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The Blackwood

5200 S Blackstone AveChicago, IL
Hyde Park

The Blackwood Apartments

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The Blackwood Overview and Highlights


The Blackwood, located at 5200 S Blackstone Ave in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood, has convenient access to many of the city’s top attractions. The building offers studio, convertible, one, two, and three-bedroom units in a variety of floor plans. The Blackwood features impressive amenities, including a state-of-the-art fitness center, and on-site parking. The Blackwood is also dog & cat-friendly.


5200 S Blackstone AveChicago, IL

Building Type


Year Built / Renovated

1892 / 1962


Cats Allowed
Dogs Allowed
Fitness Center
Outdoor Pool
Storage Room

3.5 Rating based on 1 review


2 bedrooms
Moved In May 2012
from Ithaca, NY
The building is owned by a larger property management company that owns MANY other buildings in the neighborhood. It can therefore be difficult to feel like staff are responsive to your personal requests/needs, and often good suggested improvements are shot down because of all the red tape required for any new changes. However, the staff that work in the building are wonderful and bring that personal smile and assistance to the place. They are also very responsive to maintenance requests, etc.
What did you like most?
The location is ideal for accessing transit to downtown. The facilities are nice, with granite countertops in the kitchen and bathroom that actually match each other. Views on the north and east sides of the building can be seen from most floors and reach the lake and/or downtown skyline.
What did you like least?
Walls are thin, meaning sound from the hallways/neighboring rooms can travel easily. The property management company was not very receptive to resident suggestions for improvement.


Hyde Park

Hyde Park Chicago— known for hosting the World’s Fair of 1893— effortlessly mixes history and modernity. As the childhood home of former president Barack Obama, this neighborhood is often touted as the ‘home of bright minds.’ The University of Chicago is located within this neighborhood, bringing eager students and researchers to the area. The Hyde Park neighborhood bursts with life not only because of its college campus but also from its multiple parks and natural spaces. All the while, Hyde Park actively maintains its origins via soulful restaurants and nightlife!

With public art and museums at every turn, you’ll be sure to learn something new here! While committed to its history, Hyde Park is equally focused on innovation. Home to a strong sense of community and strong educational opportunities, it’s easy to see why this is one of Chicago’s most sought-after neighborhoods.

The vibrant population of Hyde Park will have you always feeling excited to go out and seize the day! With tons of exhibits, eateries, and entertainment options– there’s never a dull moment in this neighborhood. If you ever need a breather, you can always wander through Washington or Jackson Park. Promontory Point, in particular, offers breathtaking views of the city.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Blackwood is located in the Nightlife Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago.
It is unclear if apartments at The Blackwood have in-unit laundry, however, the building does have on-site laundry facilities.
Yes! You can reach out here to get in touch with a Locator and see virtual tours, videos of specific units, and get more information on individual units.
The Blackwood has 1 review on our site, with a total score of 4/5 stars.
Yes, The Blackwood allows cats.
Yes, The Blackwood allows dogs.


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