Okay, so you’re me now and not you, and I (that means you, me) have to choose between Apt A and B. Each of the individual units are A+: I love the floor plans, the way the look, they’re each in vintage buildings with hardwood floors and lots of windows, they’re both within my Perfect World Budget, and not the Maybe, if it’s Perfect Budget that I was dreading having to dip into. They’re both ab fab.
Apt A, however, lacks the kind of accessibility to the train that I’m looking for, and its part of the neighborhood is a little quieter and less lively than I’d like. Walking proximity to more places to drink, eat and buy groceries would be key. It’s not terribly far from anything, but it’s not ideal. On the plus side, I just like the unit itself more. The central air and heating is a huge plus, even though heat/electric aren’t included in the rent.
Apt B is perfect for transportation, I spotted two pubs in two blocks, the neighborhood is a little less nice than A’s, but it’s fine and more upbeat. The rent is also cheaper by about $150. Heat is included, but electricity is not. Even though I like the way Apt A looks more, B is still very much in line with what I like, and is one of the more spacious apartments I’ve seen in my price range. The main thing that pumps the brakes on me saying, “We have a winner!” is Apt B doesn’t have laundry on site. Oh shit no. This is Chicago. The idea of dragging my laundry through the ice and snow all winter is unsettling.
So you’re me now. What to do, what to do?