South Shore

Located at the southern end of Lake Shore Drive, South Shore combines lakefront living with the usual city perks, all wrapped up in a strong middle-class community.

South Shore apartments come in all shapes and sizes, and there are more apartment complexes here than most neighboring communities. Many are new. Many have more storied histories. Diverse brownstones line the main thoroughfares—Yates Boulevard, Jeffery Boulevard, and Stony Island Avenue. The population consists mostly of families, as there are plenty of schools. Convenient strip malls on Jeffery make doing the daily errands a breeze. Salons and boutiques can be found in abundance on Exchange Avenue as well as Stony Island.

There’s no shortage of food options or space for outdoor activities here. Independent grocery stores and all kinds of restaurants pepper the streets.

The 58-acre South Shore Cultural Center at 71st and Lake Shore Drive is a community staple, with its ballrooms, a nine-hole golf course, meeting rooms, lighted tennis courts, beach, and restaurants. And, of course, you can’t go wrong with the ample lakefront trails.

The el isn’t an incredibly viable option, but the plentiful bus routes make up for that. the Metra electric line provides the best access to downtown. Lake Shore Drive is a mere stone’s throw away.