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East Chicago Apartments
Last updated January 28 2023 at 2:52 AM

531 Apartments in East Chicago, Indiana

East Chicago Apartment Renter's Guide

Overview


Population: 27,817
Population Density: 1,974.1 people/sq mile

What locals are saying

The Urban Planned Worker Community in East Chicago--known as Marktown--was built in 1917 and is considered one of the 7 wonders of Northwest Indiana. In Marktown, you walk in the street and park on the sidewalk!

In addition to parking on the sidewalk in Marktown, East Chicago is a pretty cool place

The Urban Planned Worker Community in East Chicago--known as Marktown--was built in 1917 and is considered one of the 7 wonders of Northwest Indiana. In Marktown, you walk in the street and park on the sidewalk!

In addition to parking on the sidewalk in Marktown, East Chicago is a pretty cool place. You will find everything you need here, and if by chance you don't, Chicago is close at hand. You really won't need the big city, though, because East Chicago has it all -- thanks to it's proximity to Lake Michigan. This waterway has been an important part of the city since it was founded and has led to incredible economic opportunities for the nearly 30,000 residents of this city.

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.

East Chicago Crime


Overall Crime

High
Overall crime in East Chicago is high in comparison to the national average.

Violent Crime

Above Average
The level of violent crime in East Chicago is above average compared to the national average violent crime rate.

Property Crime

High
The level of property crime in East Chicago is high compared to the national average property crime rate.

Top Schools in East Chicago


Elementary Schools

3 /10
East Chicago Urban Enterprise Academy
Charter
K-8
Charter
K-8
420 Students
8 Reviews
420
Students
8 Reviews
2 /10
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School
Public
PK-6
Public
PK-6
323 Students
5 Reviews
323
Students
5 Reviews
2 /10
Benjamin Harrison Elementary School
Public
PK-6
Public
PK-6
521 Students
2 Reviews
521
Students
2 Reviews

Middle Schools

3 /10
East Chicago Urban Enterprise Academy
Charter
K-8
Charter
K-8
420 Students
8 Reviews
420
Students
8 Reviews

