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Mid-Rise Apartment
Kenwood, 1369 E Hyde Park Blvd | Chicago
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  •  Additional Storage Available
  •  Bike Storage
  •  Building Laundry Room  
  •  Doorman Building
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Furnished Units Available
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Pet Friendly
  •  Resident Lounge
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Surface Parking Lot  
  •  Wall-to-Wall Carpets

User Rating

7.2
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4 Reviews

About this Location

Whole Foods Market
6 min walk
Burnham Park
10 min walk
ME (rail) - 11 min
15 (bus) - 1 min
In a quiet
neighborhood

Pricing 

Studio, 1 Bath
$876+
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$858+
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath
$695+
3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$1,509+

student only housing

Open to University of Chicago students only.

Please visit University of Chicago's student housing site or call (773) 753-2218 for leasing information.

  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
  • Entertainment

    •  Grilling Station
    •  Playground
    •  Resident Lounge
  • Included

    •  Electricity Included
  • Kitchen

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

    •  Building Laundry Room  
  • Lease Terms

    •  Furnished Units Available
    •  Student Housing
  • Living Room

    •  Air Conditioning  
    •  Wall-to-Wall Carpets
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Bike Storage
    •  Surface Parking Lot  
  • Security & Maintenance

    •  On-site Maintenance
  • Storage

    •  Additional Storage Available
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Overall rating 7.2/10, based on 4 renter reviews

8.8
Location
5.0
Amenities
6.0
Management
7.5
Value
5.2
Social
5.8
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The apartment is great, the building is not.

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Ivy at Fairfax Review

Ivy is in the process of updating all these apartments, so if you get one with new appliances, it can be nice. Overall, I really like my space. That said, you get what you pay for in terms of amenities and maintenance. The common areas aren't kept in pristine condition, elevators are often down (although now they have two working, so it presents less of an issue), and often maintenance comes to "fix" something but it never actually gets fixed. Management is also pretty non-responsive to issues. If you're willing to put up with these annoyances occasionally, some of the renovated apartments can be almost as nice as many of the (much more expensive) apartments that other professional school students tend to live in. Though I'd recommend coming to see your apartment in-person first to make sure it matches the descriptions.

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It’s been great. More expensive than my first apartment south of law school, but closer to stores/restaurants. That being said, there is a new Jewel-Osco (Safeway) going in on 61st.

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I have been happy with the Fairfax.

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

dining 32 Recs

Pizza Capri
Harold’s Chicken Shack
Giordano’s
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grocery 1 Rec

Whole Foods Market
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convenience 1 Rec

Walgreens
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fitness 13 Recs

CorePower Yoga
Chaturanga Holistic Fitness
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parks 3 Recs

Bixler Playlot and Park
Promontory Point
Jackson Park
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coffee 8 Recs

Cafe 53
Kilwins
Bridgeport Coffee
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About Kenwood

Home to Barack Obama and Muhammad Ali, Kenwood is a culturally diverse neighborhood well stocked with fantastic restaurants, amazing sights and monuments, inspiring architecture, and some of the best shopping districts in the city. Admire the serene yet impressive glory of Lake Michigan, take a trip...
Safe
Diverse
Walkable
Enjoyable
Affordable
Noisy At Times
Great Restaurants
Median rents in Kenwood
Studio
$
1,200
1 Bedroom
$
1,350
2 Bedroom
$
1,550

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Kenwood Reviews

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I love living near the university. I think it is very convenient for attending UChicago events. Most of our class lives here, so it makes it very easy for reunions and parties. I take the bus to the loop on the weekends. Living here does not mean you can't experience the loop fun. But people that live in the Loop usually don't come to our class parties because it is far away.
* Very safe; lots of students and families with children and pets
* Many public transit options to the Law School + Loop (the 6, the 28, the 172, the Metra)
* Close to Lake Michigan, great for picnicking, exercising, or sightseeing * Close to 53rd St. strip (restaurants, bars, a hotel, etc.) but still quiet and peaceful
Hyde Park is a great neighborhood, especially for 1L year. There is plenty to do with new bars and restaurants -- and grocery stores, like Trader Joes -- coming in every year. While it's not as "happening" as the Loop or River North, for example, it's nice to be near the Law School as a 1L and most of your classmates will be in Hyde Park as well. I've lived in Hyde Park for 6 years now and can attest that it is very walkable and very safe, and it has a nice neighborhood feel that you don't get as much in the Loop or Loop-adjacent neighborhoods.
Pretty close to campus, about a 10 minute drive/bike ride. Seems safe, at least east of MLK Blvd. Pretty quiet overall, Maple Court is right next to an elementary school so there is some noise in the morning and when the kids are at recess. Hyde Park Produce is walkable, but not super close. Whole Foods is opening up at Lake Park around 51st/Hyde Park Blvd. soon. Large shopping area at 47th and Lake Park with Walgreens and Subway. Mostly fast food on 47th St. No bars, coffee shops, or anywhere nearby to hang out.
Hyde Park is extremely boring. I live here because the school is here and the commute is easy. There are very few good restaurants and no nightlife whatsoever. Luckily, getting downtown is cheap and easy. I've never felt unsafe during the daytime, but I certainly don't go walking around at night.
Everyone in the LL.M program lives in Hyde Park and most of the people live in Regents. You will have an amazing time and the community is perfect. Even if you live alone, you will always have someone to help you with apartment-related problems or just company.
I enjoyed Hyde Park. Although I did try not to walk anywhere at night, I never had an experience that made me uncomfortable. I think Hyde Park has several very good restaurants and fun bars, and it has a nice community feel. I enjoyed living there!
I like Hyde Park. I'm close to everything on 53rd, and most of the time I don't feel unsafe. I'm also close enough to Kenwood that I can walk/run there for a more quiet, less busy experience. Kenwood Park is the best.

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