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Chicago, Illinois, 60653
1 Bedroom$965 - $1,010
2 Bedrooms$1,200 - $1,266
Chicago, Illinois, 60615
Studio/1 Bedroom$1,049 - $1,457
2 Bedrooms$1,518 - $1,968
3 Bedrooms$2,032 - $2,406
Chicago, Illinois, 60601
1 Bedroom$1,808 - $2,724
2 Bedrooms$3,095 - $5,516
3 Bedrooms$4,663 - $8,713
Chicago, Illinois, 60654
Studio/1 Bedroom$1,720 - $2,819
2 Bedrooms$2,928 - $3,394
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Chicago apartments are expertly laid out near city natural spaces and appealing during all four seasons - the early spring is particularly delightful but regardless of when you are looking to move, Chicago's apartments are available in every price range all year round. Curious to learn more about Chicago apartments or finding your new apartment in general? Be sure to visit our apartment guide for more detailed tips - we're sure you'll find the perfect apartment rental!
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Chicago Apartment Rental Market
Household Income City State City Compared to State Less than $10,000 13.8% 8.3% +5.5% $10,000 to $14,999 6.7% 5.5% +1.2% $15,000 to $19,999 6.2% 5.5% +0.7% $20,000 to $24,999 6.3% 5.8% +0.5% $25,000 to $29,999 6.3% 5.9% +0.4% $30,000 to $34,999 6.3% 6.0% +0.3% $35,000 to $39,999 5.9% 5.7% +0.2% $40,000 to $44,999 5.5% 5.6% -0.1% $45,000 to $49,999 4.7% 5.0% -0.3% $50,000 to $59,999 8.4% 9.4% -1.0% $60,000 to $74,999 9.4% 11.4% -2.0% $75,000 to $99,999 9.0% 11.6% -2.6% $100,000 to $124,999 4.8% 6.1% -1.3% $125,000 to $149,999 2.3% 2.9% -0.6% $150,000 to $199,999 2.1% 2.6% -0.5% $200,000 or more 2.5% 2.8% -0.3%
Cost of Living
Share of Household Income Spent on Rent City State City Compared to State Less than 10.0% 7.1% 7.1% +0.0% 10.0% to 14.9% 12.2% 13.0% -0.8% 15.0% to 19.9% 14.7% 15.2% -0.5% 20.0% to 24.9% 12.7% 13.1% -0.4% 25.0% to 29.9% 9.9% 10.1% -0.2% 30.0% to 34.9% 7.1% 7.0% +0.1% 35.0% to 39.9% 4.7% 4.8% -0.1% 40.0% to 49.9% 6.5% 6.2% +0.3% 50.0% or more 19.6% 17.3% +2.3% Not computed 5.5% 6.3% -0.8%
Age Demographic of Renters
Age Demographic of Renters City State City Compared to State 15 to 24 years 9.8% 12.2% -2.4% 25 to 34 years 30.8% 29.1% +1.7% 35 to 44 years 22.2% 21.9% +0.3% 45 to 54 years 15.2% 14.5% +0.7% 55 to 64 years 9.1% 8.2% +0.9% 65 to 74 years 6.8% 6.3% +0.5% 75 to 84 years 4.5% 5.4% -0.9% 85 years and over 1.5% 2.4% -0.9%
Travel Time to Work
Travel Time to Work City State City Compared to State Less than 30 minutes 18.1% 28.2% -10.1% 30 to 44 minutes 26.3% 24.2% +2.1% 45 to 59 minutes 19.3% 16.4% +2.9% 60 or more minutes 36.3% 31.2% +5.1%
Source: 2000 Census
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Chicago, Illinois Essentials
Situated on the coast of Lake Michigan is the unparalleled skyline of Chicago, home to the Bulls, the Bears, deep dish pizza, the Chicago-style hot dog, and stunning architecture. This financial world hub is also a leader in manufacturing, start-ups, publishing, and of course, the blues. Chicago’s music scene, theater, and museums make it a world class destination, and with the O’Hare International Airport, traveling domestically or globally is easy. Let the Chicago bus and rail systems bring you to and from your destinations with ease. Between the festivals and the dynamic nightlife, entertainment is always within reach of your new apartment.
Spotlight on Blues
The Chicago blues scene thrives on the live music in clubs, at concerts, on the radio, and through the numerous Chicago based record companies. The annual Chicago Blues Festival has featured such greats as John Lee Hooker, Howlin’ Wolf, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bo Diddley, Albert King, and Muddy Waters. Both established and new emerging artists mix together in this blues landscape, so sit back, relax and listen nightly – the great blues can be just a walk away from your new apartment.