High Schools

3 /10
East Chicago Central High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
1,131 Students
10 Reviews
1,131
Students
10 Reviews
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4133 Carey Street rear Photo Gallery 1
1 of 4
2 Bedrooms
$900
Unit rear Available 02/01/23 Northwest Indiana Near Chicago - Property Id: 1096994 Quiet neighborhood. Secure fenced in location. New roof. Move-in ready. Must qualify. No section 8. Must apply before scheduling viewing. Any questions please send to: carlscastle@yahoo.com Only serious inquiries. Thank you! Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/4133-carey-street-east-chicago-in-unit-rear/1096994 Property Id 1096994 (RLNE7898042)
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3932 Pulaski Street Unit 1 Photo Gallery 1
1 of 13
3 Bedrooms
$1,350
3932 Pulaski Street East Chicago IN 46312 - Property Id: 1082972 Quite neighborhood only minutes away from Illinois state line. Down the street from the Multiple Casinos, Police Department and major attractions. 3 bed, 1 bath unit, laminate floors, appliances included. Front & Back door entrance. Large living room with private balcony. Water, Sewage and Alarm system included. Conveniently located walking distance from private and public schools, South Shore Train Station, Purdue Northwest, clinics, shopping stores, gas station, grocery store,, expressway, toll road, Cline Avenue, and casinos. $1350/month $1350/deposit $35 application fee per person Pets Allowed ($100 non-refundable) $25 a month. Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/3932-pulaski-street-east-chicago-in-unit-unit-1/1082972 Property Id 1082972 (RLNE7873303)
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4142 Wegg Ave. Photo Gallery 1
1 of 6
2 Bedrooms
$1,000
Gorgeous 2 spacious bedrooms, 1 bath in East Chicago, IN - Gorgeous 2 spacious bedrooms, 1 bath in East Chicago, IN NEW YEARS SPECIAL Half off your first months rent APPLY NOW 2 spacious bedrooms, 1 bath with attractive hardwood floors throughout, enclosed front porch/sunroom and enclosed back porch, large living & dining room, and large kitchen. Yes , basement, yes, laundry hook ups. Very conveniently located walking distance from schools, public transportation, gas, food, shopping, expressway, toll road, Cline Avenue & Casinos. Rent: $1000 Deposit: $1000 Appliances are not present Tenant is responsible for utilities NO ANIMALS Standard 24-month lease **Not accepting unemployment as a source of verifiable income *********************************** 2 recámaras - listo para mover disponible Renta: $1000 Depósito: $1000 Inquilino es responsable por utilities Refrigerador y estufa no están presente No mascotas 24 meses contrato Se Habla Español No Pets Allowed (RLNE7731087)
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5021 Tod Ave Photo Gallery 1
1 of 35
3 Bedrooms
$1,500
1300 sqft
Hello, Dear Friend! To schedule to see this big house, for prices and details please submit this form www.avail.co/apply/zi8R7 and our hospitality team will get back to you as soon as possible. The credit score must be 650 and higher. The house consists of 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom with a huge Living Room, Spacious Eat-in Kitchen / Dining Room on the Main Level. It also has a second full Bathroom in the Basement and Play Room in the Basement, and a lot of storage space on the main level and in the basement. It is well maintained and freshly remodeled for comfortable living, with a new toilet, new vanity, new floors, and all repainted walls and ceilings. The house stands in a nice and calm neighborhood of East Chicago, IN, 1 mile from the border with North Hammond, IN, and 0.5 miles from East Chicago Downtown. Laundry in the Basement includes a dryer and a washer. The kitchen has a stove and a fridge. Described as one of the Seven Wonders of Northwest Indiana, this old steel industry company town is best known for being the only town in North America where cars park on the sidewalks and people walk in the streets. Transportation: Car / Uber / Taxi to: 1. McCormick Place - 20 min 2. Hyde Park / University of Chicago - 25 min 3. Chicago downtown - 33 min The driving distance between East Chicago to Chicago is 21 miles. It takes approximately 27 min to drive from East Chicago to Chicago. Amenities included: central heat, all appliances, updated floors, updated bathroom, storage, washer and dryer, back yard, and storage rooms inside the building, incl. two big closets near the back entrance on the main level and in the basement. It is pet-friendly for an additional monthly payment and additional security deposit (cost depends on the pet's type). Date Available: Febryary 1st, 2023. $1,500/month rent. $1,500 security deposit is required. A credit score of 650 and higher is required. Please submit the form on this page www.avail.co/apply/zi8R7 or contact us at 215.531.2967 to learn more. This property is managed by a responsible landlord using Avail landlord software. Also, we are glad to present the video guide to the property from October 3rd, 2022: https://youtu.be/z4Cr9lVXIF0.
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4329 Baring Avenue Photo Gallery 1
1 of 12
3 Bedrooms
$1,575
1919 sqft
RENTAL AVAILABLE! 3 bedroom/2 bathroom on the 1st floor available asap. This property is in a 3 unit building that has been fully renovated with high end finishes! Plenty of cabinet space in the kitchen and windows throughout giving an abundance of light. There will be laundry in the basement. There is a driveway for the main floor with 3 parking spots in back for the 2nd and 3rd floor tenants as well as street parking. No Central AC, tenant must supply window units.This rental unit is located on the 1st floor and is 3 bedrooms/2 bath.
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4010 McCook Photo Gallery 1
1 of 6
2 Bedrooms
$775
Cozy 2 bedroom home in quiet area. Appliances present - Cozy 2 bedroom home in quiet area. Appliances present close to schools, close to cline ave ramp and near shopping, restaurants and more! $775/month $775/deposit $35 application fee Tenant is responsible for all utilities NO PETS NO SECT 8 *not accepting unemployment as a source of income. No Pets Allowed (RLNE5466154)
