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Traffic & Commuting

Traffic & Commuting

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At ten miles, South Shore is quite a bit further from downtown Chicago than most of the city’s other neighborhoods. In some cities, this could be considered suburban distance. However, the commute isn’t bad at all. The drive is about 20-30 minutes depending on traffic, but usually doesn’t take much longer than that. Most of the commute (unless you take Interstate 90) is spent on South Lake Shore Drive, which is a scenic road that runs parallel to Lake Michigan. There are also public transportation options: numerous buses have stops in the area, and the city’s red line subway service is about a ten minute drive from the center of the neighborhood.



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The South Shore has been called home by people like rapper Kanye West, aviator Amelia Earhart, and First Lady Michelle Obama. Aside from these famous names, the community is home to middle and upper class families. It’s one of only a few areas in the city’s South Side that are considered middle to upper class, with the other two being Hyde Park and Beverly. The South Shore neighborhood, which is officially a historic district and Chicago Landmark, is very diverse and has a large number of both White and Black families.


We Have 2,420 South Shore Apartment Listings

Picture Bedrooms Rent Address Updated
thumbnail 1 Bed $795 7550 S Essex Avenue, Chicago, IL March 3rd
thumbnail 4 Bed $1,295 7607 S Essex Avenue, Chicago, IL March 3rd
thumbnail 1 Bed $795 2101 E 67Th Street, Chicago, IL March 3rd
thumbnail 4 Bed $1,800 6925 S Jeffery Boulevard, Chicago, IL March 3rd
thumbnail 3 Bed $1,200 7633 S Phillips Avenue, Chicago, IL March 3rd
thumbnail 3 Bed $1,100 1311 E 72Nd Place, Chicago, IL March 3rd
thumbnail 0 Bed $660 6701 S Merrill 3A, Chicago, IL March 3rd
thumbnail 1 Bed $600 7415 S Kimbark Avenue, Chicago, IL March 3rd
thumbnail 2 Bed $699 7721 S Colfax Avenue, Chicago, IL March 3rd
thumbnail 1 Bed $900 6730 S S Shore Drive, Chicago, IL March 3rd
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Apartment Complexes

Name Bedrooms Price Range
Studio - Two $642 - $938
One $0
Studio - Four $590 - $2,055
Studio - Two $675 - $1,050
Studio - Two $550 - $795
Studio - Two $566 - $921
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