Hello everyone! My name is Maggie, DH and I are moving to Chicago this winter for work, so I wanted to introduce myself and get any neighborhood recs you might have for me..
I actually grew up in the 'burbs (Barrington until I was about 10, then my family moved to the area outside of McHenry). I went to college in La Crosse, Wisconsin, and have been living in that area with DH for about six years, with the exception of a few months living in France.
I loved living in Paris while I was abroad, and am really excited to be moving downtown. My dad has worked in Chicago all my life, but I'm not really familiar with the city myself. I was wondering if you could give me some neighborhood recs?
Since we've never lived permanently in a city of more than 30,000 people, we want to make sure the neighborhood is safe and friendly. We are pretty young (24 and 25) so being in a young, fun neighborhood is important to us. We're more craft-beer types than clubbers, and are both musicians, so an artsy area is probably our best bet. I will be working on Michigan Ave, so I want to be close to the El as well. We aren't going to have a great budget, though...probably around 1,000/month for rent.
Any thoughts you have would be most appreciated! Thanks!