I'm moving to Chicago with my fiancé in August. We're looking for a two bedroom that we won't regret. Oh, and we're poor as hell. Is it even possible to find a two bedroom for less than $1,000? Inside is a list of more particular criteria.
We want to find whatever meets the most of the following criteria:
--Two bedroom, but a one bedroom is a possibility
--Allows a cat and a bunny
--Near a grocery (preferably a local one with international selections)
--As close to $1,000 a month as possible, preferably less
--As safe as possible
--Within 30-45 minutes of the loop
--Near public transportation
--Being able to bike to a park or the lake would be a bonus
--Near restaurants / cafes etc. also a bonus
Comments about what to avoid are also welcome, as we know little about Chicago aside from the touristy stuff.
The goal is to meet as many of these criteria as possible, but with our budget we're used to not finding exactly what we want.
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have had good answers, but nothing that quite answered my questions for me.