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Andrew / April 30, 2007 1:34 AM

Assuming you live in an apartment, obviously.

Evan C. / April 30, 2007 1:44 AM

My apartment is sooo big, when its beeper goes off, people think it's backing up!

Ummm... / April 30, 2007 6:40 AM

Not big at all.

In fact, I am starting to question whether or not city life is worth it...Am I mortgaging my future by living here? It is so expensive, with everyone taxing and feeing increasing me to death, I am not saving any money.

What will happen when I am in my 30s and have little to nothing to show for the last 10 years?

charlie / April 30, 2007 7:32 AM

Pretty big, very close to the lake and sunny as hell. 1250 sq ft. actually.

How big is yours Andrew?

Mikey / April 30, 2007 8:26 AM

851 sq ft recently-purchased condo, which is big enough for my dog and me...

It gives the appearance of being more spacious because it has 10'6" ceilings and a 12' by 12' terrace balcony, which is bigger than the bedroom in the apartment I previously rented...

mike / April 30, 2007 8:26 AM

Twelve square feet. Thereabouts.

kate / April 30, 2007 9:03 AM

Big enough so my 2 roommates and I do not share any bedroom walls.

I honestly have no idea how many square feets I have up in my apartment, but it's a typical 3 bed/1 bath with a frunchroom.

Justin / April 30, 2007 9:05 AM

Unbelievably large.

jennifer / April 30, 2007 9:07 AM

700-odd square foot in ukrainian village. fits me, my boyfriend and two cats somewhat comfortably. i want to move into a bigger place, but the rent is so, so ridiculously cheap for the neighborhood that it's worth it.

Nuke LaLoosh / April 30, 2007 9:25 AM

I rent - 2 BR, about 1100 square feet; about $1100/month (not to self-disclose too much).

Wish I had: central air, a yard, a dog. No dogs allowed -- and I am not happy about that.


jasmine / April 30, 2007 9:29 AM

Around 750-800 sq ft, 2bed/1 bath. Comfortable size for my roommate and myself, will be even more comfy when he moves out and I take over.

carrie / April 30, 2007 9:38 AM

I think my place is 704 sq, with a nice big deck. They managed to squeeze 2 bedrooms and a small living room into it. Sometimes I sit in the living room and think of how they could've made better use of the space, but then I realize that I just have to be happy with what I have... afterall they did fit a w/d in there and dishwasher.

David / April 30, 2007 10:01 AM

I measured it twice 'cause I thought I got it wrong the first time.

1,950 sf. for $1035 in Logan Square, two bed, two bath.

I smile every time I come home.

paul / April 30, 2007 10:09 AM

I always figure it at just under 1000 Sq. Ft. (980 maybe), but it seems so much bigger whenever I need to paint it (or clean it).

dave / April 30, 2007 10:16 AM

It's just under 2,000, which is more room than we need, but it's great when we have guests.

annie / April 30, 2007 10:24 AM

I'd say it's about 1250 sq. ft. 3 bedroom, 1 bath, big kitchen, big living room and dinning room, patio back yard. It's the 9th apartment I've lived in and it's my favorite. I'd love to buy but it's so expensive in my hood (Ukrainian), I'm just happy to love the neighborhood I'm in, it's been a long time for that.

Andrew / April 30, 2007 10:41 AM

I have the upper half of a two-flat, so I've got a good amount of space. 'Round 2,000 square feet, I think.

Before this place, though, we had about 750 square feet, so I still feel very blessed, two and a half years later.

The Doctor / April 30, 2007 10:41 AM

Bigger on the inside than it is on the outside.

a / April 30, 2007 10:59 AM

Around 1100 sq feet in Roscoe Village. 2 smallish-bedrooms, a little storage area under the stairs going up to the upstairs apt, decent kitchen, too tiny bathroom, nice size dining room and living room, SWEET ASS deck and yard. The landlord lives upstairs and he is so awesome that i feel like the place is more mine than any other place I've rented. He even lets us stay in his Wisconsin getaway house for fuh-ree! The downside is that living here is so easy that I am never compelled to start saving for my own place.

skafiend / April 30, 2007 11:12 AM

Big enough so I don't feel that lonely when I'm by myself, but not big enough for me to escape my problems.

In other words, a smallish one-bedroom with a nice view of the park and lake. And for some reason, more closets than a one-bedroom should rightfully have.

spence / April 30, 2007 11:20 AM

I lease a very large, cheap 2 bedroom that my brother and I will not be able to renew in the name of gentrifying Uptown. B*stards.

printdude / April 30, 2007 11:26 AM

I live in a house.

A house big enough for two dogs to share with me and the wife. The cat has his own room, too.

I really don't need anymore space.

Jill / April 30, 2007 11:33 AM

The Boy and I live in a really big 1 BR/1 BA in E. Lakeview. The BR is big enough for the bed and my big desk, we have a decent-sized galley kitchen, dining room, and huge living room. Decent closet space too.

The two best things:
1. Tall ceilings (11' at least)--the Boy is 6'5" and for once, he can't touch the ceiling.
2. We're on the top floor, NW corner: Lots of light, and the BR doesn't share walls with any other apartment.

