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723 Apartments for rent near South Chicago, Chicago, IL

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7925 S Phillips Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$695
397 sqft
1 Bedroom
$800
596 sqft
Newly updated homes near CTA train and bus stops. Parking available for residents. Very close to the sands of Rainbow Beach. Close to I-90 for convenient transportation.
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8057 S Dobson Ave Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$970
866 sqft
This 12-unit building is located in the Chatham neighborhood of Chicago. Commute easily via ME Metra Electric at the 79th Street/Chatham stop or the I-90 Chicago Skyway. This property is convenient to De Bow Playlot Park, Tasty Chicken, ALDI, and several schools. Section 8 accepted! Call today to schedule a tour!
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7846 S Saginaw Ave Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$850
525 sqft
Welcome to 7846 S Saginaw Ave in Chicago's beautiful South Shore neighborhood! Give us a call to hear about what this gorgeous 18-unit building has to offer! Pets are welcome! Call for a showing today!
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2235 E 71st St Photo Gallery 1
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$715
400 sqft
Studio apartments near South Shore Golf Course. Hardwood floor and on-site laundry. Very walkable neighborhood with transit stop on the same block. Off-street parking available.
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2207 E 75th St Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$780
721 sqft
Newly renovated apartments in handsome older brick building. Beautiful hardwood flooring and laundry facilities on-site. Not far from I-90 or South Lake Shore Drive. Short drive to Rainbow Beach Park for outdoor fun and recreation.
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7939 S Dobson Ave Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$1,000
775 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Close to E 79th Street and the Chatham subway station. Recently renovated homes with granite counters, quality kitchen appliances and hardwood floors. Free heat included in monthly rental. Pets not allowed.
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Pangea 1734 E 72nd Street Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$915
650 sqft
Spacious apartments with hardwood floors and well-equipped kitchens. Pet-friendly complex is close to parks and South Shore Nature Sanctuary. Nearby I-90 links to downtown Chicago and beyond.
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7316 S Jeffery Blvd Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$1,110
1150 sqft
4 Bedrooms
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Newly renovated one- to four-bedroom apartments with hardwood flooring and ceiling fans. Free heat and phone-entry intercom. On-site laundry. Close to I-90 and Lake Michigan in very walkable neighborhood.
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8001-09 S Ellis Ave Photo Gallery 1
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$695
450 sqft
1 Bedroom
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These one-bedroom apartments are located in a highly walkable neighborhood. Units feature large windows and hardwood floors. Community has a courtyard. Internet access is also included.
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1748 E 71st Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$915
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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Situated between E 72nd St and E 71st St. Recently renovated apartments with on-site laundry and Wi-Fi. Some bills are paid as part of the rental agreement.
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9244 S Saginaw Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,070
650 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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A short distance from I-90 and South Anthony Ave. Charming apartments with modern kitchen appliances, carpet and a bathtub. Community offers on-site laundry and is pet-friendly.
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7110 S Ridgeland Ave Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$755
500 sqft
1 Bedroom
$800
500 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$925
500 sqft
Freshly renovated one- and two-bedroom apartments with appliances, hardwood floors, internet access and on-site laundry. Pet-friendly community accepts Section 8 and offers some utilities paid. Easy access to transit, shopping, dining, schools, I-90, Hwy 41.
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7706 S Coles Avenue Photo Gallery 1
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$670
400 sqft
1 Bedroom
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Located within walking distance of Lake Michigan's Rainbow Beach. Large 1-bedroom units with fireplaces, hardwood flooring and patio/balconies. Small pets allowed with fee. Free on-street parking available. On-site laundry. Free WiFi.
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7834 S Coles Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$965
875 sqft
Thoughtfully designed homes with hardwood floors and quality appliances. Parking available on site. Near numerous CTA bus lines. By Bradwell Elementary School. Close to the South Shore Cultural Center.
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7801-11 S Kingston Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$985
700 sqft
Minutes to Rainbow Beach Park and South Shore Hospital. Apartments feature bathtubs, ceiling fans, hardwood floors in a gated community. On-site laundry. Rent includes heating and wireless internet.
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7263 S Coles Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$1,130
925 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Two- and three-bedroom apartments located by the waterfront. Pet-friendly, with hardwood flooring, recent renovations, some paid utilities and on-site laundry. Section 8 accepted for these units.
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7102 S. Luella Photo Gallery 1
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$775
400 sqft
Apartment homes close to Route 41 and the South Shore Golf Course. Recently renovated with granite counters, kitchen appliances and hardwood floors. Residents have Internet access and some utility costs included.
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7624 S Kingston Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$915
600 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Recently renovated apartments feature hardwood floors, oven, range and a refrigerator. Amenities include an alarm system, 24-hour maintenance and internet access. There is also on-site laundry and parking available.
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7715 South Shore Drive Photo Gallery 1
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$765
400 sqft
1 Bedroom
$950
500 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$955
700 sqft
Cozy apartments right near Lake Michigan. Some utilities paid. Fully equipped kitchens. Laundry center on site. Minutes from Rainbow Beach Park and the sand. Easy access to I-90.
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Pangea Kingston Photo Gallery 1
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$1,070
750 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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One-, two- and three-bedroom apartments in the South Shore area offer hardwood and tile floors, quality appliances, generous windows, on-site laundry, internet access, security cameras, and some utilities paid. Easy access to transit, I-90, schools.
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Pangea Avalon Park Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$770
625 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Two blocks from Avalon Park, and a short hop to I-90 freeway. Public transit via ME Metra electric rail and bus lines. 1-2 bedroom units with hardwood floors. On-site laundry. Phone and cable pre-wired.
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7612 S. Kingston Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$1,010
800 sqft
1-2 bedroom apartments with hardwood floors in recently renovated building. Bus and train stations are within walking distance, as is Rainbow Beach Park. Near I-90 for commuting.
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7620 S Coles Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$965
850 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Newly renovated units in expansive building. High-quality appliances and beautiful hardwood floors. Blocks from Lake Michigan, Rainbow Beach Park and the South Shore Cultural Center.
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Chatham Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$865
650 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$880
750 sqft
A short walk from E 83rd St and E 81st Street. Functional apartments with hardwood floors, kitchen appliances and a bathtub. Community is pet-friendly and offers parking for residents.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the current price range for one-bedroom apartments in South Chicago?

