I've had the idea of moving to Chicago in the near future for some time now, and am also hopefully going to take delivery of my Model 3 not too long after the new year (I reserved in person the day before the unveiling). I'd probably start looking to live somewhere in or around Edgewater, Andersonville, Lincoln Square, or Uptown. I imagine living in an apartment with street parking, and so I've really started to wonder how to keep an EV. I see myself utilizing public transit for my daily work commute, and the Model 3 for occasional evening and weekend excursions, both in/around town, and longer road trips.
Does anybody have experience living in the Chicago neighborhoods with an EV and without a garage, or a regular nightly charging? chatting with a Tesla rep, he suggested that once the planned supercharger opens in Lincoln Park (not Lincoln Square), that I drive down there on the weekends for lunch and to charge up, so long as I'm not driving 30+ miles/day. Another option would be to buy a condo, and a parking space in that building (which I hear is always ridiculously expensive, as in I could probably buy a second car) and then pay to install charging equipment (and probably need to buy an insurance policy for it, from what I've read).
How practical is it to live where you have no regular daily/nightly charging, but relatively low demand and where other transport options are readily available?