University of Illinois at Chicago Off Campus Apartments

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The Muppet Movie just came out and it took me right back to my childhood love for the characters of Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker. What most people don’t know about these zany scientists is that they studied at the University of Illinois in Chicago. They also roomed together in an off-campus apartment next door to Ernie, his rubber ducky, and Bert.


Researching UIC

It is no surprise that Bunsen and Beaker chose UIC over any other school, since its main focus is on research. Whether your interest is scientific, cultural, political, or technological, professors at UIC will challenge you and help expand your thinking. It is really saying something when you realize that even Bunsen and Beaker don’t feel like nerds around their peers here. This is because the discoveries that result from experiments and research done by students and professors at UIC impact the world. Basically, students here are a worthy opponent for the powerful (collective) mind of Bunsen and Beaker, and the puppeteer that mans them. While there might be competition to get published, there is no need to compete for an off campus apartment since options are plentiful.

Rubber Ducky You’re the One …

…You make renting apartments lots of fun! This is the song Ernie sang to his rubber ducky in the bathtub of his newly rented apartment. Why is he so chipper? Because renting turned out to be easier than researching the latest nanotechnology. There are several apartment buildings surrounding campus that are student-friendly. University Village is just one example of an area that is close to campus and packed with students. For cheaper living, consider venturing into areas a little further from campus. apartment search guides is a great resource for exploring options around town. No matter what neighborhood you end up in, you can rest assured that getting to campus will be no problemo. This is because UIC provides students with a U-Pass, which affords you free access to any CTA bus or train. The puppeteer controlling your body isn’t eligible for a U-pass, unfortunately.

Muppets Take Chicago

Besides all the studying and living you’ll be doing around campus, you will be experiencing a city like no other. Chicago has everything you want and more. In places like Belmont or Lincoln Square, you will find artsy and funky shops and people, but just a bus ride away is Wrigleyville or the ESPN Zone, where you can settle down with the local sports fans and sip a beer. Speaking of beer, the nightlife in Chicago is the best. Although underage puppets might not be able to dive into Hungry Brain at 2319 W Belmont Ave for a drinking game, they can soak up some culture at The Field Museum, where admission is free on the second Monday of each month!

Average Apartment Rent in Chicago

# Bedrooms Jul Jun May 3 Month % change
Studio $1,094 $1,012 $1,103 -0.8%
1 Bed $2,114 $2,032 $2,015 4.9%
2 Bed $2,100 $2,052 $2,175 -3.4%
3 Bed $2,248 $2,235 $2,340 -3.9%

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Circa 922

Circa 922

Chicago, Illinois, 60607

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Madison Aberdeen Place

Madison Aberdeen Place

Chicago, Illinois, 60607

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$2200 Two bedroom in Chicago-800 Wells

$2200 Two bedroom in Chicago-800 Wells

Chicago, Illinois, 60607

2 Bedrooms$2,200

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$1450 studio in Chicago-800 S. Wells St

$1450 studio in Chicago-800 S. Wells St

Chicago, Illinois, 60607

1 Bedroom$1,450

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$1750 One bedroom in Chicago-5373 S. Wells

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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.

  • 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.