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When were prices and availability in East Chatham, Chicago, IL last updated?

Prices and availability in East Chatham, Chicago, IL were last updated on 27 May 2020.

What’s the average rent in East Chatham, Chicago, IL?

The average rent in East Chatham, Chicago, IL is $783.

What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in East Chatham, Chicago, IL?

The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in East Chatham, Chicago, IL is between $720 and $825.

What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in East Chatham, Chicago, IL?

The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in East Chatham, Chicago, IL is between $880 and $925.

Renter’s Guide to East Chatham

East Chatham is a hard-working neighborhood in south Chicago with Grand Crossing to the north, Avalon Park and Marynook to the east, Burnside to the south and the Village of Chatham to its west. East Chatham is roughly the same size as Avalon Park, and East Chatham is only 11 miles northeast of Springfield, IL, and 11 miles south of the Chicago Loop (downtown Chicago). Multiple revitalization projects have jumpstarted the local economy in the recent years. They helped transform the sleepy suburb into a promising potential business hub, making it an excellent place for new families and young professionals to call home.

East Chatham, Chicago, IL Demographics

  • Total Population61,258
  • Female 27,681
    Male 33,577
  • Median Age41.3

Cost of Living in East Chatham, IL

The cost of living in East Chatham is much like in the rest of Chicago. A meal for two at a semi-pricey restaurant costs $60.00, which is $10.00 more than most other restaurants in the country. This expense is offset by the low monthly utilities, which average $127.36 in Chatham – much lower than the $147.80 national average!

Most people in East Chatham catch the CTA Red Line at 79th or on 87th, and the average cost of a bus ticket in East Chatham, IL is $2.00. Unfortunately, the commute time is 39 minutes in East Chatham, which is much higher than the national commuting average of 25 minutes.

Average Rent in East Chatham, Chicago, IL

  • East Chatham, Chicago, IL Average Rental Price, May 2020 $783 /mo

East Chatham, Chicago, IL Rent Trends

Average Rent Mar / 2017 Jul / 2017 Nov / 2017 Mar / 2018 Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 May / 2020
East Chatham, Chicago, IL $661 $691 $684 $677 $677 $704 $722 $745 $724 $783
National $1,337 $1,368 $1,371 $1,374 $1,408 $1,417 $1,422 $1,458 $1,466 $1,468
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Living in East Chatham, IL

Living in East Chatham gives you plenty of employment opportunities, but the snow can be heavy at times. Make sure you are aware of both the pros and cons that come with this neighborhood.

Things to do in East Chatham

East Chatham is a family community that offers plenty of things to do with kids. The South Central Community Center puts on live shows and other events designed to inspire residents and visitors alike. If any of the acts inspire you to join the arts, then you and your loved ones can get dance lessons at the Wizard of Oz Dance Studio. Couples attractions (and the best restaurants in East Chatham) include doughy treats at Dat Doughnut, cocktails at M & J Lounge, or Pepe’s Mexican Restaurant for authentic Mexican cuisine.

Employment and East Economy

East Chatham is enjoying the benefits of the Greater Chatham Initiative, a revitalization effort to provide retail, service, and other employment opportunities within the community. The retail, insurance, and support service industries are doing quite well too, with additional employment opportunities available in nearby downtown Chicago.

East Chatham, Chicago, IL Households

  • Total Number of Households26,234
  • Family 12,714
    Non-family 13,520
  • Children 6,438
    No Children 19,796
  • Average People Per Household2.33
  • Median Household Income$33,454
  • Median Housing Costs Per Month$928

Education in East Chatham

Deneen Elementary offers educational services from preschool to eighth grade, with additional educational opportunities available in Chatham and surrounding neighborhoods.

East Chatham, Chicago, IL Education Statistics

  • No High School3%
  • Some High School40%
  • Some College36%
  • Associate Degree8%
  • Bachelor Degree14%

Tips for Renting in East Chatham

Before renting in East Chatham, you should know that there is a leash law in full effect, and you will be fined by the Sangamon County Animal Control if your pet needs to be picked up. Keep in mind that your vehicle must “start or run under their own power” or else they will be towed. In other words, your car must be working or else it will be towed.

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