So, I don’t have an actual offer letter yet, but it looks like I may be taking a position at University of Illinois Chicago! The position looks fantastic and I’m pretty excited. This will hopefully be a long term position, so I’m also planning on buying a house/condo/apartment, which I’ve never done before.
Can anyone tell me about areas convenient to the UIC medical buildings on South Wolcott? Ideally, I’d like to be in walking distance (no more than 2.5 miles), but will also consider transit options. Would prefer not to need to drive. Don’t have kids, so local school districts are not an issue. Would love to also be in walking distance of lots of good food. Looking for a small house or a large (2-3 bedroom) apartment.
Also, this will be a first-time home buying experience for myself and my partner, and I’m terrified. Does anyone know a good buyer’s agent in Chicago?