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Chicago Illinois 60615 United States of America

Listing # 122917

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Last Updated: Tuesday, April 28, 2020

3-bdr modern townhouse in Chicago for exchange

I am a full professor of political science at the University of Illinois, Chicago. My wife, Laura, and I have a lovely, modern (brand new) 3-bedroom townhouse in the historic Kenwood/Hyde Park neighborhood on the city's southside. We are two blocks to Lake Michigan, and one block from a major bus stop (with a 15-minute express bus to the Loop) and a commuter train stop. The house is also just blocks from Barack Obama's house and Louis Farrakhan's house, as well as quite close to the University of Chicago. Laura and I are quiet and would care for your home well, and we would love to find an exchange with a family/person of a similar nature. No pets, no yard work. Potential to exchange cars, too, if that works.
We are open to suggestions as far as dates and locations of exchange, but dates from May 15 to August 15 and from Dec 30 to Jan 15 are best. We are especially interested in sub-Saharan Africa, but we would also entertain Europe or any other non-US exchanges.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices


Property Type
Apartment or Condo


Available from Monday, May 14, 2018 onward
Minimum Stay
7 day(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
Mya 15-August 15 would be great, but open to suggestions
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Chicago
Postal Code - State or Province 60615 IL
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords Kenwood, Hyde Park
Closest University University of Chicago (walking distance)
University nearby University of Illinois, Chicago; Northwestern University

Home Exchange:

We are open to a home swap with any destination!

Preferred Exchange Destination(s) and timing:

Destination 1: Gaborone

South-East District

Rental Price:

Rental price not specified.


  • Near Shops
  • Walk To Campus
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Ocean/Lake
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Off Campus


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Air-Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • Security System or Doorman
  • Fireplace
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Other:


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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About Me
I am a political scientist at the University of Illinois, Chicago. My wife and I own a lovely 3-bedroom townhouse near Lake Michigan in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. It is within easy walking distance of Lake Michigan (2 blocks), the Science and Industry Museum (10 blocks), the University of Chicago (10 blocks), an easy access to downtown (The Loop) on an express bus trip of 15 minutes from a stop one block away. Chicago is an amazing place to visit, especially in the summer, with any number of concerts, festivals, sports events, museums, restaurants , theater, etc. We are two blocks from beautiful Lake Michigan and it's 15+ miles of shoreline parks, beaches, and bike trail. And the weather is lovely in the summer. We would like to exchange approximately two weeks in our townhouse for the same in your accommodation. We are especially interested in sub-Saharan Africa, the UK, France, and the South Pacific region, but are open to discussing anywhere else outside of the US. If not a city location, warm and beach areas (southern France, Spain, Portugal, the Caribbean, south seas, etc.) are also preferred. Let's talk about it-- thanks.

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