Right now I live in downtown Chicago. I live a block away from Union Station, a block away from the bus station, and right by a subway stop. It seems like it would be the perfect location, but I am beginning to dislike where I live. This is because after about 6:00 nothing happens around here. Most of the foot traffic in my neighborhood is from business people or travelers. I think I'd rather live a couple neighborhoods north of where I live right now-- up near Lincoin Park. In that area of the city, there are tons of restaurants, and people are out late. I really like the atmosphere of Lincoin Park.
Of course, before I can move I should really find a job. That way, I can sign a lease. If only finding a job were easier.