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6138 Marshall Avenue Photo Gallery 1
1 of 16
2 Bedrooms
$995
Looking for a apartment to rent? Cozy 2 bedrooms, 1 bath apartment is rent ready. This is a 12-month lease property. Tenant is responsible for all utilities. **HOLIDAY SPECIAL - Get approved by November 30th and receive 1/2 off of your December Rent. Business Hours Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:00pm, call 219-888-9125 after business hours you can text 219-200-4027 or email info@olsonpropertyservices.com. Leave a message as to what day and time you would like to set up a showing. Contact us to schedule a showing.
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6383 Maryland Avenue Photo Gallery 1
1 of 1
3 Bedrooms
$1,550
1018 sqft
6383 Maryland Avenue is a single-family home with 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom located in Hammond, IN. The total square footage is 1,018 and this home was built in 1954. This home is complete with central air through out and a beautiful back yard. Schedule your in-person viewing today on our website!
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3103 Crane Place Photo Gallery 1
1 of 19
3 Bedrooms
$1,450
1332 sqft
3103 Crane Place is a single-family home located in Hammond, Indiana. This home has 3 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms with a total of 1,332 square feet. This home is complete with a detached garage, central air and more! You will not want to miss out on this home. Scheduled your showing today!
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6146 Alexander Ave Photo Gallery 1
1 of 1
4 Bedrooms
$1,650
1518 sqft
6146 Alexander Avenue is a 4 bedroom, 1 bathroom home located in Hammond, Indiana. This home has everything you need with a fenced-in yard, appliances, and more. Schedule your showing today on our website, www.rentcaps.com.
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5439 Birch Ave Photo Gallery 1
1 of 1
3 Bedrooms
$1,450
800 sqft
5439 Birch Avenue is a single-family home located in Hammond, Indiana. Hammond homes go quickly, so act fast! You can schedule an in-person viewing of the home at a time convenient for you by clicking the "Schedule a Showing" button located on the listing of the home on our website, www.rentcaps.com.
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2631 165th St. Photo Gallery 1
1 of 7
2 Bedrooms
$850
520 sqft
2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment with hardwood floors in the living area, hook up for a washer and dryer, and new carpet. Close to shopping and expressway. NO PETS ALLOWED!! Tenant pays electric/gas/water. Ready to move in. Serious inquiries only.
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1251 Summer Street Photo Gallery 1
1 of 16
3 Bedrooms
$1,250
Completly remodeled 3 bedroom house - Newly remodeled 3 bedroom house. Brand new flooring in most rooms. Freshly painted throughout. Large back yard along with a 2 car garage. Plenty of storage space in the unfinished basement. This one won't last long! You can view our virtual tour at: https://youtu.be/rba7okJgUlA . If you're interested and would like to apply, you can do so on our website www.reedercompany.com. All personal showings may be scheduled after an application has been approved. If you have any questions about the property please email kyle@reedercompany.com QUALIFYING GUIDELINES 1. INCOME (Employment paystubs/references required) 2. CREDIT/BACKGROUND CHECKS 3. LANDLORD REFERENCE(S) INCOME REQUIREMENTS: Minimum household gross monthly income of $4,166 . Tenant responsible for all utilities Proof of income with your 3 most recent paycheck stubs IS A MUST. Income is verified based on your year-to-date (YTD) pay, so if you started work after the 1st of the year, please be prepared to show your first paystub. APPLICANTS WHO ARE PAID CASH OR SELF EMPLOYED (tips included) must download his/her tax transcript from the IRS at https://www.irs.gov/individuals/get-transcript No other proof will be accepted. 12 Month Lease. 1st Full Months Rent + 1 Month Security Deposit* Due at Move In. *Based on Credit application No Pets Allowed (RLNE7870945)
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1454 Sherman Street Photo Gallery 1
1 of 9
3 Bedrooms
$1,250
Cozy & Cute 3 bedroom, 1 bath, slab home in Hammond, IN - Cozy & Cute 3 bedroom, 1 bath, slab home in Hammond, IN NEW YEARS SPECIAL Half off your first months rent APPLY NOW With refrigerator & stove present, fresh paint, new LVP flooring throughout home, Central air and heat, extra storage space, & large living areas and fenced in yard. Conveniently located near Schools, colleges, gas, food, shopping, train station, expressway, toll road, Cline Avenue, and casinos! $1250 month $1250 deposit Tenant is responsible for all utilities Stove, Fridge is present NO ANIMALS *Not accepting Unemployment as a source of income. ********************* 3 recámaras - listo para mover disponible Renta: $1250 Depósito: $1250 Inquilino es responsable por utilities Refrigerador y estufa presente No mascotas 24 meses contrato Se Habla Español No Pets Allowed (RLNE7822112)
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3028 Crane Place Photo Gallery 1
1 of 16
4 Bedrooms
$1,750
1750 sqft
What A Home! 4 full bedrooms, including huge master, 2 full baths, including en-suite in Hammond IN. - What A Home! 4 full bedrooms, including huge master, 2 full baths, including en-suite in Hammond IN. NEW YEARS SPECIAL Half off your first months rent APPLY NOW Full kitchen with appliances, including dining room, large living room, Basement including, laundry room with washer & dryer present, office, game room, and playroom, fenced in yard including some offstreet parking and garage. This unique Hessville home is conveniently located close to Schools, colleges, public transportation, train station, food, gas, Kennedy Avenue shopping, Cline Avenue, expressway, toll road, and casinos. $1750 month $1750 deposit Tenant pays all utilities Appliances are present NO ANIMALS Standard 24 month lease *Not accepting Unemployment as a source of income. ********************* 4 recámaras - listo para mover disponible Renta: $1750 Depósito: $1750 Inquilino es responsable por utilities Refrigerador y estufa presente No mascotas 24 meses contrato Se Habla Español No Pets Allowed (RLNE6054827)
