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61 Apartments for rent in East Chicago, IN

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Last updated November 23 at 8:34pm UTC
4807 Northcote Ave
East Chicago, IN
Updated September 26 at 3:45am UTC
5445 Molesberger Pl
Hammond, IN
Updated November 23 at 10:01am UTC
3 Bedrooms
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762 Pulaski Road
Calumet City
Calumet City, IL
Updated August 17 at 4:18am UTC
3 Bedrooms
3650 Nebraska Drive
Hammond, IN
Updated November 23 at 12:22pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
578 Douglas Ave
Calumet City
Calumet City, IL
Updated November 23 at 9:48am UTC
1 Bedroom
1858 Indianapolis Blvd. #201
Whiting, IN
Updated November 9 at 12:09pm UTC
1 Bedroom
201 N Colfax St
Griffith, IN
Updated November 23 at 9:46am UTC
1 Bedroom
17930 Rose Ave
Lansing, IL
Updated November 23 at 10:05am UTC
3 Bedrooms
545 Cambridge Ct
Munster, IN
Updated November 23 at 12:13pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
4029 Main St
Indiana Harbor
East Chicago, IN
Updated November 12 at 5:26pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
7539 Magnolia Ave
Hammond, IN
Updated November 23 at 12:10pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
3750 Ridge Rd
Highland, IN
Updated November 16 at 12:32pm UTC
1 Bedroom
3931 Catalpa St
Indiana Harbor
East Chicago, IN
Updated November 18 at 2:07am UTC
3 Bedrooms
1352 Indiana ST
Hammond, IN
Updated November 21 at 11:58am UTC
3 Bedrooms
630 E 116th St
Whiting, IN
Updated November 19 at 1:55am UTC
1 Bedroom
5029 Alexander Ave 2
East Chicago, IN
Updated November 23 at 12:23pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
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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.


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.