135 Apartments for rent in Blue Island, IL

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Starting at $1,400
Updated 12 days ago
2506 Lewis St
2506 Lewis St
Blue Island, IL
3 Bedrooms
$1,400
Starting at $775
Updated 6 days ago
11456 S Hale Ave
11456 S Hale Ave
Chicago, IL
1 Bedroom
$775
Starting at $850
Updated 7 days ago
14508 San Francisco Ave
14508 San Francisco Ave
Posen, IL
2 Bedrooms
$850
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Starting at $804
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Midpointe Apartments
4050 W 115th St
Chicago, IL
Studio
$804
1 Bedroom
$950
2 Bedrooms
$1,217
This beautiful complex is perfect for those who want to live near Chicago but enjoy the feel of the suburbs on W. 115th Street. Amenities include on-site laundry, open floor plans and intercom entry.
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10901 S Vernon
10901 S Vernon Ave
Chicago, IL
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$870
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This community is located in the Pullman neighborhood near Palmer Park, metro stations and Walmart. One-, two- and three-bedroom units available. Plenty of kitchen space. Large window spaces.
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Starting at $1,060
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8149-51 S Marshfield Ave
8149 S Marshfield Ave
Chicago, IL
3 Bedrooms
$1,060
Located near Cook Elementary School and Foster Park. These apartments accept Section 8 tenants, and come with hardwood floors and spacious living rooms. Not far from West 79th Street.
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Starting at $1,000
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15335 Chicago Road
15335 Chicago Road
Dolton, IL
2 Bedrooms
$1,000
Starting at $995
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11751 South Lowe Avenue
11751 South Lowe Avenue
Chicago, IL
4 Bedrooms
$995
Starting at $775
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14516 Union Avenue
14516 Union Avenue
Harvey, IL
2 Bedrooms
$775
Starting at $1,200
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14658 Lincoln Avenue
14658 Lincoln Avenue
Dolton, IL
3 Bedrooms
$1,200
Starting at $1,200
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525 West 118th Street
525 West 118th Street
Chicago, IL
3 Bedrooms
$1,200
Starting at $1,050
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10723 S Michigan Ave
10723 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL
3 Bedrooms
$1,050
Starting at $975
Updated 12 hrs ago
2039 W 95th St
2039 W 95th St
Chicago, IL
2 Bedrooms
$975
Starting at $700
Updated 12 hrs ago
11431 S King Dr
11431 S King Dr
Chicago, IL
2 Bedrooms
$700
Starting at $1,600
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1067 W 97th St
1067 W 97th St
Chicago, IL
3 Bedrooms
$1,600
Starting at $1,950
Updated 12 hrs ago
15403 Cherry St
15403 Cherry St
South Holland, IL
4 Bedrooms
$1,950
Starting at $1,200
Updated 13 hrs ago
9042 S Justine St
9042 S Justine St
Chicago, IL
2 Bedrooms
$1,200
Starting at $1,500
Updated 20 hrs ago
8415 S. PEORIA AVE
8415 S. PEORIA AVE
Chicago, IL
4 Bedrooms
$1,500
Starting at $1,050
Updated 20 hrs ago
12013 South Kildare Avenue
12013 South Kildare Avenue
Alsip, IL
2 Bedrooms
$1,050
Starting at $1,800
Updated 21 hrs ago
17300 Highland Ct
17300 Highland Ct
Hazel Crest, IL
4 Bedrooms
$1,800
Starting at $2,120
Updated 21 hrs ago
17303 Apple Tree Dr
17303 Apple Tree Dr
Hazel Crest, IL
4 Bedrooms
$2,120
Starting at $975
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11344 South Calumet Avenue
11344 South Calumet Avenue
Chicago, IL
2 Bedrooms
$975
Starting at $1,050
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10634 Parkside Avenue
10634 Parkside Avenue
Chicago Ridge, IL
2 Bedrooms
$1,050
Starting at $1,850
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10816 South Wood Street
10816 South Wood Street
Chicago, IL
2 Bedrooms
$1,850

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City GuideBlue Island

"I can see an open door / Leads to my blue island" -- "Blue Island" by the Bee Gees

The little four-square-mile ridge of land got its name because it looked like an island with blue vapor rising from the ground. Today the environment is urban enough that it's hard to see any blue mist anymore, but that's actually a good thing because this suburb of Chicago is busy and bustling. Blue Island is one of the suburbs on the southwest side of Chicago. But it's actually only two years younger than the city of Chicago, and they have resisted big brother's efforts to annex them many times over the years. So even though some people have a bias against the south side, if you come here you'll see that it's actually a lot better than what you'd expect. Affordable rent in a Chicago suburb without being an hour away -- where do we sign up?

