Originally Posted by GreenFrog
Def. getting ahead of myself here, but what areas would you recommend that fit the following (I'm sure not all can be met):
1. Nice, modern apartments (with parking included) -- any specific apartment complexes come to mind?
2. Quick access to public transportation / easy commute to downtown (I guess closer to downtown, the better?)
3. Easy shopping / food / drinks nearby
I lived in wicker park, loved it, but would be more condos than complexes. I had a parking spot but no car. It's on the blue line.
Lincoln park and wrigleyville may also suit you.
Avoid downtown, people commute to work, but it's dead at nights and weekends.