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Last updated July 29 at 12:16 AM

1,192 Apartments for rent in South Chicago, Chicago, IL

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8100 S Essex Ave.
8100-8114 South Essex Avenue
Chicago, IL
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2 Bedrooms
$965
800 sqft
Last updated July 29 at 12:16 AM
8100 S Essex Ave is located in the South Chicago neighborhood, and offers studio, one, two, and three bedroom apartments that have been recently renovated. Apartments may include free heat and hardwood floors. Walking distance to Eckersall Park, Dollar General, McDonald's, The New Look Restaurant and Bar, and Save A Lot. Commute easily via ME Metra Electric at 83rd St., CTA bus lines 15, 30, and 79, and quick access to the Chicago Skyway. Call today to schedule your showing with Pangea!
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3 Bedrooms
$950
800 sqft
Last updated July 29 at 12:12 AM
Fully renovated three-bedroom apartments, with stunning hardwood flooring throughout. An open kitchen and living room provides a spacious environment. Bessemer Park is within walking distance and visible from the brick buildings.
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8514 S Crandon
8514 S Crandon Ave
Chicago, IL
1 Bedroom
$925
625 sqft
Last updated July 29 at 12:12 AM
Recently renovated one-bedroom apartments with eat-in kitchen, hardwood floors, window blinds. Easy access to public transit stops and I-90 Chicago Skyway and Bessemer Park. Near local schools, neighborhood shopping dining.
1 Unit Available
8122 South Kingston Avenue
8122 South Kingston Avenue
Chicago, IL
3 Bedrooms
$1,025
1000 sqft
Last updated April 9 at 11:46 AM
GROUP SHOWING 1/19/20 from 1:30p to 2:30p. Come take a look at this newly rehabbed 3 bedroom spacious apartment. It comes equipped with granite counter tops, new cabinets, luxurious bathroom, hardwood floors throughout with large comfortable bedrooms, nice sized backyard and garage parking included. Unit is one of two in the building, and it is located on a quiet well maintained block. Make this your home today. Close to transportation, minutes from Hyde park and a quick ride to downtown and all expressways. $30 application fee. fair credit, verifiable income of at least 2500/mo., no evictions in 5 years, consistent work history. Tenant pays gas and electric utilities. One year lease. $550 non refundable move in fee.
1 Unit Available
8709 S Exchange Ave
8709 South Exchange Avenue
Chicago, IL
2 Bedrooms
$700
Last updated April 22 at 6:27 AM
2 bed apartments (SMALL BEDROOMS). These units includes an updated eat-in kitchen, newly remodeled bath, spacious closets, roomy living room, appliances, hardwood floors,..... Available asap!!! 12 month lease required $75 APPLICATION FEE!!! Water is included Must pay 1st and last month rent + move in fee in order to move in!!!! $200 MOVE IN FEE!!!!! Must make 2 times the rent amount Net No evictions of felonies within the last 7 years Must be 21 years old Accepts Section 8. (RLNE4202754)
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3 Units Available
7100 South Shore Apartment Homes
7100 S South Shore Dr
Chicago, IL
Studio
$885
350 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,185
640 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated July 29 at 12:16 AM
Luxury apartments located right on South Shore Drive with stunning lake views. Studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments close to Hyde Park and plenty of restaurants and shops. Spacious units with large closets.
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30 Units Available
7251 at Waters Edge
7251 S. South Shore Drive
Chicago, IL
Studio
$975
540 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,075
600 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,525
892 sqft
Last updated July 29 at 12:16 AM
Spectacular views of the Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan are in your sights at 7251 at Waters Edge. You won't beat the convenience of our South Shore community’s location - getting around is easy with a Metra station two blocks away, and we're right on the 6 and Jeffery Express bus route. The South Shore Cultural Center, South Shore Nature Sanctuary and the Jackson Park Yacht Club are all just one block away. Plus, with South Shore and Rainbow Beach nearby, sand and water access is all yours. Our building provides amenities such as controlled access, an on-site laundry room, garage parking, elevators, and an indoor community area. Choose from four dynamic floor plans ranging from a roomy studio to a three bedroom apartment home. Some units include walk-in closets, full-size GE kitchen appliances, ceiling fans and spacious eat-in kitchens. All spaces are air conditioned, cable ready, pet-friendly and carpeted. If you're looking to make a move that nestles you in a beautiful Chicago neighborhood at an affordable price, choose 7251 at Waters Edge. We have many long-term residents who come for the amenities and stay for the dedicated staff and responsive maintenance teams.
