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5 Family-Friendly Chicago Neighborhoods For Renters

5 FAMILY-FRIENDLY CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOODS FOR REN ERS Accessibility, schools, and entertainment are just a few reasons why these 5 Chicago neighborhoods are family-friendly. Transportaton Park Grocery Store Entertainment School Post Office Medical Facility Safety Lincoln Square Edgewater AT A GLANCE: Average rent Percentage rent vs. own: AT A GLANCE: Average rent Percentage rent vs. own: 2-BR: $1400-$1800 Own: 36.5% 3-BR: $1700-$2200 Rent: 54.2% 2-BR: $1300-$1600 Own: 34.7% 3-BR: $1500-$2200 Rent: 54.8% • Historically known as a German neighborhood in the 1900's. • Originally developed in the 1880s as a summer retreat for the elite of the city. • Home to many Middle Eastern and Thai businesses amongst the 1,000 or so amall and medium • Residents enjoy beautiful community beaches on the lake. Easy access to the biggest park in Chicago - Lincoln Park. companies. (3 Theatres, 1 Music Venue and1 Museum) • Mix of high-rise apartments and condo complexes, mid-rise homes, flats, commercial buildings, and single- and multi-family homes. (3 Theatres, 1 Ballroom and 2 Museums) • Well-known as a music venue and haven for eclectic stores thanks to the Old Town School of Folk Music. • Hasn't been overbuilt like some other areas of Chicago. • Home to diverse residents creating an international community. Crime rating out of 77 areas: Age/demographios: Crime rating out of 77 areas: Age/demographios: Middle inoome level Middle- Middle income level • Most housing includes small apartment buildings and single-family residences. violent crimes (71) property crimes (57) Upwardly mobile violent orimes (46) property orimes (68) le-age: 35 Upwardly mobile High population Middle-age: 31 High population Avg. 26 people/household • Excellent public transportation and a number of good schools. • Parking can be tricky Transit score 68 Transit score 76 Lincoln Edgewater Square ROSCDE Village Roscoe Village Average rent: 2-BR: $1350-$1700 Own: 43% 3-BR: $1900-$2300 Rent: 46.3% AT A GLANCE: Percentage rent vs. own. • Feel of a small town in the middle of a big city. LOOP • 2 vital commercial stretches that residents can easily walk or bike to. • Easy access to neighborhood many re children parks can play. (4 Theatres, 2 Stadiums ) • Short trip to the lakefront and driving is optional. Hyde Park • Residents support environmental efforte, local schools, and various neighborhood festivals and fundraisers. Crime rating out of 77 areas: Age/demographice: Middle income level Middle-age: 32 property orimes (51) Upwardly mobile violent orimes (50) Avg. 2.6 people/household • A community on the upswing Transit score 66 Beverly Beverly Hyde Park AT A GLANCE: Percentage rent vs. own: Own: 36.5% AT A GLANCE: Average rent: Percentage rent vs. own: Average rent: • Also known as the "Village in the City". 2-BR: $1500-$1800 Own: 71.1% 3-BR: $1700-$2700 Rent: 21.2% 2-BR: $900-$1450 3-BR: $1400-$2000 Rent: 54.2% • Close to the University of Chicago. Haven for both college faculty and students • This community got its start after the Great Chicago Fire when wealthy people moved here to escape the city congestion. • Known for social activism, succeaaful racial integration. • Residents appreciate a convenient commute to work and shopping downtown. • A vibrant and sophisticated community (1 Theatrec and 3 Muceums) (2 Theatres and 2 Museume) • Still home to many of the city's most upwardly-mobile and well-educated residents • Young families appreciate proximity to Lake Michigan and outdoor fun. • Has the 3rd highest median household income in the greater Chicago area. • Full of fascinating museume and architecture. Age/demographios: Middle inoome level Middle-age : 33 property arimee (51) Upwardly mobile Avg. 2 people/houcehold Crime rating out of 77 areas: Age/demographics: Middle income level Middle-age: 40 Crime rating out of • Nearly every adult has at least a college degree. reas: violent orimes (59) violent crimes (50) property crimes (57) Family friendly • Great schools, Gorgeous architecture, many community eventa and world-class public transportation. • This community is continually building new homes to keep up with high demand from people wanting High population Avg. 2.7 people/household to move there. Transit score 68 Transit score 54 Presented By: APARTMENT GUYS Sources:,_Chicago, ary-2012/A-Guide-t0-Lincoin-Square-Where-to-Eat-Shop-and-Play! col=2,-87.580047,41.786080,-87.012302 rect/14_zm/ asp?contentid=9 chicagolife.uchicago edulcity/hydepark.shtml, Chicago crime. 5PPORTUNIN

5 Family-Friendly Chicago Neighborhoods For Renters

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With 77 different neighborhoods, the Windy City can be a family-friendly kind of town if you look hard enough, and there are plenty of great places for young families to rent apartments or homes. ...


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