Residence near Argonne National Laboratory
August 13, 2012 4:33 PM Subscribe
Chicago Area Filter: International co-op student trying to find a 6-month housing lease near Argonne National Laboratory
on the outskirts of Chicago. What areas around there should I search? Are there any I should avoid in my search?
posted by TimeStove to travel & transportation around Chicago, IL (8 answers total)
I am an insanely lucky second year science student who found an international research assistantship at Argonne National Laboratory for 6 months starting in mid-September. I'm in the process of looking for somewhere to stay and was just wondering if anyone has any knowledge of the area around the laboratory. Are there suburbs I should avoid, or any I should focus on during my search?
I'm looking for somewhere hopefully suburban that's quiet and safe, preferably a 30-40 minute commute. I'm expecting to pay something on the order of $1000/mo, though anything less than that would be nice.
It's pretty difficult to gauge some of the listings I've found on Google maps and the like, but I'm planning to drive out in late August to check things out in person. It would definitely be nice to have an idea of where to look and where to stay clear of.
Many thanks in advance for advice you may have.