Cozy streets, mature trees and unique homes make Woodlawn one of Chicago's favorite neighborhoods. There's a strong university feel in Woodlawn due to nearby University of Chicago. Woodlawn offers residents and visitors an abundance of recreational activities including beaches, golf courses, parks, and much more. There are miles of walking, jogging and biking paths in Woodlawn and surrounding areas.
Heart of the Neighborhood
Robust Coffee Lounge is a neighborhood hotspot for fair-trade coffee and Belgian waffles. Daley's Restaurant is another favorite for down home cooking in a casual atmosphere. Jackson Park is a 540-plus-acre city park featuring a beach, gardens and indoor/outdoor fitness facilities. Be sure to visit Garden of the Phoenix on Wooded Island, a Japanese garden with a waterfall and foot bridges. Bobolink Meadow is a beautiful woodland and tallgrass prairie nature area in Jackson Park. The 63rd Street Beach is a great place to relax on a warm day!
What We Love Most
We love all the nature and recreational activities in Woodlawn as well as the proximity to University of Chicago. The unique and independently owned restaurants make Woodlawn stand out among other southside Chicago neighborhoods.
Best Way to Get Around
Apartments in Woodlawn are accessible by 63rd/Woodlawn as well as the CTA Green or Metra ME/SSL for getting around to other parts of Chicago.
Situated just south of Hyde Park, Woodlawn enjoys some of the same benefits of the neighboring community -- proximity to the lakefront, ample park space, and beautiful historic buildings and residences.
Woodlawn apartments vary from newly constructed two-flats to aged greystones to units of all sizes in large complexes. The University of Chicago campus extends south of the historic Midway Plaisance (59th Street), so students and university professionals frequent the northern section of Woodlawn, along with families and longtime residents. All-boys, college-prep, Mount Carmel High School also calls Woodlawn home.
For outdoor fun, Woodlawn apartment dwellers can choose between nearby Jackson Park, which features its own golf course, or 372-acre Washington Park. Summer months call for a trip to the 63rd Street beach and pier. The Chicago Park District keeps these spaces looking great year round, and the Museum of Science and Industry is worth visiting anytime.
A handful of bus routes can get you to-and-fro, and the 63rd and Cottage Grove green line stop offers access to downtown.
Apartments for rent in Washington Park can be found in studio apartments, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom configurations. The neighborhood get its name from a nearby city park that includes a lagoon, playing fields and the DuSable Museum of African American History.