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83 1 Bedroom Apartments for rent in East Chicago, IN

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Last updated August 17 at 2:48am UTC
Results within 5 miles of East Chicago, IN
486 BUFFALO Avenue
Calumet City
Calumet City, IL
Updated July 4 at 2:27am UTC
1 Bedroom
$750
Results within 10 miles of East Chicago, IN
7337 South South Shore Drive
South Shore
Chicago, IL
Updated August 17 at 2:48am UTC
1 Bedroom
$899
2404 East 79th Street
South Shore
Chicago, IL
Updated August 17 at 2:47am UTC
1 Bedroom
$750
6700 South South Shore Drive
South Shore
Chicago, IL
Updated August 17 at 2:47am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,050
8220 South Drexel Avenue
Chatham
Chicago, IL
Updated August 17 at 2:46am UTC
1 Bedroom
$675
8124 South Drexel Avenue
Chatham
Chicago, IL
Updated August 17 at 2:46am UTC
1 Bedroom
$675
7339 South Coles Avenue
South Shore
Chicago, IL
Updated August 17 at 2:46am UTC
1 Bedroom
$700
7419 S Phillips Ave
South Shore
Chicago, IL
Updated August 16 at 10:19am UTC
1 Bedroom
$660
13905 S Clark St
Riverdale
Riverdale, IL
Updated August 16 at 10:18am UTC
1 Bedroom
$805
905 W Chicago Ave
Northside
East Chicago, IN
Updated August 14 at 5:26pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$575
1369 River Dr
Calumet City
Calumet City, IL
Updated August 15 at 5:23pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$850
18014 Wentworth Ave
Lansing
Lansing, IL
Updated August 1 at 5:17pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$800
2217 Tanglewood Dr
Hammond
Hammond, IN
Updated July 20 at 5:20pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$765
7548 S Saginaw Ave
South Shore
Chicago, IL
Updated August 17 at 1:15am UTC
1 Bedroom
$800
2527 E 76th St
South Shore
Chicago, IL
Updated August 17 at 1:14am UTC
1 Bedroom
$850
10930 S Vernon Ave
Roseland
Chicago, IL
Updated August 16 at 5:15pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$715
7152 S Cornell Ave
South Shore
Chicago, IL
Updated August 16 at 1:23am UTC
1 Bedroom
$675
7546 S Saginaw Ave
South Shore
Chicago, IL
Updated August 16 at 1:23am UTC
1 Bedroom
$900

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.