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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

Whole Foods Market
9 min via 28 (bus)
Jackson Park
4 min walk
ME (rail) - 8 min
171/55 (bus) - 1 min
In a quiet

updated 6 hrs ago

Studio, 1 Bath
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
1 Bedroom, 2 Baths
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
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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

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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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

dining 28 Recs

Pizza Capri
The Snail Thai Cuisine
Siam Thai
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grocery 1 Rec

Whole Foods Market
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convenience 1 Rec

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fitness 16 Recs

CorePower Yoga
Chaturanga Holistic Fitness
Fitzgerald’s Martial Arts
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parks 7 Recs

Promontory Point
57th Street Beach
Jackson Park
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coffee 12 Recs

Sip & Savor
The Bakery at Piccolo Mondo
Bonjour Cafe Bakery
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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...
Pretty Safe
Easy Commute
Good Restaurants
Quiet Neighborhood
Median rents in Hyde Park
1 Bedroom
2 Bedroom

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Parking Near Mayfair

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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.

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