Gold Coast / Old Town. I'm against Streeterville - as soon as you step out on to the sidewalk you're fighting tourists and class field trips to Navy Pier. Get a bit further north and you'll have grocery stores to shop in, neighborhood events that don't involve Oprah, bars that aren't full of old men, and anything south of North Ave is no more than a 5-10 min cab ride at night. I work within a block of you (same kind of work), and a cab home at midnight to Lakeview is 12 minutes. Leave your car at home - you can't drive it to work ($30/day for parking is more expensive than cabs would be) and your firm should pay for your car home. You'll be working a lot, but you'll still want to go out on weekends, and you'll go out in Old Town or Lincoln Park. You'll want to be convenient to that, too.
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10/16/10 at 11:27pm