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.
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Proximity To Amenities
Near Southside — 8.7/10 Rating (based on 3 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.
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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.
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Park Michigan Apartments
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.
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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
Dunkin Donuts
La Haven Coffee
MingHin Cuisine
Overflow Coffee Bar
White Hen Pantry
A'nies Accents
Cycle Bike Shop
Reggies Music
gyms / rec
Bravo Martial Arts
Coliseum Park
Imazaki Dojo
Tejas Yoga
Chicago Art Exchange
Square One
The Field Museum
Vice District Taproom
1/12/4 (bus)
Green Line (metro)
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
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Studio $1,560
1 Bed $1,653
2 Beds $2,141

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Studio $1,623
1 Bed $1,737
2 Beds $2,630

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1 Bed $2,339
2 Beds $2,214

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Studio $1,538
1 Bed $1,696
2 Beds $2,766

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1 Bed $2,051
2 Beds $2,279

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1 Bed $1,807
2 Beds $2,166

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