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Hyde Park, 5200 S Blackstone Ave | Chicago
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  •  24-Hour Front Desk
  •  Building Laundry Room  
  •  Business Center
  •  Cat friendly
  •  Dog friendly
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Parking Garage  
  •  Resident Lounge
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Walk-in Closets
  •  Wall-to-Wall Carpets

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About this Location

Whole Foods Market
5 min walk
Burnham Park
12 min walk
ME (rail) - 8 min
15 (bus) - 4 min
In a quiet
neighborhood

Pricing 
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$1,335+
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath
$1,495+
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$1,829+
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  • Bedrooms

    •  Walk-in Closets
  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
  • Convenience

    •  Business Center
  • Entertainment

    •  Resident Lounge
  • Kitchen

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

    •  Building Laundry Room  
  • Lease Terms

    •  Application Fee  
  • Living Room

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

    •  Bike Storage
    •  Parking Garage  
  • Pet Terms & Amenities

    •  Cat friendly
    •  Dog friendly
  • Security & Maintenance

    •  24-Hour Front Desk
  • Sports & Fitness

    •  Fitness Center
  • View

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Overall rating 8.0/10, based on 2 renter reviews

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Love it!

It’s close to LA Fitness, three grocery stores and all of downtown Hyde Park. It’s a block from a 172 bus stop (172 leaves you at the law school). It has an in-building gym and a great study room. Highly recommend!

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A Little Overpriced for What you Get

The apartment is fine, nothing spectacular. It was easy to locate while not in Chicago before coming from school, but you pay for that convenience. The maintenance staff is great--very responsive to any issues (fix within 24 hours) and very friendly. There is supposed to be someone at the office for packages and such, but their attendance is somewhat sporadic. The location is great--close enough tot walk to all of the major restaurants in Hyde Park and the grocery stores. Also close to the 2, 6 and metra for getting downtown. The location is probably my favorite part about the apartment.

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

dining 29 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
LA Fitness
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parks 1 Rec

Promontory Point
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coffee 9 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.

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