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3-Bedroom Apartments in Chicago: from Classy Chic to Homey Design

It may be known as “The Second City,” a long-time nickname used to compare the Midwestern hub with New York, but for Chicagoans the city always comes in first place.

Chicago has a style all its own, which makes residents of the city some of the proudest in the country. Chi-town is known for its abundance of options for entertainment, dining, and outdoor activities including swimming and boating at Lake Michigan. This culture-filled city features a thriving theater and comedy scene that launched the careers of A-listers like Tina Fey and Steve Carrell, as well as world-class museums and landmark buildings.

Moreover, when you call Chicago home, you enjoy a lower cost of living than you would in other high-rated places like Manhattan, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. The varied housing landscape and booming economy make it appealing for both young professionals who follow the job trail as well as families with kids seeking a community-oriented lifestyle.

Driven by the growing demand for urban living and limited inventory levels, the average rent price of Chicago apartments has increased 3.2% over the last twelve months, hitting $1,630 in June, according to Yardi Matrix. Three-bedroom homes average $2,286 a month, a relatively good price for big city living and lots of space compared to other sprawling metropolises like San Francisco where 3-beds cost $3,539 on average.

Enjoy Spacious Chicago Living with These 3-Bedroom Rental Options

To give you a good starting point in apartment hunting, we’ve compiled a list of 3-bedroom rental homes in Chicago, each providing a great value for your money. Check them out!

1. York Terrace, South Commons, $1,450, 944 Square Feet

Located on Chicago’s new South Side, York Terrace provides residents with easy access to the IIT Campus, UIC, McCormick Place, as well as plenty of shopping and dining destinations. The apartments feature fully-equipped kitchens as well as spectacular views of the city skyline and Lake Michigan.

York Terrace apartments on Chicago's South Side
Enjoy cozy interiors at York Terrace Apartments

2. 4101-4103 N. Kenmore, Buena Park/Wrigleyville, $1,995, 1,600 Square Feet

Centrally located in the Buena Park/Wrigleyville neighborhood, 4101-4103 N. Kenmore features charming details including wood-burning fireplaces and wood floors. Despite the vintage feel of these apartments, they offer modern kitchens and bathrooms, as well as private outdoor spaces.

3-bedroom apartment at 101-4103 N. Kenmore in Chicago
Wood floors and fireplaces in the units at 4101-4103 N. Kenmore

3. 4123 W. Melrose St., Kilbourn Park, $2,195, 1,450 Square Feet

If you’re looking for a single-family, three-bedroom rental home, Chicago offers that as well. This charming home located at 4123 W. Melrose Street in the peaceful neighborhood of Kilbourn Park includes a modern kitchen with stone countertops and espresso cabinetry. The Northwest Side neighborhood of Kilburn Park is known for its tree-lined streets and ample grassy areas.

3-bedroom house for rent in Chicago's Kilbourn Park
A stylish remodeled kitchen makes this home a standout

4. The Patricians, Lincoln Park, $3,000, 1,180 Square Feet

Situated in perhaps one of Chicago’s most popular neighborhoods is The Patricians apartment community. This Lincoln Park apartment complex offers proximity to beaches, DePaul University, and a number of dining and nightlife venues. The Patricians also boasts classic interior features such as hardwood floors and crown molding, as well as a large rooftop deck.

3-bedroom apartments for rent at The Patricians in Chicago's Lincoln Park
The Patricians apartments offer traditional elegance and modern amenities

5. Circa 922, Near West Side, $4,995, 1,694 Square Feet

Circa 922 boasts a cutting-edge, eco-centric design combined with the classic architecture of a Printers Loft building from the early 1900’s. The apartment homes come with floor to ceiling windows, subway tile backsplashes, exposed brick walls, stainless steel appliances, Grohe water fixtures, as well as in-home washers and dryers.

The community offers resort-style amenities including a sun terrace with a pool and serving kitchen, fitness center, bike parking, and an executuve business center.

Circa 992 Apartments in Chicago's Near West Side
Stunning skyline views and high-end finishes at Circa 992 Apartments

6. The Lofts At River East, Streeterville, $5,015, 1,338 Square Feet

Ideally located in Downtown Chicago, The Lofts at River East provides spectacular views of the Chicago River and some of the largest apartments in the city. This luxurious, modern building offers top-notch apartments with gourmet kitchens, efficient appliances, in-unit laundry rooms, exposed brick, and extra storage space. Also notable is the 10,000-square-foot Sky Deck, with views of surrounding attractions like the Navy Pier.

3-Bedroom Apartment for rent at The Lofts at River East in Chicago
Sleek, spacious open-concept living areas at The Lofts at River East

Are you excited by what you’ve seen here? Search RentCafe for even more great three-bedroom Chicago listings in the city’s most desirable neighborhoods.

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Amalia Otet
Amalia Otet is an online content developer and creative writer for RENTCafé. She loves all things real estate and strives to live beautifully, one green step at a time.

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