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Maybe we are stuck-up jerks.

My boyfriend and I are considering moving to the Twin Cities. [more inside]
posted by stoneandstar on Jun 29, 2014 - 27 answers

I don't know cities, and I especially don't know this city

I'm interviewing for a postdoc position at the University of Chicago next month. I've never lived in a big city and I don't know much about Chicago at all. I'm going to be visiting and would like to at least get a feel for where I might want to live as a 30-something single woman, and how I would safely get back and forth from work. Advice please? [more inside]
posted by you're a kitty! on May 29, 2014 - 18 answers

Chicago: convince me it's awesome

My fiancé and I are pondering a move to the Midwest to be closer to our respective families (fairly evenly distributed across the entire region). Chicago seems an obvious choice, but I've hated every trip I've ever taken there. Where are the good parts? Please show me it's not full of suck. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 15, 2014 - 40 answers

Sabbatical in Chicago

I'm currently studying law in a UK university, and am contemplating taking a semester off beginning August 2014 (about 4 months) to work and travel. The plan right now is to move to another city/country and work and stay there, and on the top of my list at the moment is Chicago. How viable is this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 11, 2013 - 9 answers

Trans and moving: Chicago or Seattle?

The next city I live in will be the city where I start taking hormones and eventually try to pass as female in public. Should it be Chicago or Seattle? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 2, 2013 - 22 answers

Moving to Chicago. Help?

Where to live, what am I overlooking, huge step and pivotal moment in my life. I need to know where to look for apartments for rent in Chicago in a safe, student friendly neighborhood that won't cost a fortune. [more inside]
posted by lunastellasol on Apr 19, 2013 - 25 answers

A moving company to get from Chicago to Boston.

Asking for a friend: What's a good moving company to go from Chicago to Boston with the contents of one bedroom apartment? (Clothes, kitchen stuff plus dining table, bedroom furniture, living room stuff like a big couch and some chairs, a bookcase etc. Might also include the moving of a Honda Civic.)
posted by CrazyLemonade on Oct 22, 2012 - 7 answers

Should we move back to Boston after a month?

My fiancee and I moved to Chicago from Boston, a couple of months ago, and the both of us are just longing to go back to Boston. We can afford to move back, and she has job prospects out there. Should we go or wait it out? [more inside]
posted by summerteeth on Oct 18, 2012 - 24 answers

Where should a Chicago girl move?

Is there a place in this world for a picky Chicagoland girl to move? [more inside]
posted by Angel de Lune on Aug 28, 2012 - 28 answers

Kind of maybe moving, Mr. Landlord

Job opportunity has quickly come up in new city, but nothing settled. Would have to be there October 1 though, what do I tell landlord? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 24, 2012 - 5 answers

Movers from Milwaukee to Chicago

Any recommended movers for moving from Milwaukee to Chicago? [more inside]
posted by cycleback on Jul 9, 2012 - 4 answers

Tips for replacing all your stuff after a move to Chicago.

My wife and I will be moving across an ocean(the atlantic - from Birmingham, UK to Chicago) in a couple of months and in the process I will be abandoning 87.6% of my stuff (everything but sentimental knick-knacks, some clothing and laptops). I'd like advice on rebuilding my stuff collection - furniture, appliances, kitchen utensils and all the other stuff you need to make an apartment livable. What would you do if you could do it all over again? [more inside]
posted by srboisvert on May 19, 2012 - 32 answers

Finding A Job In Chicago Without A Clue

I would like to get a new job in Chicago. What are some things I can do over the summer to maximize my odds at finding employment in the windy city? My field is software engineering. [more inside]
posted by Green With You on Apr 23, 2012 - 8 answers

I am considering a position at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) main campus. Where in Chicago should I live?

Where in Chicago should I live if I take a position at the Illinois Institute of Technology? [more inside]
posted by cycleback on Apr 13, 2012 - 7 answers

Should this City Mouse Become a (pseudo)Country Mouse?

MakeMyMindUpForMe-filter: If you were a not-so-young-anymore grad student to be, and had to choose between spending the next 6(ish) years of your life in Durham or Chicago, which would you choose on a purely lifestyle basis (academic/$$ considerations being relatively equal), and why? Looking for experiences of those who have lived (not necessarily studied) in either (or both!) places. Semi-relevant details inside. [more inside]
posted by Dorinda on Mar 12, 2012 - 25 answers

So excited for the food and the lake...

