I managed to fit in a couple apartment visits right before I left for the Derby – and I may have actually found a prospect! Maybe.
The place I like is in Ravenswood, near Wilson and Paulina. Paulina has some great houses on it, but this apartment is in a complex. First con. But the real pro is that the apartment will be renovated, and I’ll be the first to live in it. The current tenant is moving out June 1, and it’d be ready for me to move in July 1. These pics are of a unit they’ve already redone, but apparently it has the exact same layout as the one I’d move into:
Renovated kitchen and bath
Good location in terms of getting to work and friends via public transit
Short bus ride to Montrose beach!
.5 miles from the train (I know, I’m a baby)
No grocery within walking distance
No outdoor space/balcony
Need to buy AC window unit(s)
Coin-operated laundry (pretty much a given, but I’ll add it here anyway)
Ha, it’s funny – when I started writing this post, I was feeling optimistic about this place; now, I’m just feeling so-so. What do you think?