University of Chicago Off Campus Apartments
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The University of Chicago is located in the Hyde Park section of Chicago, and of its 15,000 students about 40% opt to live off campus. Near downtown and great neighborhoods, this school is in a very walkable area. Students have a wide choice of apartments which range from pure student-type places to high rises overlooking the lake. Leave the car at home, and enjoy life on foot, bike or public transportation.
Hyde Park has a huge range of great restaurants. Cafe Andalous is a student favorite, but there are all types of ethnic, American, and chain places to try out too. Thai food is especially popular with The Snail and Thai 55 getting top marks. The Medici and the Florian both compete for college business, so try their specials and deals. Downtown Chicago, a short distance away, has all the famous Chicago restaurants like Morton's Steakhouse, Boston Blackie's, and Charlie Trotters, making them great spots for when the parents are in town.
While University of Chicago Phoenixes aren't exactly party animals, there are good bars to be found in the Hyde Park area. Most are quieter spots for having a few beers with friends. Find Forty Deuce and it will give you a feel for local watering holes. Otherwise, many students head to the North Shore area for nights out clubbing.
The University of Chicago offers a fantastic education and a wonderful lifestyle - enjoy it!
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Help--I'm new to Chicago and have no idea where to look for an apartment! Can someone give me the lay of the land?
If you're working in downtown Chicago (also known as the Loop) there are plenty of modern high-rises around to find a convenient apartments. The North Side of the Chicago is where you'll find a ton of apartments along the lake, with some hip new neighborhoods tucked in there too. The South side is south of downtown Chicago and is a bit more spread out, but if you need to be close to the University of Chicago (or any of the South Side's great museums and parks), check out apartments there.
How much can I expect to pay in heating bills this winter in a Chicago apartment?
You’ll find that many buildings include heat in the rent amount but if you opt for an apartment in an older building where heat isn’t included, the landlord by law has to provide approximate monthly costs to you. Neighborhoods like Lincoln Park or Lakeview, for instance, have charming older buildings where you’ll pay your own heat bill. Check the cost in advance, and know the gas company has a yearly averaging plan that is super convenient and makes it more affordable to stay toasty.
What are the top schools in Chicago?
Lincoln Park with the Lincoln, Alcott and Newberry schools is one of the top areas to look at. It’s a family friendly area and a good place for raising kids as a whole. There are other areas as good and remember that the district boundaries for the gifted schools are wide open and if your child qualifies, those are an excellent possibility!
How far of a drive is it to Navy Pier?
It's about a mile from Near North Side to Navy Pier.
are the elementary schools good in Hyde Park?
Hyde Park is known for having some of the best public and private schools in Chicago. Ray School is widely considered one of the city's best neighborhood elementary schools and was recently designated a Illinois State Board of Education "Model School". Situated in the heart of the community, just two blocks from the University of Chicago campus, Ray School is known for its caring and attentive teachers as much as its exciting and challenging curriculum. The other elementary school in Hyde Park is Murray Language Academy, a renowned institution with a recently constructed $10 million addition.
What's a good neighborhood in Chicago for young people to live in?
Try the area around Greektown, also known a West Loop. There are lots of new condominium development in the area. Also a lot of great restaurants and a few bars. If need more information about Greektown, try this URL. http://chicago.metromix.com/home/neighborhood_guide/neighborhood-guide-west-loop-west-loop/183540/content
Where are furnished rooms or apartments in China Town?
Search for furnished Chicago apartments by selecting the furnished option in our Search By Amenities box. We have 22 furnished apartments for rent in Chinatown.
I am looking for an apartment rental in a building with a pool. How can I find these buildings?
When on our search results page for Chicago Apartments, expand the Search by Amenities box and select "pool."
are there apartments in hyde park that has subsidized housing.
To display properties that may accept Section 8 in Springfield, check the 'affordable' box at the top of the search results page. You will have to contact Chicago apartments individually to see which properties have vacancies in Hyde Park.
What would an ideal weekend be like in Chicago?
With so much to do in Chicago, it's hard to narrow down an ideal weekend, but no matter your interests a great place to start is the beautiful Millennium Park. This clean and modern park features an amphitheater, a large water fountain, the mirrored sculpture known as "The Bean" and much more. Outdoor lovers can also check out the nearby Lake Michigan or one of the city's scenic beaches. Architecture buffs will love to explore Chicago's renowned architecture, including the Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House, the Hancock Building, the Wrigley Building, and much more. During baseball season don't forget to check out a Cubs Game at the famous Wrigley Field!
What are some quiet neighborhoods in Chicago?
There are a few quiet neighborhoods in Chicago. One of them is Burnside, which mostly features classic Chicago brick bungalows and duplex homes. Clearing has a reputation as a quiet, close-knit community, with the exception of the noise made by landing aircraft. Other tranquil neighborhoods in Chicago include West Lawn, North Park, and Ashburn.