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52 Apartments for rent in East Chicago, IN

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Last updated September 25 at 12:25PM
4807 Northcote Ave
Northside
East Chicago, IN
Updated August 29 at 10:08AM
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207 N Colfax St
Griffith
Griffith, IN
Updated September 21 at 1:51AM
Studio
$600
14500 South Calhoun Avenue
Chicago
Chicago, IL
Updated September 25 at 9:30AM
1 Bedroom
$700
503 E Main St
Griffith
Griffith, IN
Updated September 25 at 9:46AM
Studio
$2,800
14605 Kenwood Ave
Dolton
Dolton, IL
Updated September 24 at 9:54AM
3 Bedrooms
$1,200
10805 S Hoxie Ave
South Deering
Chicago, IL
Updated September 23 at 9:42AM
2 Bedrooms
$775
1858 Indianapolis Blvd. #203
Whiting
Whiting, IN
Updated September 25 at 8:58AM
1 Bedroom
$995
5261 Hohman Avenue
Downtown Hammond
Hammond, IN
Updated September 15 at 9:35AM
Studio
$4,500
1320 Hirsch Avenue
Calumet City
Calumet City, IL
Updated September 7 at 11:08AM
3 Bedrooms
$1,325
246 Inverness Lane
Schererville
Schererville, IN
Updated September 13 at 2:32AM
3 Bedrooms
$2,200
17930 Rose Ave
Lansing
Lansing, IL
Updated September 24 at 1:40AM
3 Bedrooms
$1,500
17839 Chicago Ave
Lansing
Lansing, IL
Updated September 23 at 9:42AM
3 Bedrooms
$1,550
6837 Wicker Ave
Hammond
Hammond, IN
Updated September 21 at 6:21PM
Studio
$1,150
17560 Chicago Ave
Bernice
Lansing, IL
Updated September 25 at 9:44AM
Studio
$165
Greenbay Ave
Calumet City
Calumet City, IL
Updated September 10 at 7:43AM
4 Bedrooms
$1,300
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City Guide
East Chicago
Moving to East Chicago

There is an interesting juxtaposition in East Chicago. You have the proximity to Chicago, so you have that large cosmopolitan influence, but at the same time, this city is in Indiana so you have to deal with a more rural, midwestern influence as well. The result is that when you are looking to rent a place it's going to be confusing. Some places go for everything, and you'll need a stellar portfolio. Others just hand over a key. To make it easiest on yourself, put together letters of recommendation or references from your employer and past landlords. Do this for all adults and even pets. Be sure you have proof of income and then you are ready. Of course, if you do all of that then, you could be handed a key without so much as a credit check, but better than being sorry.

Neighborhoods

There are 4 main neighborhoods with one being a designated historic place with no residents. The other two have divisions with them but these are real estate distinctions and only a concern if you are looking to buy a home.

Indiana Harbor: This is where the money is in East Chicago and it's still a lower middle income neighborhood. Friendly people and an easy walk to stores make this a favorite for college students as well as young families just starting out.

Gutherie: This is where retirees seem to congregate along with graduate students fleeing from the noise and distractions of Chicago. It's quiet here and you can easily walk to the staples of life, food and beer.

City center: This area is low income and you will find a high concentration of single parents living here. There are a lot of small 3-4 unit apartment complexes, as well as corner stores. It's a nice and clean area but people are busy trying to get by on what they're making. When they aren't, you will meet some great new neighbors here, provided you don't mind looking at photos of their kids and pets.

Marktown: This neighborhood is strictly a historic area. You can't move here but you can tour this fascinating area and enjoy looking at what people in 1917 thought life would be like now. This area is undergoing a revitalization but it still is a cool place to hang out on the weekend.

Living in East Chicago

East Chicago lower-income area with more affordable housing, and some people there struggle to get by. But don't believe everything you hear -- East Chicago, while it does have its struggles, is a suburb that affords close living to Chicago and also has a very strong community of people who know each other and care about their hometown. It's no Gary, IN, which is known to be much worse.