find home.
    After loong discussions with FI he agrees that it's his time to "commute". He works Mon-Thurs (as I do) & he would take a flight Thursday night to Chicago & spend the weekend with me. He is the best!
    The problem?
    Where the heck should I be looking for apartments in Chicago?
    I want to live downtown. I sold my car so I'll either take a taxi/train to work.
    -I know the winter is bad so I'm kinda just ignoring that right now-
    I've looked online ALL day but there are soooooo many different neighborhoods I don't know where to start!!!!
    I'm just looking for a nice 1 bedroom apartment approx $2,000/month.
    That's my max.
    Can any BDW Chicago gals help me out
    Thanks for your time!

    #2 beachbride08

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      Posted 24 January 2009 - 03:28 PM

      I guess it depends on what kind of area do you want to be in? There are a lot of different neighborhoods within Chicago and if you want to be on the north side vs. south side, close to el tracks, etc. You should have no problem finding something under your price max though. Is there a particular area or two that you are most interested in?

      #3 samanthag

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        Posted 24 January 2009 - 04:40 PM

        I definitely would like to be near the EL Tracks for sure! I have a friend who lives at Sky 55 on S. Michigan Ave. Hope this is not a stupid question but what neighborhood is that? When I google for apartments I'm always getting:
        River NorthWest Loop
        StreetervilleLincoln Park
        Gold CoastOld Town
        Lakeshore East / New East SideSouth Loop / Printer's Row

        I don't know the difference??

        #4 -Kate-

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          Posted 24 January 2009 - 10:38 PM

          I'm only a Chicago visitor - but I love Bucktown. Lincoln Park is also really fun and young.

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