Chicago Art and Attractions
Take in the splendors of the global art at the Art Institute of Chicago and tour their rich and varied collections. For a natural history experience, check out The Field Museum’s T. Rex display, or gaze at the stars and explore space at the Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum. Take a plunge into the exhibits of the Shedd Aquarium and tour the vast aquatic life. Are you ready to take in a show? Chicago’s Downtown Theater District hosts numerous performances including musicals, dances, comedians, and classic Broadway shows. Plus, with literally hundreds of parks covering thousands of acres, Chicago has all the bases covered for both indoor and outdoor fun. Whether you want to call it the Windy City or the Second City, you can call it home once you find your apartment in Chicago.
Average Apartment Rent in Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago Apartment Rental TrendsApartments in Chicago have competitive rents so be sure to use our apartment finder to get the best deal. In February the average rent for a 1 Bedroom Chicago apartment cost $1,104. If you need a roommate, try finding a 2 bedroom apartment rental. An average 2 bedroom Chicago apartment was $1,295 in February. The average apartment rent for a 3 bedroom apartment in February was $1,467. Start your apartment search by checking out some of the Chicago rentals listed below.
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Map & Local Information
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Help--I'm new to Chicago and have no idea where to look for an apartment! Can someone give me the lay of the land?
If you're working in downtown Chicago (also known as the Loop) there are plenty of modern high-rises around to find a convenient apartments. The North Side of the Chicago is where you'll find a ton of apartments along the lake, with some hip new neighborhoods tucked in there too. The South side is south of downtown Chicago and is a bit more spread out, but if you need to be close to the University of Chicago (or any of the South Side's great museums and parks), check out apartments there.
How much can I expect to pay in heating bills this winter in a Chicago apartment?
You’ll find that many buildings include heat in the rent amount but if you opt for an apartment in an older building where heat isn’t included, the landlord by law has to provide approximate monthly costs to you. Neighborhoods like Lincoln Park or Lakeview, for instance, have charming older buildings where you’ll pay your own heat bill. Check the cost in advance, and know the gas company has a yearly averaging plan that is super convenient and makes it more affordable to stay toasty.
What are the top schools in Chicago?
Lincoln Park with the Lincoln, Alcott and Newberry schools is one of the top areas to look at. It’s a family friendly area and a good place for raising kids as a whole. There are other areas as good and remember that the district boundaries for the gifted schools are wide open and if your child qualifies, those are an excellent possibility!
How far of a drive is it to Navy Pier?
It's about a mile from Near North Side to Navy Pier.
are the elementary schools good in Hyde Park?
Hyde Park is known for having some of the best public and private schools in Chicago. Ray School is widely considered one of the city's best neighborhood elementary schools and was recently designated a Illinois State Board of Education "Model School". Situated in the heart of the community, just two blocks from the University of Chicago campus, Ray School is known for its caring and attentive teachers as much as its exciting and challenging curriculum. The other elementary school in Hyde Park is Murray Language Academy, a renowned institution with a recently constructed $10 million addition.
What's a good neighborhood in Chicago for young people to live in?
Try the area around Greektown, also known a West Loop. There are lots of new condominium development in the area. Also a lot of great restaurants and a few bars. If need more information about Greektown, try this URL. http://chicago.metromix.com/home/neighborhood_guide/neighborhood-guide-west-loop-west-loop/183540/content
Where are furnished rooms or apartments in China Town?
Search for furnished Chicago apartments by selecting the furnished option in our Search By Amenities box. We have 22 furnished apartments for rent in Chinatown.
I am looking for an apartment rental in a building with a pool. How can I find these buildings?
When on our search results page for Chicago Apartments, expand the Search by Amenities box and select "pool."
are there apartments in hyde park that has subsidized housing.
To display properties that may accept Section 8 in Springfield, check the 'affordable' box at the top of the search results page. You will have to contact Chicago apartments individually to see which properties have vacancies in Hyde Park.
What would an ideal weekend be like in Chicago?
With so much to do in Chicago, it's hard to narrow down an ideal weekend, but no matter your interests a great place to start is the beautiful Millennium Park. This clean and modern park features an amphitheater, a large water fountain, the mirrored sculpture known as "The Bean" and much more. Outdoor lovers can also check out the nearby Lake Michigan or one of the city's scenic beaches. Architecture buffs will love to explore Chicago's renowned architecture, including the Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House, the Hancock Building, the Wrigley Building, and much more. During baseball season don't forget to check out a Cubs Game at the famous Wrigley Field!
What are some quiet neighborhoods in Chicago?
There are a few quiet neighborhoods in Chicago. One of them is Burnside, which mostly features classic Chicago brick bungalows and duplex homes. Clearing has a reputation as a quiet, close-knit community, with the exception of the noise made by landing aircraft. Other tranquil neighborhoods in Chicago include West Lawn, North Park, and Ashburn.