South Deering, located on Chicago's far South Side, is the largest of the 77 official community areas of that city with a population of 15,475. Primarily an industrial area, a small residential neighborhood exists in the northeast corner and Lake Calumet takes up a large portion of the area. South Deering is in Cook County. Pleasantly wedged between the Calumet River and Lake Calumet, South Deering is a culturally diverse Chicago neighborhood that features cozy residential homes as well as an important center for industrial development. Single-family houses dominate the South Deering blocks with characteristic brick bungalows, spacious two-story abodes, mid-century ranches, and standard split-levels. Real estate prices in this part of Chicago are very affordable. Living in South Deering offers residents a sparse suburban feel. In South Deering there are a lot of parks.