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What’s the most affordable neighborhood in Chicago that is easily accessible to the financial district?

Asked by Trulia Chicago, Chicago, IL Thu Aug 9, 2012

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If you will be living alone, and are a pretty simple person, you may consider some of the small office spaces right in the Financial District. You'll need the bathroom key. And have to lie about your purpose in renting the space, but it's cheaper than anywhere else within miles.

Otherwise, decide if you are going to rent or buy.

There are plenty of affordable rentals in the Gold Coast, where you could walk during the summer to the financial district. If you are buying, there are very affordable older condos in Lincoln Park. And if you want a house, you should check out Bridgeport or Pilsen, otherwise go further north to Portage Park or Jefferson Park. And then, you may like a multi-unit (multi family) like a two flat or a three flat. That will open up more areas for you.

Buy High. Sell Low.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun Aug 12, 2012
You are not giving enough details of what it is that you need or what you are looking for....
Renting, buying, condo? townhouse? what is your price range? and are you just looking for
affordable....Chicago with its many property styles and sizes and variety in neighborhoods offers
something for everyone --- it is just a question of what you are looking for and what your price range
is.

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1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Aug 10, 2012
A question like this will get a wide variety of responses. Too open ended, too many factors for a brief online answer. For rent or for purchase? For how long? What is "neighborhood" criteria? This is a city of neighborhoods, but every individual has a preference for what makes up a good neighborhood. Some prefer the hustle and bustle of a building in the center of a concrete canyon, while others want sidewalk cafes and parks. The easy answer is that there are affordable housing units in all of the areas closest to the Loop, but that may mean a studio or one-bedroom apartment in a loft or high-rise versus a larger condo, townhome or single-family home on a tree-lined street.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Aug 9, 2012
Check out Printers Row. You can buy there for cheap and walk to work.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Aug 9, 2012
Not sure what affordable means. Cheapest would be to go south of the Loop and maybe west, but I would need more information
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Aug 9, 2012
Affordable is a relative term. There are Million dollar bargains and $200k ripoffs.

Do you plan on walking, biking, driving, taking the bus, or taking the El to the loop?

Work with a Realtor to help define your goals and then over time actualize them.

Plenty of great areas in the city depending on the needs that you have.

Feel free to contact me should you need any help.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Aug 9, 2012
everything is accessible .. and affordable is relevant
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Aug 9, 2012
Do you need public transportation? Check out the CTA routes if you do and find neighborhoods along them. If you prefer to walk the you could live in loop, south loop, west loop or river north.Email me for more questions/answers.
Jesse McGrath
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312-545-2775
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