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Woodlawn, 6022 S Drexel Ave | Chicago
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  •  Air Conditioning
  •  Bike Storage
  •  Building Laundry Room
  •  Doorman Building
  •  Elevators
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Hardwood Floors
  •  Pet Friendly
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Surface Parking Lot

User Rating

8.5
Great
4 Reviews

About this Location

Washington Park
4 min walk
In a quiet
neighborhood
4 (bus) - 4 min
59 (bus) - 4 min

Pricing 

Studio, 1 Bath
$675+
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$876+
  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
  • Included

    •  Electricity Included
    •  Gas Included
    •  Heat Included
    •  Water Included
  • Kitchen

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

    •  Building Laundry Room
  • Living Room

    •  Air Conditioning
    •  Hardwood Floors
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Bike Storage
    •  Surface Parking Lot
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Overall rating 8.5/10, based on 4 renter reviews

8.8
Location
5.8
Amenities
7.2
Management
9.0
Value
4.2
Social
8.3
Safety
Excellent
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Cheap Graduate Housing Close to Law School and Green Line

The apartment is cheap, furnished, and close to the law school. The school owns the building, so I know there's not going to be any funny business. The property managers / janitors are very quick with answering questions. The walls are very thick, which is a big plus. A Jewel-Osco just opened up a block away, which makes shopping for groceries extremely convenient.

I would avoid living on the first floor, as there are lots of people walking through to get to the elevators, and you can't open the windows too high on the first floor because of security concerns. It's an old building and not very ADA-friendly. I've lived here for four years (dual-degree student) and I love it.

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6022 S Drexel Ave Review

Basic but comfortable

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This apartment has exceeded my expectations in almost every way: furniture is provided and it's only a short 8 mins walk to the law school. There's a jewel osco 2 mins away and the rent is only 800 dollars a month for a comfortable studio.

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All things considered, a good value

The rent is very reasonable, especially to be so close to the Law School; I love that it's a 7-minute walk. The Logan Cafe across the street has $1 coffee if you bring your own container, and I've never had a problem with safety. (It's literally next door to the campus security building.) There's plenty of room except in the kitchen, and three unnecessarily large closets. The desk/shelving that the unit comes with is excellent, the bathtub is deep, and the water pressure is good.

Still, it's an older building. No air conditioning, and the radiator can get very, very loud at times. (Rattling and banging.) I use box fans to cope with both of those problems, but it's something that I wish I'd known about before I'd moved in.

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

dining 18 Recs

The Vegan Food Truck by Ste Martaen
Au Bon Pain
Daley’s Restaurant
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grocery 1 Rec

Aldi
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convenience 1 Rec

Walgreens
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fitness 5 Recs

Midway Plaisance Ice Rink
Midway Plaisance Rink
Gerald Ratner Athletic Center
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parks 2 Recs

Midway Plaisance
Washington Park
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coffee 17 Recs

Greenline Coffee
Argo Tea
Grounds of Being: The Divinity Sch…
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About Woodlawn

In the South Side community, Woodlawn is a beautiful lakefront neighborhood surrounded by two parks and offers great transportation access - both public and transit. Residents of Woodlawn are excited about the area's future as it's seen as one of the most up-and-coming neighborhoods in Chicago and w...
Safe
Whole Foods
Up-and-Coming
Near Hyde Park
Public Transit
Suburban-Like Feel
University of Chicago
Median rents in Woodlawn
Studio
$
750
1 Bedroom
$
900
2 Bedroom
$
1,150

Getting around Woodlawn


Woodlawn Reviews

24 reviews
Very close to law school (approx. 200m). Located just south of 61st St, in what was traditionally a less safe area. There seems to be a lot of investment coming in now and it's rapidly improving, and UChicago Police regularly patrol around or nearby. More shops are also coming into the area, e.g. the Jewel-Osco at the corner of 61st St and S Cottage Grove Ave. Churches are also getting renovated in the area.

It might not be the most social area, but it's not a bad place to live.
Quiet and residential. My street has two senior homes. Close to robust coffee and law school.
Woodlawn is the new Hyde Park!
I think Woodlawn is fantastic. It's a lot less expensive than Hyde Park and Robust Coffee Shop is just down the street from me. Also it is a lot closer to the L than the rest of Hyde Park, which makes getting downtown super easy. There are fewer students, which I guess represents some downside for those trying to get out and meet people, but the neighborhood is quiet. I know people have safety concerns about living south of 61st but I think those are overblown provided you're taking appropriate precautions (for example, not walking home at night with headphones in and a backpack full of electronics).
I thought the neighborhood would be a problem, but I live so close to campus that I can see a blue light from my living room window. If anything, I feel safer here than downtown.

Everywhere I walk there's a police officer or security guard, so it feels fine. The guards are also very friendly.
I feel very safe in this neighborhood. As a white, young, female, I am always cautious when I am out - in any neighborhood. In Woodlawn, I also practice awareness, but I feel comfortable walking alone, running alone, using public transit, etc.
Woodlawn is fine as long as you are far north in Woodlawn, close to the start of Hyde Park. I've never had any issues.
On the weekends, there's usually lots going on in the neighborhood at night. Loud partying, drinking, and sirens going off. Additionally, I was shot by a man with a paintball gun from his car one morning while walking to school. I wouldn't say I feel so unsafe that I fear going outside. But I do get nervous walking home after the sun goes down.

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