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319 Apartments for rent in East Chicago, IN

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Last updated September 18 at 7:50pm UTC
4524 Magoun Ave
Northside
East Chicago, IN
Updated September 18 at 6:37pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$600
4135 Grace
Sunnyside
East Chicago, IN
Updated September 16 at 1:07pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$875
4830 Magoun Avenue Single Family Home
Northside
East Chicago, IN
Updated September 13 at 3:33pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$850
4832 Magoun Avenue Unit 1 Main Floor
Northside
East Chicago, IN
Updated September 13 at 3:33pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$750
3939 Deal St
Indiana Harbor
East Chicago, IN
Updated September 11 at 5:38pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$500
905 W Chicago Ave
Northside
East Chicago, IN
Updated August 31 at 5:33pm UTC
Studio
$2,500
4807 Northcote Ave
Northside
East Chicago, IN
Updated July 31 at 9:35am UTC
Studio
$100
Results within 1 miles of East Chicago, IN
6252 California
Hammond
Hammond, IN
Updated September 13 at 3:34pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,150
5722 Magoun
Hammond
Hammond, IN
Updated September 12 at 11:23am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$825
Results within 5 miles of East Chicago, IN
575 Ingraham Avenue
Calumet City
Calumet City, IL
Updated September 18 at 7:39pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$975
221 157th Street
Calumet City
Calumet City, IL
Updated September 18 at 7:36pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$750
17057 Lorenz Ave
Bernice
Lansing, IL
Updated September 18 at 6:51pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,375
3606 Tompkins Ct
Black Oak
Gary, IN
Updated September 18 at 6:37pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$300
7234 Jarnecke
Hammond
Hammond, IN
Updated September 18 at 1:12pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,050
7103 Wicker Avenue
Hammond
Hammond, IN
Updated September 18 at 1:11pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,150
627 Douglas Avenue
Calumet City
Calumet City, IL
Updated September 17 at 6:59am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$875
1249 Cunningham Drive
Calumet City
Calumet City, IL
Updated September 17 at 3:01am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,200
373 Calhoun
Brunswick
Gary, IN
Updated September 16 at 1:05pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$750
414 165th St
Hammond
Hammond, IN
Updated September 16 at 1:00pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$950
470 Gordon Ave
Calumet City
Calumet City, IL
Updated September 13 at 3:34pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$970
1069 Whitcomb
Tolleston
Gary, IN
Updated September 13 at 3:26pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$775
913 160th Pl
Calumet City
Calumet City, IL
Updated September 12 at 5:38pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,450
111 Memorial Dr
Calumet City
Calumet City, IL
Updated September 12 at 5:38pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$975
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.