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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

User Rating

8.3
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3 Reviews

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 

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$1,375+
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath
$1,535+
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$1,995+
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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

    •  Amazing Views
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Overall rating 8.3/10, based on 3 renter reviews

9.3
Location
6.7
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7.3
Management
6.7
Value
6.3
Social
8.0
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Excellent Location and Amenities at a Reasonable Price

The Blackwood is located just one block north of 53rd Street where all the great restaurants of Hyde Park are located. It's also just a block away from two different free buses that will take you right to the law school. It's just a quick walk to Whole Foods or Trader Joe's for groceries. It has easy access to get downtown as well being close to bus stops that go to the Loop as well as the Metra Electric. It also includes a gym, a printer, and an indoor bike rack.

The workers at the front desk are friendly though it's only open from 9-6. The parking in the garage is usually taken but I haven't had problems finding street parking nearby.

I chose this place because it's a cheaper option than other buildings but one that still has great amenities. The only complaints I've encountered so far is that the rooms may be on the smaller side, and as an old building, the freight elevator is small so large objects can't fit unless they're taken apart. Regardless, it's a wonderful Art Decco looking building with amazing views if you get a higher floor.

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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

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I like Hyde Park. I'm close to everything on 53rd, and most of the time I don't feel unsafe. I'm also close enough to Kenwood that I can walk/run there for a more quiet, less busy experience. Kenwood Park is the best.
There's nothing that compares to being in the neighborhood that UChicago is in. Great restaurants and access to the world class lakefront
I like living in Hyde park- it's close to the law school, and I have all the shops and things I need around.
I really enjoy living in Hyde Park. I love how residential and clean it is. It's a great place to go on walks and explore the beautiful historic houses throughout the area. Yet, it still has plenty of restaurants and places to go. It's nice to live in this residential area close to the Law School and still be only a 20-minute uber away from downtown. Safety is something I think about a lot, but this comes with living in any big city. I try to avoid walking alone at night and walk in groups whenever possible. I never have my music blasting. I also carry my pepper spray and keys in my hand at all times when I'm out walking.
Very close to "downtown" Hyde Park so pretty much everything is around you. Transportation to the University of Chicago is also really close by. So are several CTA bus stops and the Metra. There are several restaurants, grocery stores, and shops close by. The building is truly located in a great place.

There have been very few issues with crime and gun violence around the area but like in every major city, being vigilant is important. I have not been too worried about safety but I am careful because things do happen.
Hyde park isn't the most convenient place to live in Chicago, but it is the most convenient place to get to University of Chicago. At times it may not feel like the safest area, but personally I have never experienced any issues. The commute to school is pretty easy, give or take the accuracy of the bus times.
It's got everything you need. Biggest thing is obviously the proximity to campus.
I love living in Hyde Park, you can view lots of beautiful scenery and easily access to the Loop area for entertainment.
Though Hyde Park is safer area compared to the nearby, needless to say, you should be careful not to walk alone in the nighttime.

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