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3449 E. 163rd St Photo Gallery 1
1 of 8
4 Bedrooms
$1,499
WOW! 4 bed, 1 bath home in Hammond, IN - WOW! 4 bed, 1 bath home in Hammond, IN NEW YEARS SPECIAL Half off your first months rent APPLY NOW 4 bed, 1 bath home with LVP flooring throughout, high end finishes in kitchen and bathroom, laundry hook ups, offstreet parking, two car garage, Hessville area and more. Close to schools, gas, food, shopping, expressway, toll road, Cline Avenue, and casinos. $1499 month $1499 deposit Tenant is responsible for utilities Appliances are not present NO ANIMALS 24-month lease *Not accepting Unemployment as a source of income. **** 4 recámaras - listo para mover disponible Renta: $1499 Depósito: $1499 Inquilino es responsable por utilities Refrigerador y estufa no están presente No mascotas 24 meses contrato Se Habla Español No Pets Allowed (RLNE5331095)
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Douglas Pointe Photo Gallery 1
1 of 11
2 Bedrooms
$989
847 sqft
Close to Douglas Street and Fayette Street. Newly constructed, spacious apartment homes with all major kitchen appliances, patios/balconies and garbage disposals. Community offers 24-hour gym, maintenance and a clubhouse.
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Park West Apartments Photo Gallery 1
1 of 28
1 Bedroom
$872
704 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,078
888 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,574
1288 sqft
Tanglewood Photo Gallery 1
1 of 15
1 Bedroom
$758
639 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,115
861 sqft
More than just a place to live, Tanglewood is a way of life! Set back in a secluded wooded meadow, Tanglewood Apartments offers a peaceful living experience with a serene pond. Featuring white brick walls and cedar shake-style mansard roofs, Tanglewood Apartments is reminiscent of Old World country estates, close to area amenities. From shopping centers and schools to churches and restaurants, we have it all. We have been a fixture in this community for several years. Thus, we’re known as being a respite away from the hustle and bustle of the city. But we’re also close enough not to feel isolated. In fact, we’re just two blocks from Purdue University Northwest as well as local public and private schools. So, to learn more about us and find out how affordable our rates are, feel free to call us today.
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Hampton in Highland Photo Gallery 1
1 of 14
1 Bedroom
$1,131
765 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,290
935 sqft
Welcome to Hampton in Highland! We invite you to explore our charming residential community. Thoughtfully designed 1 and 2 bedroom apartment homes provide the perfect fit for your lifestyle. Paired with our convenient location and fantastic resident amenities, Hampton in Highland is the ideal place to call home!
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464 Gordon Ave Photo Gallery 1
1 of 6
2 Bedrooms
$1,445
703 sqft
Recently renovated 2-bedroom apartment units in Calumet City. Just off Sibley Avenue, these apartments are close to several public transportation options and between Interstates 90 and 94.
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Riverwood Apartments Photo Gallery 1
1 of 27
1 Bedroom
$970
725 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,265
972 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,495
1193 sqft
Landmark Realty's Riverwood Apartment Homes is conveniently located off Frank Borman Expressway, just off the Little Calumet River. Discover our pet-friendly community offerring one bedroom, two bedroom, and three bedroom apartments designed with pass-through kitchens, central air & heat, and intercom building access. Living at Riverwood places you in the Thornton Fractional South High School district and only 10 minutes from Purdue University Northwest. Enjoy the outdoors only minutes away in the sprawling Wampum Lake Woods or at the Sand Ridge Nature Center. When you make Riverwood Apartment Homes your home, you'll always be moments away from all the shopping and entertainment you want at Torrence Avenue and Ridge Road.
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308 Elizabeth Street Photo Gallery 1
1 of 7
1 Bedroom
$1,035
650 sqft
Newly rehabbed apartments available in Calumet City, IL! Studio - 1 bedroom apartments include quality appliances. Walking distance to Calumet City Playfield, State Line Pizza Hammond, Tom's Restaurant, and Family Dollar. River Oaks Golf Course, River Oaks Center, and Green Lake Family Aquatic Center are also nearby! Commute easily via Pace Bus 355. Call today to schedule your showing with Pangea!
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5527 Beall Avenue Photo Gallery 1
1 of 12
2 Bedrooms
$1,095
Looking to rent an Apartment? This 2 bedrooms 1 bath upper-level apartment is rent ready. Business Hours Mon-Fri 8-4, call 219-888-9125 after business hours you can text 219-200-4027 or email info@olsonpropertyservices. Leave a message as to what day and time you would like to set up a showing. This is a 12-month lease. Tenant is responsible for all utilities. Contact us to schedule a showing.
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How much is rent in East Chicago?

Apartment Rentals in East Chicago start at $750/month.

How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in East Chicago?

You can use the pet-friendly filter to find East Chicago apartments that allow pets.

How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?

While some East Chicago properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.

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How can I find off-campus housing in East Chicago?

You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around East Chicago. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Moody Bible Institute, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Chicago, Adler University, City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College, and The John Marshall Law School.