It's perfect for what we need right now, and we're not leaving until we need another bedroom.

ken / April 30, 2007 12:12 PM

Around 1000 sq ft give or take, house out in the country waaaayyy past the actual 'burbs, it has a decent yard although I haven't a garage. It is outrageously expensive for what it is and the drive to Metra for my near 2 hour commute sucks. I long to move back down to sunny FLA, where my old place was almost 2000 sq ft for $850 per month and it was on the Gulf of f***in Mexico.

spook / April 30, 2007 12:54 PM

2nd flr. 1,460 feet, living room, hall way, dinning room, kitchen, lots of windows. I sleep in the smaller bed room using the larger one as a library/ studio. My mastiff and I fit nicely though I can’t pass a garage, art sale, craft festival, or a dumpster with out taking a peak, so I will “out grow” it soon.
I call it the Ghetto Condo cause it’s not located in the “gentry section” of Logan Square

I got it at a steal 5 years ago with a fixed 6% cap so my mortgage is 740, 66- assessments around 200.

I think its might be smarter to rent it out when I move in a few years to West Garfield Park.
I want on of those grey stones with a huge garden and room for two more mastiffs! Roof. Course maybe it will be New Orleans!

I'm pretty proud of finally getting it togther to be a home owner

snuh / April 30, 2007 12:56 PM

approx. 1200 sq. feet 2 br/1ba in roscoe village for my partner and i. the fixures are actually quite charming. it has a/c and a dishwasher (i will never not have a dishwasher again). no dogs allowed, despite ample room for one or two...makes me sad.

the pet / April 30, 2007 1:30 PM

I think the square footage on my one-bedroom is 750 or so.

I really love it. It's the perfect size for me and the cat.

The light is great, the landlord isn't a slumlord (a bit flakey at times, though), people sit out on their porches when the weather gets nice, there's ample parking, and the landlord let me paint.

I do plan on owning a place one day, but for now, I'm enjoying the hell out of my apartment.

Hal / April 30, 2007 1:48 PM

1400 sq ft, soon to be 1800 when we move from Uptown to Andersonville this summer.

The Master / April 30, 2007 2:23 PM

Damn you Doctor!!!

leah / April 30, 2007 3:26 PM

I've got a whopping 700' +/- 3' or 4'.

It's the perfect size for me & my 2 cats & my candy.

LoadZone / April 30, 2007 3:47 PM

My apartment is big enough to get a second cat...which I did this past weekend.


2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms and I live alone.

Plenty of options around the apartment.

spook / April 30, 2007 4:46 PM

all right where is Allan!

The Doctor / April 30, 2007 4:56 PM

Ah yes... The Master. If anyone ever had a bad neighbor, you'd be it.

Appleby / April 30, 2007 5:22 PM

My apartment is so big, another friggin' bank just put in an ATM in the john.

My apartment is so big, the Bud Billiken Parade does a practice run in here, just for me.

My apartment is so big, it has its own alderman.

My apartment is so big that y'all are in it. Hey -- get out of my apartment!

Leelah / April 30, 2007 5:35 PM

For the past 5 years, I have been living in a 4 bedroom house on the south side (in a slightly ghetto area, definitely not gentrified). It has a huge double lot, a 2.5 car garage, etc... but it's SO far south.

Given the Dan Ryan situation and the fact that I transferred to a school in Englewood (50 blocks north of where I live now), I just sold that place and will be massively downsizing to a 2 bedroom condo in Logan Square in May. I am sure my two dogs and two cats are not going to be very happy with me...

vit / April 30, 2007 7:28 PM

probably about 700 sq feet. Decent sized front room, eat-in kitchen, and itty-bitty 7x9 bedroom with no closet (but 3 other closets? go figure). Good thing the rent is cheap.

ken / May 1, 2007 12:40 AM

Spook -
Still no Allen.........
If memory serves.....
the Intelligentsia in the loop....
Dearborn and Jackson........
around 3 pm.........
you may find he that is him

Ramsin / May 1, 2007 7:32 AM

Since my roommate moved out, it seems a lot bigger. I think its about 1,600 square feet, two bedrooms. Bla bla bla, the important thing is, washer and dryer less than 3 feet from the bathroom.

Tobermory / May 1, 2007 9:30 AM

About 950 sq. ft. It's the first floor apartment of the two flat that we're renovating in (west) Lincoln Square. Someday, when everything is done we'll move up to the second & third floor duplex (1900 sq. feet) and rent out the first floor. Someday.

Brandy / May 1, 2007 9:35 AM

1998-2006 = 425 sq ft.
Now - 570 sq ft. I feel drunk on space and a bit guilty. I'm getting over that since my 1 BR is perfect for me, the cat, the hedgehog, my work and room to breathe.

But I *like* less space. I don't want more space to clean or fill. I have to be organized. And I can get my hand on anything quickly.

Except I can't find my cd player...

mike / May 1, 2007 11:53 AM

1/2 the cost and twice as big as anything in NYC. whoha!

yum / May 1, 2007 2:35 PM

why can't anyone spell "dining" correctly?

fluffy / May 1, 2007 2:47 PM

I live in a cave, so who cares.

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