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When were prices and availability in Austin, Chicago, Cook County, IL last updated?

Prices and availability in Austin, Chicago, Cook County, IL were last updated on 25 Feb 2021.

What are the best apartments in Austin, Chicago, Cook County, IL?

The best apartments in Austin, Chicago, Cook County, IL are: Washington Plaza, 500 S Laramie, 5100 W Madison, 735-49 N Austin and 330 N Pine.

What is the average rent in Austin, Chicago, Cook County, IL?

The average rent in Austin, Chicago, Cook County, IL is $571. Start your search for apartments in Austin, Chicago, Cook County, IL now.

What is the price range for a studio apartment in Austin, Chicago, Cook County, IL?

The price range for a studio apartment in Austin, Chicago, Cook County, IL is between $631 and $950. View all studio apartments in Austin, Chicago, Cook County, IL.

What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Austin, Chicago, Cook County, IL?

The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Austin, Chicago, Cook County, IL is between $760 and $1,300. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Austin, Chicago, Cook County, IL now.

What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Austin, Chicago, Cook County, IL?

The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Austin, Chicago, Cook County, IL is between $631 and $1,280. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Austin, Chicago, Cook County, IL.

What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Austin, Chicago, Cook County, IL?

The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Austin, Chicago, Cook County, IL is between $685 and $1,300. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Austin, Chicago, Cook County, IL.

Renter’s Guide to South Austin

South Austin is one of the four communities in the Austin neighborhood, and it’s the largest in terms of population of the four. It’s only 10 miles west of Downtown Chicago, east of the Oak Park neighborhood, and north of the neighborhoods of Berwyn and Cicero.  Chicago is “The World’s Best City for Having It All,” according to TimeOut.com, and the commute to the city from South Austin is only 45 minutes by car.  It is an historic community with a rich history, and its proximity to the city and Lake Michigan makes it a highly desirable Chicagoland neighborhood.

Austin, Chicago, Cook County, IL Demographics

  • Total Population84,913
  • Female 40,088
    Male 44,824
  • Median Age34

Cost of Living in South Austin

Chicago’s cost of living is higher than the national average, but it’s still more affordable than other cities of its size, like Los Angeles or New York. Expect to pay about $120 per month for utilities in a South Austin 900-square-foot apartment. A 3-course dinner for two in a sit-down restaurant will cost around $60. Getting around costs $2.25 on the CTA Green or Blue Lines, or $2 on the 5 “L” stops served by it. One-day passes and reduced fares for disabled patrons, students, and seniors are also available.

Average Rent in Austin, Chicago, Cook County, IL

  • Austin, Chicago, Cook County, IL Average Rental Price, February 2021 $571 /mo

Austin, Chicago, Cook County, IL Apartment Rent Ranges

  • < $50063%
  • $501-$70027%
  • $701-$1,00010%

Austin, Chicago, Cook County, IL Rent Trends

Average Rent Mar / 2018 Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Feb / 2021
Austin, Chicago, Cook County, IL $484 $503 $542 $554 $561 $553 $562 $567 $571
National $1,381 $1,418 $1,428 $1,432 $1,468 $1,475 $1,477 $1,464 $1,462
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Living in South Austin, Chicago

As with any big city neighborhood, there are pros and cons to living in South Austin. One of the big pros of living in South Austin is that it has access to several transportation options for getting around. One of the cons of living in South Austin in the past has been related to its pretty high crime rate. However, crime rates have sharply declined in the last few years, and they continue to.

Things to do in South Austin, Chicago

There is plenty of stuff to do in South Austin. Six buildings in the neighborhood are on the National Register of Historic Places. The J.J. Walser Jr. residence is one of the homes designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright, built in 1903. One of Wright’s students designed The First Congregational Church of Austin, another site on the register.

Columbus Park is a great place to go for families with kids, or just to relax and take in some nature. Set on 135 acres, the park features a fitness center, gymnasiums, kids’ playground with an interactive water feature, paths for jogging or biking, a 9-hole golf course, swimming pool, and athletic fields.

Employment and Economy

Chicago is quickly becoming a top city for tech jobs. Since many national and international companies are based in Chicago, its unemployment rate is consistently at or below the national average. South Austin residents are a short commute away from the major employers in the city.

Austin, Chicago, Cook County, IL Households

  • Total Number of Households28,314
  • Family 17,624
    Non-family 10,690
  • Children 10,105
    No Children 18,208
  • Average People Per Household2.94
  • Median Household Income$38,955
  • Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,098

Education in South Austin

Seven Chicago Public Schools’ high schools are ranked in the Top 10 for the state, according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking. Graduates of those schools have some great options from which to choose after high school, as Chicago is home to DePaul University, Northwestern University, and University of Chicago.

Austin, Chicago, Cook County, IL Education Statistics

  • No High School9%
  • Some High School51%
  • Some College26%
  • Associate Degree7%
  • Bachelor Degree8%

Tips for renting in South Austin

The Chicago Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance is renter’s rights legislation that serves as a hallmark for the rest of the country. Its regulations specify landlord requirements such as what constitutes timely repairs on rental properties, how much notice must be made to a tenant before a lease is terminated, and security deposit interest.

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