Chicago, Illinois

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Chicago, Illinois just along Lake Michigan, is among the largest cities in the U.S. Famed for its bold architecture, it has a skyline punctuated by skyscrapers such as the iconic John Hancock Center, 1,451-ft. Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) and the neo-Gothic Tribune Tower. The city is also renowned for its museums, including the Art Institute of Chicago with its noted Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works.

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HOUSING

Housing Tips:

  • Lots of public transportation, do not need to look for places with parking for a car

  • The Flats at East West University ($1200 for own room, August-December lease)

  • Airbnb with other co-ops ($600-900)

  • Check Local Facebook groups (DePaul College Campus)

  • Please avoid using Craigslist as it is not very reliable​​

 

Recommended Neighborhoods:

  • Wicker Park

  • Lincoln Park

  • The Loop

  • Streeterville

  • River North

  • Old Town

  • Wrigleyville

  • Oak Park

  • Forest Park

 

Furnished 3 bed/1 bath Apartment  for UC Co-op Students

Level Architecture Incorporated is offering a newly refreshed, furnished apartment for co-op students on a short-term basis. Located above the firm's new office building in Avondale, it will be equipped with all basic furnishings. A few UC Alumni work for the firm and there's potential to attend networking opportunities through their firm's events.

Bed/Bath

3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom

Location

3489 N Elston Ave, Chicago

Rent

$800/month,
Short-term lease

Available

May 1, 2021

Interested? Contact Greg Gibson greg@levelincorporated.com 

PLACES TO FIND HOUSING ACCOMMODATIONS

Not yet available in all cities, but aptamigo is another great resource to help you find apartments in Chicago, Atlanta, Denver, and Nashville! 

 

TRANSPORTATION

Modes of Transportation

  • Public transportation

    • Light Rail "The L"

    • Uber/Lyft/Taxi

  • Walk

    • Chicago is relatively walkable 

  • Biking

    • Bike along Lakeshore!

    • Divvy bike share

  • Driving

    • It is not recommended that you drive​, but if you do expect traffic

    • Parking is expensive, but you can use SpotHero

Transportation Specific to Chicago

  • Monthly pass with Ventra card is $100

  • $240 monthly Metra Commuter Train

  • $100 monthly unlimited subway pass

 

 

ENTERTAINMENT

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Museum of Science & Industry

Cloudgate

(The Bean)

Maggie Daley Park

 

MAP OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

In this map you will find specific information about housing, entertainment, transportation, and ​landmarks around the city. This map has a lot more information once expanded so be sure to check it out in depth

 CONTACT & ALUMNI NETWORK

Contact

People to contact, who have lived in this city ​​​

Alumni Network 

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