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    Oddly enough given my user name I have virtually no knowledge of the city of Chicago. I am thinking about applying for jobs in the downtown area. I would like some suggestions about the city. I do not need tips about things to do yet, I am not that far along. But I would like some suggestions on other things. Lets assume I get a job in the "Loop" community. What would be some places to get decent apartments reasonably close with a decent commute whether it be by bike, walking, EL etc. And how much would this set me back.

    Thank, any other advice would be appreciated.



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    Re: Chicago

    My best advice is to never go there.



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    Re: Chicago

    Look for a job in Minneapolis or KC if you want to live in a city.


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    Re: Chicago

    Chicago is freaking awesome, definitely think of moving here. KC and Minneapolis are great places to live, but if you're as young as I think you are, you wanna be here, there's so much going on all the time.

    Chicago makes KC and Minneapolis looks like Des Moines. (not knocking on DSM as I'm originally from there).

    PM with any questions.



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    Re: Chicago

    How much money do you want to spend? Most of downtown is pricey. There are some cheaper things just west, but they may be a little scary for someone from Iowa. Most young professionals live "Near North," just in from Lake Shore Drive, or up in Wrigleyville. There are trains that come into the loop as well as express buses that run on Lake Shore Drive. I know that there are new developments just south of downtown, but I don't know much about them.

    Chicago is great. I miss it so much.



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    Re: Chicago

    Oak Park is a great place to raise a family and is on the green line el which takes maybe 30 minutes to get to the loop. Spent many of my formative years there and the people are friendly.



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    Re: Chicago

    Don't listen to the derps in this thread. Chicago has a lots of places that are great to live in your 20s. Once you settle down you can move to Oak Park or out into the burbs.


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    Quote Originally Posted by klamath632 View Post
    Don't listen to the derps in this thread. Chicago has a lots of places that are great to live in your 20s. Once you settle down you can move to Oak Park or out into the burbs.
    Oh yeah I assumed he had kids and a family.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbuk View Post
    Oh yeah I assumed he had kids and a family.
    I was actually talking about the derps in the thread, not about you. =)


    Quote Originally Posted by John F. Kennedy
    not because they are easy, but because they are hard ... because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win....

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    Quote Originally Posted by klamath632 View Post
    I was actually talking about the derps in the thread, not about you. =)
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    Re: Chicago

    Well I actually work in a suburb of KC, I would like to get a job in KC actually or Minneapolis, Milwaukee, or maybe CHicago. Due to my profession I have somewhat limited options and came across a job in CHicago that I found interesting. Was just looking for suggestions. Why do some of you hate it so much?


    and no kids or gf either lol



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    Re: Chicago

    Just taking a quick look on apartments.com, a studio apartment with A/C is going to run $1000-$1500 a month, all the way up to $2000. Also realize, sales tax in Chicago proper is 10%. (Not that it's all that better in the rest of Cook or the collar counties)

    If you do end up in the suburbs, I would strongly suggest finding one serviced by the Metra trains. That would be the way to commute into the Loop. My hometown is about 40 miles SW of Chicago, and it costs $163/month for unlimited rides. With price of gas, parking, and stress of driving, that's the way to go.



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    Re: Chicago

    Quote Originally Posted by dabears32 View Post
    Well I actually work in a suburb of KC, I would like to get a job in KC actually or Minneapolis, Milwaukee, or maybe CHicago. Due to my profession I have somewhat limited options and came across a job in CHicago that I found interesting. Was just looking for suggestions. Why do some of you hate it so much?


    and no kids or gf either lol
    Milwaukee is another great city along with Minneapolis and KC.

    Chicago lacks alot of appeal.



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    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    Milwaukee is another great city along with Minneapolis and KC.

    Chicago lacks alot of appeal.
    Yea I would rather live in those three but the problem is there are only limited job options.



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