$950 for a studio in Logan Square.
That’s too much. For a studio.
[writhing and LOLing on the floor in San Francisco]
I don’t want to carry on the rent-is-too-damn-high Olympics so, whatever, should probably clarify that I chose this life of living in coastal American cities specifically in order to avoid owning a car. I am all for the citification of, like, Des Moines, but not if it means there’s any lingering whiff of resentment toward not owning a car because it’s just ever so slightly too irritating to get around without one—which, because the U.S. can’t really build cities/fund transportation properly anymore, is what I’m betting will happen as we appropriately and semi-authentically fill in and revive small towns here.
Transportation is literally 95 percent of what I think about on any given day.
ETA: I could write a book about all the equity crap related to this but the short version is that access to public transit is going to be a luxury in, like, five years. (A much more interesting and concrete topic than gentrification, imo.)