Before you head off to make a name for yourself in the Windy City, ask yourself these questions to find the right neighborhood for you.

1. Do you have a car?

Chicago has a decent public transit system but making the most of the city without a car requires a bit of strategizing

Chicago has a decent public transit system, but making the most of the city without a car requires a bit of strategizing. Stay along the blue line for ultimate convenience. Running from the airport all the way to The Loop, the Blue Line makes traversing the city a snap. Logan Square, Belmont Gardens, and Bucktown are all neighborhoods with stops along it.

If you love that urban feel, living in the West Loop could be a fun option. Inspire envy with your walking commute, and embrace the hustle and bustle of the city. With bars and restaurants galore, you'll never have to leave.

2. Do you have kids?

Raise a family in the charming brick townhouses of Lincoln Park, and push your stroller down its tree lined streets. The thousand-acre city park it is named for boasts a zoo, golf course, and numerous trails, for endless afternoons of entertainment. A wedge of green with a staggering view of the Chicago skyline in the distance, Lincoln Park is a slice of family friendly life within the big city.

Another great, kid-friendly option to consider is Beverly, a residential neighborhood in the Southwest of Chicago known for its gorgeous historic homes. Edison Park gives a taste of suburban life within the city limits of Chicago.

3. Are you a millennial with good taste?

Logan Square is the neighborhood of the moment with hipsters and young professionals

Logan Square is the neighborhood of the moment, with hipsters and young professionals swarming in to enjoy Logan Square's charming streets and plethora of good eats. You'll never run out of things to do in Logan Square; there seems to be a new restaurant opening up every week, or a new bar to check out.

Logan Square might be the new cool neighborhood on the block, but Wicker Park was the original hipster haven. Once home to artists and the counterculture activists during the sixties, this neighborhood still has a lot of personality, and many of the top spots of the city.

4. Are you on a budget?

If you don't have the bank account for a one-bedroom apartment in Lincoln Park, but don't want to sacrifice personality for affordability, give Ukrainian Village a shot. Right on the fringes of Wicker Park, Ukrainian Village is chock full of Italian and Ukrainian dives, as well of a smattering of new, hip establishments.

Another great option for living in Chicago on a budget is Pilsen. Right near the center of the city, Pilsen is the hot new spot for hipsters and artists. Full of coffee shops and galleries, this neighborhood is sure to be the coolest neighborhood in Chicago in five years.

5. Need some greenery?

If the endless urban sprawl gets you down, you might consider renting a place in Hyde Park, Chicago's greenest neighborhood. This low-key neighborhood is primarily populated by University of Chicago students, and is composed of brick buildings lined up along sleepy, charming boulevards. With lush parks and tree-lined streets, Hyde Park is a welcome respite of green in contrast to the towering skyscrapers that dominate downtown. This super cozy neighborhood isn't right for a party animal, but has many local gems, like Valois for brunch, or The Cove Lounge for a beer.

6. Are you looking for a classic Chicago experience?

Lakeview is almost a perfect microcosm of Chicago life. Right next to Wrigley field, Lakeview offers a wealth of sports bars for cheering along the home team. If you aren't a frat bro, the west side of Lakeview is much quieter and family focused. Wanting to queer it up a little bit? Boystown is the gay center of Chicago.

Catch a show at the Schubas Tavern, or a movie at the Music Box, or just grab a drink at one of the many trendy taverns lining the streets. And like the name suggests, all of this comes with a killer view of Lake Michigan.

7. Do you want to be in the thick of things and are you willing to pay for it?

Old Town is a stunning neighborhood to live inComposed of century old townhouses and Victorian homes

If you have deep pockets and a taste for history, Old Town is a stunning neighborhood to live in. Composed of century old townhouses and Victorian homes, Old Town was a bohemian enclave in the 60s and 70s. Walking distance from The Loop, it somehow maintains a neighborhood feel, with dog walkers and joggers making the most of Old Town's picturesque sidewalks. Home of Chicago's esteemed comedy club, Second City, numerous bars along Wells Street, and long time favorites like Nookies Diner, Old Town is great for both day, and night.

River North is maybe the ultimate neighborhood to live in, if you can afford it. This affluent neighborhood is home to some of the most exclusive nightlife in the city, and the hub of Chicago's art scene. Locals will happily brag that River North has the most art galleries outside of Manhattan. The former warehouse district has been transformed into glass covered lofts for wealthy creative professionals. From gourmet meals, to hobnobbing at art openings, River North is the place to be for a culture junkie. Close to the lake and the Loop, it's hard to beat this location.

Finding the right neighborhood for you can be a game changer when you move to a new city. No matter where you end up, you are bound to have a blast. With so many restaurants, museums, bars and shops, Chicago has something for everyone, from the sports fan to the high brow art collector.

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