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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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The convenience of getting to campus cannot be beat. I feel relatively safe as a young woman here. I have never been robbed thus far. Thankfully there are lots of police officers. I get my groceries at hyde park produce and whole foods, which are both pretty convenient. The 172 is great. I just wish it ran later at night for late classes.
Great neighborhood. 53rd street is very safe. Security at every corner and University buses run up and down it all day. Also very close to many food/grocery options.

You may a premium for the amenities/convenience, but excellent location if you’re okay with bus commute or biking
It's not the first place I would have liked to live, but it's closest to the university. The biggest drawbacks are that there are no traditional grocery stores or affordable food options. It is nice to be close to the lake and promontory point.
Hyde Park is great to be in for 1L since you'll need to be at the law school *all the time.* It's charming, but really there's not a whole lot going on here. The lack of good restaurants is really brutal.
Close to campus, lots of restaurants. Not super close to grocery stores anymore, but not too bad. Lots of beautiful trees and old brownstones, not too crowded, housing tends to be very affordable.
Plenty of restaurants and shops. I've rarely felt unsafe, but of course, I've heard about other people's negative experiences with safety in the area.
I live five minutes from Whole Foods, Target, CVS, Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks, the 2 bus, the 172 bus, etc. Everything is within walking distance.
Kinda isolated from Chicago's social scene and cooler neighborhoods, but very convenient at least. Easy to focus in first year.

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