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4 days  |  Score: 77.0
710 W 14th St, Apt 321
University Village - Little Italy, West Side, Chicago
$2,441 2 Bed 2 Bath
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1,100 ft² · Elevator · Laundry in Unit · Furnished
4 days  |  Score: 76.5
1222 W. Roosevelt Road
University Village - Little Italy, West Side, Chicago
$1,000 2 Bed 1.5 Bath
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5 days  |  Score: 72.3
1525 South Sangamon Street
University Village - Little Italy, West Side, Chicago
$2,250 2 Bed 2 Bath
By Frank Herrera
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2 days  |  Score: 62.9
727 South Ashland Avenue
University Village - Little Italy, West Side, Chicago
$2,950 3 Bed 2.5 Bath
By Eric Zace
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2,000 ft²
4 days  |  Score: 62.0
815 West University Lane
University Village - Little Italy, West Side, Chicago
$2,850 2 Bed 2.5 Bath
By Matt Laricy
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1,692 ft²
4 days  |  Score: 62.0
1524 South Sangamon Street
University Village - Little Italy, West Side, Chicago
$1,850 2 Bed 1 Bath
By Kathleen Padilla
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1,250 ft²
4 days  |  Score: 62.0
713 South Aberdeen Street
University Village - Little Italy, West Side, Chicago
$2,095 3 Bed 1 Bath
By Paul Knott
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4 days  |  Score: 62.0
1407 South Halsted Street
University Village - Little Italy, West Side, Chicago
$2,800 3 Bed 2 Bath
By Nazy Hosseini
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1,500 ft²
4 days  |  Score: 62.0
1524 South Sangamon Street
University Village - Little Italy, West Side, Chicago
$2,000 1 Bed 1 Bath
By Myra Nimchaiyong
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800 ft² · Loft
5 days  |  Score: 61.9
816 South Ada Street
University Village - Little Italy, West Side, Chicago
$2,750 3 Bed 2.5 Bath
By Jeanne DeLaFuente Gamage
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1,500 ft²
4 days  |  Score: 76.8
710 W 14th St, Apt 322
University Village - Little Italy, West Side, Chicago
$1,843 1 Bed 1 Bath
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750 ft² · Elevator · Laundry in Unit · Furnished
4 days  |  Score: 76.7
1455 W Taylor St, Apt 3F
University Village - Little Italy, West Side, Chicago
$3,100 3 Bed 2 Bath
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4 days  |  Score: 74.4
710 W 14th St, Apt 317B
University Village - Little Italy, West Side, Chicago
$1,221 Room 1 Bath
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383 ft² · Elevator · Laundry in Unit · Furnished
4 days  |  Score: 76.4
1222 W. Roosevelt Road
University Village - Little Italy, West Side, Chicago
$1,153 3 Bed 2.5 Bath
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4 days  |  Score: 75.5
901 S Ashland Ave, Apt 2 BED
University Village - Little Italy, West Side, Chicago
$2,150 2 Bed 1 Bath
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Elevator
4 days  |  Score: 75.5
901 S Ashland Ave, Apt 1 BED
University Village - Little Italy, West Side, Chicago
$1,800 1 Bed 1 Bath
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Elevator
5 days  |  Score: 75.3
1222 W. Roosevelt Road
University Village - Little Italy, West Side, Chicago
$837 1 Bed 1.5 Bath
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2 hours  |  Score: 70.6
1334 W Fillmore St 1, Apt UNIT...
University Village - Little Italy, West Side, Chicago
$2,200 2 Bed 1 Bath
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1,150 ft² · Laundry in Unit
2 hours  |  Score: 70.6
1075 W Roosevelt Rd 206, Apt U...
University Village - Little Italy, West Side, Chicago
$2,400 2 Bed 1 Bath
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1,200 ft² · Laundry in Unit
2 hours  |  Score: 70.6
1021 S Laflin St 1, Apt UNIT 1...
University Village - Little Italy, West Side, Chicago
$2,000 2 Bed 1 Bath
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1,200 ft² · Laundry in Unit
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University Village - Little Italy Apartments for Rent

About University Village - Little Italy

Chicago’s Italian-American heritage is well known and there are many Italian neighborhoods, but none quite like Taylor Street’s Little Italy. The neighborhood is also known as University Village as it encompasses the Chicago campus of the University of Illinois (UIC). Home of the Italian-American Sports Hall of Fame, Little Italy is located within the Near West Side, just east of the Illinois Medical District. The CTA Blue Line ‘L’ train runs along the northern boundary, and the Pink Line is just over the western border.

Apartment Snapshot

Apartments in this area are generally low-rise buildings with fewer than 10 units, and median rental prices are around $1,500. Two and three-bedroom apartments are more common than studios and one-bedroom units, catering to the college student demographic. High seasonality and turnover makes summertime a more expensive time to move, but also offers the best selection of rentals.

History

As the mass migration of Europeans started in the early 20th century, many of the earliest ethnic groups of the Near West Side vacated, but the Italian enclave remained. By 1930 Chicago’s foreign-born Italian population had grown to over 70,000 and many of them called the Taylor Street area home. The construction of the University of Illinois Medical District after World War II and the UIC Circle campus in 1963 displaced many residents and was detrimental to the cohesion of the Little Italy neighborhood. Nonetheless, the school has been a catalyst of the gentrification of this and surrounding areas.

Atmosphere

The vibe of the area is very young, with businesses and bars made for college students, while still maintaining the Italian character. Although UIC is a commuter school many of the over 27,000 students enrolled call University Village home. The area is eerily quiet when school is not in session. Property crime is high in the area, due to the close proximity to the gentrifying areas south of Roosevelt and west of Ashland.

Demographics

There are 5,237 people living in Little Italy, with a population density nearly twice that of the city average. Median income is $60,500. Approximately 50% of the population identifies as White and 25% identify as Asian. Average household size is 2.3.

Did You Know?

The Hull House is located here, and is preserved by UIC school of Architecture. Built in 1889 it served the area through community development and services primarily for women and underrepresented groups.

While You’re Here

Bring your appetite when you come to Little Italy, but don’t expect pizza. Tuscany on Taylor is the original restaurant of Phil Stefani’s ‘Tuscany’ empire. If you’re on a college student budget, stop into Conte Di Savoia and treat yourself to one of their delicious deli sandwiches or pick up some imported Italian ingredients to make at home. Jim’s Original Polish Sausages have satisfied many late night cravings, open 24/7.

Median Rents for University Village - Little Italy
Studio Apartments -
1 Bedroom Apartments $1,790
2 Bedroom Apartments $2,150
3 Bedroom Apartments -
4 Bedroom Apartments -
Public Transportation
Blue
0.59 mi - Racine (430 S. Racine Avenue)
Pink
0.76 mi - Polk (1713 W. Polk Street)
Green
Pink
1.34 mi - Ashland (1601 W. Lake Street)
Brown
Orange
Purple
Pink
1.34 mi - Quincy/Wells (220 S. Wells Street)
Red
1.45 mi - Roosevelt (1167 S. State Street)
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