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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Near South Side Chicago

I think the outstanding bars and restaurants nearby. Also there are many grocery stores within walking distance.

The school is good and the kids enjoy going to school every day. The community is good and the prices in the supermarket are reasonable

It's easy to go to the supermarket and the hotel. The supermarket has everything and the service is very good

My neighborhood falls on the southern edge of downtown Chicago. The neighborhood is filled with restaurants, retail outlets, grocery stores, jazz bars, and a host of other amenities that make it user-friendly. I am a short ride from the art, museum, the lakefront, and Michigan Avenue.

Friendly environment. Good environment for raising children. Higher security to ensure safety of neighbors

The things I like about my neighborhood is that every body get alone. We all respect each other If we fell somethings wrong we will check it out.

Who Lives Here

Near South Side Chicago Demographics

Education

High School

13%

Associate's

16%

Bachelor's

36%

Master's

28%

Doctorate

7%

Family Size

2 people

74%

3 people

16%

4 people

7%

5 people

3%

6+ people

0%

Household Income

0-50k

25%

50-100k

21%

100-150k

18%

150-200k

14%

200k+

22%

Age

0-10

8%

10-20

5%

20-45

49%

45-65

28%

65+

11%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Near South Side Chicago?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
Apr '24$2065$2400$3331$5747
Mar '24$2053$2410$3414$5756
Feb '24$2057$2379$3257$5389
Jan '24$2016$2371$3323$6286
Dec '23$2018$2517$3266$6286
Nov '23$1984$2513$3009$6436
Oct '23$1975$2513$2956$6207
Sep '23$2061$2613$2826$6441
Aug '23$2054$2646$2921$6664
Jul '23$2106$2535$2968$2778
Jun '23$2099$2300$2914$2778
May '23$2095$2351$3093$2778
Apr '23$2095$2327$3452$2778

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Near South Side Chicago

Near South Side Chicago Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

12%

15-30 Mins

42%

30-40 Mins

27%

40-60 Mins

10%

60+ Mins

10%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 9292

Walk Score®

Walkable

Yes

Say 5 of 6 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 3 of 6 renters

Percentage: 9090

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 3 of 6 renters

Percentage: 8888

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

Yes

Say 4 of 6 renters

Need A Car

No

Say 5 of 6 renters

Top Scores: Grocery, Restaurant, Coffee

Things To Do In Near South Side Chicago

Top Score

Grocery Stores

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not bad on the supermarket score. Near South Side Chicago gets an average rating.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. 91% more grocery stores than average
  3. 30% more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

An average foodie scene: not too cold and not too hot.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. 89% more restaurants than average
  3. 50% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too cold, not too hot. An average town for coffee.

  1. A high number of coffee shops per resident
  2. 92% more coffee shops than average
  3. 64% more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Nightlife is on the rocks in Near South Side Chicago.

  1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
  2. 91% more bars and clubs than average
  3. 46% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's just about fine for fine art. An average score.

  1. A high number of fine art centers per resident
  2. 96% more fine art centers than average
  3. 67% more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Healthcare in Near South Side Chicago doesn't tip the scales.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. 82% more medical facilities than average
  3. A standard number of medical facilities compared to areas of a similar size

Parks

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too many park perks in Near South Side Chicago.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. 80% more parks than average
  3. 7% more parks than areas of a similar size

Childcare

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Near South Side Chicago is low on childcare options so get on the waiting list early.

  1. Few daycares per resident
  2. 80% more daycares than average
  3. A standard number of daycares compared to areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The retail inventory is low in Near South Side Chicago.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. An average number of shops
  3. A standard number of shops compared to areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll have to workout somewhere else to keep fit.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. An average number of gyms
  3. A standard number of gyms compared to areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Near South Side Chicago could do with more oppawtunities for pets.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. 81% more pet facilities than average
  3. 27% more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Theaters

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Hiding in the dressing room? Near South Side Chicago has a quiet theater scene.

  1. Few theaters per resident
  2. 82% more theaters than average
  3. 27% more theaters than areas of a similar size

Amusement Parks

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

In need of a lift: Near South Side Chicago is light on amusement parks.

  1. Few amusement parks per resident
  2. An average number of amusement parks
  3. A standard number of amusement parks compared to areas of a similar size

Hospitals

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Be patient when looking for a hospital around here.

  1. Few hospitals per resident
  2. An average number of hospitals
  3. A standard number of hospitals compared to areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Honk if you see a gas station.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. 40% more gas stations than average
  3. Far fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Near South Side Chicago Features

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 6 of 6 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 6 of 6 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 6 of 6 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 5 of 6 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 5 of 6 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 5 of 6 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 4 of 6 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 4 of 6 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

Yes

Say 3 of 6 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 3 of 6 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 3 of 6 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 3 of 6 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 4 of 6 renters

Pet Friendly

No

Say 4 of 6 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 4 of 6 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 4 of 6 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

No

Say 5 of 6 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 5 of 6 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 5 of 6 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 6 of 6 renters

Near South Side Chicago Education

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Near South Side Chicago

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What You Need to Know

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All About

Living in Chicago, IL

The apartments for rent in Near South Side are ideal abodes for those who want to move to the bustling metropolis of Chicago and have easy access to everything that the city has to offer. Just a short walk east, there's the glistening Lake Michigan, which is lined with several parks and areas of recreation. In the surrounding neighborhood, there are a variety of great local businesses that range from cozy hotels where your friends and family can stay when they visit to fun local bars that serve as social hot spots. 

Food and Drink
If you want to grab a bite to eat, then head to one of the nearby restaurants, which are within walking distance of the apartments in Near South Side. For a theatrical atmosphere that will take you back in time, there's Tommy Gun's Garage, which has a 1920s vibe that's reminiscent of an era of mobsters and flappers. You can sample some of the city's finest Eastern-style fare at Opart Thai House South State Street or grab a traditional Italian dish at Cafe Bionda. For an evening of fun and entertainment there's also The Shrine on South Wabash Avenue. There, you'll be able to listen to great touring acts and notable DJs as you and your significant other dance the night away. 

Parks
For those weekends that you are in the mood to simply unwind and relax after a night out on the town, you might want to head to one of the neighborhood parks, such as Cotton Tail Park, Coliseum Park or Chicago Women's Park and Gardens. To get an uninterrupted view of Lake Michigan, just saunter over to Northerly Island, which has great walking paths that go around the perimeter of the grounds. Just a short drive southeast of your Near South Side apartment for rent is the McCormick Place Bird Sanctuary, where you will be able to escape the urban atmosphere if only for a few hours. 

Special Events
There is a diverse range of events happening in Chicago that you may want to check out. These range from the local radio station WTMX's Party in the Park to the Puert Rican Parade and Festival. 

Public Transportation
To get to to any of the Windy City's points of interest from your Near South Side apartment, there's a great public transit system that runs throughout the Chicago with buses and trains.

Additional Local Resources

Electric Company
ComEd
https://www.comed.com

Water/Sewer Company
Department of Water Management
http://www.cityofchicago.org

Public Schools
http://www.cps.edu