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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.

Available Apartments

Style A6

1 Bedroom 1 Bath
585 Square Footage
1 Bedroom Floor Plan A6
Starting at $1,344
Rents From
Available Date
1 Bedroom
1 Bath

Style A1

1 Bedroom 1 Bath
420 Square Footage
1 Bedroom Floor Plan A1
Starting at $1,377
Rents From
Available Date
1 Bedroom
1 Bath

Style B4

2 Bedroom 1 Bath
865 Square Footage
2 Bedroom Floor Plan B4
Starting at $1,925
Rents From
Available Date
2 Bedroom
1 Bath

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

Building Amenities & Apartment 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

Apartment 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


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

  • Up to 2 Pets per Apartment Home
  • One-Time $250 Pet Fee
  • $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!


Bad mice issue when I first moved in but Rachel cleared that up. We're under new property management and they seem decent. I can tell she's really try... Read More


Writing this review to recognize the responsiveness and kindness of the maintenance staff. Annette her team have made this place livable for me.


The Flamingo is very aesthetically pleasing but that’s not the best part the Senior property manager was very respectful, had great customer support... Read More


The maintenance lady with the dreads is very helpful and quick with getting things fix in my apartment


Anette was very helpful when installing the peephole in my door. Very professional and friendly!


Par excellence!!!! A professional staff committed to service, community, and excellent response time in communicating with building occupants. It is t... Read More


Been living in this apartment for almost a year now, love everything about this place so far. At first there were a lot of room for improvement, but s... Read More

Pamas Pooprasert

The maintenance woman does a fantastic job every time very patient and professional..does quality work in a timely manner and is very respectful..


Annette Jones, very professional and very courteous. I am happy to have her as our maintenance.


I moved in not to long ago and there were a couple of hiccups with getting settled, but Annette Jones has been incredible with helping me get everythi... Read More


Honest review from a tenant Pros: fairly clean common areas, minimal pests, elevator, nice views, friendly staff, full sized appliances, pool, rent i... Read More


I love my apartment, I had a smooth application & quick move in process. Tytianna Lott, made things extremely simple, was quick to respond, knowledgea... Read More


Tytianna was amazing throughout the whole moving process very professional and helpful. Great building ! I’m excited to be a resident!


The staff and property manager are amazing they really care about the residents and their concerns. I have nothing but good things to say about this b... Read More


Rachel, the property manager, goes above and beyond to make your living experience as easeful as possible. She is an absolute rock star and by far my ... Read More


Rochelle my property Manager and her team at the Flamingo has shown they have the ability to handle complex projects is truly commendable. She has exc... Read More


I am japanese.I used to live in here with my family,30 years ago.It have good memories.




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

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


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


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


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


I love there pool


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


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


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