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63 1 Bedroom Apartments for rent in East Chicago, IN

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Last updated June 18 at 5:25am UTC
Results within 5 miles of East Chicago, IN
2217 Tanglewood Dr
Hammond
Hammond, IN
Updated June 12 at 1:41am UTC
1 Bedroom
$765
486 BUFFALO Avenue
Calumet City
Calumet City, IL
Updated June 9 at 2:58am UTC
1 Bedroom
$750
578 Douglas Ave
Calumet City
Calumet City, IL
Updated May 13 at 6:16pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$750
Results within 10 miles of East Chicago, IN
6700 South South Shore Drive
South Shore
Chicago, IL
Updated June 18 at 1:57am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,100
2404 East 79th Street
South Shore
Chicago, IL
Updated June 18 at 1:57am UTC
1 Bedroom
$750
10922 S Vernon
Roseland
Chicago, IL
Updated June 17 at 9:19am UTC
1 Bedroom
$695
7333 South Coles Avenue
South Shore
Chicago, IL
Updated June 17 at 2:08am UTC
1 Bedroom
$830
6711 S Merrill Ave
South Shore
Chicago, IL
Updated June 16 at 9:58am UTC
1 Bedroom
$800
6707 S Merrill Ave
South Shore
Chicago, IL
Updated June 16 at 9:58am UTC
1 Bedroom
$800
6713 S Merrill Ave
South Shore
Chicago, IL
Updated June 16 at 9:58am UTC
1 Bedroom
$800
6701 S Merrill Ave
South Shore
Chicago, IL
Updated June 16 at 9:58am UTC
1 Bedroom
$800
6715 S Merrill Ave
South Shore
Chicago, IL
Updated June 16 at 9:58am UTC
1 Bedroom
$800
1006 E 80th St
Chatham
Chicago, IL
Updated June 15 at 5:50pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$750
1135 E 82nd St
Avalon Park
Chicago, IL
Updated June 15 at 5:35pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$695
548 East 89th Street
Burnside
Chicago, IL
Updated June 15 at 6:07am UTC
1 Bedroom
$925
10740 S Calumet Ave
Roseland
Chicago, IL
Updated June 14 at 9:43am UTC
1 Bedroom
$775
10742 S Calumet Ave
Roseland
Chicago, IL
Updated June 14 at 9:43am UTC
1 Bedroom
$775

City Guide

Located in Lake County, Indiana, East Chicago--as the name suggests-- is just east of Chicago. Well, actually the town is southeast of Chicago, but we're not going to get too technical about the name.

East Chicago is known for being the home of Marktown, an urban planned worker community that was built during the Progressive Era in the 1910s. The city, which has strong industrial roots, especially in the steel and shipping sectors, is just over 20 miles from the Windy City and very much...

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East Chicago

East Chicago is known for being the home of Marktown, an urban planned worker community that was built during the Progressive Era in the 1910s. The city, which has strong industrial roots, especially in the steel and shipping sectors, is just over 20 miles from the Windy City and very much a part of the metro region. With ample green space, a location right on Lake Michigan and affordable housing, East Chicago is a solid spot to call home in the area.

Finding a Rental Home in East Chicago, IN

Home to nearly 29,000 residents, East Chicago's housing market caters to renters. Just consider these statistics:

  • Roughly 55 percent of the town rents.
  • Nearly 14 percent of homes are one-bedroom units.
  • You'll find one-bedroom homes in multi-family dwellings as well as apartment buildings.

That means you'll find ample one-bedroom apartments to suit your needs. For the best results, start looking a few weeks in advance.

What should have you jumping for joy is the average rental price for one-bedroom apartments in East Chicago, which is a good deal lower than the metro average. That's nice because neighboring Chicago has some of the most expensive housing outside of major coastal cities like New York City and San Francisco. For a one-bedroom pad in East Chicago, expect to pay as little as $450 depending upon the amenities, upkeep and location of the place.

One of the most desirable areas to live in East Chicago is the Marktown Historic District, which is like residing in a living museum (how cool is that?). It's tough finding a one-bedroom rental, though, but you may be able to snag something with proper planning and a little luck.

Other neighborhoods you should look at include:

  • Indiana Harbor: This neighborhood sits right by Lake Michigan and has a mix of older and newer complexes here, with many one-bedroom rentals. The main draw here is East Chicago Marina and Ameristar Casino (go strike it rich!).
  • City Center: Near green space like Washington Park, the central part of town offers easy access to restaurants and shops. There are a few apartment communities with one-bedroom homes near here.
  • Southside: A more residential side of town, one-bedroom rental pads here suit those looking for a little slower pace. It's close to the East Chicago station.

In general, one-bedroom rental homes in East Chicago suit a range of folks, from young workers and families to retirees looking to avoid the noisiness of Chicago. No matter what your needs are, you should be able to find something suitable here.

Living in East Chicago, IN

Given that East Chicago is within the Chicago metro region, many folks here commute to work. There are opportunities in nearly every industry. Within the town, most work in hospitality, manufacturing, shipping, and retail.

When you're not working (or fishing for gold in Lake Michigan), East Chicago has enough to keep you entertained. It has all the essentials: green space, beer and food. Picnic at Kosciuszko Park, gamble at the casino, have some drinks at Euclid Tavern and more during your free time. Of course, if you ever want to go out for a big night on the town, take the train into Chicago and show the Windy City what's up.