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10 minutes from Chicago's Loop by CTA. 2 blocks from Lake Shore Drive. Small on site fitness center. On site laundry. HEAT included.
Chicago IL, 60653
15 minutes from Downtown and the Lakefront...Near Lake Shore Drive and 90/94 Expressways...Walking distance from Red and Green Line.
Chicago IL, 60609
WOW--GREAT LOCATION--APARTMENTS INCLUDE MAJOR APPLIANCES & FRIENDLY MANAGEMENT STAFF. COME SEE FOR YOUR SELF!!!
Chicago IL, 60649
Convenient Location... Large Studio and One-Bedroom Apartments... Elevator Building with Private Off-Street Parking!
Chicago IL, 60644
MAJESTIC ELEVATOR BUILDING LOCATED ACROSS FROM GOLF COURSE-APTS INCL. FREE UTILITIES, FREE PARKING, APPLIANCES, & NICE MANAGEMENT.
Chicago IL, 60649
Grand Boulevard, Chicago, IL
Living in Grand Boulevard
Rent a Grand Boulevard apartment and you’ll live along the route of the oldest, largest African American parade in the country. The Bud Billiken Parade and Picnic promotes education and draws a truly vast number of celebrants. The boulevard of this neighborhood’s name is called Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.
Annexed to Chicago in 1889, Grand Boulevard used to be prairie and thick woods. The neighborhood grew with wealthy, middle- and working-class people of diverse origins. By the 1930s, African Americans—many escaping the Southern states—made up almost 95% of the population. Grand Boulevard became the hub of “Bronzeville,” a South Side African American community and cultural mecca.
Grand Boulevard Lifestyle and Entertainment
Grand Boulevard has its share of reasonable restaurants and shops, but there’s not a ton of businesses around. You can find pizza places, ethnic eateries, and even a restaurant or two with live music. There are a few boutiques and places to get your groceries in this neighborhood. Armstrong Park is on 45th Street and the expansive Washington Park sits just to the south.
Grand Boulevard Info and the Rental Market
This neighborhood retains a few stately mansions from its earlier days. There are greystones, brick apartments, and remnants of public housing here as well. A two-bedroom in Grand Boulevard rents for an average of $1,260 a month.
Transportation options include Green Line trains on the ‘L’ stop at stations near Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. The Dan Ryan Expressway runs along the neighborhood’s western edge.
Grand Boulevard Resources
Grand Boulevard falls within two Chicago City Council wards—the 3rd and the 4th. The Hall Branch of the Chicago Public Library is on Michigan Avenue. There’s a United States Post Office on Cottage Grove Avenue. Provident Hospital of Cook County is on 51st Street.