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    View from serving bar at 7251 at Waters Edge, Chicago, 60649 Bedroom with bed, night stand city view at 7251 at Waters Edge, Chicago
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    7251 S. South Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60649
    4 Units available
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    1 BED $1,250+
    2+ BEDS $1,575+
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    5/5 Anonymous on Feb 15, 2024

    I love it here! My Apartment is great. The staff is the best.

    5/5 Eunice H. on Jan 3, 2024

    I love living here,,,, i came a long way ,,, i seen people come and go,,,, and also pass away that i was personally close to,,, this is my Home ??

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    555 West Madison, Chicago, IL 60661
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    Studio $1,640+
    1 BED $1,865+
    2 BEDS $2,865+
    Overview

    Welcome to Presidential Towers, where city charm meets sophistication. Our pet-friendly apartments in Chicago, IL, are ready for you to redefine the way you see upscale living. Discover our collection of stylish studio, one, and two-bedroom apartments and embrace the numerous amenities and impeccable services that come attached to our premium community.Conveniently located in the West Loop and close to UIC and Rush Hospital, our community grants easy access to myriad attractions, including The River Walk and FFC. Local eateries and entertainment spots are also easily accessible, making sure you will never have a dull moment. And we didn’t even mention our extensive list of community amenities, featuring an on-site Fitness Formula Health Club, barbeque deck, media lounge, and private workspaces for your convenience. Not to mention our top-end customer service and maintenance teams who are ready to assist you with any needs.   Each floor plan is designed with you and your household’s needs in mind and filled with essential fixtures that make daily life smooth and convenient. From renovated kitchens, stainless steel appliances, and spacious closets to breakfast bars and gorgeous views in select homes, we have the amenities that will make you feel right at home.Seize the opportunity to be among the first to lease one of our brand new apartments in Chicago, IL, and give us a call today. We look forward to welcoming you home soon!

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    • Garage
    • High Speed Internet
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    4334 N Hazel St, Chicago, IL 60613
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    Studio $1,760+
    1 BED $2,115+
    2 BEDS $2,385+
    Overview

    Step into the realm of modern sophistication and upscale living at The Montrose. Our selection of apartments in Chicago, IL, boast studio, one, and two-bedroom layouts, meticulously designed to provide you with spaciousness and adaptability. Each residence is adorned with features such as floor-to-ceiling windows, walk-in closets, and sleek vinyl wood flooring, setting the stage for a refined urban lifestyle. Become a part of our pet-friendly community and gain access to all the exclusive amenities that will change your definition of comfort and leisure. From a brand-new fitness center to a resort-style swimming pool and a welcoming resident lounge with a billiards room, every shared space is designed to enhance your every day.Nestled in the Uptown neighborhood, The Montrose presents an unparalleled opportunity to live the lifestyle you’ve always desired. With convenient access to Route 41 and Irving Park Rd, the vibrant shopping, dining, and entertainment scenes of Downtown Chicago are within easy reach. Escape to Lincolnwood Town Center or spend time exploring Montrose Beach, knowing that rest and relaxation await you at home.Our Chicago apartments blend style with comfort. Beyond the beautifully designed interiors, perfectly curated living spaces, and contemporary fixtures, our charming landscaping and community spaces are ideal for hosting gatherings with friends and family.Words can only you take you so far, so stop by or give us a call today to schedule your personal tour of our irresistible Chicago, IL, apartments!

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    • Air Conditioner
    • Pool
    • Patio/Balcony
    • Garage
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    320 W Illinois St., Chicago, IL 60654
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    Studio $1,640+
    1 BED $2,050+
    2 BEDS $3,345+
    Overview

    Modern designs, elegant finishes, and upscale amenities are waiting for you at River North Park. Our Chicago, IL, apartments come in studio, convertible, one, and two-bedroom layouts that are spacious and adaptable. A variety of interior luxuries adorn them, including chef's kitchens with premium appliances, spacious closets, ceramic tile baths, and more. As a resident of our pet-friendly community, you will also have exclusive access to the on-site fitness center, resident clubhouse, and wireless library, among many other life-enhancing amenities.River North Park’s location allows you to lead the lifestyle you have always envisioned. With easy access to Grand Ave and Wacker Dr, you are never far from all the shopping, dining, and entertainment that Downtown Chicago has to offer. Escape to the Riverwalk or spend time exploring Grant Park knowing unparalleled rest and relaxation are waiting for you at home.  Our apartments in Chicago offer the perfect blend of form and function. The style we provide extends beyond the thoughtfully designed interiors, perfectly sized living areas, and modern fixtures of your new apartment home. Do not forget about our meticulous landscaping and charming community spaces that are perfect for hosting! Words can only you take you so far, so stop by or give us a call today for your personal tour of our irresistible Chicago, IL, apartments!

