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The Blackwood

5200 South Blackstone

Chicago, IL 60615

Originally one of Chicago’s most elegant 1920's hotels, The Blackwood high-rise apartments in Hyde Park exude the lavishness of the Art Deco style. Restored and updated with modern amenities including a 24-hour gym, laundry center and breathtaking lobby, it is the perfect integration of classic and contemporary living. These Hyde Park rentals offer both 1 bedroom apartments for rent and 2 bedroom apartments for rent. Carefully appointed finishes include granite counters, maple cabinetry, dishwashers, large mirrored closets and central air conditioning. The building’s resident lounge, inviting hallways and at-your-service concierge also help make The Blackwood feel like home.

Please set up a tour with a Mac properties leasing agent if you are interested in touring one of our Blackwood Hyde Park apartments, we currently offer 1 bedroom apartments for rent or 2 bedroom apartments for rent. We hope to welcome you to the neighborhood and help you make one of these elegant rentals your home.

The Blackwood sits at the heart of a vibrant neighborhood as Hyde Park is brimming with museums, theaters, bookstores, public parks, and even beaches. Downtown Hyde Park is one block away; there you will find movie theaters, restaurants, bars and shops. The Museum of Science and Industry is also nearby these Hyde Park apartments.

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Building Features

  • Bike Storage
  • Door Attendant
  • On-Site Dry Cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Center
  • Laundry Center
  • Parking Available
  • Pets Allowed
  • Public Area Wifi
  • Resident Lounge

Apartment Amenities

  • Carpet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric Stove
  • Renovated
  • Gas Stove
  • Granite Countertops
  • Renovated Kitchen
  • Lake View
  • Renovated Bathroom
  • Walk In Closets
  • Wood Laminate Floors

Ratings & Reviews

Overall property rating 4.3

4.3 out of 5 stars

Recent review:

Betty on 08/16/2018

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Ratings & Reviews

☞     Jeannene

 on 23/09/2016   rated  

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The experience was painless and the staff great.

☞     Linda

 on 04/01/2016   rated  

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With a busy work schedule, my agent at MacProperties made it very easy to view apartments when convenient for me and he really paid attention to what I was looking for in my price range. With the overwhelming amount of apartment buildings in this area, giving my attention to MacProperties made the search so much easier and stress-free.

☞     Aquilla

 on 24/04/2016   rated  

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Where do I start! My leasing agent Danielle was just FAB! She did a great job at showing me different units, answering every question, and literally kept in touch with me every step of the way. Then Johnathan @ Backwood is OMG amazing. Excellent customer service, went about and beyond to make my move in smooth, very informative, i can go on and on. He definitely made me happy that I've chosen The Backwood for my permanent stay. I must say on a scale from 1 to 10, i rate them both a 20+! Thanks guys for everything.

☞     Yadi

 on 16/07/2016   rated  

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Easy like a breeze

☞     Betty

 on 17/08/2018   rated  

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EVERYONE that I worked with from beginning to end was courteous, professional, knowledgeable and very easy to work with. The MAC TEAM made the Stressful Deal of moving much more bearable! I especially appreciated the hard work of my Leasing Agent Rachel McPherson! Many Thanks to the MAC TEAM!

☞     Emily

 on 01/08/2017   rated  

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Imani is the best! Give her a raise

☞     Ureka

 on 14/08/2017   rated  

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I moved into The Blackwood this past weekend and Jonathan went above and beyond in making sure my move was successful! If the quality of service remains on this par, I am looking forward to living at The Blackwood.

☞     Ellen

 on 04/04/2018   rated  

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Great work by Brianna to coordinate my service request, and to Titus who was very nice and fixed the problems with my plumbing very quickly and efficiently. Thank you to all!

☞     Lashonna

 on 27/06/2018   rated  

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I’m loving Blackstone Apartments!!!

☞     Robin

 on 03/07/2018   rated  

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Both set of keys should be given when you moving in.

☞     Lashonna

 on 09/08/2018   rated  

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I love these apartments!!!!

☞     Mariah C.

 on 28/09/2014   rated  

The Blackwood is pretty great

Living here is great! I would love it if there were more community building experiences. Also, I know the staff for the front desk is undergoing some changes and for that I am glad, because two of the desk workers (if they are still here, I don t yet know) have been very standoffish and sometimes rude, and I had an incident with one which I still don t know if it was resolved. The new hires have been great, though! Beyond that I love my apartment and the view! And you definitely can t beat the location.

☞     Aminata M.

 on 01/08/2014   rated  

Absolutely stunning lobby, great gym, friendly staff and great amenities.

Living at The Blackwood made me feel luxurious!

☞     Adegboyega O.

 on 05/09/2013   rated  

average apartment, can do better by changing all the old carpets in the apartments

I t is fair but i have complained about the carpet from day 1 that i moved to this house, it has not been changed or even detailed.

