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135 1 Bedroom Apartments for rent in East Chicago, IN

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Last updated September 26 at 5:37AM
Results within 5 miles of East Chicago, IN
3625 Orchard Dr
Hammond
Hammond, IN
Updated September 26 at 1:37AM
1 Bedroom
$790
1858 Indianapolis Blvd. #203
Whiting
Whiting, IN
Updated September 26 at 3:51AM
1 Bedroom
$995
14500 South Calhoun Avenue
Chicago
Chicago, IL
Updated September 26 at 5:37AM
1 Bedroom
$700
201 N Colfax St
Griffith
Griffith, IN
Updated September 26 at 1:37AM
1 Bedroom
$720
Results within 10 miles of East Chicago, IN
486 BUFFALO Avenue
Calumet City
Calumet City, IL
Updated August 15 at 5:37AM
1 Bedroom
$750
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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.