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Mid-Rise Apartment
Hyde Park, 5110 S Kenwood Ave | Chicago
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  •  Air Conditioning  
  •  Bike Storage
  •  Building Laundry Room  
  •  Cat friendly
  •  Dog friendly
  •  Doorman Building
  •  Elevators
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Surface Parking Lot  

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7.0
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9 Reviews

About this Location

Whole Foods Market
8 min walk
Burnham Park
12 min walk
In a quiet
neighborhood
ME (rail) - 12 min
15 (bus) - 1 min

Pricing 

Studio, 1 Bath
$768+
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$879+
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  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
  • Kitchen

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

    •  Building Laundry Room  
  • Living Room

    •  Air Conditioning  
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Bike Storage
    •  Surface Parking Lot  
  • Pet Terms & Amenities

    •  Cat friendly
    •  Dog friendly
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Overall rating 7.0/10, based on 9 renter reviews

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4.6
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6.4
Management
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Value
5.1
Social
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1L in North Hyde Park

The apartment is good for the budget-conscious who want to have a parking lot. I was able to reserve a spot in this apartment as early as April, so that's also a plus. The paint job on inside was really unprofessional, but all the appliances worked, so that was good enough for me. Packages will go missing, but the easy remedy is the Amazon locker, UPS point in the Kimbark Plaza. Right next to the 171 and the Hyde Park Express pickup, so ease of access to the University as well. Good space and wood floors make it easy to clean. I don't have a pet, but most residents do, which suggests its good place for the pet owner. Not recommending a pet for 1L success though.

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Nice building, lots of dogs

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The best I have found in Hyde Park

I have moved three times during law school; once out of school run graduate housing. This apartment is the best one I have found yet. It's biggest problems is the management team, but there is usually at least one competent person around that can solve issues. This means you may have to call multiple times to get an issue taken care of, but the other management companies I have dealt with (TLC and Gradhousing) usually never solve anything-- especially TLC. I have heard of similar experiences with Mac properties. These apartments were recently refurbished and look good. Great views of the city in north-facing apartments above the 7th floor. Also, it is right behind the 53th Street shopping and restaurant area-- the main hub in Hyde Park.

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Grad Student Housing - UChicago

It's cheap in both senses of the word, but allowing pets (for free!!!!) was what was most important for me. Pretty good management, no real problems yet (except mail thieves).

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Shelbyrne

Great value! But heaters are radiators and they work a little too well

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Graduate Student Housing

Unsafe apartment building with multiple break-ins, thefts, and a mugging in the lobby. Management was unresponsive for months. Ultimately they promised to post security and install a camera. However, they did neither of these things.

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

dining 32 Recs

Harold’s Chicken Shack
Pockets
Pizza Capri
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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
LA Fitness
Danceytude
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coffee 7 Recs

Cafe 53
Kilwins
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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

66 reviews
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.