Help with moving to Chicago! [more inside]
posted by emkelley on Mar 2, 2012 - 21 answers

from LA to Chicago with an empty suitcase

What do you get the guy who has nothing? I'm looking for practical going-away gifts for a friend who's about to pack up his few belongings in his car and move cross-country, broke. [more inside]
posted by roger ackroyd on Feb 16, 2012 - 48 answers

Neighborhoods in Chicago for twenty-something foodie?

What Chicago neighborhood is best for a single 20-something foodie? [more inside]
posted by melissam on Oct 14, 2011 - 18 answers

Cheapest way to move a small number of large items interstate?

I have four large, heavy items (furniture or similar) that I'd like to move from Philadelphia to Chicago, but I'm wondering if it's just cheaper sell them on craigslist and re-buy? [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on May 18, 2011 - 9 answers

What Chicago neighborhood should we move to?

ChicagoFilter: We're looking to move out of our miserable Hyde Park apartment. Hooray! We don't know anything about the rest of Chicago. What neighborhoods should we be looking at when one of us will be commuting via public transit to Northeastern Illinois University (in North Park) and one half will be commuting (with a car) to Hyde Park? Budget-friendly ideas welcome--we're just looking for anything with more grocery stores and a shorter commute time to NEIU than Hyde Park.
posted by besonders on Apr 30, 2011 - 9 answers

What's living in Chicago like?

What's living in Chicago like? How's is it different from Cambridge, MA? Should we move there? [more inside]
posted by david1230 on Apr 5, 2011 - 25 answers

Help my student worker move to Chicago.

I need help finding a place to live in Chicago (asking for a friend). [more inside]
posted by DiscourseMarker on Dec 7, 2010 - 12 answers

Is this relevant to my interests? [y][n]

Best Chicago-centric blogs? We're moving next month, and I need some help getting jazzed up about this. [more inside]
posted by booknerd on Jun 4, 2010 - 18 answers

How are Saturdays in the park?

Sweeping ChicagoFilter. [more inside]
posted by cmoj on May 7, 2010 - 25 answers

timeline for starting a new life?

I'm quitting my job, moving 2,000 miles away, and getting married. I've never done this before. When do I start applying for new jobs and looking for an apartment? Bonus points for library-job-specific recommendations. [more inside]
posted by booknerd on Apr 27, 2010 - 11 answers

Best way to move from Chicago to Milwaukee

Need recommendations for the best (read: lowest stress) way to move from Chicago to Milwaukee. We've never dealt with a moving company before. [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Sep 15, 2009 - 12 answers

Chicago or DC?

I have lived in NYC for most of my life and I am exhausted, tired, and in need of a change. I've settled into two cities Chicago or DC...But would like to get the Hive's input, which one is better? [more inside]
posted by The1andonly on Aug 21, 2009 - 52 answers

I need an inexpensive, yet reliable moving company in Chicago?

Can anyone recommend a reliable, yet reasonably priced moving service/company in Chicago? [more inside]
posted by shrimpsmalls on Aug 5, 2009 - 20 answers

Should I get movers for an intra-building move (so no trucks required)? Bonus for recommendations in Chicago.

I'm moving from a 2bdr (had a roommate) to a studio in the same apartment building on the south side of Chicago. I'll be moving, oh, maybe 15 floors down. The building has a freight elevator. Since I don't even need a truck, should I hire people? My desk almost doesn't fit in the door, my then-boyfriend had to tilt it in strange and crazy ways that I don't think I can do by myself. I have a loveseat, bed, giant expedit bookshelf, and a desk - everything else I could handle myself I guess.
posted by anthropomorphic on Jul 19, 2009 - 17 answers

What U.S. cities are best for artists to make a living?

I live in Madison WI and am looking to move to a larger city, under the impression that being in a larger city will provide me with more exposure and greater opportunities. I was thinking of moving to the outskirts of Chicago because it's close to my family in Madison and I love it there. I also miss Denver CO where I was born, but am unsure what kind of an art community it has. Does anyone know what cities are best for making a living as an artist? I have a degree in illustration but am also trying to get into gallery shows as well if that helps. Thank you very much for any advice.
posted by RaceTheDream on Mar 31, 2009 - 8 answers

Chicago is My Kind Of Town, but I Love LA (We Love It!)

