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5500 S. Cornell Avenue

5493 South Cornell Ave

Chicago, IL 60615

You’ll love the convenience of having a variety of restaurants, cafes, banks and fitness centers just steps away from your new home in our 1 bedroom apartments for rent, 2 bedroom apartments for rent, 3 bedroom apartment for rent, and Hyde Park studio apartments.

Mac Properties owns and manages 90+ apartments in Hyde Park Chicago. We are deeply engrained in our community. Living in a Mac property means that you get a team of people dedicated to your building’s maintenance and your resident needs. Residents in this Hyde Park rental receives 24/7 emergency maintenance service, a centralized resident services center, online maintenance request notifications and package pick-up alerts!

As for things to do and places to go around Hyde Park, there is a never-ending list. If you get tired of the restaurants on our block, just walk two blocks in either direction to get many more options on 53rd and 57th streets. If you are more into preparing your own meals, the Hyde Park Farmers Market, Open Produce Marker, Whole Foods, Treasure Island and Hyde Park Produce are all in within a mile of your apartment. Community is a large part of what makes up our apartments in Hyde Park so desirable. Downtown Hyde Park hosts many events throughout the summer, “First Thursdays” being one of our favorites. These monthly events feature discounts, dining, music, and fun at 50+ participating stores and restaurants. Jazz in the courtyard is another local favorite, where patrons can enjoy free jazz performances on the first Friday of every month at Harper Court from June to September. 57th Beach and Promontory Point are blocks from 5500 S. Cornell apartments.

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Building Features

  • Laundry Center
  • Parking Available
  • Pets Allowed
  • On-Site Restaurant

Apartment Amenities

  • Back Porch
  • Built-In Shelves
  • Eat-in Kitchen
  • Granite Countertops
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Kitchen Pantry
  • Renovated Kitchen
  • Radiant Heat
  • Walk In Closets
  • Washer / Dryer in Unit

Ratings & Reviews

Overall property rating 3.9

3.9 out of 5 stars

Recent review:

Varsha on 10/17/2018

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☞     Lavinia

 on 12/08/2017   rated  

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☞     Anthony

 on 01/09/2017   rated  

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Great experience.

☞     Elizabeth

 on 15/07/2018   rated  

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Only complaint I had was it was unclear on where to get my keys and copy of my lease. I didn’t know it was at another building than when I met with leasing.

☞     Varsha

 on 18/10/2018   rated  

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They have the best maintenance team! Whenever I create a service request on any maintenance issues, they would be at my door in minutes!! life is so much easier renting at Mac!

☞     Katrina H.

 on 05/12/2013   rated  

Its great for an effeciency.

You get what you pay for.

☞     Simone G.

 on 02/12/2013   rated  

It's home, but it needs more of a homey vibe.

It's a great place to live, but it could be updated in a few areas.

☞     Hilary C.

 on 23/08/2013   rated  


Its really clean and quite. It is very important to do the laundry during the day because the laundry room is outside in the basement. Also, check the washers and dryers because sometimes they don't work and call the office immediately. I have been a resident in Cornell 5500 for five years and overall I have had a great experience.

☞     Katrina H.

 on 05/08/2013   rated  

It's an affordable place to live with well laidout apartments and friendly maintanence staff.

Quiet and reasonably taken care of for the price you pay.

☞     Hilary C.

 on 23/03/2013   rated  

Nice comfortable building and really quiet.

Nice Comforable building and really quiet. Assigned parking is not available.

☞     Sarah H.

 on 28/01/2013   rated  

Clean. Convenient. Affordable.

The maintenance workers are awesome. They respond quickly every time I have even the slightest problem, and they are always helpful and very friendly. The apartment itself is well maintained, especially considering the age of the building. The location is convenient, close to the Metra and bus lines, as well as to restaurants, groceries, and the university. The apartments are spacious, and the rent is very reasonable.

☞     Rachel G.

 on 05/12/2012   rated  


Parking is terrible. There are no security cameras in the alley where I park. My car was burglarized and towed. Mac did very little to help or relieve the trauma I experienced. I requested to have my fridge and bathroom sink fixed months ago and no one ever came. There is very little care taken in this building. The laundry room is absolutely horrid- I'm afraid to even go down there. I had no idea this management company was like this until I moved in. Whenever someone asks me where I live, I tell them and they ask if Mac is my management company and when I answer yes the response is always about how terrible Mac is and they don't care about the residents. I completely agree and cannot wait until my lease is up.

☞     Chason D.

 on 02/03/2011   rated  

For now, it is getting the job done.

The location is beyond perfect: less than a block to the 6, X28, 55, 171; 2 blocks from Treasure Island and Walgreens; Thai Row across the street. My unit is too small, but others are bigger. The halls look like you're in an old mental institution, but the apartments themselves are nice. You'll get use to the weird smell, a mix of Subway, cigarette smoke, and abrasive cleaners. And find something to cover the translucent glass in the front door... There is a hall light right by my door and its so bright that at night, with all my own lights off, I can actually see color in parts of my apartment.