West Englewood Apartments For Rent in Chicago

The neighborhood of West Englewood is one of the prime locations for families and residents looking for affordable and comfortable housing on Chicago's Southwest Side. With numerous transportation options, plenty of affordable housing and a distinct neighborhood feel, West Englewood is sure to meet the needs of a growing population.

Location and Population

West Englewood is located about 8 miles southwest of Chicago's downtown Loop and is bordered by the neighborhoods of Chicago Lawn, New City, Gage Park and Auburn Gresham. The neighborhood sits within Chicago's 60636 ZIP code and is demarcated by the borders of Garfield Boulevard to the north, Racine Avenue to the east and main railway lines to the west and south. West Englewood is home to about 47,000 residents.


Residents looking to start a home in West Englewood apartments will benefit from a number of transportation options. Located just west of the Dan Ryan Expressway and Chicago Skyway allows residents of West Englewood housing the ability to drive in and out of downtown, the suburbs and Indiana quickly. West Englewood apts residents benefit from a number of CTA bus lines that run through the community, including:

  • #67 along 69th Street (major stops at Halsted, Racine and Ashland and connection to the Red Line at 69th)
  • #75 along 75th Street (which terminates in the neighborhood)
  • #44 along Racine Avenue
  • #9 along Ashland (with connection to the Green Line at Ashland/63rd)
  • #48 along Damen Avenue


Residents also benefit from the CTA's El Green Line, which services and terminates in West Chatham and includes the following stops:

  • Ashland/63rd Green Line
  • Halsted Green Line


Community and Living Opportunities

For residents looking for great deals on South Side living, West Englewood offers valuable and comfortable apartment options. A slow but steady decline in population since 1960 has led to very affordable housing prices in West Englewood. Local property management companies ' such as Pangea Real Estate 'are renovating and providing quality apartments in West Englewood and even accept Section 8 vouchers. These Section 8 rentals are a valuable way for Chicago families to find quality affordable housing in the West Englewood neighborhood. The neighborhood also boasts several green areas, including Lindblom Park, Charles Earle Playground and the expansive Ogden Park. There are plenty of schools for families in the area as well, including:

  • Lindblom Math and Science Academy High School
  • Harper High School
  • Providence-Englewood Elementary Charter School
  • Copernicus Elementary School
  • Altgeld Elementary School

For those pursuing post-secondary or continuing education, West Englewood residents benefit from one of the nearby Kennedy King College in nearby Englewood.


Shopping and Nightlife

West Englewood apts offer residents shopping opportunities along Ashland Avenue and 63rd Streets. A full service Sears location is located on nearby Western Avenue and the major shopping destination, Ford City Mall is accessible via public transportation a short trip away. West Englewood offers several dining opportunities to local residents, including some of the highlights below:

  • Leon's Bar-B-Q the Original (1200 W. 59th Street)
  • Wooden Spoon (7036 S. Western Avenue)
  • Harold's Chicken Shack (5608 S. Ashland Avenue)



In the early days of Chicago, West Englewood was known as South Lynne and, later, Junction Grove due to the increase of rail lines in the neighborhood. The first West Englewood apartments housed German and Hungarian residents looking for work in the nearby cattle yards. In the 20th century, industry soon found its way to West Englewood and the increase in population changed the dynamic of apts in West Englewood. Today, a declining population means there are deals to be found for West Englewood housing. Local property management companies are continuing to rehab older apartment options and provide more affordable options in the area. Whether you're looking for housing under 600 dollars, apartments under 800 dollars or apartments under 1000 dollars, the opportunities are endless for finding West Englewood apartments. Many property management companies still accept Section 8 vouchers or have options for Section 8 housing.

More Information

If the affordable and comfortable area of West Englewood appeals to you, the opportunities are endless. Pangea property management, a Better Business Bureau certified and equal housing opportunity company, provides a number of housing options to fit any budget. Pangea offers great priced Studio Apartments, 1 Bedroom Rentals, 2 Bedroom Apartment Rentals, 3 Bedroom Apts and Four Bedroom Apartment Rentals that are available today!