Cooler by the Lake

Facing the lakefront a block away in prestigious East Hyde Park, The Flamingo represents the pinnacle of contemporary apartment living. Choose studio, one- bedroom and two-bedroom apartments with breathtaking lake and city views, in a historic building with a large outdoor pool, a door attendant, a picnic grilling station, and an award-winning management team.

Walk to Lake
Steps from Museum
Outdoor Pool
Walk to CTA/Metra

Building Amenities & Unit Features

Below is a sampling of the exclusive features and amenities offered at this TLC property.

Building Amenities

  • 24-hour emergency maintenance
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • 24-hour laundry center with Wi-Fi
  • 24-hour, 7-day package pick-up lockers
  • Amazing lake, skyline and city views
  • Bark Park
  • Bicycle storage room
  • Bocce Ball Court
  • Business Center with Wi-Fi
  • Door attendant
  • Easy access to public transportation
  • Electronic entry system
  • New outdoor living area with firepit
  • No security deposit
  • On-site restaurant and bar
  • On-site management
  • Outdoor heated swimming pool
  • Pet-friendly community
  • Online payment and service portal
  • Steps to Burnham Park, the lake and beach
  • Steps to shopping, restaurants and nightlife
  • Walk to the University of Chicago
  • Wi-Fi in lobby

Unit Features

  • Air conditioning available
  • Black appliances
  • Ceiling fans
  • Crown molding
  • Eat-in kitchen with breakfast bar
  • Formal dining rooms
  • Gas range
  • Oversized windows
  • Plush carpeting and wood flooring
  • Walk-in closets with organizer shelving

WE LOVE YOUR PETS, TOO

Furry Friends Welcome! Enjoy long walks around the lake and playdates at the Bark Park.

  • Up to 2 Pets per Apartment Home
  • $30 per Pet/Month
  • Some Breed and Weight Restrictions Apply

*Contact us for full details!

About Hyde Park

Hyde Park is home to more TLC communities than any other, and for good reason. Combining the feel of a New England college town with the perks of one of the city’s most vibrant neighborhoods – University of Chicago, Museum of Science and Industry, DuSable Museum of African-American History and much, much more – this lakefront enclave is truly a renter’s paradise: walkable, bikeable, and yes, affordable. Come explore!

82
Walk Score
97
Bike Score
62
Transit Score

Available Apartments

Style S1

Studio 1 Bath
340 Square Footage
Studio Floor Plan S1
Starting at $953
Unit
Bed
Bath
Rents From
Available Date
0210
Studio
1 Bath
$953
Available Now
0309
Studio
1 Bath
$983
7/30/2021

Style S2

Studio 1 Bath
445 Square Footage
Studio Floor Plan S2
Starting at $1,049
Unit
Bed
Bath
Rents From
Available Date
1802
Studio
1 Bath
$1,049
Available Now

Style A2

1 Bedroom 1 Bath
460 Square Footage
1 Bedroom Floor Plan A2
Starting at $1,059
Unit
Bed
Bath
Rents From
Available Date
0903
1 Bedroom
1 Bath
$1,068
Available Now
0603
1 Bedroom
1 Bath
$1,059
Available Now
1803
1 Bedroom
1 Bath
$1,141
Available Now

Style A4

1 Bedroom 1 Bath
535 Square Footage
1 Bedroom Floor Plan A4
Starting at $1,112
Unit
Bed
Bath
Rents From
Available Date
1404
1 Bedroom
1 Bath
$1,112
Available Now
1604
1 Bedroom
1 Bath
$1,209
Available Now
1804
1 Bedroom
1 Bath
$1,253
8/5/2021

Style A3

1 Bedroom 1 Bath
500 Square Footage
1 Bedroom Floor Plan A3
Starting at $1,187
Unit
Bed
Bath
Rents From
Available Date
0609
1 Bedroom
1 Bath
$1,187
8/18/2021
0809
1 Bedroom
1 Bath
$1,205
8/31/2021
0409
1 Bedroom
1 Bath
$1,255
10/31/2021

Style A10

1 Bedroom 1 Bath
535 Square Footage
no-floorplan
Starting at $1,188
Unit
Bed
Bath
Rents From
Available Date
0204
1 Bedroom
1 Bath
$1,188
10/7/2021

Style B1

2 Bedroom 1 Bath
790 Square Footage
2 Bedroom Floor Plan B1
Starting at $1,416
Unit
Bed
Bath
Rents From
Available Date
0806
2 Bedroom
1 Bath
$1,416
8/8/2021
1206
2 Bedroom
1 Bath
$1,459
10/7/2021

Style B2

2 Bedroom 1 Bath
825 Square Footage
2 Bedroom Floor Plan B2
Starting at $1,460
Unit
Bed
Bath
Rents From
Available Date
1705
2 Bedroom
1 Bath
$1,460
Available Now

*Online rates are subject to change given availability, selected lease term and move-in date.

Reviews

I have lived here for three weeks and I have had a great experience so far! Marrion is always happy to answer all of my questions and the staff is alw... Read More

★★★★★
Jaklin
October 4, 2020

I love this building. It's clean, quiet, and is a nice neighborhood with many shops and the lake shore in walking distance. I'm also very happy with t... Read More

★★★★★
Varda Faghir
September 27, 2020

Truly impressed by the staff at the Flamingo Building on 5500 South Shore Drive. Chicago. IL A team that is positive, efficient, works together in p... Read More

★★★★★
Hadiyah
August 14, 2020

I’ve been living in the Flamingo for going on a year and it has been a relatively satisfying experience. The amenities alone makes the stay worth wh... Read More

★★★★★
Lamar
January 23, 2020

I've been here a couple of months, and I love my studio apartment! The Flamingo truly feels like home. Michelle is amazing and kind. The maintenance s... Read More

★★★★★
Sarah
November 14, 2019

Just moved in, and I love it

★★★★★
Inger
October 4, 2019

Great community pool membership, though weekday staff are very rude. Weekend staffer Amanda is a delight. Wish her cheerfulness rubbed off.

★★★★★
Chris
July 29, 2017

I love there pool

★★★★★
Colleen
April 9, 2014

Searched on south side for a 1 bedroom through different realtors and agencies. TLC provided the best options and prices. Their intercompany communi... Read More

★★★★★
Railbeef
November 12, 2013

I toured this facility earlier this week and was very impressed with the new management. Of course, I don't share the historical perspective of a res... Read More

★★★★★
Crystal
June 14, 2012

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