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

The Flamingo Experience

Discover an exceptional lifestyle where luxury meets convenience through our unparalleled amenities, delivering sophisticated urban living at its finest.

Resort-Style Pool

Jump in the deep-end and soak up some sun at our sparkling outdoor resort-style pool, all summer long!

Conveniently Connected

Whether it’s walking, biking, Metra, CTA, or driving, get to where you need to go, pronto, with this unbeatable location.

Discover Lake Michigan

Relax at the beach. Stroll around Promontory Point. Bike and run along lakefront trails and see all that Lake Michigan has to offer!

Museum of Science & Industry

Hyde Park is home to the country’s largest science museum, housed in the only remaining building from the 1893 World’s Fair.

Shopping & Dining

Live life large with gourmet dining, grocery stores, pubs, and nightlife all within steps of your front door.

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
63
Transit Score

Available Apartments

Style S1

Studio 1 Bath
340 Square Footage
Studio Floor Plan S1
Starting at $1,067
Unit
Bed
Bath
Rents From
Available Date
1409
Studio
1 Bath
$1,067
9/23/2021

Style A4

1 Bedroom 1 Bath
535 Square Footage
1 Bedroom Floor Plan A4
Starting at $1,162
Unit
Bed
Bath
Rents From
Available Date
0704
1 Bedroom
1 Bath
$1,162
11/10/2021

Style A3

1 Bedroom 1 Bath
500 Square Footage
1 Bedroom Floor Plan A3
Starting at $1,165
Unit
Bed
Bath
Rents From
Available Date
0409
1 Bedroom
1 Bath
$1,165
10/31/2021

Style A10

1 Bedroom 1 Bath
535 Square Footage
no-floorplan
Starting at $1,176
Unit
Bed
Bath
Rents From
Available Date
0204
1 Bedroom
1 Bath
$1,176
10/7/2021

Style A7

1 Bedroom 1 Bath
865 Square Footage
1 Bedroom Floor Plan A7
Starting at $1,211
Unit
Bed
Bath
Rents From
Available Date
0201
1 Bedroom
1 Bath
$1,211
10/20/2021

Style B1

2 Bedroom 1 Bath
790 Square Footage
2 Bedroom Floor Plan B1
Starting at $1,452
Unit
Bed
Bath
Rents From
Available Date
1206
2 Bedroom
1 Bath
$1,452
10/7/2021
0706
2 Bedroom
1 Bath
$1,568
10/7/2021
1006
2 Bedroom
1 Bath
$1,584
10/7/2021

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

Reviews

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★★★★★
Irma
September 13, 2021

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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