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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 
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Studio, 1 Bath
$1,117+
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$1,274+
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath
$1,575+
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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

9.0
Location
6.7
Amenities
7.7
Management
9.0
Value
4.3
Social
8.7
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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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convenience 1 Rec

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fitness 12 Recs

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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

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The convenience of getting to campus cannot be beat. I feel relatively safe as a young woman here. I have never been robbed thus far. Thankfully there are lots of police officers. I get my groceries at hyde park produce and whole foods, which are both pretty convenient. The 172 is great. I just wish it ran later at night for late classes.
Great neighborhood. 53rd street is very safe. Security at every corner and University buses run up and down it all day. Also very close to many food/grocery options.

You may a premium for the amenities/convenience, but excellent location if you’re okay with bus commute or biking
It's not the first place I would have liked to live, but it's closest to the university. The biggest drawbacks are that there are no traditional grocery stores or affordable food options. It is nice to be close to the lake and promontory point.
Hyde Park is great to be in for 1L since you'll need to be at the law school *all the time.* It's charming, but really there's not a whole lot going on here. The lack of good restaurants is really brutal.
Close to campus, lots of restaurants. Not super close to grocery stores anymore, but not too bad. Lots of beautiful trees and old brownstones, not too crowded, housing tends to be very affordable.
Plenty of restaurants and shops. I've rarely felt unsafe, but of course, I've heard about other people's negative experiences with safety in the area.
I live five minutes from Whole Foods, Target, CVS, Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks, the 2 bus, the 172 bus, etc. Everything is within walking distance.
Kinda isolated from Chicago's social scene and cooler neighborhoods, but very convenient at least. Easy to focus in first year.

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