The neighborhood of South Shore is located within the city of Chicago, Illinois.
The character of South Shore is exemplified by its relaxed environment. There are a few parks nearby for residents to enjoy, like Jackson Park, making them very easy to get to from the majority of locations in this part of Chicago. This neighborhood is also quiet, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamor - although there are still several noisier sections, especially close to the railway line.
About 45% of the dwellings are small apartment buildings, making it easy to find apartments in South Shore, and the rest of the houses are mainly large apartment buildings and single detached homes. A majority of the housing growth in this neighborhood occurred prior to the 1960s. This part of the city is primarily composed of one bedroom and two bedroom homes. Renters occupy around three quarters of the properties in South Shore while the rest are occupied by owners.
The nearest grocery store in South Shore is generally only a very short walk away. Escanaba Avenue is among the best streets for food stores. In addition, a restaurant is commonly just around the corner, and residents benefit from a few cafes as well. It is also a rather short walk to a decent selection of clothing stores, for example along Jeffery Boulevard. Regarding education, home owners will appreciate that no matter where their property is located in this area, both primary and secondary schools are close by. Residents can choose between public and private schools at both the elementary and high school level.
Regardless of the means of transportation, it is very simple to move around in South Shore. This area is especially convenient for traveling on foot; running daily errands is easy, and there are also a good number of businesses in proximity. South Shore is a fairly pleasant part of Chicago for traveling by public transit due to 3 train stations (e.g., Windsor Park Station and South Shore Station) on the Metra Electric District Line, and about 10 nearby bus lines. Moving around by car is also convenient in South Shore. Nearby highways, such as Interstate 90, are easy to access from any location in South Shore.