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  • Top Rated for Location
    Bedroom with bed, night stand city view at 7251 at Waters Edge, Chicago Living room with couch and coffee table at 7251 at Waters Edge, Chicago
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    7251 S. South Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60649
    1 Unit available
    Studio $1,070
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    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 ??

    5/5 Anonymous on Nov 20, 2023

    Great Times, loved the environment and closeness to the city and business

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    a kitchen and living room with a refrigerator and a sink at River North Park Apartments, Illinois, 60654 a white kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a marble counter top at River North Park Apartments, Chicago, 60654
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    320 W Illinois St., Chicago, IL 60654
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    Studio $1,695+
    1 BED $2,205+
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    5/5 Anastasiia K. on Oct 11, 2023

    My husband and I have lived in River North Park Apartments for more than 1 year already. And we are going to renewal our lease agreement with great pleasure. The staff are very kind, professional and considerate. We love the building and glad we are living here.

    5/5 Anonymous on Sep 3, 2023

    Gym equipment could be upgraded. Other than that, great building.

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    The Montrose Unit Bedroom View 2 at The Montrose, Chicago, 60613 The Montrose Unit Living Room View 2at The Montrose, Chicago, Illinois 60613
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    4334 N Hazel St, Chicago, IL 60613
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    Studio $1,655+
    1 BED $2,370+
    2 BEDS $2,900+
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    5/5 Anonymous on Nov 15, 2023

    Enjoy the view and like to go outside for walks. Convenient locations.

    5/5 PAMELA H. on Apr 27, 2023

    we have enjoyed living at the Montrose. The people are friendly as well as the staff and maintance people. If anyting needs fixing, it is taken care of promptly and efficiently. I love looking out my windows and seeing Lake Michigan and we are a short distance from the lake. Going to beach is wonderful. Come join the fun!

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    a commemorative sign in front of a park with flowers at Presidential Towers, Illinois, 60661 an aerial view of a city street with tall buildings at Presidential Towers, Illinois, 60661
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    555 West Madison, Chicago, IL 60661
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    Studio $1,510+
    1 BED $1,690+
    2 BEDS $2,895+
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    5/5 Anonymous on Nov 25, 2023

    I've been here for about 5 months. I'm happy with th staff and working .

    5/5 Anonymous on Sep 11, 2023

    Nice Apartments to live , staff is very friendly especially Lenae

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    a living room with a green couch and a colorful mural on the wall a terrace with a table and chairs and a view of the city
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    670 N May St, CHICAGO, IL 60642
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    Studio $1,800
    1 BED $2,210+
    2 BEDS $3,050+
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    5/5 Rakiya on Nov 1, 2023

    Great place to live. Lovely environment, neighbors and staff is very friendly and kind to me and my child.

    5/5 Anonymous on Oct 24, 2023

    It is extremely nice and has wonderful amenities.

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    Dining Area at The Elle Apartments, Chicago, Illinois Island Kitchen at The Elle Apartments, Chicago
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    801 S Financial Pl, Chicago, IL 60605
    Available
    Studio $1,765+
    1 BED $2,135+
    2+ BEDS $3,334+
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    5/5 Christopher K. on Aug 21, 2023

    I have been at the Alta Roosevelt for the past year and have had a terrific experience. Everyone is welcoming and the value I get in rent and space is amazing.

    5/5 Anonymous on Apr 26, 2023

    The Elle is a wonderful building in a great neighborhood. It's quiet and close to major parts of the loop without feeling too chaotic. The building itself is well kept and the staff are friendly, I have lived here for over 3 years and have no intention on moving anytime soon.

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    spacious living area with tile flooring | North Harbor Tower Apartments in Chicago, IL spacious bedroom with high ceilings | North Harbor Tower Apartments in Chicago, IL
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    175 N Harbor Drive, Chicago, IL 60601
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    Studio $1,735+
    1 BED $2,365+
    2+ BEDS $3,510+
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    5/5 Ana C. on May 19, 2023

    I have living here for a year and it has been an amazing experience.

    5/5 G on Jan 5, 2023

    Highly recommend moving here. You certainly get what you pay for compared to other places. This neighborhood is also the perfect community for young families to move to.

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    360 East South Water Street, Chicago, IL 60601
    77 Units available
    Studio $1,931+
    1 BED $2,143+
    2 BEDS $3,525+
    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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    • Pool
    • Patio/Balcony
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    5024 W Quincy St, Chicago, IL 60644
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    2500 N CLYBOURN AVE, CHICAGO, IL 60614
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    4853-59 N. Wolcott Ave., Chicago, IL 60640
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    1832 W. Cuyler Ave., Chicago, IL 60613
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    7251 S. South Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60649
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    2235 W. Washington Blvd., Chicago, IL 60612
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    5326 S. Cornell Ave., Chicago, IL 60615
    Studio $988+
    1 BED $1,110+
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    2901-11 N. Seminary Ave., Chicago, IL 60657
    Studio $1,075
    1 BED $1,395+
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    1900 S. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60616
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    320 W Illinois St., Chicago, IL 60654
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    6238-44 S Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60636
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    4304-12 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL 60613
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    5536 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60640
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    1 BED $1,626+
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    3622 N. Marshfield Ave., Chicago, IL 60613
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    4334 N Hazel St, Chicago, IL 60613
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    1 BED $2,370+
    2 BEDS $2,900+
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    8100 S Drexel Ave, Chicago, IL 60619
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    4106 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
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Average rent in Chicago, IL

$2,251/mo Chicago, IL average rental price, November 2023
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The average monthly rent of apartments in Chicago, IL is $2,251.

Chicago, IL apartment rent ranges

About 18% of apartment rents in Chicago, IL range between $1,001-$1,500. Meanwhile, apartments priced over $1,501-$2,000 represent 23% of apartments. Around 5% of Chicago’s apartments are in the $701-$1,000 price range. 1% of apartments are priced between $501-$700.

Chicago, IL rent trends

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 24 Feb 2024.

What are the best apartments in Chicago, IL?

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

What is the average rent in Chicago, IL?

The average rent in Chicago, IL is $2,251. 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 $99 and $23,257. 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 $300 and $37,173. 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 $250 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 average age of rental buildings in Chicago is 40 years old, with 40% being newer apartment buildings completed since 2000. The average height of apartment buildings in the city is 19 stories, of which 21% are garden-style apartment communities, 26% are mid-sized buildings, and 61% are high-rises. These characteristics describe large-scale apartment communities of 50 apartments or more.

What apartment floorplans are common in Chicago, IL?

Studio apartments in Chicago are around 22% of rentals, while 1-bedroom floor plans represent 51% of the total stock. For those in search of larger rentals, 2-bedroom floorplans make up 21% of all rentals. More generous apartments with 3 bedrooms or more are also available in this city for those in search of more 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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