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Apartments for Rent in Chatham, Chicago, Cook County, IL - 10 Rentals available

  • Apartment in Chatham
    7924 S Vernon, Chicago, IL 60619
    $775 - $830
    • 1 Bed
    • 1 Bath
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    (888) 856-3125
  • Apartment in Chatham
    7934-42 S Wabash, Chicago, IL 60619
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    • Studio-3 Beds
    • 1 Bath
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    (888) 856-3125
  • Apartment in Chatham
    8456 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60619
    • 2-3 Beds
    • 1 Bath
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    (888) 856-3125
  • Apartment in Chatham
    7949 S St Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60619
    $750 - $775
    • 1-2 Beds
    • 1 Bath
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    (773) 952-8004
  • Apartment in Chatham
    7907 S Vernon Ave, Chicago, IL 60619
    $1,200 - $1,300
    • Studio-2 Beds
    • 1 Baths
    Available Today!
    (773) 952-8004
  • Apartment in Chatham
    345-351 E. 81St., Chicago, IL 60619
    • 1 Bed
    • 1 Bath
    (773) 952-8004

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Renter’s Guide to Chatham

Otherwise known as “the jewel of the Southeast Side of Chicago”, Chatham is a busy suburb that’s north of Burnside and West Chesterfield, east of Gresham, south of Park Manor, and west of Grand Crossing and East Chatham. Chatham is one of the smaller neighborhoods in Chicago, but it is undergoing multiple revitalization projects. This means it will soon offer the most modern amenities and it will continue to attract aspiring business entrepreneurs. Chatham has a prime business location along Route 4. Chatham is 10 miles south of the downtown Chicago Loop, and 8 miles south of Springfield, the state’s capitol – so steady employment opportunities are always within reach.

Chatham, Chicago, Cook County, IL Demographics

  • Total Population63,411
  • Female 27,719
    Male 35,692
  • Median Age39.8

Cost of Living in Chatham, IL

The cost of living in Chatham, IL is lower than the national average in most respects, and on par with the rest of Chicago. A meal for two at a mid-range restaurant costs $60.00, which means an extra $10.00, if we are to compare it to a meal’s price in other parts of country. However, monthly utilities for a 915-square foot apartment only cost $127.36, which is lower than the national average of $147.80.

Most people in Chatham use the CTA Red Line at 87thth, which runs to East Chatham on 79th and beyond. The average cost of a bus ticket in Chatham, IL is $2.00 and the average cost of a train ticket is $2.25. The average commute time is 39 minutes, significantly higher than the national average of 25 minutes.

Average Rent in Chatham, Chicago, Cook County, IL

  • Chatham, Chicago, Cook County, IL Average Rental Price, November 2018$677/mo
  • 1 Bedroom$650
  • 2 Bedrooms$950
  • Studio$1,254
  • 1 Bedroom$1,771
  • 2 Bedroom$2,382

Chatham, Chicago, Cook County, IL Apartment Rent Ranges

  • $501-$70091%
  • $701-$1,0009%

Chatham, Chicago, Cook County, IL Rent Trends

Average Rent All rentals Studio 1 Bed 2 Beds 3 Beds
Nov / 2018 $677 $650 $950
Jan / 2018 $677 $650 $950
Sept / 2017 $684 $660 $925
May / 2017 $691 $668 $925
Jan / 2017 $661 $635 $925
Sept / 2016 $659 $630 $950
May / 2016 $666 $640 $925
Jan / 2016 $647 $620 $925
Sept / 2015 $647 $620 $925
May / 2015 $654 $635 $850

Average rent is projected to grow by 3% in 2018 compared to 2017.

Please note that projected rent growth is calculated at city level.

Average rent values on this page are aggregated from data from zip code 60619

Check out the average rent in Chicago.

Living in Chatham, IL

Living in Chatham is not without its pros and cons. A long commute is one of the disadvantages that comes with choosing Chatham. The weather, however, is very mild here compared to the rest of Chicago, as the area does not receive very much snow in winter.

Things to do in Chatham

Chatham is filled with fun things to do with family. Neighborhood events include the Annual Kite Festival and the Annual JC Sweet Corn Festival. For free things to do in Chatham, check out the Whitney M. Young Public Library, which just received a multi-million dollar upgrade. The Covered Bridge Park is another awesome place to visit, as it offers flowing trails and it looks amazing in the fall. Some of the best restaurants in Chatham are waiting for you: Tracks End Restaurant offers a casual atmosphere, the Potbelly Sandwich Shop makes for a delightful retro dining, and Tropical Island Jerk Chicken is the embodiment of authentic Jamaican cuisine.

Employment and Economy

Chatham has been enjoying a significant upswing in its local economy in the past decade. Its retail and services industries are thriving thanks to some of the lowest sales tax in the entire city, but also becayse a large amount of jobs are available in the finance, insurance, and real estate sectors as well. Commuters also head to The Loop and to Springfield for additional employment opportunities.

Chatham, Chicago, Cook County, IL Households

  • Total Number of Households25,696
  • Family 14,127
    Non-family 11,569
  • Children 7,510
    No Children 18,186
  • Average People Per Household2.46
  • Median Household Income$32,239
  • Median Housing Costs Per Month$900

Education in Chatham

In addition to being a short distance away from six major universities, Chatham offers multiple elementary and middle schools, and a single high school called Glenwood High School.

Chatham, Chicago, Cook County, IL Education Statistics

  • No High School3%
  • Some High School40%
  • Some College30%
  • Associate Degree8%
  • Bachelor Degree12%
  • Graduate Degree7%

Tips for Renting in Chatham

If you are renting in Chatham, know that you are not allowed to park on sidewalks and you can do landscaping around your water and electric meters. Also, utilities bills are due on the 15th of every month.

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