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Mid-Rise Apartment  «  TLC Management Co.
Hyde Park, 5500 S Shore Dr | Chicago
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  •  Building Laundry Room  
  •  Business Center
  •  Cat friendly
  •  Dog friendly
  •  Doorman Building
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Hardwood Floors
  •  Parking Available
  •  Resident Lounge
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Swimming Pool

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8.0
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3 Reviews

About this Location

Burnham Park
1 min walk
ME (rail) - 11 min
28/55/6 (bus) - 5 min
In a quiet
neighborhood

Pricing 
updated 9 hrs ago

Studio, 1 Bath
$911+
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$1,065+
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath
$1,397+
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  • Bedrooms

    •  Walk-in Closets
  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
  • Convenience

    •  Business Center
  • Entertainment

    •  Resident Lounge
  • Kitchen

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

    •  Building Laundry Room  
  • Lease Terms

    •  Application Fee  
    •  Move-in Fee  
  • Living Room

    •  Air Conditioning  
    •  Ceiling Fans
    •  Hardwood Floors
    •  Large Windows
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Bike Storage
  • Pet Terms & Amenities

    •  Cat friendly
    •  Dog friendly
  • Security & Maintenance

    •  24 Hour Emergency Maintenance
  • Sports & Fitness

    •  Fitness Center
    •  Swimming Pool
  • View

    •  Amazing Views
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Overall rating 8.0/10, based on 3 renter reviews

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Value
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Generally, a good value

Flamingo Apartments is quite a bit cheaper than other high-rises and its apartments/appliances/fixtures are just as good.

Pros: Cute outdoor swimming pool in summer, small fitness room, location right up next to the lake and Promontory Point, good package delivery/retrieval system, quiet neighbors, amazing lake view from some apartments, reasonable pet fee, generally safe location.

Cons: Not as many amenities as other high rises, management (although friendly and easy to contact) can be a little sluggish responding to maintenance requests, funky steam heat that can be noisy and only has two modes: burning hot or off.

Cuts both ways: The building shares space with Bar Louie on the first floor. If being able to go down to a bar without setting foot outside is your thing, it's awesome, but bar patrons can get very rowdy/noisy outside, especially during the warmer months (I'm on a high floor, but the sound carries). The 171 bus stops at Shoreland nearby, but since the buses only run one way, it can take a really long time to get back from school by bus.

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Mostly satisfied

I have a large and beautiful apartment with a lake view at a much lower cost than in other high-rises. The downsides are that management sometimes need several reminders before maintenance gets done, Flamingo doesn’t have some of the perks other high-rises do, parking is expensive, the steam heat system is old and raucous, and sometimes the noise levels from outdoors are really high all through the night because there is a bar on the first floor and the sound carries clean to upper levels of the building. On the plus side, it has a nice little outdoor swimming pool, the common areas are well-maintained, you’re just a couple minutes’ walk from the beautiful lakefront and walking/biking paths, the management and staff are very pleasant, and the immediate vicinity is safer at night than most other parts of Hyde Park.

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The Flamingo

The Flamingo is across from the Shoreland, so it has the same perks as far as location goes (lake views, right by a 171 bus stop, huge park for pets, 57th St Beach, Promontory Point, etc.). However, The Flamingo is quite a bit cheaper, and the apartments, in my experience, tend to be much larger. Our apartment has an updated kitchen with new appliances, beautiful hardwood floors, awesome lake views, two huge walk-in closets in the bedroom, 2 more large storage closets, and a ton of sunlight. That said, there is not in-unit laundry (it's on the main floor, though the washers and dryers were brand new in Oct 2015), and there are not dishwashers in the apartments. But if you are looking to save a few hundred bucks a month and have a large updated space with a ton of storage, definitely check out the Flamingo! The largest one bedrooms (and best views!) are the front corner units (this is what we have).

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

dining 35 Recs

Pizza Capri
The Snail Thai Cuisine
Cholie’s Pizza
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grocery 1 Rec

Whole Foods Market
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convenience 1 Rec

Walgreens
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fitness 12 Recs

CorePower Yoga
Danceytude
The Space
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parks 5 Recs

Promontory Point
57th Street Beach
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coffee 9 Recs

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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.