☞     Carla S.

 on 05/08/2013   rated  

The Blackwood has been my favorite place to live in the last year and a half.

The Blackwood is a pet friendly building. Close to downtown. The staff is wonderful and the neighborhood is up and coming. Movie Theatre has been restored and happy that I dont have to travel to far for a movie or shopping.

☞     Dana B.

 on 21/06/2013   rated  

Great convenience and community!

The Blackwood is a diverse community. The building is clean and has the conveniences are great. It is really nice to have Robert on site to serve the community. I love walking Hyde Park now because of the great location!

☞     Carmen S.

 on 03/06/2013   rated  

excellent customer service

excellent customer service

☞     Carla S.

 on 03/06/2013   rated  

I love the living enviroment at the Blackwood.

If you are looking for a safe and diverse building to live in not far from the downtown area The Blackwood is your building. The staff always greets you with a smile and is very helpfulIf you are looking for a safe and diverse building to live in not far from the downtown area The Blackwood is your building. The staff always greets you with a smile and is very helpfulIf you are looking for a safe and diverse building to live in not far from the downtown area The Blackwood is your building. The staff always greets you with a smile and is very helpfulIf you are looking for a safe and diverse building to live in not far from the downtown area The Blackwood is your building. The staff always greets you with a smile and is very helpfulIf you are looking for a safe and diverse building to live in not far from the downtown area The Blackwood is your building. The staff always greets you with a smile and is very helpfulIf you are looking for a safe and diverse building to live in not far from the downtown area The Blackwood is your building. The staff always greets you with a smile and is very helpfulIf you are looking for a safe and diverse building to live in not far from the downtown area The Blackwood is your building. The staff always greets you with a smile and is very helpfulIf you are looking for a safe and diverse building to live in not far from the downtown area The Blackwood is your building. The staff always greets you with a smile and is very helpful

☞     Coretta S.

 on 02/06/2013   rated  

I really like living here

Small community of people that care about their building.

☞     Francesca L.

 on 19/05/2013   rated  

Great apartment. No parking. Terrible gym.

Great apartment space for the price. My living room is quite large and I love that I'm able to fit a small table to the side. Also my view of the skyline is great as well which is a plus. However be aware that although on the apartment website says there is parking, there is only 12 spots for a 14 floor apartment building. The gym as well is nothing to boast about. I think what is most frustrating is that the space has so much potential. So in short if you don't need parking and don't really like going to the gym this would be a great apartment for you.

☞     Walter W.

 on 03/04/2013   rated  

I like living here and think it's a very safe and wholesome environment... the staff is friendly and helpful.. and i'm loving being able to park in the building.. that is the icing on the cake... love it.

This is a very good building for single and young couples... convenient for those that don't have a car... Nice neighborhood and in walking distance to shops, restaurants and now we even have hotels down the street... Definitely a great facility

☞     Carmen S.

 on 01/04/2013   rated  

very pleased with my apartment and the view,can hear my neighborgs,though.

Service is excellent, very rapid response to naything that needs to be repaired. Building is very well kept, and clean. The gym has one treadmill that needs to be repaired.Service is excellent, very rapid response to naything that needs to be repaired. Building is very well kept, and clean. The gym has one treadmill that needs to be repaired.Service is excellent, very rapid response to naything that needs to be repaired. Building is very well kept, and clean. The gym has one treadmill that needs to be repaired.Service is excellent, very rapid response to naything that needs to be repaired. Building is very well kept, and clean. The gym has one treadmill that needs to be repaired.Service is excellent, very rapid response to naything that needs to be repaired. Building is very well kept, and clean. The gym has one treadmill that needs to be repaired.Service is excellent, very rapid response to naything that needs to be repaired. Building is very well kept, and clean. The gym has one treadmill that needs to be repaired.Service is excellent, very rapid response to naything that needs to be repaired. Building is very well kept, and clean. The gym has one treadmill that needs to be repaired.Service is excellent, very rapid response to naything that needs to be repaired. Building is very well kept, and clean. The gym has one treadmill that needs to be repaired.

☞     Jiselle R.

 on 03/01/2013   rated  

I love the Blackwood

It was awesome.

☞     Shawn S.

 on 04/12/2012   rated  

An ok place to live

I would tell them it is quiet and impersonal and often smells like pot.

☞     Carla S.

 on 15/11/2012   rated  

I like Blackwwod and the staff that is on site.

I would tell anyone that wanted to live in a great apartment close to the Lake to move to Blackwood.My daughter loves the bagels and donuts they have once a month in the lobby. The icecrram and halloween treats was a great gesture.

☞     Coretta S.

 on 01/11/2012   rated  

I like the building and the staff. Expensive for size

nice, clean and safe

☞     Christopher S.

 on 30/08/2012   rated  

A pleasant, quiet and well-maintained place to live.

