Finding a roommate in Chicago?
August 2, 2016 8:50 AM   Subscribe

I'm moving to Hyde Park and have found an amazing 2-bedroom apartment. Only trouble is I need a roommate and have had no luck so far--are there any resources I haven't tried that you've had luck with?

I've posted on Craigslist, on UChicago's Marketplace, Reddit's /chicagoroommates, and on Facebook. I'm moving in a month and am growing a little desperate. Are any of the roommate-matching websites actually legitimate? Is there anything else I should be considering?
posted by soonertbone to Home & Garden (5 answers total)
I live in Hyde Park and know someone who is looking for a roommate-- if you want to DM me the listing, I'll forward it along.
posted by stoneandstar at 9:08 AM on August 2, 2016

Best answer: Also, in my experience, there are way more people looking for roommates in mid to late August, since the school year begins so late.
posted by stoneandstar at 9:46 AM on August 2, 2016

Best answer: worked well for me (albeit Pittsburgh, not Chicago)
posted by notquitemaryann at 3:19 PM on August 2, 2016

Best answer: As a former Hyde Park resident, I can confirm stoneandstar's point that most of your potential roommates are not yet in town.
posted by thomas j wise at 4:06 AM on August 3, 2016

Response by poster: Well, that's good to hear. Thanks folks. I'll look into and I'll try to stay calm for another couple of weeks.
posted by soonertbone at 9:29 AM on August 3, 2016

« Older Examples of "regional" common knowledge   |   Which is the better financial app for us: Mint or... Newer »
This thread is closed to new comments.