Originally Posted by Dashaansafin
Thanks mate, Ive gotten the consensus that Streeterville isn't too far (about 5-10 min by cab everynight). Just to be clear, Streeterville is the same as River North right? About how much is rent there? And do you have a roomate?
Yea I am defiantly looking for a closer place, even 15-20 commute is too far. But I gotta say Chicago is CHEAP compared to NY. When I interned at NY last summer 1700 got me a tiny studio near union square with no view and it was an old building. Going to enjoy moving to a highrise.
Streeterville and River North are technically not the same but close to one another. I don't know how / which streets neighborhoods split at but they are both north of the Loop.
I lived in LP my first year in a studio and paid 1200 for a pretty nice building. But tiny studio. When I moved to River North, I got a roommate and paid 1100 each. Our building wasn't new and therefore was cheaper. Decent amenities.
I know Streeterville and River North have singles (studio/convertible/maybe an occasional 1 bed) for about 1300 - 1600. And these are generally decent units. You can go cheaper if you are willing to put up with shitty location (next to a train station), etc.
Check out McClurg Court, a buddy lived there in a convertible. Don't know what they are pricing at these days. Mostly young professionals based on when I visited.