Make your way south of the Loop and be surprised by what you find. Full of parks and featuring miles of shoreline, the Far South Side is an informal district of the expansive South Side of Chicago that encompasses the neighborhoods and community areas south of 51st street all the way to Indiana.
The Metra Rail South Shore line and Electric lines are the primary public transit for the area. CTA Red Line service terminates at 95th St near Chicago State University. Highways I-90 and I-94 run south and east though the area making driving the most reliable way to get around.
There's something for every rental budget in Far South Chicago, with one-bedroom apartment options lower than $800 in South Shore. Rentals in a Hyde Park high-rise often hover around $2,000 for a two-bedroom apartment. Further from the city, there are more houses and multi-family homes as well as large, affordable-living complexes.
Much of today's South Side and Far…