(Closed) Girls who live in the city of Chicago

posted 6 years ago in Chicago
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@jlpalumbo:  What are you guys in to?  The neighborhoods are all kind of personal preference. 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

@jlpalumbo:  it really depends on what kind of vibe you are looking for. If you want a more family oriented area thats more residential than “urban living”. Or if you want somewhere near the downtown area. Are you going to own a car? are you going to rely heavily on public transportation? where will your jobs be located? all of these things are going to be a factor. I am a born and raised chicago girl so any help I can give is here for the taking 🙂

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Are you renting or buying?  Where will you be working?  I live downtown (close to the West Loop) and absolutely love my neighborhood.  In fact, I met my husband at the bar across the street from my condo!

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

@jlpalumbo:  just read your other response…. having things to do within walking distance… I would say north or near north possibly even bronzeville which is just south of the loop area and has a lot of new development. Another cool area which is a nice mix of families and young people is old town (I think  thats what its referred to as) its the area around taylor and roosevelt. They are really buildng up that area and restoring it well. the thing about being north or near north is that parking is all permit parking pretty much and even with a permit its always a pain finding parking. But those are the more desireable areas. Lincoln park is a cool area, but can be pricey as well. I guess another question to ask is how long you plan on staying in the next place you move, if its a long term plan that means more to consider if children and things of that nature will be part of the decision making process.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@stardustintheeyes:  No – Old Town is around North Avenue.  Where you’re talking about is Little Italy or UIC.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I live in Wicker Park. My partner and I really love the area — there is a lot around in terms of shopping, restaurants, bars and shows. Great for walking around, and also really close to the Blue Line which gives easy access to downtown.

I’ve lived here for about 2 years and really love it. But I will say, it’s more of a young couples or young singles area than it is a family area, although some peices of it are starting to develop to be more family-friendly. Ukrainian Village is pretty good for families, especially near the Wicker Park area.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

@oneofthesethings:  i used to live there and we calle dit little italy. I just didn’t know if that was like an official thing or just what my family called it lol

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I live in Ravenswood and it fits most of yiour bill (more towards Lincoln Square though). Wicker Park and Logan Square also match your desirables, but the rent in Wedding Party is going up

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

@jlpalumbo:  take a look around the uic area. It’s been years since I lived there but just south of there is a a new development area that has a lot going for it right now. im so out of the loop when it comes to prices in that area though because my family owned the building I rented in so my rent was $400 lol which obviously was not the real price of a 2 bedroom apartment in that area.

the thing about chicago is that you can have a really great area and then a few blocks away have the start of a not so great area. Ill ask my girlfriend what she pays to live in her building. She is right around roosevelt and taylor right by the uic area. I am a southsider but if I was coming to live here I wouldn’t choose my area as it’s not very conveniently located, nor is there a lot in my area thats easily accessible, not to mention that just about a mile or so over is a not so great area.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

@jlpalumbo:  a dog is going to make things a lot more challenging! But it can be done to live near north in the areas you want. You just really have to do research. Lots and lots of research.

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