Apartments for rent on Chicago’s Southwest Side are generally in the cluster of neighborhoods immediately west of the I-90 expressway and south of I-55, with its southern border around Marquette Park. This section of the city formerly housed the Union Stockyards, and many workers' apartments close by the sprawling stockyards remain. The Stockyards' industrial-scale meatpacking operation left a legacy in the community comprised of names (most notably the neighborhood known as Back of the Yards), places, and personalities that helped define Chicago.
Midway Airport is situated on the Southwest Side. Apartment renters have quick access to downtown Chicago or other parts of the city via the CTA Orange and Green Line trains or the highways mentioned above.