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Hyde Park, 5454 S Shore Dr | Chicago
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  •  Business Center
  •  Doorman Building
  •  Fireplace
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  High Ceilings
  •  Parking Garage  
  •  Pet Friendly
  •  Private Balconies
  •  Resident Lounge
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Washer/Dryer In Unit

User Rating

6.9
Good
22 Reviews

About this Location

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

Pricing 
updated 13 hrs ago

Studio, 1 Bath
$1,452+
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$1,471+
1 Bedroom, 2 Baths
$1,841+
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$1,891+
3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$3,344+
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(773) 492-8983
  • Bathrooms

    •  Bath Tubs
  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
  • Convenience

    •  Business Center
  • Entertainment

    •  Game Room
    •  Resident Lounge
  • Included

    •  Basic Cable Included
    •  Trash/Recycling Included
    •  Water Included
  • Kitchen

    •  Dishwasher
    •  Granite Countertops
    •  Luxury Cabinets
    •  Microwave
    •  Refrigerator
    •  Stainless Steel Appliances
    •  Stove & Oven
  • Laundry

    •  Washer/Dryer In Unit
  • Living Room

    •  Air Conditioning  
    •  Fireplace
    •  High Ceilings
    •  Wall-to-Wall Carpets
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Bike Storage
    •  Parking Garage  
  • Security & Maintenance

    •  24 Hour Emergency Maintenance
  • Sports & Fitness

    •  Fitness Center
  • Storage

    •  Additional Storage Available
  • View

    •  Amazing Views
    •  Private Balconies
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Overall rating 6.9/10, based on 22 renter reviews

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5.1
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5.7
Value
6.1
Social
7.9
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AVOID MAC

The apartment building itself is not so bad, but the management company is horrible. They are consistently unreliable and unresponsive. When they do finally get around to doing repairs, the repairmen are rude and the work is shotty at best. They can never seem to fix even the simplest thing correctly the first time.

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Love the Shoreland!

I've lived at the Shoreland for all three years of law school, and I couldn't imagine living anywhere else. The apartments, recently renovated, are beautiful -- nice fixtures and appliances, very clean, and very comfortable. The location can't be beat; the 171 bus stops right outside and takes me directly to the law school. MAC Property Management has its well-documented issues, but the staff here at the Shoreland have always been friendly and helpful.

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Great for 1Ls

The Shoreland is a great choice for incoming law students. It is near the 171 Bus, and is student-friendly. The rent can run a bit high, though, so students on a tight budget might wish to consider another building.

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Good place to live, may not be worth the price

The building is really nice, there's always someone at the front desk, elevators are always in order, the staff is really cordial. Sometimes the management and staff don't know certain information. Also, I live in a 2-bedroom with a roommate. She took the master bedroom and so pays slightly more of the rent, but even so my room is tiny. And for what I'm paying I feel like the spaces should be bigger. The free internet is also somewhat slow. It's reliable but when my roommate and I are both streaming video it can be slower than you'd want. All in all I like my apartment because it's convenient, newly renovated, and feels safe. But it may not be worth what I'm spending compared to what I see some of my classmates paying.

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Pretty Good

I share an apartment with a roommate at Shoreland. It's a pretty good apartment and the best part is that we have the washer & the dryer in our apartment.

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One of the best places in Hyde Park

Shoreland Apartments is probably one of the nicest apartment buildings in Hyde Park. The building that is being built on top of the new Whole Foods also looks swanky/convenient too, but Shoreland is right on the lakefront and has amazing views in addition to being a newly-renovated building. Of course, Shoreland isn't exactly cheap, but I think (based on personal experience) it is a lot better than some of Mac Properties' other buildings (e.g., Regents and Del Prado). Mac Properties can be pretty awful to deal with, but I haven't had anywhere near as many issues at Shoreland as I had at their other properties.

Pros:
Great views; free access to exercise equipment and study areas; free (relatively fast) Internet; capped heating bills; free water/sewage; close to 53rd/55th street restaurants and grocery stores; free outside parking (although spaces are sometimes hard to find); 24/7 concierge that will receive and hold packages for you; in-unit washer/dyer; 171 bus stops right in front of the building

Cons:
Mac Properties kind of sucks (e.g., Shoreland used to have an actual gym but they tore it out and put in office space for themselves, kind of like how they downsized the gym at Regents a couple of years ago); bicycle room packed and has 3 heavy doors that you have to swipe your key fab to open to get in/out; Shoreland charges $25 monthly per pet; closet space is limited in the apartments and the $25 monthly storage units are small

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Expensive but lots of amenities

Pros: Newly renovated, gas stove, central air, clean, no bugs, in-unit washer/dryer, indoor parking available (although now it is full), convenient commute to UChicago on 171 bus.

Cons: Expensive for the area, no consistent problems but if you have a problem it can be hard to work with MAC, 55th street does not have as many stores/restaurants as 53rd street

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I love living at the Shoreland

The new appliances, spacious living spaces, washer & dryer in unit, and relative quiet all make the Shoreland a great place to live. Living at the Shoreland makes up for living in Hyde Park, and I would recommend it to anyone.

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Positive experience, would do it again

Positive experience mainly because of how low-maintenance it is. Spacious, clean rooms. Definitely not as social as Regents because there's not as many law students, but it's still close enough to everything that you're not too isolated.

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Decent

Shoreland is very convenient. The 171 picks up right in front of the dorm and drops off right in front of the law school so walking in the cold has not been an issue. Management is impossible, and the apartment is way over-priced. But, having an in-unit washer/dryer is pretty neat.

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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
$
937
1 Bedroom
$
1,249
2 Bedroom
$
1,320

Getting around Hyde Park

ME (rail)

11 min

171/28/6 (bus)

6 min

15/28 (bus)

10 min

55 (bus)

6 min

171 (bus)

2 min

Parking at The Shoreland

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Parking Near The Shoreland

Sp Plus 55th and South Shore Drive

4 min
$169 / month

Laz Parking

19 min
$90 / month
Parking rates are for informational purposes only and may vary — for most up to date pricing, please reach out to the garage directly.

Hyde Park Reviews

37 reviews
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 does not have the social or culinary sophistication of other Chicago neighborhoods, it's true. And it could definitely use a few more grocery stores. But for a law student like me who prizes convenience above all else, I'm just glad to have a short commute to and from school.
There's a bus stop literally outside the building that is free for UChicago ID-holders. This takes you to the front door of the law school and also to a shopping complex with a Walgreens and grocery store. In Hyde Park in general things are pretty walkable and there are some fun restaurants. I don't feel 100% safe walking after maybe 9pm but if you stay in populated areas it's probably fine.
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.
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.
Commute to campus is easy and quick, but I never walk around at night alone and do not visit Hyde Park businesses very often. I buy my groceries in South Loop because the grocery stores in HP are too expensive, and I go for dinner/drinks uptown because there are so few options down here.
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.

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