Blue Island Apartments, Chicago

Affordable, easy move-in Blue Island Apartments, Chicago for rent

Located approximately 16 miles south of “the loop,” Blue Island is a city in Cook County that was established in the 1830s. Known for being a settlement area for many immigrants relocating to America in the 1840s, Blue Island was a popular point of entry for many Germans, Italians, and other European settlers. By the mid-nineteenth century, approximately half of Blue Island’s population was either foreign-born or the children of foreign-born residents. Since then, Blue Island has developed into one of South Chicago’s up-and-coming affluent neighborhoods with a strong community. Blue Island apartments are a short commute to south of the loop, which makes it a great location for those who want the balance between living in bustling Chicago and the suburbs. Residents can enjoy a wide range of amenities the community has to offer and take a stroll down the Cal-Sag Trail, enjoy the programs offered at the Blue Island Park District, or play a round of golf at Meadows Golf Club. Find your new Blue Island apartment today with Pangea Real Estate.

Your New Neighborhood

What to do in Blue Island, Chicago?

Blue Island is a community filled with plenty of things to do for its residents!

Once you’re all moved in and settled into your new Blue Island apartment, you will find an abundance of activities to entertain yourself with! If you’re a golfing, head down to Meadows Golf Club – an 18-hole golf course that’s challenging even to the most experienced of golfers. There you will also find a driving range and sports bar – perfect for any type of outing. Or if you fancy doing a bit of gardening, check out Blue Island’s Community Gardens and meet other like-minded residents. Your Blue Island apartment will also be near the Cal-Sag Trail – a multi-use path built along the banks of the Cal-Sag Channel and Calumet River. Residents can take a stroll down the trail and explore all the beautiful natural landscapes in the vicinity of Blue Island.

Within walking distance to several Blue Island apartments is the John D. Rita Recreation Center. Here locals can enjoy the center’s gym facilities and the many recreational programs that are offered throughout the winter and summer. Programs include: bi-weekly morning walks, games for senior citizens, and friendly matches of community dodgeball.

If you’re planning a family-friendly outing, you can easily walk from your Blue Island apartment and check out the Blue Island Cruise night located on York Street in Uptown Blue Island. Every Monday evening, the street is closed to traffic and instead has a display of antique, vintage cars. This free event is perfect for all car fanatics and for those interested wanting to be more involved within the Blue Island community.

Blue Island Transportation – It’s so easy to get around!

If you’re missing the hustle and bustle of downtown Chicago, don’t worry, your Blue Island apartment is an easy commute to south of the loop. Blue Island is approximately 16 miles to the city and conveniently located close to Interstate 57 which will take you straight to Chicago’s Loop. If you don’t want to bother with your car, Blue Island is serviced by several Metra Train station stops on the Rock Island District and Electric Lines. There are multiple daily trains heading to and from the city, and the commute takes roughly 45 minutes. In addition to the train, your Blue Island apartment is serviced by the PACE Suburban Bus Service. You can catch any one of the PACE routes – 349, 350, 385, 877, 348 – straight to Downtown Chicago.

The Blue Island Community

Blue Island Neighborhood Schools, Culture and More

Thinking of where to send the kids to school? Don’t worry we know it’s a tough decision.

Moving to a new neighborhood is a scary process, especially when there are kids in the picture. At Pangea, we understand that when moving, there are several decisions to be made and that it can get a bit overwhelming. We also understand that every parent’s top priority is to provide their children with the best education possible. Don’t stress, Pangea’s got you covered. Our Blue Island apartments are located within short distances to several local private and public schools. We want parents to feel at ease that their kids are going to school in an environment where they can succeed academically.

Schools and Institutions near Pangea Blue Island apartments:

  • Cook Country School District 130
  • Everett F Kerr Middle School
  • Whittier School
  • St Benedict School
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower High School
  • Salem Lutheran School
  • Orchard Street Christian Church Day Care Center
  • Small Fry Day Care & Kindergarten
  • T.L.C. Learning Center
  • Moraine Valley Community College (satellite campus)

Colleges that are a short commute from Blue Island apartments:

  • University of Chicago
  • DePaul University
  • Loyal University

If you’re looking for somewhere to eat, Pangea’s Blue Island apartments are close to some great restaurants. Here are a few of some top rates places:

  • Maple Tree Inn
  • Iversen’s Bakery
  • Mario’s Tacos
  • Giuseppe’s Pizza
  • Paleteria 100% Michoacana

Looking for somewhere to spend your Saturday afternoons? Check out these unique places close-by to your Blue Island apartment:

  • Three Sisters Antique Mall
  • Blue Island Beer Company
  • Rock Island Public House

For those who are more of an outdoors type, check out these popular hiking trails that are near your Blue Island apartment:

  • Chain O’Lakes State Park
  • Busee Woods
  • Waterfall Glen
  • Swallow Cliff Woods

Why Pangea Blue Island Apartments?

Blue Island apartments at the best price – all with Pangea’s dedicated Property Managers, quick maintenance and more 24/7 Resident Services available to you from Day 1.

At Pangea, we value our renters. More importantly, we care about our renters’ needs and concerns. Our goal is to make your move to your new Blue Island apartment as straight-forward and stress-free as possible. When you choose Pangea for your Blue Island apartment rental, you’re not only looking for a new home, but you’re also becoming part of a growing community. With over 10,000 listings in multiple cities, Pangea has an extensive network across the United States. That’s why we’ve created a Loyalty Rewards program so that you can become part of our network and enjoy the wide range of exclusive opportunities only available to the Pangea community. Join our community today and find your next Blue Island apartment with Pangea!

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