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416 Apartments for rent in East Chicago, IN

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Last updated March 21 at 5:37pm UTC
4807 Northcote Ave
East Chicago, IN
Updated February 11 at 11:25am UTC
Results within 1 miles of East Chicago, IN
2606 Schrage Ave.
Whiting, IN
Updated March 17 at 11:04am UTC
2 Bedrooms
3224 Kenwood Street
Hammond, IN
Updated March 16 at 10:25am UTC
3 Bedrooms
Results within 5 miles of East Chicago, IN
17915 Wentworth Avenue
Lansing, IL
Updated March 21 at 5:37pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
17844 Community Street
Lansing, IL
Updated March 21 at 5:37pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
1069 Whitcomb
Gary, IN
Updated March 21 at 10:36am UTC
3 Bedrooms
13419 S Brandon Ave # 3
Chicago, IL
Updated March 21 at 10:36am UTC
3 Bedrooms
3007 Bernice Road
Lansing, IL
Updated March 21 at 3:02am UTC
3 Bedrooms
578 Douglas Avenue
Calumet City
Calumet City, IL
Updated March 21 at 3:01am UTC
3 Bedrooms
534 Cambridge Court
Munster, IN
Updated March 20 at 11:02am UTC
2 Bedrooms
8936 Erie Street Apt. #1
Highland, IN
Updated March 20 at 10:58am UTC
2 Bedrooms
240 Adelaide Pl
Munster, IN
Updated March 20 at 10:54am UTC
2 Bedrooms
17001 Henry St
Lansing, IL
Updated March 20 at 9:49am UTC
2 Bedrooms
18046 Wentworth Ave
Lansing, IL
Updated March 20 at 9:48am UTC
4 Bedrooms
1108 E 39th Pl
Griffith, IN
Updated March 20 at 2:00am UTC
3 Bedrooms
450 Sibley Blvd
Calumet City
Calumet City, IL
Updated March 20 at 1:54am UTC
1 Bedroom
10642 South Avenue C Avenue
East Side
Chicago, IL
Updated March 19 at 7:02pm UTC
1 Bedroom
18304 Burnham Avenue
Lansing, IL
Updated March 19 at 11:25am UTC
4 Bedrooms
2933 W 12th Ave
Gary, IN
Updated March 17 at 10:59am UTC
2 Bedrooms
486 BUFFALO Avenue
Calumet City
Calumet City, IL
Updated March 17 at 10:48am UTC
1 Bedroom
Community St
Lansing, IL
Updated March 20 at 7:29am UTC
3 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.