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300 Apartments for rent in East Chicago, IN

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Last updated July 25 at 1:44AM
Results within 1 miles of East Chicago, IN
6444 Alexander Ave
Hammond
Hammond, IN
Updated July 22 at 2:12AM
2 Bedrooms
$650
Results within 5 miles of East Chicago, IN
7524 Monroe Ave
Hammond
Hammond, IN
Updated July 20 at 2:17PM
3 Bedrooms
$1,250
801 E Main St
Griffith
Griffith, IN
Updated July 25 at 1:44AM
Studio
$425
413 Dallas St
Brunswick
Gary, IN
Updated July 21 at 2:04AM
2 Bedrooms
$765
18018 Wentworth Ave
Lansing
Lansing, IL
Updated July 22 at 5:15PM
4 Bedrooms
$1,500
6645 Illinois Avenue
Hammond
Hammond, IN
Updated July 22 at 9:57AM
4 Bedrooms
$1,200
633 Douglas Avenue
Calumet City
Calumet City, IL
Updated July 15 at 10:55AM
3 Bedrooms
$1,125
2179 Wright Street
Tolleston
Gary, IN
Updated July 23 at 7:33PM
3 Bedrooms
$775
1315 Brookside
Munster
Munster, IN
Updated July 11 at 4:32AM
2 Bedrooms
$1,475
8205 Wicker Park Drive
Highland
Highland, IN
Updated July 20 at 3:18PM
3 Bedrooms
$1,100
311 Memorial Drive
Calumet City
Calumet City, IL
Updated July 15 at 10:55AM
2 Bedrooms
$900
17947 Oakwood Ave
Lansing
Lansing, IL
Updated July 22 at 5:15PM
3 Bedrooms
$1,500
11137 South Avenue L
East Side
Chicago, IL
Updated July 22 at 3:35AM
3 Bedrooms
$1,600
100 N Colfax St
Griffith
Griffith, IN
Updated July 21 at 1:55AM
Studio
$1,300
18137 Burnham Ave
Lansing
Lansing, IL
Updated July 15 at 10:05AM
Studio
$450
4300 W 11th Ave
Tolleston
Gary, IN
Updated July 21 at 2:03AM
3 Bedrooms
$950
266 MADISON Avenue
Calumet City
Calumet City, IL
Updated July 14 at 11:33AM
3 Bedrooms
$1,350
1619 Shirley Dr
Calumet City
Calumet City, IL
Updated July 20 at 1:28PM
2 Bedrooms
$1,100
7214 Parrish Ave
Hammond
Hammond, IN
Updated July 23 at 1:54AM
3 Bedrooms
$910
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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.