Near Southside

A Great Lifestyle By The Lake
Home to the historic Mercy Hospital, Near Southside boasts impressive healthcare facilities which has helped to transform this quaint neighborhood from an industrial powerhouse in the 1940's to the modern mini-medical district it is today. Though many medical professionals live here, the area is home to people from all walks of life who enjoy the affordable and spacious housing options available to them. Construction has increased exponentially in recent years, and Near Southside is now host to a fantastic assortment of modern apartment buildings, delicious dining choices, and public recreational spots. Residents can enjoy a classic deep-dish pizza or enjoy a wide variety of other cuisines such as Korean and Mongolian, but staying active is a major part of the neighborhood's culture, and it is reflected by frequent visits to Dunbar Park where residents can play tennis, enjoy the running track, or play pickup soccer on the vast amount of green space. No matter the season, Near Southside is an energetic neighborhood that has something to offer.
What Near Southside Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
8.0
value
8.0
amenities
8.2
social
7.0
management
8.0
safety
8.9
Median rents in Near Southside
Studio
$
1,380
1 Bedroom
$
1,698
2 Bedroom
$
2,400

Living in
Near Southside

Proximity To Amenities
Walkable
Near Southside — 8.6/10 Rating (based on 18 neighborhood reviews)
I love South Loop. It's close enough to Hyde Park that you don't feel like you have a terrible commute to get to the law school, and it's in the city enough that you feel like you're in Chicago. the streets are nice and wide, it's busy but not too busy, there are grocery stores and a couple of decent food options - it's a perfect compromise position for a law student that still wants to be in Chicago proper.
Keep reading
9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Park Michigan Apartments
Great proximity to Loop, but less touristy than River North and more lively than the West Loop. Downside: gets very congested when there's an event at Soldier Field or in Grant Park.
Keep reading
9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Park Michigan Apartments
I feel very safe in this neighborhood. It's close to the L and many bus lines run in this area. We are close to many of the festivals and other great entertainment happening throughout Chicago. Also some great restaurants nearby! Grocery stores are close as well. Any necessity you need is within walking distance to Park Michigan!
Keep reading
10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Park Michigan Apartments
South Loop is a relatively safe area since there's a police station a block away from this apartment building. However, there is always some sort of crime going on so just be wary of your surroundings and never walk alone at night.
Keep reading
8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
1720 S Michigan Avenue
The neighborhood is a bit scary during the late hours, with many homeless and strange people begging outside the subway or Jewel Osco. The area is convenient as it is close to the freeway and subway line, not too far from the city.
Keep reading
8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
1401 South State
Neighbourhood is great, not too busy, grocery stores and FFC gym within walking distance.
Also there is a target closeby along with some restaurants.
Keep reading
8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
1401 South State
This is a great neighborhood for me. Good bars and restaurants. Not too wild on weekends. Easy to get in and out of the city from here.
Keep reading
9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
1401 South State
Overall, this is an amazing value for the dollar. Me and my girlfriend love the location and the view from the apartment.
Keep reading
9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
SKY55
Very safe. I often walk from CTA Roosevelt alone in the evening (I am a young female) and do not feel unsafe.
Keep reading
7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
1401 South State
There are amazing houses and townhouses in the recently developed neighborhood of south loop. It is safe and people are seen frequently walking their dogs or taking their babies out for a stroll.
Keep reading
10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
15th Street Lofts
Close to everything, but not so close it's congested or a headache to get from place to place. Trader Joe's, Jewel, nearby. Plenty of bars and restaurants walking distance. Walking distance to the el, Soldier Field, the Shedd. Also, easy access to the expressway if you're driving.Street parking is typically plentiful, except during events at Solider Field (parking ban during games).
If went further south than 22ND street it tends to get a little sketchy, but overall a nice area.
Keep reading
8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Terrazio
Overall this place is fantastic, but there can be some noise outside when I'm trying to sleep in. The sound of sirens and horns hoking is pretty obvious, but that's what you get for living in the downtown spot of a big city. If you dont' mind that, this is a great place to be!
Keep reading
9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
SKY55
South loop has a great number of breweries and a decent number of restaurants (not like west loop or more northern neighborhoods). Great biking/walking/running ability with lakefront path being close and roads with good bike lanes.
Keep reading
9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
1720 S Michigan Avenue
Great area with lots of restaurants & gyms nearby. However because we're right next to State/Roosevelt, there can sometimes be shady people loitering around the intersection
Keep reading
9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Vision On State
Neighborhood is quiet area of South Loop and pretty safe since police station is nearby. However, there are still robberies/crimes from time to time
Keep reading
7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
1720 S Michigan Avenue
The neighbourhood is really nice! It's close enough so you can do street parking for free and not have to be worried about you car
Keep reading
8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
1401 South State
Very safe so far, convenient to red orange and green lines. Walking distance to target and three grocery stores.
Keep reading
8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Vision On State
Neighborhood is wonderful--very close to transit, very close to shopping centers, nearby theatre. Love it!
Keep reading
10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Park Michigan Apartments
Show More


Getting to Know
Near Southside

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundary: S Wentworth Ave to S Linn White Dr
North to South Boundary: E Roosevelt Rd to E 26th St
dining
MingHin Cuisine
grocery
Jewel-Osco
Publix
About your Neighbors
Data from the 2013 American Community Survey
• Near Southside contains the 5 digit ZIP code(s) of 60616 and 60605. 50.7% of residents are renters, and the rental vacancy rate is typically 13.7%.

• 62.1% of units are in 20+ unit buildings, with 33.2% having being built in the past 15 years. 2BR+ properties make up roughly 37.8% of the market, with the balance in 1BR and studios.

• About 51% of people in Near Southside drive to work.

The median gross rent in Near Southside is $1,097. 29% of Near Southside residents are 24-35, 7.7% are below 24, 20.6% are 36-50, and 29.6% are older than 50.

• Roughly 19.3% of Near Southside residents are students (7.1% grad, 12.2% undergrad), and 7% are unemployed or retired. The median household income in Near Southside is $40,812.

• About 77% of units are heated by gas. Electricity is the next most common choice with about 22% of units heated this way.

Best Apartments
in Near Southside


Studio $1,380
1 Bed $1,654
2 Beds $1,993

Check availability

Studio $1,351
1 Bed $1,440
2 Beds $2,154

Check availability

1 Bed $2,175
2 Beds $2,098

Check availability

Studio $1,890
1 Bed $1,730
2 Beds $2,615

Check availability

1 Bed $1,643
2 Beds $2,186

Check availability

1 Bed $1,724
2 Beds $2,148

Check availability

Nearby Neighborhoods

Neighborhood Guide
South Loop
South Loop is a neighborhood which attracts several music and history lovers with its popular landmarks and events.