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    • Laundry Facilities
    • Pets Allowed
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    175 N Harbor Drive, Chicago, IL 60601
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    Studio $1,995+
    1 BED $2,390+
    2+ BEDS $3,890+
    Overview

    Step into the world of North Harbor Tower – an idyllic community where comfort, leisure, and entertainment are designed to complement your lifestyle. Our pet-friendly apartments for rent in Chicago, IL, boast an unrivaled location paired with top-tier amenities, ensuring you have everything you need to feel right at home. Whether you opt for a studio, one, two, or three-bedroom apartment, you’ll revel in a plethora of convenient features and services tailored to simplify your every day. Bask in the natural light at our signature wraparound windows, embrace the elegance of the designer-inspired finishes, and cherish the ample closet storage space. In addition, our on-site management and maintenance teams are always ready to assist you. Check out our photo gallery and see why our apartment community in Chicago will make the perfect home. Get the full North Harbor Tower experience with a personal visit and schedule a tour today!

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    • Washer/Dryer
    • Pool
    • Garage
    • Large Closets
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    a kitchen with a long island with red chairs and white cabinets  at Inspire West Town, CHICAGO, IL, 60642 a bedroom with a bed and three pictures on the wall at Inspire West Town, Illinois
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    670 N May St, CHICAGO, IL 60642
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    1 BED $2,290
    2 BEDS $3,475+
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    5/5 Kathryn W. on Apr 5, 2024

    So far at Inspire West Town I have been accommodated by the entire staff and welcomed. The amenities are well taken care of and convenient and the apartments itself feel just like home. The location is phenomenal!

    5/5 Anonymous on Mar 2, 2024

    Perfect location-peaceful and safe-clean-smoking free-good aminities

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    801 S Financial Pl, Chicago, IL 60605
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    Studio $1,965+
    1 BED $2,324+
    2+ BEDS $3,644+
    Overview

    Welcome to The Elle Apartments, our premier apartment community nestled in Chicago’s vibrant South Loop neighborhood. Embrace a new living experience where every apartment is perfectly catered to suit your urban lifestyle. With impeccable amenities, exceptional services, and a close proximity to Downtown Chicago’s best eateries and shops, our apartments will make you feel like you belong.Your new haven at The Elle Apartments is conveniently close to Downtown Chicago, with Roosevelt Collection Shops, Block 37 Mall, and Grant Park mere minutes away. Situated at 801 S Financial Pl, quick access to Roosevelt Rd and I-90 makes it easy to get wherever you need to be. Your commute is also a breeze, with UI Health, Chicago Public Schools, and University of Chicago in close proximity.

    Amenities
    • Pets Allowed
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    360 East South Water Street, Chicago, IL 60601
    110 Units available
    Studio $1,934+
    1 BED $2,291+
    2 BEDS $3,715+
    Overview

    Choose to live your best life at Shoreham & Tides! Our magnificent high-rise studio, one and two bedroom apartments in Lakeshore East, Chicago, allow you to reside in comfort and sophistication while exploring the unique and dynamic culture of Lakeshore East. Superior amenities, resort inspired services, and a well-connected address allow you to indulge in all the urban conveniences you want without giving up on the peace and quiet you deserve. Offering a selection of luxury Chicago apartments for rent, Shoreham & Tides gives residents an upscale experience in the best community in the area. Discover a treasure trove of leisure areas including 16th floor pool, game & club room, and fitness center. A high-end lifestyle lets your true self shine inside these luxury apartments where glass paneled balconies, full size washer and dryer, and granite islands are all a given. We are pet friendly, so your four-legged friends are going to love living here too! And, we’re located near Lakeshore East dog park.Shoreham & Tides is ideally located near Wacker Drive and Columbus Drive, allowing you to reach some of the area’s best destinations within minutes including The Chicago Theatre, Navy Pier, Riverwalk and Lakeshore Trail, while the city’s thriving downtown is nearby.As a resident of our Chicago  luxury apartments stunning landscapes, thoughtful amenities, and extraordinary services will make each day a delight. Take a look at our photo gallery and schedule your appointment or drop by and visit us for your personal tour today!