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Moving to Blue Island

Chicago is the third largest city in the country after New York City and Los Angeles, and housing prices here take almost as big of a chunk out of your paycheck as they do in those bigger cities. If you want a prestigious address in the heart of downtown Chicago, with fabulous views of beautiful Lake Michigan, well, you shouldn't be surprised when landlords are going to charge huge amounts of money for that privilege. Buying a house in the most fashionable neighborhoods of Chicago is so expensive that it's out of reach for a lot of people, and rental apartment homes aren't too cheap, either.

Don't worry! That doesn't mean to enjoy this region, you'll be doomed to live in a cardboard box. If you look at the south suburbs like Blue Island, you will find a place that is still very nice to live, even if it's not within the city limits. Additionally, what you soon discover is that all that glitz and glamor is what makes downtown Chicago so pricey. When you can be happy with a more down to earth kind of place, you'll find that housing can actually be very affordable, as median house prices in Blue Island are about half of what they are in the rest of the country. Bring on the bargains!

When you want to find a studio apartment for rent in Blue Island, or even a 1 or more bedroom apartment, you're in luck as this area is full of bargains and you won't be competing against the high volume of people in the city. That said, though, it doesn't mean that landlords won't care who they choose as renters. Make a good impression by making sure you have a job that pays enough to cover the rent, be prepared to pay those crucial security deposits - including extra deposits if you find a pet friendly apartment - and it helps if you have old landlords who are willing to vouch for you that you won't trash the place.

Life in Blue Island

Getting Around

Chicago and its surrounding suburbs like Blue Island make it pretty darn easy to get around without a car, which is a good thing because parking in the city can be a very expensive challenge. Why spend hours stuck in traffic, only to drive around looking for a parking garage and then have to pay $20 dollars for the privilege, when you can just hop on the Metra train or the Pace Suburban Bus instead? Save your precious time and money, not to mention your sanity.

What to Do

Life in Blue Island gives you all the easy access to big-city stuff in Chicago plus a smaller and quieter pace, too. There's plenty to do right here in Blue Island, without ever needing to venture out among the skyscrapers.

People here in Blue Island love their sports - whether it's watching the Cubs or Blackhawks, or playing on a hometown softball league. Sports bars like 115 Bourbon Street and Raven's Place are a great place to enjoy a frosty mug of your favorite brew while cheering on the Chi-town teams.

For those looking for an even more local angle on sports pride, don't worry as Blue Island won't let you down. The Blue Island Sports Hall of Fame honors the best local athletes, past and present. Blue Island was home to a number of players who went on to join the big time with teams like the Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers.

If you would rather enjoy the Irish pub experience, Blue Island has you covered there, too. Gayla's Irish Bar is simple and unpretentious, and An Seanachi Irish Pub has an amazing, rotating selection of great beers you won't find as easily anywhere else. You won't be going thirsty here.

The Blue Island Parks and Recreation District makes sure that you will always have a great place to enjoy the outdoors, too. Memorial Park is the biggest parks facility and even includes a pool for those few days each summer when temperatures soar. If you want to enjoy some of nature's furry friends, hang out by the Bark Park, too.

Restaurant explorers will find they're in luck in Blue Island, as selections are not limited to the regular old chain restaurants here. In the mood for some soul food and Cajun cuisine? You'll love the Maple Tree Inn, which features New Orleans-inspired southern fare. The Chicago area is known for its famous deep dish pizza, and you can get the Blue Island spin on it at favorites like Giuseppe's Pizza and Beggars Pizza. If you're looking for your fill of veggies and raw foods, be sure to check out local favorite B'Gabs Goodies.

If you appreciate your history -and Blue Island has a very rich one -you'll want to check out the Blue Island Historical Museum, which is located inside the Blue Island Public Library. Speaking of the library, be sure to visit to inquire about passes for registered users to great museums such as Air Classic Inc. Museum of Air Aviation, the Bronzeville Children's Museum, the Chicago Botanic Garden and the Illinois Railway Museum.

Blue Island is not just an affordable place to live, it's a place you will be happy to call home.

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