Calumet City Apartments with Pangea

Just past Chicago's South Side, on the border between Indiana and Illinois, you'll find one of the most popular destinations for residents looking for proximity to city life as well as a quiet suburban feel. Calumet City apartments provide residents with the best of both worlds and is universally recognized as one of the more affordable and convenient suburban options in the Chicagoland area.

Location and Population

Located roughly 23 miles south of the Chicago Loop, Calumet City is located on the border of Illinois and Indiana and is home to about 40,000 residents. The city is designated by the 60409 ZIP codes and is bordered by Chicago and Burnham to the north, the Indiana town of Hammond to the east, Lansing to the south and the towns of South Holland and Dolton to the west. Originally called West Hammond due to its proximity to the Indiana town, the name changed to Calumet City in 1924.

When you rent an apartment in Calumet City with Pangea, your amenities can include:

  • Hardwood Floors
  • Heat Included
  • Eat-in Kitchen or Dining Room
  • Balcony or Porch

Pangea Calumet City Community Features include:

  • On-Site Laundry
  • Parking Available

Calumet City Transportation

Calumet City may seem isolated due to its south Cook County location, but that couldn't be further from the truth. The town actually provides residents living in Calumet City apartments and Calumet City rentals with a number of transportation options. For drivers, there are a number of ways to access different parts of Illinois and Indiana easily, including:

  • Dan Ryan I-94 to downtown Chicago or Indiana/Michigan
  • I-80 Tollway to western Illinois/Iowa or Indiana
  • I-294 Tri-State to the Chicago Suburbs, Indiana, or Wisconsin
  • I-90 Expressway to Downtown Chicago or Indiana/Michigan


The regional Metra commuter rail is also easily accessible from Calumet City rentals. Close stops along the Rogers Park Line include:

  • Hammond (Indiana)
  • Hegewisch (Illinois)


Pangea Calumet City Community and Living Opportunities

As residents of one of the first suburbs located south of Chicago, those living in Calumet City apartments benefit from both a proximity to the action of the city and the peace of natural areas. A number of nature areas are within a few miles of the town, including Burnham Woods and Park, the Sand Ridge Cook County Forest Preserve and the Wentworth Woods Cook County Forest Preserve. Calumet City apartments also provide families with several high quality public and private schools.

  • Lincoln School
  • Wentworth Junior High
  • Hoover School
  • Thornton Fractional School District
  • Our Lady of Knock
  • Christ Our Savior East Campus


Calumet City Shopping and Nightlife

Pangea's Calumet City rentals are never far from shopping and commercial options. Two major shopping centers are within miles of the town center. The Landings Shopping Center, located on Torrence Avenue offers a number of clothing and specialties stores, while the River Oaks and River Oaks West shopping centers provide a full range of commercial options. Calumet City apartments are also located conveniently close to a number of top notch restaurants and eateries. With too many to recall, a number of popular options include:

  • Leona's Restaurant (1455 Ring Road)
  • Olive Garden Italian Restaurant (16601 Torrence Avenue)
  • Siam Marina Thai Cuisine (80 River Oaks Center Drive)
  • Chili's Bar and Grill (1580 Torrence Avenue)
  • Panda Express (1300 Torrence Avenue)


History of Calumet City

Calumet City has a long history that is closely tied to the fates of both its big sister, Chicago, to the north and its close proximity to the State of Indiana, which it borders. Originally, the area was made up of two smaller townships, Schrumville and Sobieski Park, which were joined under the name West Hammond and later changed its name to Calumet City in 1924. In WWI, Calumet City saw the majority of its male population leave for the war. The survivors that came back, however, made Calumet City their home again and the population boomed.


Today, many residents come to Pangea Calumet City apartments looking for affordable housing with the opportunity to be close to Chicago and Indiana. With quality housing, good schools and a nice quiet neighborhood feel, Calumet City rentals continue to be one of the premier suburbs on Chicago's South Side.


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