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Mid-Rise Apartment
Hyde Park, 5480 S Cornell Ave | Chicago
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  •  Air Conditioning  
  •  Building Laundry Room  
  •  Cat friendly
  •  Controlled Access
  •  Elevators
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Hardwood Floors
  •  Parking Available
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances

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9.0
Excellent
4 Reviews

About this Location

Whole Foods Market
9 min via 15 (bus)
Jackson Park
7 min walk
ME (rail) - 10 min
171/55 (bus) - 2 min
In a quiet
neighborhood

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  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
  • Included

    •  Gas Included
    •  Heat Included
    •  Water Included
  • Kitchen

    •  Dishwasher
    •  Microwave
    •  Refrigerator
    •  Stove & Oven
  • Laundry

    •  Building Laundry Room  
  • Lease Terms

    •  Application Fee  
  • Living Room

    •  Air Conditioning  
    •  Ceiling Fans
    •  Hardwood Floors
  • Pet Terms & Amenities

    •  Cat friendly
    •  Max Pets Limit  
  • Security & Maintenance

    •  Controlled Access
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Overall rating 9.0/10, based on 4 renter reviews

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Management
9.5
Value
7.5
Social
8.5
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Love this place

I am in the middle of my third year living here. Great place for the price and wonderful management. My packages are kept by the front-desk and delivered to my apartment by the super. The super will come incredibly quickly if there are any problems (almost never are). Laundry in building is very affordable.

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Trade some amentities to be close to everything

The laundry machines are coin-operated relics from another age and the elevators do whatever they want, but there is a Metra train station behind the building and two bus stops (with free-for-students buses running to the campus) within half a block. Walgreens and Treasure Island are just across the train tracks. There are single garages available for rent if the waitlist ever clears.

The front office staff is a little slow to respond, but very friendly and understanding. The maintenance staff (his name is Bob) is amazing. Ask Bob to fix something and he'll get it done quickly. He also brings packages around to the apartments every night.

The building feels safe, even though the hallways seem to have been transplanted from the hotel in the Shining. My door has four locks on it.

Cats are allowed without a deposit but dogs are not allowed at all.

Overall this building is great. It is inexpensive compared to some of the surrounding buildings and the location is ideal. I have no complaints.

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  • Studio / 1 bath
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Stellar Price, great location within Hyde Park

Easy commute to the Law School. Walking distance to grocery, pharmacy, mail, public transportation, restaurants, and the far more expensive apartments your classmates will be living in (but closer to the aforementioned places). Older building, but kept in decent shape. The actual units are much nicer than the hallways. If you want luxury, this isn't it. If you want a solid place to live, this is.

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Amazing old character-filled building

This is an amazing apartment. It's admittedly no frills (no gym, no doorperson, no dishwasher, etc.) and a relatively small space (500 sq ft) but it's extremely affordable and great value. The management company is extremely responsive, packages are delivered right to my apartment door, and the space itself is charming and homey: wood floors, a real-life Murphy bed, and plenty of space for our purposes. Being near the restaurant strip on 55th is extremely convenient, with easy access (<2 minute walk) to 171 bus to campus, 6 bus downtown, Metra trains, and Divvy bikes. Otherwise it's a 20-minute walk to campus and less than 5 minutes to two grocery stores. Downsides are some noise from trains when the windows are open and radiator heat that isn't unit-controlled (but we just turn our radiators off which keeps the temperature about right).

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

dining 30 Recs

Pizza Capri
The Snail Thai Cuisine
Pho 55
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grocery 1 Rec

Whole Foods Market
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convenience 1 Rec

Walgreens
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fitness 15 Recs

CorePower Yoga
Chaturanga Holistic Fitness
LA Fitness
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parks 6 Recs

Promontory Point
57th Street Beach
Jackson Park
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coffee 12 Recs

Sip & Savor
The Bakery at Piccolo Mondo
Medici On 57th
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About Hyde Park

One of Chicago's most beloved neighborhoods, Hyde Park effortlessly combines modern flair with a rich historical background. The neighborhood proudly flaunts the fact that they have more Nobel Prize winners per square kilometer than any other place on earth! Though extremely studious, residents of H...
Nice
Diverse
Walkable
Pretty Safe
Easy Commute
Good Restaurants
Quiet Neighborhood
Median rents in Hyde Park
Studio
$
900
1 Bedroom
$
1,450
2 Bedroom
$
1,950

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Hyde Park Reviews

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Hyde park is just the best! It has really blossomed over the past 5 years that I've been living there. It has really become home for me. I have lived on Blackstone, Cornell, Woodlawn, and now Kenwood. Each experience has been awesome. I have felt comfortable and safe at all times - even with my late night walks/runs. My favorite feature of course is Lake Michigan! There's something about Hyde Park's lake front that i just adore!
There's a lot going on off of 53rd. Good restaurants (A10, Promentory, Yusho) and even some worthwhile fast food (Native Foods, Chipotle). There are two grocery stores (Hyde Park Produce is phenomenal), and almost everything else (a hardware store, an office supply store in the Treasure Island shopping center, some doctors' offices off of 55th). Down on 57th there are some other good restaurants (Medici) and 57th Street Books is a cornerstone. Hyde Park even just got an improv comedy place (The Revival) on 57th.

In short, there's enough going on in Hyde Park not to feel isolated, but it's far enough away from the city not to feel suffocated.
Hyde Park is great if you want convenience and safety. Some things are a little overpriced (god help those who want cheap flour) but others are cheap (i.e., square footage of your unit if you aren't in Regents). It's not a neighborhood for those who love nightlife. We have almost none. But there's a professional theater company, some good restaurants, and you can walk home basically any time of night.
Hyde Park is a great place to live for a student or a young family, in that it's relatively quiet, but is growing quickly in terms of entertainment and dining options. It's also very beautiful, being an older neighborhood with a lot of brownstones and castle-like structures, and big trees with lots of beautiful foliage in the fall. I don't like the fact that there's not an L stop central to the neighborhood, but the Metra makes up some of the difference if you live nearby, and the buses to downtown are relatively convenient. Also, people's concerns about "safety" are ridiculous – I think certain people tend to become afraid when they see more brown people than they are used to, but the neighborhood is actually one of the wealthiest and safest neighborhoods in the city, in addition to having the advantage of being culturally and demographically diverse. There's also a lot of really nice park space (you're between Jackson Park and Washington Park, have the Midway Plaisance right in the middle of the university, and other smaller parks like Nichols Park and Harold Washington Park provide a lot of nice greenery).
When you think of South Side Chicago, you don't think of Hyde Park. It's really nice, however it can quickly turn into a dangerous place if you venture too far away from the neighborhood. I've overall enjoyed the neighborhood very much. It has a lot of culture to learn from. If it's good enough for President Obama it's good enough for me.
The neighborhood is decent, but I liked it better when there was another option for groceries beyond Whole Foods. Target Express has some stuff, but not everything. There's a good number of restaurants and a few options for bars. It's relatively walkable, or the buses are good for getting around most of the time otherwise. I usually feel pretty safe, but I don't really feel comfortable walking around alone at night off-campus (as a petite female). I know others who have no problem with it, though.
I love Hyde Park. It's extremely walkable and it is reasonably close to public transportation that's pretty quick into downtown. If you want to do more serious shopping or dining out it usually involves a trip outside of the neighborhood, but most things I need for everyday life are very close.
It seems like it's changed a lot in the past few years. Great new restaurants and bars, cute movie theater, fun shops, I really love this quiet and adorably eclectic neighborhood. Also because my school is here, its extremely convenient. Bus or metra downtown quickly and conveniently.

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