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When were prices and availability in South Side Chicago, Chicago, IL last updated?

Prices and availability in South Side Chicago, Chicago, IL were last updated on 1 Jul 2020.

What’s the average rent in South Side Chicago, Chicago, IL?

The average rent in South Side Chicago, Chicago, IL is $1,346.

What is the price range for a studio apartment in South Side Chicago, Chicago, IL?

The price range for a studio apartment in South Side Chicago, Chicago, IL is between $550 and $3,315.

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

The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in South Side Chicago, Chicago, IL is between $775 and $3,824.

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

The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in South Side Chicago, Chicago, IL is between $675 and $4,923.

What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in South Side Chicago, Chicago, IL?

The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in South Side Chicago, Chicago, IL is between $865 and $6,839.

Renter’s Guide to South Chicago

South Chicago is one of the communities that sit on the southern rim of Lake Michigan, and it is considered the gateway to the Calumet River. A short 14 miles from Downtown Chicago, it offers a diverse neighborhood with a lot of local independent businesses. It is southeast of the South Shore, Chatham, and Avalon Park neighborhoods.  Its proximity to the city TimeOut.com called “The World’s Best City for Having It All” makes for a whole slew of cultural attractions and entertainment options, within a 28-minute drive. In a region with so many residents, South Chicago manages to maintain a small town feel.

South Side Chicago, Chicago, IL Demographics

  • Total Population216,823
  • Female 98,714
    Male 118,109
  • Median Age34

Cost of Living in South Chicago

Cities like Los Angeles or New York are similar in size to the Windy City, but Chicago’s cost of living is closer to the national average than the other two, even though it is slightly higher.  Utilities cost about $120 per month in a South Chicago 900-square-foot apartment, while a 3-course dinner for a couple in a casual eatery costs around $60. Getting Downtown from South Chicago is a little difficult, as no “L” train runs this far south. There are CTA and Metra bus routes around the community, with a charge of $2 one-way for adults, and $1 for seniors and other reduced fare riders.

Average Rent in South Side Chicago, Chicago, IL

  • South Side Chicago, Chicago, IL Average Rental Price, February 2020 $1,346 /mo

South Side Chicago, Chicago, IL Apartment Rent Ranges

  • $501-$7003%
  • $701-$1,00026%
  • $1,001-$1,50040%
  • $1,501-$2,00023%
  • > $2,0008%

South Side Chicago, Chicago, IL Rent Trends

Average Rent Mar / 2017 Jul / 2017 Nov / 2017 Mar / 2018 Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Feb / 2020
South Side Chicago, Chicago, IL $1,219 $1,237 $1,232 $1,239 $1,239 $1,290 $1,288 $1,336 $1,325 $1,346
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 South Chicago

Living in South Chicago has its pros and cons. One of the big pros of living in South Chicago is that it has a fairly small population (just 30,000 residents), so it’s never overcrowded. It is also close to the lake, which translates into numerous recreational possibilities. One of the disadvantages of living in South Chicago is the lack of transportation options around the city, as well as a slightly higher unemployment rate than that of Chicago.

Things to do in South Chicago

Most of the things to do in South Chicago are centered on Commercial Avenue. Independent clothing, retail and beauty shops line the street. There are also many ethnic restaurants, with choices ranging from Italian to Nigerian. Bessemer Park is a great place to go with kids. It was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, who also designed New York’s Central Park. The park features the Bessemer Park Nature and Wildlife Garden, one of the area’s nature preserves, as well as a ball fields, picnic spaces, and a swimming pool. For something a little out of the way, a great place to visit is the Adler Planetarium, just north of South Chicago.

Employment and Economy

The tech sector is growing, as more tech companies are finding a base in Chicago, and it has long been home to national and transnational business headquarters. South Chicago residents can make the easy commute into Downtown, or they can take advantage of the many office and administrative jobs available in the neighborhood.

South Side Chicago, Chicago, IL Households

  • Total Number of Households93,820
  • Family 43,058
    Non-family 50,762
  • Children 23,465
    No Children 70,355
  • Average People Per Household2.26
  • Median Household Income$34,316
  • Median Housing Costs Per Month$960

Education in South Chicago

U.S. News & World Report ranks seven of the Chicago Public Schools’ high schools in its Top 10 best schools in Illinois. Chicago institutes of higher education like DePaul and Northwestern Universities, as well as the University of Chicago, are potential next steps for graduates.

South Side Chicago, Chicago, IL Education Statistics

  • No High School6%
  • Some High School38%
  • Some College29%
  • Associate Degree7%
  • Bachelor Degree20%

Tips for renting in South Chicago

The Chicago Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance is landmark renter’s rights legislation. Its regulations include information about the frequency of essential repairs on rental properties that a landlord has to do, how much notice a tenant must be given before a landlord terminates a lease, and how much interest can be added to a security deposit that isn’t returned in a timely fashion.

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