so it looks more and more like i'll be living in chicago by august

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    Re: so it looks more and more like i'll be living in chicago by august

    Post by Bruegel on Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:33 pm

    Someh wrote:
    Bruegel wrote:
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    Which borough?
    Hackney, just (Hoxton ward)
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    Re: so it looks more and more like i'll be living in chicago by august

    Post by phixed on Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:59 pm

    raj 2 wrote:
    Duff... wrote:RE: Logan Square, guess I haven't been there much since it apparently became the new Wicker Park, but I always found it to be a good mix of young white indie bullshit and multi-ethnic family/community.

    Yeah. Nothing as congested or obnoxious as Damen/North, but the gentrification is unmistakeable. It's still pretty heavily Latino, especially the western part (Phixed country). But you can't really find cheap places close to Milwaukee and the El like you easily could years ago.

    I've been in LS for over 10 years now and while I still love it, it's shocking how much it has gentrified. That said, Raj is OTM that if you go west of Kimball it suddenly feels more like the neighborhood I originally moved into and awesome flats for decent rents can still be found. The only problem with this is that depending on how far north or south you are from Wrightwood, you're fairly far from the Blue Line at that point so to get downtown by CTA would likely require a bus+train. I have more friends that are moving up to Hermosa by the Belmont stop so that is something to definitely consider too.

    I'm also a huge fan of Hyde Park. If all of my closest friends didn't also live in west LS and within walking distance of my place, I'd definitely consider moving down there.
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    Re: so it looks more and more like i'll be living in chicago by august

    Post by BGwaves on Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:46 pm

    Bridgeport dawg. You will not find cheaper rent unless you wanna live in the hood or a small ass apt. Plus Bridgeport has a thriving artistic community with the Bridgeport art center and co prosperity sphere. Its also close to the highway, EL stops, and a short distance from midway airport as well. It can feel isolated if you want to walk to places rather then take public trans or drive. Bridgeport def doesn't have as many hotspot restaurants, clubs or bars but saving money is better then saving time.
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    Re: so it looks more and more like i'll be living in chicago by august

    Post by Guest on Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:37 am

    Yeah, live on the ruins of a racial war zone dominated by a bunch of closed-minded Irish cuntbags. Fuck Bridgeport.
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    Post by BGwaves on Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:53 am

    Every hip neighborhood in chicago is on the edge of a racial war zone bro.
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    Post by Soma on Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:56 am

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    Re: so it looks more and more like i'll be living in chicago by august

    Post by jesus jones on Sun Mar 24, 2013 4:10 pm

    what's apartment hunting in chicago like? can one find a place a month before moving or does it need to be a ready-to-move-immediately situation?
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    Post by Duff... on Sun Mar 24, 2013 4:15 pm

    Should be able to find a place ahead of time. There are like a billion free apartment finder services if you're interested in that kind of thing, and the Tribune, Sun-Times, and the Reader all have good listings.
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    Post by jesus jones on Sun Mar 24, 2013 4:24 pm

    cool. we're coming back up in June to look for places but won't be ready to move until end of july
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    Post by raj gibson on Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:54 am

    If you're flexible on neighborhood and the type of place you get, yeah, you can easily get a place with a month's notice. About six weeks out is when you get the best selection, but you're by no means limited a month out.
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    Post by Ned Braden on Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:20 pm

    Check this out:


    Go Chicago!
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    Post by undo on Fri Aug 30, 2013 8:34 pm

    suburban living

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    Post by reuben on Fri Aug 30, 2013 11:27 pm

    First they came for the car spindle but I said nothing ...
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    Post by undo on Sat Sep 07, 2013 7:04 am

    http://www.reddit.com/r/ChicagoSuburbs/comments/1lw1ys/lost_cat_in_des_plaines/
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    Post by Ned Braden on Thu Oct 03, 2013 8:01 am

    Can any of you guys find a decent youtube or soundbyte of "Hey dudes, Lodi here!" Or "Because I'm Lodi and you're not?"

    Don't know how many times I've searched the internet for this shit.
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    Post by jesus jones on Sun Nov 03, 2013 5:05 pm

    livin the dream here in bucktown
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    Re: so it looks more and more like i'll be living in chicago by august

    Post by zappo on Sun Nov 03, 2013 5:21 pm

    MBV, tonight?

    God damn it.


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    Post by jesus jones on Sun Nov 03, 2013 5:22 pm

    i'll be there, yeah
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    Post by C-poots on Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:59 pm

    Interviewing for a job in Chicago currently, one that I might actually be qualified for too.
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    Re: so it looks more and more like i'll be living in chicago by august

    Post by C-poots on Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:15 pm

    Wow, the rent in Chicago is pretty amazing based on a cursory look too.
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    Post by jesus jones on Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:26 pm

    yeah man, it's pretty killer

    my cost of living is nearly identical to asheville
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    Post by Ҩ on Wed Jan 29, 2014 12:07 am

    As long as you don't smoke cigarettes and can deal with shitty weather I think this place is pretty much cost-benefit utopia for most bros.
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    Post by C-poots on Wed Jan 29, 2014 12:35 am

    I recently quit smoking as "my brand" runs about $13 a pack here in New York and around $9 in Boston. A total surprise benefit of living in Berkeley, I could get Camel Blue packs for $3.50 across the street from my apartment.

    Point being - quick smoking WP its a bad habit
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    Post by Ҩ on Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:19 am

    C-poots wrote:"Point being - quick smoking WP
    I usually put them down pretty rapidly.
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