I’m moving to Chicago soon (yay!) and I must begin the process of finding a place to live. I lived in Chicago for a year and a half two years ago, and then I lived in Edgewater. I liked that I was close to transportation and in a relatively safe place that wasn’t too pristine (had a few crack whores on the corner, but they got downright chatty after they knew you a while).
I’m looking for what everyone wants: that is, the most space for the least money. I’ve found ads for places in areas like Humboldt Park and Logan Square that fit my budget ($900 max) and I think those places would be okay, but I don’t have a lot of experience in those areas. My boyfriend and I are looking for a two bedroom (though I think we’ll settle for one) that’s close to public transportation (we won’t have a car).
So, Chicago dopers, where do you live and what do you like about it? Is there a place you’d like to be? Any suggestions?