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Mid-Rise Apartment  «  Mac Property Management
Hyde Park, 1642 E 56th St | Chicago
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  •  Additional Storage Available
  •  Bike Storage
  •  Building Laundry Room  
  •  Doorman Building
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Hardwood Floors
  •  Parking Garage  
  •  Pet Friendly
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Walk-in Closets
  •  Wall-to-Wall Carpets

User Rating

7.7
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7 Reviews

About this Location

Jackson Park
1 min walk
ME (rail) - 4 min
28/55/6 (bus) - 2 min
In a quiet
neighborhood

Pricing 

Studio, 1 Bath
$1,393+
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$1,653+
1 Bedroom, 2 Baths
$1,795+
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$2,285+
3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths
$3,000+
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(773) 492-8983
  • Bedrooms

    •  Walk-in Closets
  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
  • Kitchen

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

    •  Building Laundry Room  
  • Lease Terms

    •  Application Fee  
  • Living Room

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

    •  Bike Storage
    •  Parking Garage  
  • Security & Maintenance

    •  Part-time Front Desk
  • Sports & Fitness

    •  Fitness Center
  • Storage

    •  Additional Storage Available
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Overall rating 7.7/10, based on 7 renter reviews

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6.3
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6.7
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8.4
Value
5.7
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8.7
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Windermere House Review

I enjoy living at Windermere House. The desk staff is helpful. While things did break in the apartment, maintenance fixed these issues promptly. It is spacious and while electricity is not included, Com Ed (which will provide your electricity) is super cheap. I secured covered parking across the street too. There is a gym (not amazing but weights, pull-up bar, mats, treadmill). 5 min walk to Trader Joes. It's a 25 min walk to the law school and close to Shoreland and the bus stop to get to school. Only con is the lack of lighting /pretty window views in our apartment.

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Good but still need to pay attention to the community safety

It is an ideal place to live in the Hyde Park near to the University, but I would choose to live in the loop considering the safety.

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Highly recommend

Terrific value! Front desk is staffed 24/7 by helpful employees who make it a point to remember you. Floor plans are relatively spacious for the money. Very little sound travels. Easy to get to/from campus. Walking distance from a number of restaurants and grocery stores. The area immediately surrounding the complex has always felt very safe. Like many buildings in the neighborhood, this one is old—Windermere was built a hundred years ago as a luxury hotel. Minor maintenance issues may pop up, but in my experience management has been highly responsive.

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Historic building with great location!

Pro: the building has great bones, location and staff. It’s older but well-maintained. As a dog owner, I love that there’s a park across the street. And the view is great! It’s also near to Whole Foods. Cons: the biggest inconvenience is that our apartment doesn’t have an in-unit dishwasher. Smaller gripes: since it’s older (I’m guessing), no Nest system - heat controlled by the building. But that hasn’t been an issue so far. We weren’t living here during the summer, so I can’t speak to the AC situation. The lighting is also scarce. We’ve had to purchase a bunch of lamps. But overall, we’ve enjoyed living here.

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Relatively cheap apartment with character

Windermere house is notably cheaper than many of the surrounding apartment complexes; and, despite MAC having a bad rep, I haven't had any problems here. Our door was broken, and it was fixed within the week.

It is also much larger than the other apartments I have seen in HP.

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Would recommend

Good alternative for anyone who doesn't want to live in Regents/Shoreland. Good location, nice apartments, reasonably priced. Definitely planning to stay in this apartment if I remain in Hyde Park.

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

dining 29 Recs

Subway
Piccolo Mondo
The Snail Thai Cuisine
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grocery 1 Rec

Whole Foods Market
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convenience 1 Rec

Walgreens
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fitness 16 Recs

Chaturanga Holistic Fitness
Fitzgerald’s Martial Arts
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parks 7 Recs

Promontory Point
57th Street Beach
Bixler Playlot and Park
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coffee 11 Recs

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Bonjour Cafe Bakery
Medici On 57th
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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

154 reviews
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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