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7927 S Ellis Ave
7927 South Ellis Avenue
Chicago, IL
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$825
597 sqft
Last updated July 29 at 12:13 AM
Now leasing! 7927 S Ellis Ave is located in the Chatham neighborhood of Chicago. One and two-bedroom apartments may feature hardwood floors, quality appliances, an eat-in kitchen, and free heat. The property is pet-friendly and offers parking on-site and secured access via phone entry intercom. Walking distance to Grand Crossing Park, West Indies Bakery, The Woodlawn, and Food Town. Commute easily via nearby ME Metra Electric stop at 79th Street or CTA bus lines 4 & 79. Section 8 accepted. Call today to schedule your showing with Pangea!
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7701 S Yates Blvd
7701 S Yates Blvd
Chicago, IL
1 Bedroom
$845
900 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$910
900 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated July 29 at 12:12 AM
South Shore residences with unsurpassed charm, featuring hardwood flooring, architectural details, and a formal dining room. Each modernized rental has high-end kitchen appliances. Walkable community near Windsor Park Metra station.
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Pangea 1734 E 72nd Street Apartments
1734 E 72nd St
Chicago, IL
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1 Bedroom
$755
550 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$890
700 sqft
Last updated July 29 at 12:12 AM
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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1931 E 71st St
1931 E 71st St
Chicago, IL
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1 Bedroom
$780
550 sqft
Last updated July 29 at 12:12 AM
Spacious rooms, ceiling fan, extra large windows and hardwood floors. Kitchen appliances include a high-quality refrigerator and stove. On-site laundry facilities are available, and pets are welcome.
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7706 S Coles Avenue
7706 S Coles Ave
Chicago, IL
Studio
$585
400 sqft
1 Bedroom
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Last updated July 29 at 12:12 AM
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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7601 S Coles Ave
7601 S Coles Ave
Chicago, IL
1 Bedroom
$735
750 sqft
Last updated July 29 at 12:12 AM
Recently renovated apartments feature air conditioning, hardwood floors, and quality appliances. Amenities include on-site laundry and off-street parking. Located close to South Shore Drive and Rainbow Beach. Good transit available.
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7400 S Yates
7400 S Yates Blvd
Chicago, IL
1 Bedroom
$915
775 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Pet-friendly one-bedroom apartments with hardwood flooring, free heat, high-quality appliances and free parking. Convenient to 41 and public transit. Located in the South Shore neighborhood.
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7801-13 S Essex
7801 S Essex Ave
Chicago, IL
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2 Bedrooms
$820
750 sqft
Last updated July 29 at 12:12 AM
Renovated South Shore one- and two-bedroom apartments featuring beautiful hardwood flooring, free Wi-Fi, free heat, security cameras and on-site laundry. Close to ME Metra Electric and the bus lines on 74th and 75th.
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7263 S Coles
7263 S Coles Ave
Chicago, IL
2 Bedrooms
$1,030
925 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated July 29 at 12:12 AM
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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7131-45 S Yates Blvd
7131 S Yates Blvd
Chicago, IL
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$1,015
825 sqft
Last updated July 29 at 12:12 AM
Apartments are located in the South Shore area near 71st Street. The area has a high walk score and provides good transit options. There are quality appliances, on-site laundry, and a phone entry intercom.
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Pangea 2900 E 91st Street Apartments
2900 E 91st St
Chicago, IL
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$970
925 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated July 29 at 12:12 AM
Recently renovated. Apartments have hardwood floors, on-site laundry and include some paid utilities. Ten-minute walk to the ME Metra Electric at the South Chicago (93rd) stop. Close to Dougherty Park, Veterans Park and Bessemer Park.
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7901 S Paxton
7901 S Paxton Ave
Chicago, IL
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$955
825 sqft
Last updated July 29 at 12:12 AM
Renovated apartments between I-90 and Lake Michigan. Hardwood floors and large closets. Phone entry intercom. On-site laundry and private parking available. Eat-in kitchen with new appliances.
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8057 S Dobson Ave
8057 S Dobson Ave
Chicago, IL
2 Bedrooms
$860
866 sqft
Last updated July 29 at 12:09 AM
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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South Shore
7752 S Cornell Ave
Chicago, IL
1 Bedroom
$850
723 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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Last updated July 29 at 12:13 AM
This pet-friendly community offers an on-site laundry facility and accepts electronic payments. All units are studio apartments with hardwood flooring. Dining options just a short walk away, and the Chicago Skyway is nearby as well.
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7939 S Dobson Ave
7939 S Dobson Ave
Chicago, IL
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3 Bedrooms
$900
755 sqft
Last updated July 29 at 12:12 AM
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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2235 E 71st St
2235 E 71st St
Chicago, IL
Studio
$645
350 sqft
Last updated July 29 at 12:12 AM
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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7800-06 S Essex
7800 S Essex Ave
Chicago, IL
1 Bedroom
$740
600 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$800
650 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$970
900 sqft
Last updated July 29 at 12:12 AM
Spacious apartments close to E 79th Street and Bradwell Elementary School. Homes feature hardwood floors and internet access. Fridge and range included. Some utility bills are paid.
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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.