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Mid-Rise Apartment  «  TLC Management Co.
Hyde Park, 5496 S Hyde Park Blvd | Chicago
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  •  Building Laundry Room  
  •  Business Center
  •  Cat friendly
  •  Controlled Access
  •  Dog friendly
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Hardwood Floors
  •  High Ceilings
  •  Parking Available
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Walk-in Closets

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About this Location

Walgreens
5 min walk
Jackson Park
4 min walk
ME (rail) - 6 min
28/6 (bus) - 2 min
In a quiet
neighborhood

Pricing 
updated 13 hrs ago

Studio, 1 Bath
$1,022+
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$1,084+
1 Bedroom, 2 Baths
$1,210+
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath
$1,428+
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$1,534+
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  • Bedrooms

    •  Walk-in Closets
  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
  • Convenience

    •  Business Center
    •  Package Receiving
  • Included

    •  Heat Included
    •  Water Included
  • Kitchen

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

    •  Building Laundry Room  
  • Living Room

    •  Air Conditioning  
    •  Ceiling Fans
    •  Hardwood Floors
    •  High Ceilings
    •  Wall-to-Wall Carpets
  • Pet Terms & Amenities

    •  Cat fee  
    •  Cat friendly
    •  Dog fee  
    •  Dog friendly
    •  Max Pets Limit  
  • Security & Maintenance

    •  Controlled Access
    •  Gated Community
  • Sports & Fitness

    •  Fitness Center
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Overall rating 8.0/10, based on 1 renter review

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Quite and safe apartment, but pricey

I have lived in my apartment for two and a half years. While I thought I'd move out after the first year of law school to find something more affordable, I stayed because I really love my apartment.

I have a spacious studio with a view of the lake. I have lots of storage space, with two huge closets that have lots of shelving. The apartment is so warm in the winter that I never turn on the heat. It's typically very quiet, and my neighbors are friendly. I love the location--I'm steps away from the 171, 6, and 55, and three blocks from the grocery store. A property manager works in the lobby most days, which is helpful for getting packages, maintenance help, and getting locked out.

My biggest complaint is the price, but if someone stayed here with a roommate it would be more affordable. They charge $30/month for one pet (twice that for two), which also isn't great.

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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
$
937
1 Bedroom
$
1,249
2 Bedroom
$
1,320

Getting around Hyde Park

ME (rail)

6 min

6 (bus)

2 min

15/28 (bus)

3 min

55 (bus)

1 min

192 (bus)

10 min

Parking Near Mayfair

No parking is available at Mayfair, but there is parking nearby.

Sp Plus 55th and South Shore Drive

6 min
$169 / month

Sp Plus Chicago Parking - CTA Green Line Garfield

43 min
$40 / month

Laz Parking

16 min
$90 / month
Parking rates are for informational purposes only and may vary — for most up to date pricing, please reach out to the garage directly.

Hyde Park Reviews

37 reviews
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 does not have the social or culinary sophistication of other Chicago neighborhoods, it's true. And it could definitely use a few more grocery stores. But for a law student like me who prizes convenience above all else, I'm just glad to have a short commute to and from school.
There's a bus stop literally outside the building that is free for UChicago ID-holders. This takes you to the front door of the law school and also to a shopping complex with a Walgreens and grocery store. In Hyde Park in general things are pretty walkable and there are some fun restaurants. I don't feel 100% safe walking after maybe 9pm but if you stay in populated areas it's probably fine.
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.
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.
Commute to campus is easy and quick, but I never walk around at night alone and do not visit Hyde Park businesses very often. I buy my groceries in South Loop because the grocery stores in HP are too expensive, and I go for dinner/drinks uptown because there are so few options down here.
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.

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