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    • Dishwasher
    • Pool
    • Patio/Balcony
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    5125 W Madison St, Chicago, IL 60644
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    1 BED $925
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    8127 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, IL 60619
    1 BED $875
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    1457 N. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60642
    Studio $2,436
    1 BED $2,730
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    5240 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL 60640
    Studio $1,122+
    1 BED $1,248+
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    7251 S. South Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60649
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    1 BED $1,250+
    2+ BEDS $1,575+
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    4601 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago, IL 60640
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    182 W. Lake Street, Chicago, IL 60601
    Studio $1,765+
    1 BED $2,125+
    2+ BEDS $2,645+
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    555 West Madison, Chicago, IL 60661
    Studio $1,640+
    1 BED $1,865+
    2 BEDS $2,865+
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    1470-80 W. Cuyler Ave., Chicago, IL 60613
    1 BED $1,100
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    6900 South Vernon Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637
    1 BED $950
    2 BEDS $1,100
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    512 W Wrightwood Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
    1 BED $2,577+
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    409 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60654
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    4334 N Hazel St, Chicago, IL 60613
    Studio $1,760+
    1 BED $2,115+
    2 BEDS $2,385+
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    4410 N. Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640
    1 BED $1,581
    2 BEDS $2,246+
    3 BEDS $3,150+
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Average rent in Chicago, IL

$2,241/mo Chicago, IL average rental price, March 2024
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The average monthly rent of apartments in Chicago, IL is $2,241.

Chicago, IL apartment rent ranges

About 23% of apartment rents in Chicago, IL range between $1,501-$2,000. Meanwhile, apartments priced over > $2,000 represent 52% of apartments. Around 20% of Chicago’s apartments are in the $1,001-$1,500 price range. 4% of apartments are priced between $701-$1,000.

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Getting around in Chicago, IL

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Very Walkable
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Good Transit
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Bikeable
Walk Score®: 86, Transit Score®: 65, Bike Score®: 64

Frequently asked questions

When were prices and availability in Chicago, IL last updated?

Prices and availability in Chicago, IL were last updated on 11 Jun 2024.

What are the best apartments in Chicago, IL?

The best apartments in Chicago, IL are: Inspire West Town, Presidential Towers, The Montrose, The Elle Apartments and River North Park Apartments.

What is the average rent in Chicago, IL?

The average rent in Chicago, IL is $2,241. Start your search for apartments in Chicago, IL now.

What is the price range for a studio apartment in Chicago, IL?

The price range for a studio apartment in Chicago, IL is between $75 and $22,000. View all studio apartments in Chicago, IL.

What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Chicago, IL?

The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Chicago, IL is between $650 and $10,000. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Chicago, IL now.

What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Chicago, IL?

The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Chicago, IL is between $650 and $42,717. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Chicago, IL.

What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Chicago, IL?

The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Chicago, IL is between $38 and $55,853. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Chicago, IL.

What type of rental buildings are in Chicago, IL?

In Chicago 54% of the housing is rented out compared to 46% of homes are owned, according to the most recent Census Bureau estimates. 25% of Chicago’s apartments are found in large buildings of 50 units or more, 68% are located in smaller apartment complexes with less than 50 units, and 7% are single-family rentals.

What do typical apartment communities look like in Chicago, IL?

The age and size of multifamily buildings are among the most visible characteristics of the rental market in a city.  In this case, the apartment buildings in Chicago are about 40 years old, on average. Of these, 41% have been built since 2000, representing the newer options on the market and typically offering more amenities. Rental buildings in the city have an average height of 19 stories. About 21% of the rental communities here are low-rise, garden-style communities, 26% are mid-rises, and 61% are high-rise buildings. These are true especially for large-scale multifamily buildings with over 50 apartments.

What apartment floorplans are common in Chicago, IL?