Rental pricing for one-bedroom apartments in South Chicago ranges from $800 to $800 with an average rent of $813.

How many apartments are currently available for rent in South Chicago?

There are 723 apartments currently available for rent in South Chicago.
South Chicago
Neighborhood Guide
Finding an Apartment in South Chicago

Not only is it cheap to live here, but it's also a goldmine for finding housing for rent. With a vacancy rate of 8.5% and rentals accounting for 31% of properties, there's a good chance you can find what you're looking for here. Keep some of the following tips in mind as you're sifting through all the 1 bedroom apartments to find that perfect home. You'll have a much better chance of finding the right spot to call your own.

The Cost

You're in luck. Prices are pretty consistent throughout the whole of South Chicago, but they vary a bit depending on the type of property you're renting. In other words, you'll be paying more for a fancy hi-rise than you will for an older building that hasn't been renovated. If you're renting a newer unit, be sure to ask about how much the rent increases each year sometimes they can slap on a hefty rent hike after the first year, which can come as an unpleasant surprise.

When to Rent

The cold and snowy winters are generally the best time to rent because not many people choose to traipse around in the subzero temperatures, snow and slush to see all the places on their list. If you've got a pair of warm boots, this is the place to break them out. Spring and summer bring lovely weather and, of course, more renters. Finding an apartment here won't be too much of a challenge, considering the amount of open spaces, but you don't want to count on it until you've signed the papers! So be on your best behavior, check out lots of different places and be prepared to jump on the one you think is right for you, whether you're looking for a studio apartment for rent or 3 bedroom apartments.

