Apartments in University Village, Chicago

Affordable, easy move-in apartments in University Village, Chicago for rent

Commonly referred to as the birthplace of the Chicago blues as well as the Chicago hot dog, University Village is a cultural hub brimming with history. Signified as the area between Dan Ryan Expressway and Ashland Avenue, University Village is bordered by the University of Illinois (UIC) and is commonly also referred to as Little Italy. In the last few years the university has attracted a variety of shops and restaurants catering to students, faculty, and residents. University Village, scattered with Chicago’s tree-lined streets and brick walkups, couple an Old World atmosphere with plentiful new development. Less than 3 miles from the Chicago Loop, University Village is a convenient commute to easily access all downtown has to offer while maintaining a comfortable distance. Affordable rent, cultural amenities, and convenience make apartments in University Village a hot commodity. For a wide selection of University Village apartments for rent look no further than Pangea Real Estate.

Your New Neighborhood

What to do in University Village, Chicago?

A mix of ages and cultures call the University Village neighborhood home. Once you’re settled into your University Village, Chicago apartment you will be surrounded by a number of sights and amenities!

This collegiate Chicago neighborhood is full of a variety of activities. An assortment of performances are available at the UIC Theatre ranging from jazz vocals to a chamber choir along with plays from Shakespeare to the more modern.

Your new University Village, Chicago apartment will also be close to a number of outdoor parks and facilities. Nearby Sheridan Park hosts a three- story field house including tennis courts, baseball fields, an indoor pool and a gym. The UIC Outdoor Recreational Facility is always buzzing with activity featuring a sand pit for volleyball and additional tennis courts. You can often find dogs and joggers utilizing the beautiful neighborhood environment at these outdoor spaces and several others.

Within walking distance of many apartments in University Village you will find numerous multi-cultural, artistic, family-owned restaurants and shops alongside cosmopolitan wine bars, restaurants and boutiques. At any time of day, the newly developed Maxwell Street offers an eclectic mix of cuisines to please a variety of tastes. If you’re seeking out Vietnamese Bahn Mi sandwiches, Chicago-style pizza, Mediterranean dishes, sweet treats, or specialty coffees, University Village has something to suit any taste. Those looking for a unique shopping experience can head to nearby Maxwell Street market- an indoor/outdoor market dating back centuries and well known for its street vendors who sell anything from fresh produce to used furniture!

University Village Transportation – Getting around is a snap!

Your University Village, Chicago apartment is close to a number of transportation options making getting almost anywhere in or out of the city a breeze! Several Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) bus and train lines are conveniently located nearby including the 12 eastbound/westbound, 157 eastbound/westbound, 7 eastbound/westbound, 60 eastbound/westbound, and 8 northbound/southbound bus lines. The CTA’s 'L' system, serving the Blue Line, is nearby with stops at UIC Halstead and Racine. Metra’s Halsted Street/I.U.C station is also located close making the commute into downtown a breeze.

If you prefer to travel by car, University Village is located at the intersection of the I-290 (Eisenhower Expressway) and I-90 (Kennedy Expressway) making any direction within the city or out of town a few blocks away. Nearby Pace Suburban Bus transports commuters throughout the suburbs and operates an express route (Route 755 Plainfield – IMD Express) between Plainfield, Bolingbrook and the UIC campus and Illinois Medical District. Stay home or get away, either way it’s easy with Pangea’s University Village apartments for rent.

The University Village Community

University Village Neighborhood Schools, Culture and More

The University Village neighborhood, engrained with rich culture and history, is a living legacy of Chicago’s past. While the neighboring UIC campus has created a collegiate atmosphere, there is still plenty for the young and the old, singles and families, to appreciate about the neighborhood and community culture.

A range of educational opportunities for all ages await within the University Village community. Public schools and institutions near Pangea University Village Apartments:

  • Andrew Jackson Language Academy
  • Bernice F. Joyner CPC
  • Chalmers elementary School
  • Evangelical McKinley School
  • Galileo Scholastic Academy
  • Joseph Medill Elementary School
  • Saint Ignatious College Prep
  • Smyth Elementary School
  • Thomas Jefferson Elementary School
  • University of Illinois at Chicago

Pangea’s University Village apartments are also conveniently located next to some delicious food options. Some span generations while others are newcomers on the block. A few notable eateries include:

  • Mario's Italian Ice
  • Al's Beef
  • Jim's Original Hot Dog
  • Hasbrowns
  • The Rosebud
  • Pompei
  • Chez Joel Bistro
  • Sweet Maple Cafe

Looking for some nightlife? University Village in Chicago has a number of establishments guaranteed to entertain from the evening into late night hours:

  • Bar Louie
  • Bevi Amo Wine Bar
  • The Drum & Monkey
  • Hawekeye’s Bar & Grill
  • Junior’s Sports Lounge
  • Little Joe’s Circle Lounge
  • Tufano’s Vernon Park Tap

Your apartment in University Village will be close to Chicago landmarks both new and old. If you’re looking to tour important neighborhood sights be sure to check out these and the many others:

  • Piazza Dimaggio
  • Jane Addams Hull House Museum
  • National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame
  • Vertiport Chicago
  • Site of the Great Chicago Fire
  • Lexington Street
  • Maxwell Street Market

Why Pangea University Village Apartments?

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

Pangea’s over 10,000 listings in multiple cities across the US is continuously growing. We place a strong value on not only our renters but their desire to value the community in which they live. When you choose Pangea for your University Village apartment rental, you’re not only looking for great amenities at an affordable price, but a strong and caring community. We’ve put in place a Loyalty Rewards programs in which we’ve made rent payments and other traditional renting hassles as seamless as possible. Join the network of Pangea apartments in University Village to experience the savings, resident raffles, and other exclusive opportunities which set apart Pangea communities from all other apartments in University Village.

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