South Shore

South Shore South Shore is a great area to visit to experience cultural diversity, the lakefront, the arts and fantastic comfort food.

The neighborhood prides itself on its prominent lakefront position, a hard-to-miss neighbor that offers scenic biking, walking, swimming, and other leisurely options in the summer. The area’s other jewel is the grand South Shore Cultural Center, located on the lake.

The most active areas of South Shore still remain on its outskirts and the lakefront, along South Shore Drive and 79th Street – which thrive with shopping, food, and entertainment. If you appreciate art, visit BAGIT (Black Art Group International), with its vibrant collection of original paintings and sculptures. Or look around the area and spot some of the colorful wall murals found throughout the area.

While on 72nd Street you’ll find many small businesses in a thriving community. Follow the train tracks along Exchange Avenue and discover a variety of little nooks for a cup of coffee or a good sandwich. South Shore always has something going on; behind many of the area’s venues lies incredible creativity.

Schools:

School Address Phone Grade
Adam Clayton Powell School 7222 S Exchange Ave, Chicago, IL 60649 (773) 535-6563 Elementary Schools
Adam Clayton Powell School 7530 S South Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60649 (773) 535-6650 Elementary Schools
Bouchet Branch Elementary Schl 7401 S Chappel Ave, Chicago, IL 60649 (773) 535-0510 Elementary Schools
Bouchett Elementary School 7355 S Jeffery Blvd, Chicago, IL 60649 (773) 535-0501 Elementary Schools
Bryn Mawr School 7355 S Jeffery Blvd, Chicago, IL 60649 (773) 535-0501 Elementary Schools
Faulkner School 7110 S Coles Ave, Chicago, IL 60649 (773) 221-3578 Elementary Schools
Isabelle C O’Keeffe School 6940 S Merrill Ave, Chicago, IL 60649 (773) 535-0600 Elementary Schools
Myra Bradwell School 7736 S Burnham Ave, Chicago, IL 60649 (773) 535-6600 Elementary Schools
Robert Black North School 7133 S Coles Ave, Chicago, IL 60649 (773) 535-6394 Elementary Schools
Step School 6740 S South Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60649 (773) 667-5566 Elementary Schools
South Shore High School 7529 S Constance Ave, Chicago, IL 60649 (773) 535-6180 High Schools
Bouchett Elementary School 7355 S Jeffery Blvd, Chicago, IL 60649 (773) 535-0501 Middle Schools
Bryn Mawr School 7355 S Jeffery Blvd, Chicago, IL 60649 (773) 535-0501 Middle Schools
Faulkner School 7110 S Coles Ave, Chicago, IL 60649 (773) 221-3578 Middle Schools
Isabelle C O’Keeffe School 6940 S Merrill Ave, Chicago, IL 60649 (773) 535-0600 Middle Schools
Myra Bradwell School 7736 S Burnham Ave, Chicago, IL 60649 (773) 535-6600 Middle Schools
City of Chicago Vehicle Stickers

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Residential Parking Permits

Chicago’s Residential Parking Permit program is designed to restrict parking on designated residential streets during specified hours, except for the residents of that street, guests of the residents or those who provide a service to the residents. This program helps to ensure that residents of densely populated areas have reasonable access to parking near their residences. Cars parked in violation of this ordinance are ticketed.

The City of Chicago does not mess around. The city has a dillignet parking patrol staff that will ticket you if you are in a spot where a permit you don’t have is required. All spots that require permits are marked with white street signs. Please look out for them!

For more information, contact the city clerk at 312-744-6861 or email info@chicityclerk.com. We also recommend that you ask your Real Estate Agent, Leasing Agent, or Land Lord about parking permit requirements in your area.