If you are looking for a great neighborhood in which to rent and live, Austin is minutes west from downtown Chicago. Bordered by beautiful and historic Oak Park neighborhood and Arts District, Austin Chicago is a historic district teeming with vintage-style architecture. Residents of Austin have a quick commute into the loop, and are just a short drive from Chicago's numerous festivals, museums, art galleries, food and jazz events, and concerts under the stars.
Studios and apartments in Austin Chicago tend to be less expensive than rentals in the surrounding neighborhoods downtown areas. To give you an idea of cost, one-bedroom Austin Chicago apartments typically cost within the $600 to $900 range. And as was mentioned before, most apartments in Austin Chicago are in historic buildings, so you can expect to find a lot of apartments with charming, vintage details.
Depending on what part of Austin Chicago you rent in, you might be close to the West Garfield Park neighborhood or the shops and restaurants that are part of the W. Madison St. and W. North Ave area. Those who love Jamaican dishes will want to visit Maxine's Jamaican Cuisine located on W. Madison Street. Enjoy ribs at The Rib Place on South Central or dine at Tuhmas nearby. Mommy Mo's is another choice, located on Lake Street. Moreover, Austin Boulevard hosts grocery shopping and restaurants as well.
The Austin Town Hall Park offers a bit of green space and a chance to relax nearby. Relax in the park, then visit the Chicago Austin Library right near the park.
Pet lovers can be assured that they will find an apartment in Austin IL, as there are several pet-friendly communities that rent. Living here, you will be close to Petco in River Forest or several pet stores in the area.
Chicago is known for having convenient public transportation. The Austin-Green CTA Line traverses Austin, and residents can also take the bus, with proximity to the #91 Austin Chicago bus route. A drive into Chicago to the Loop takes approximately 20 minutes from Austin. Commuting on the Green Line takes approximately 36 minutes; trains run every 12 minutes. Convenience is the mark of living in Austin, and a direct commute is an amenity to those with busy lifestyles.
Your children might attend Key Elementary School, Depriest Elementary School, Ellington Elementary, McNear Elementary or Catalyst Circle Rock Elementary School. Hay Elementary Community Academy is located on North Laramie. Austin is located in the City of Chicago School District 299. VOISE Academy or Douglass Academy High School is the choice of many of the residents of the area. Additionally, The Austin Career Education Center, a private school, is available for grades 11 and 12.