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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-27-2004, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
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I'm moving to chicago...any tips

Well i think i'm going to move my ass out of the suburbs and down to lincoln park/Lakeview area. I'm in Elk Grove Village now and I work in Arlington Heights. I took a look at 1 br. apartments and they were just way too much. I think I might try to find a couple of guys that already have a place that are about my age and need a roomate. I checked out www.craigslist.com, but that's about it. Does anyone have any tips for me? Anywhere else I could look? I don't think I'm going to move out there until August or September because i'm living with my girlfriend right now.

Also I need some type of parking and I don't want street parking. If the place doesn't come with parking is there any parking garages that you can buy a space from in the lincoln park/lakeview area???

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You’re definitely going to pay a premium for the Lincoln Park area. You might want to check out the Jefferson park area. Quite neighborhoods, good parking, decent size apartments for the money, and close to both 90 and 94, cta, and metra.

The Chicago Reader is a good source for finding apartments.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-27-2004, 08:38 PM
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You can expect to pay about $150 a month for a garaged spot in this area, at least that's the going rate at some garages close to me (Sheridan & Diversey). Maybe a bit cheaper as you go further from the lake?

If you have the option to wait or start with a short-term deal, there are always killer deals to be made in the winter time (apts not parking).
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Re: I'm moving to chicago...any tips

Originally posted by thepro8
lincoln park/Lakeview area...I need some type of parking...I don't want street parking
I'm sure you know your asking for a lot. Parking is always going to be a bitch. If you need it for a bike you could try to find someone who lives down there and ask to rent a corner of their garage, it'll cost you I'm sure. car parking is also expensive, "if" you find a place that isn't on a waiting list you will pay well over a hundred a month for it. Try Rogers Park, Logan Square or Ukrainian Village. You could also try Pilsen, it's shitty right now but it will get nicer in a few years and it's always good to have lived there before the affordable stuff is all gone.

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Good luck on finding dedicated parking. My best friend lives in Lincoln Park and my MIL lives in Lakeview and parking is still a bitch around their area 'cause no one likes to use their garage, of course that's our own 'pet theory'.

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