I transferred to Los Angeles last Spring. I hate the job, but I love LA. There has always been a standing offer to return to my old Chicago office. How do you evaluate the balance between being in a place you love, versus being in a job that's satisfying? [more inside]
posted by hwyengr on Jan 14, 2009 - 11 answers

Help me recession-proof my future, post-college life.

I'm 21 years old, about to graduate college, and the recession is freaking me out. I know there's no right or wrong answer to which course my life should take, but I need help focusing on realistic skills and places to live that I should be considering. [more inside]
posted by Muffpub on Jan 7, 2009 - 20 answers

Get me outta here

Good, cheap movers in Chicago? Or back to the Uhaul? [more inside]
posted by sinfony on Aug 14, 2008 - 15 answers

Best way to get my stuff from Mpls to Chicago?

I'll be moving to Chicago from Minneapolis at the end of the month, and I'm trying to figure out the best (read: easiest/cheapest) way to get 3 people's bedroom furniture plus a living room out there. There's a lot of good advice on askme already, but I thought with ever-increasing gas prices I'd see if new alternatives have popped up. [more inside]
posted by ictow on Aug 5, 2008 - 5 answers

Help me make a list of questions for prospective Chicago landlords!

I'm compiling a list of questions to ask prospective landlords when viewing their properties in Chicago next week. Help me make sure I'm asking everything I should be! [more inside]
posted by c:\awesome on Jun 3, 2008 - 15 answers

How can I most effectively hire movers to move out and move in on the same day, but with a giant gap in between?

How do the logistics of hiring a mover work when I need to close my sale and my purchase in the same day (from Chicago to the suburbs, if that matters)? [more inside]
posted by AgentRocket on May 16, 2008 - 6 answers

Step-by-step apartment hunting in Chicago

I'm looking for the Chicago version of this answer to NYC apartment hunting. [more inside]
posted by c:\awesome on Feb 27, 2008 - 10 answers

Lifetime Suburbanite wants to live the city life!

Where do I start exploring the city? [more inside]
posted by Alive N Kickin on Nov 28, 2007 - 16 answers

chicago movers

Please recommend movers in Chicago. [more inside]
posted by shotgunbooty on Nov 26, 2007 - 12 answers

Can St. Louis hold a candle to Chicago?

Can St. Louis hold a candle to Chicago? I love Chicago. Half my family is from there, I went to school there; it's one of the few places in the world I've been to that felt like 'home' in my heart. I don't currently live there--I moved away for a job after school--but am trying to get back. [more inside]
posted by jkl345 on Oct 28, 2007 - 31 answers

what to do, what to do?

Should we move and, if so, where? [more inside]
posted by mustcatchmooseandsquirrel on Sep 21, 2007 - 12 answers

How do I park a moving truck in Chicago?

Parking-in-Chicago-Filter: Is a permit required to park an 18 wheel moving truck? If so, where does one obtain that permit? [more inside]
posted by bryanzera on Sep 5, 2007 - 7 answers

How can I find housing in a city I've barely visited?

[Chicago Filter] Moving to Chicago in June. Start work 2 days later. No time to go to Chicago before the move. What's the best way to find an apt? (Everyone on CL wants to meet me first, which isn't possible.) [more inside]
posted by moooshy on Apr 28, 2007 - 17 answers

Cheap but livable Chicago two bedroom

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. [more inside]
posted by ztdavis on Apr 2, 2007 - 21 answers

Where should I move?

How do I figure out what city to move to? [more inside]
posted by echo0720 on Apr 17, 2006 - 18 answers

Austinite moving to Chicago. Guide me!

I'm moving from Austin to Chicago in two weeks. Tell me what to expect. [more inside]
posted by jammer on Jan 15, 2006 - 30 answers

chicago movers

There have been general moving advice questions, and location-specific moving advice questions, and I've got one of the latter: anyone have recommendations for good, trustworthy movers in Chicago?
posted by kenko on Jul 5, 2005 - 5 answers

How Much Money Do I Need to Move to Chicago?

How much money do I need to move to Chicago? [more inside]
posted by IshmaelGraves on Jul 2, 2004 - 11 answers

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