What You Need

Just because there are lots of available apartments for rent here doesn't mean you should be lazy about your hunt. Treat it like a job interview you should be friendly and professional. Show up early to meet your landlord when you're viewing new places, and have all your paperwork ready to go. You'll need your credit report, rental application, letter of employment or recent pay stubs, references and, if you're bringing a pet, the necessary paperwork to prove it's healthy and well-behaved. The management might allow pets but have requirements as to size and breed, etc., so be sure to ask upfront so you're not faced with any surprises down the road. It's a good idea to bring your checkbook, to the apartment complex, too. Nothing shows how invested you are in renting an apartment like slapping a deposit on it.

South Chicago Neighborhoods

The famous 95thStreet Bridge that The Blues Brothers jumped over in a Dodge Monaco is no doubt one of the most iconic landmarks in South Chicago. The area was dominated by steel mills through most of the 1900s, most of which have closed. The bridge and the Calumet Fisheries seafood stand are still standing, however, and keep drawing folks into this portion of South Chicago.

Commercial Avenue: Most business and shopping happens along Commercial Avenue, as the name would suggest. Living here gives you access to plenty of great worldly cuisine and lots of happening nightlife.

Bessemer Park: This beautiful park is surrounded by sycamore tree-lined streets and residential properties that are about as costly as you'll find in the area. It's one of the largest parks on the south side and also boasts a natural preserve of fauna and wildlife.

Lakefront: This area was just purchased by world-class developers who are planning a gigantic redevelopment that will include residential, retail and lake recreation. This will more than likely change the whole climate of the city and bring a lot of new residents and businesses into the area.

E. 83rd Street: The Metra Electric Line has a South Chicago Branch Station right here, so it's super convenient if you're planning to spend a lot of time downtown. It's the only Metra line that terminates inside Chicago's city limits so, understandably, people pay a little more to live here.

Life in South Chicago

South Chicago is one of the main areas that the locals consider part of Chicago's Southeast Side because its streets stay true to the citywide grid. There are many areas of the city that haven't been built up yet, so expect some big commercial and residential developments to happen on this highly sought-after real estate. Great transportation and relatively low rents make this neighborhood a sweet destination spot for folks on the hunt for apartments to rent. South Chicago is a little like living in Chicago, except you're a little further south. It has a bustling urban feel and takes 10 or 15 minutes to get right to the heart of downtown. The Calumet River slices right through it, and Lake Michigan can be seen from the hi-rise apartment buildings.

  • The plan for redevelopment of the Lake Shore neighborhood means big changes are in store for South Chicago. You can expect it to look a little more like the famed Lake Shore Drive it just might take 10 years to get there.
  • Residential streets in South Chicago are lined with traditional brick bungalows dating back to the early 1900s to brand new 3-story homes decked out with all the modern amenities.
  • A lot of the properties in South Chicago are well-restored or well-maintained, but there are a fair amount of older buildings that need attention and repair. Make sure you're aware of what you're getting or are handy with a hammer and drill if you end up in a fixer-upper.
  • The area is known for its killer Mexican food that's about as authentic as anything you'll find on this side of the border. Of course, residents love to brag about the obligatory Chicago-style pizza places in town as well.
  • The CTA makes it easy to get around the neighborhood via the Metra Rail, which will also get you into downtown in just about 30 minutes. Some people prefer driving, which is easy, too. Just hop on the Chicago Skyway at one of the entries on either 87th Street or 92nd Street and zip into the city. Just be warned that rush hour traffic can be nasty running both ways, morning and evening.

All in all, South Chicago has a lot to offer residents, and at prices like these, it's not a bad idea to consider ditching that downtown penthouse for new digs, suburban style.