Rental apartments in Chicago come in a range of sizes and floorplans. Studio apartments represent 22% of units for rent, ideal for singles, renters on a budget and people who value central locations more than space. Rentals with 1-bedroom floorplans make up 51% of the total apartments in the city, while 2-bedroom floorplans represent around 21% of all rentals in Chicago. The rest are larger floorplans with 3 bedrooms or more, typically preferred by families, larger households or roommates sharing space.

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Living in Chicago, IL

Living in location

Curling the picturesque shores of Lake Michigan in northeast Illinois right up to the Indiana border is Chicago, the third-largest city in the country. Renters in Chicago are 100 miles south of Milwaukee, Wis.; 185 miles northwest of Indianapolis; and 200 miles north of Springfield, Ill. Home to dozens of parades, festivals, and beaches - as well as the Cubs, White Sox, Bulls and Bears - renting in Chicago guarantees endlessly exhilarating experiences every day. Additionally, rentals in Chicago are near hundreds of theaters and live music venues, in addition to an explosion of incredible restaurants. While deep dish pizza, Italian beef sandwiches and hot dogs are timeless Chicago treats, renters also recommend upscale dining at Brass Heart or Demetra Ethiopian Cuisine, as well as dessert at Lickity Split. The District of Chicago Public Schools provides renters with public education services.

The Windy City also prides itself on its world-class museums, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Field Museum, and the Museum of Science and Industry. With a variety of exhibits and interactive experiences, these institutions cater to curious minds of all ages. And for those seeking a touch of nature amidst the urban landscape, the Chicago Botanic Garden and the Lincoln Park Zoo provide a welcome respite.

Renting in Chicago, IL

There are more than 100 neighborhoods to choose from when renting in Chicago. First, The Loop is an upscale neighborhood that's popular with professional renters because there are high-rise luxury apartments close to dining, transportation, shopping and entertainment options. Or, for easy access to boutique shopping and the downtown area, shop-savvy renters choose West Loop. Meanwhile, River North (located north of The Loop) has a mix of high-rise apartments and historic loft houses for rent. Notably, the most expensive apartments for rent in Chicago tend to be in The Loop and along The Magnificent Mile (a shopping hotspot), while more affordable Chicago rentals can be found in uptown and Near North Side. High-rise apartments for rent in Chicago have pools, fitness centers and security. The luxury apartments for rent also have granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and bathrooms that can feel like a spa.

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Shopping in Chicago, IL

Renters know that Chicago's shopping scene is downright incredible, starting with independent stores in uptown, like The Vintage Garage, Lillstreet Art Center and strange collectibles found at Woolly Mammoth. Otherwise, State Street - especially from Lake Street to Jackson Boulevard - is where renters will find department stores, such as Anthropologie, Banana Republic Factory and Sephora. Similarly, Block 37 on State Street has a giant historical Macy's store; rare beauty supplies at Palmer House Hilton Hotel; and department stores, like T.J.Maxx, Nordstrom, Express, Target and more. However, bordered by the Michigan Avenue Bridge and Oak Street, "The Magnificent Mile" is where renters will stumble upon Nordstrom; Marshalls; Bloomingdale's; more malls; and luxury brands, such as Coach and Bulgari. Or, for boutique shopping, renters go to the neighborhoods of Andersonville, Hyde Park, Lincoln Park, Pilsen and Bucktown. Renters near Oak Street are also close to boutiques, jewelry designers and top fashion brands.

Transportation in Chicago, IL

Chicago's public transportation system, operated by the Chicago Transit Authority, is the nation's second-largest. Here, the Red Line takes renters from Howard to 95th & Dan Ryan, while the Blue Line makes a downtown connection between Chicago-O'Hare Airport and Forest Park; the Brown Line takes renters from Kimball to downtown; the Green Line is a downtown route that takes renters from Forest Park to 63rd Street; the Orange Line takes renters to Midway Airport and the Southwest Side, while the Purple Line takes renters from Linden to Howard; the Pink Line takes renters from 54th/Cermak to the downtown Loop; and the Yellow Line ("Skokie Swift") takes renters between Dempster-Skokie and Howard. Alternatively, Metra trains from Union Station and Ogilvie Transportation Center provide renters with easy access to the Chicago Riverwalk. Various boat and kayak tours are also available. Finally, there are also more than 13,000 bike racks for public use, and Chicago's airports are O'Hare International and Midway International.

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