The City of Chicago
Is there a better city in the United States? We don’t think so. The architecture, the lake front, the restaurants, the art scene, the night life, the parks, the museums, and (most) of our sports teams are world class. The city lives on a residential scale, with 77 diverse neighborhoods, each with distinct cultures, attractions, and points of interest. Like UChicago, the city is an intellectual destination, drawing top scholars, companies, entrepreneurs, and artists who enhance the academic experience of our students.
You can reduce your living expenses by taking advantage of graduate student housing. They process applications on a first-come, first-serve basis. They will also match you with another graduate student roommate (in all likelihood a fellow MA student) if you would prefer a much larger, more economical two-bedroom place. The security deposit is modest and University maintenance is very reliable.
UChicagoGRAD also provides an overview of Hyde Park and Chicago housing resources. Private alternatives in Hyde Park are best discovered through these Management Companies and these online resources. Higher-end options include Regents Park.