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If someone were to land a job at Northwestern University and were trying to figure out where to maybe look at house rentals. Where are some good places to look?
Ideally not in Chicago, less than an hour commute, and not someplace where folks are TOO packed in together. Bonus points for ease of finding gaming obviously.
GM me if you have suggestions. Or respond to this thread. Thanks.
If you are cool with driving, north of Evanston has a ton of wider-open areas. Northbrook, Winnetka, Wilmette.
i'm a huge fan of Chicago though, so I wouldn't rule out living in chicago, even if on the far North side. (*note- I've never lived north of the river, so I'm not super familiar with those neighborhoods, but some of them are very nice).
The purple line runs to Evanston. If you go during rush hour, there is an express train to Evanston from downtown and up the red-line corridor. If not, you take red to purple and that is slower.
Living in Evanston is nice too, and gives you access to Chicago at will, but is a bit more expensive due to being close to the university.
*Also, there traditionally are no bowling alleys in Evanston (so goes the rumor) because it was dry until very recently.