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Apartments for Rent in Chicago, IL
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    3941 N. Pine Grove Ave., Chicago, IL 60613
    Studio $970+
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    2656-58 W. Iowa St., Chicago, IL 60622
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    4759 N Maplewood Ave, Chicago, IL 60625
    1 BED $1,592+
    2 BEDS $2,177+
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    4304-12 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL 60613
    1 BED $1,505+
    2 BEDS $1,770+
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    5009 North Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60640
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    1 BED $1,746+
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    1250 W. Grace St., Chicago, IL 60613
    2 BEDS $1,875
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    5201 W Washington Blvd, Chicago, IL 60644
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    948 W Sunnyside Ave, Chicago, IL 60640
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    2235 W. Washington Blvd., Chicago, IL 60612
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    1433-45 W. Lunt Ave., Chicago, IL 60626
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    1 BED $1,395
    2+ BEDS $1,550
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    633 W North Avenue, Chicago, IL 60610
    Studio $2,199+
    1 BED $2,670+
    2+ BEDS $4,200
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    6238-44 S Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60636
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    5111 S. University Ave., Chicago, IL 60615
    Studio $912+
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    1653 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614
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    8100 S Drexel Ave, Chicago, IL 60619
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    5326 S. Cornell Ave., Chicago, IL 60615
    Studio $983+
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    8101 S Drexel Ave, Chicago, IL 60619
    1 BED $875
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    607 W. Deming Pl., Chicago, IL 60614
    1 BED $1,875
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    3+ BEDS $6,195
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    2222 N. Kenmore Ave., Chicago, IL 60614
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    4 BEDS $4,195
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    509 W. Wrightwood Ave., Chicago, IL 60614
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    2436 W Rosemont, Chicago, IL 60659
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    2 BEDS $1,230
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    2470 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60614
    Studio $1,823+
    1 BED $2,705+
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    2141 W Fletcher St, Chicago, IL 60618
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    5348 N. Wolcott Ave., Chicago, IL 60640
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    11111 S Vernon Ave, Chicago, IL 60628
    Studio $660
    1 BED $890
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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

86 /100
Very Walkable
65 /100
Good Transit
64 /100
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 1 Mar 2024.

What are the best apartments in Chicago, IL?

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

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 $250 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?

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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