I would tell them that I've really enjoyed my time at the Blackwood; it's a nice place to live.

☞     Ajalteria C.

 on 20/08/2012   rated  

Robert does a great job managing the property and keeping things in order.

The management is great. I sometimes have concerns about the smell of marijuana on my floor. It's always present and can be embarrassing when you guests come overThe management is great. I sometimes have concerns about the smell of marijuana on my floor. It's always present and can be embarrassing when you guests come overThe management is great. I sometimes have concerns about the smell of marijuana on my floor. It's always present and can be embarrassing when you guests come overThe management is great. I sometimes have concerns about the smell of marijuana on my floor. It's always present and can be embarrassing when you guests come overThe management is great. I sometimes have concerns about the smell of marijuana on my floor. It's always present and can be embarrassing when you guests come overThe management is great. I sometimes have concerns about the smell of marijuana on my floor. It's always present and can be embarrassing when you guests come overThe management is great. I sometimes have concerns about the smell of marijuana on my floor. It's always present and can be embarrassing when you guests come overThe management is great. I sometimes have concerns about the smell of marijuana on my floor. It's always present and can be embarrassing when you guests come over

☞     Coretta S.

 on 30/06/2012   rated  

I really like living here. Great friendly staff and safe building.

clean nice apartments

☞     Arnisha P.

 on 19/06/2012   rated  

I have enjoyed living here.

It's nice.

☞     Isiah D.

 on 29/09/2011   rated  

Great location, updated, modern

I love that it is updated, the only problem is that the walls are to thin. I can hear everything my neighbors are doing. Maintenance request are a little slow and there was a problem with little hoodlums hanging out by the front door, but it seems that problem has been taken care of. Which is great.

☞     Ahmad H.

 on 01/06/2011   rated  

I love it here!

The location in Hyde Park is ideal -- transportation, restaurants, etc. are all within walking distance. The staff and crew who work here are always friendly, and willing to help. Although I do sometimes wish someone were on site on Sundays, it's ok. Overall, I think the Blackwood is one of the nicest places to live in the neighborhood.The location in Hyde Park is ideal -- transportation, restaurants, etc. are all within walking distance. The staff and crew who work here are always friendly, and willing to help. Although I do sometimes wish someone were on site on Sundays, it's ok. Overall, I think the Blackwood is one of the nicest places to live in the neighborhood.The location in Hyde Park is ideal -- transportation, restaurants, etc. are all within walking distance. The staff and crew who work here are always friendly, and willing to help. Although I do sometimes wish someone were on site on Sundays, it's ok. Overall, I think the Blackwood is one of the nicest places to live in the neighborhood.The location in Hyde Park is ideal -- transportation, restaurants, etc. are all within walking distance. The staff and crew who work here are always friendly, and willing to help. Although I do sometimes wish someone were on site on Sundays, it's ok. Overall, I think the Blackwood is one of the nicest places to live in the neighborhood.The location in Hyde Park is ideal -- transportation, restaurants, etc. are all within walking distance. The staff and crew who work here are always friendly, and willing to help. Although I do sometimes wish someone were on site on Sundays, it's ok. Overall, I think the Blackwood is one of the nicest places to live in the neighborhood.The location in Hyde Park is ideal -- transportation, restaurants, etc. are all within walking distance. The staff and crew who work here are always friendly, and willing to help. Although I do sometimes wish someone were on site on Sundays, it's ok. Overall, I think the Blackwood is one of the nicest places to live in the neighborhood.The location in Hyde Park is ideal -- transportation, restaurants, etc. are all within walking distance. The staff and crew who work here are always friendly, and willing to help. Although I do sometimes wish someone were on site on Sundays, it's ok. Overall, I think the Blackwood is one of the nicest places to live in the neighborhood.

☞     Anonymous

 on 15/04/2011   rated  

Modern, Ammenities, Busy, Lots of traffic, Nice Staff

If someone were to ask me what living in the Blackwood was like I would tell them, that it was a nice building with great amenities but just needs more attention. During the hours that the on-site manager is there the building is nice, quiet, and spotless, but during the times where no one is on duty it is a free for all. People smoke in the hallway, drug deals in the stairwells, garbage in the lobby area and laundry room. The on-site manager is very nice and helpful. Some of the people that frequent the building are unrulely and on the weekends since no one is on duty it is a different atmosphere. A building of this size needs management or maintenance on duty at all times, because a lot goes on when no one is around such as fires, water problems, and cleaning issues and it is unacceptable when you have to come home to a dirty building and weed filled hallways, its embarassing.

☞     Genesis

 on 16/07/2015   rated  

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My leasing agent Lucretia was the best at helping me choose my new home! I am very pleased with MAC and will refer my associates and family to the company. Thank you!