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Studio Apartments for Rent in Chicago, IL
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    7251 S. South Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60649
    1 Unit available
    Studio $1,025
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    5/5 Andre M. on Sep 19, 2023

    Love living here, the staff has been amazing!

    5/5 Anonymous on Aug 29, 2023

    Its s great spartment with no noise amd perfect location especially the lake breeze

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    360 East South Water Street, Chicago, IL 60601
    5 Units available
    Studio $2,013+

    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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    2937 S. King Drive, Chicago, IL 60616
    Studio $1,108+
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    920 North Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60610
    Studio $2,168+
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    1140 N. Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60610
    Studio $2,199+
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    1152 N Christiana Avenue, Chicago, IL 60651
    Studio $520+
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    637 N Wells, Chicago, IL 60654
    Studio $2,012+
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    2970 N Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60657
    Studio $1,035+
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    1730 N Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60614
    Studio $1,806+
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    4901 S Drexel Blvd, Chicago, IL 60615
    Studio $880+
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    160 North Morgan Street, Chicago, IL 60607
    Studio $2,110+
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    225 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60601
    Studio $1,794+
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    420 W. Fullerton Pkwy., Chicago, IL 60614
    Studio $985+
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    5135 S. Blackstone Ave., Chicago, IL 60615
    Studio $1,123+
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    210 N. Wells, Chicago, IL 60601
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    805 North Lasalle Drive, Chicago, IL 60610
    Studio $2,057+
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    1515 N Fremont St, Chicago, IL 60642
    Studio $1,385
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    833 North Clark, Chicago, IL 60610
    Studio $2,447+
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    540 Roscoe, Chicago, IL 60657
    Studio $1,050
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    455 E. Waterside, Chicago, IL 60601
    Studio $1,871+
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    5541 S. Everett Ave., Chicago, IL 60637
    Studio $900+
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    GNP Management Group, LLC As Agent, Chicago, IL 60611
    Studio $99+
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    520 North Kingsbury Street, Chicago, IL 60654
    Studio $1,942+
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    545 N. Mcclurg Ct, Chicago, IL 60611
    Studio $2,120+
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    1140 N Lasalle St, Chicago, IL 60610
    Studio $1,385+

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Average rent in Chicago, IL

$2,309/mo Chicago, IL average rental price, July 2023
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Apartments in Chicago, IL rent for $2,309 per month, on average.

Chicago, IL apartment rent ranges

1% of apartments in Chicago, IL are priced between $501-$700. About 5% charge rents in the $701-$1,000 range. Approximately 18% of Chicago’s apartment rentals are priced between $1,001-$1,500. Meanwhile, 22% of apartments are in the most expensive $1,501-$2,000 range.

Chicago, IL rent trends

Getting around in Chicago, IL

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Walk Score®: 86, Transit Score®: 65, Bike Score®: 64

Frequently asked questions

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

The price range of a studio apartment is between $99 and $9,910. Search our studio apartments in Chicago, IL.

How many studio apartments for rent are available in Chicago, IL on RentCafe?

There are 1535 studio rentals available on RentCafe. Prices and availability in Chicago, IL were last updated on 27 Nov 2023.

What is the average size of a studio apartment in Chicago, IL?

The average Chicago, IL studio apartment size is 276 sq. ft.

What are the advantages of renting a studio apartment in Chicago, IL?

Studio apartments in Chicago, IL tend to be more affordable than other apartments and they have lower utility costs.

What are the downsides of renting a studio apartment in Chicago, IL?

One of the downsides of living in a studio apartment is the limited storage space. You might be interested in 1 bedroom apartments, 2 bedroom apartments or 3 bedroom apartments, or browse all RentCafe apartments for rent in Chicago, IL.

Living and Renting in Chicago, IL

Living in location

Chicago is a vibrant city that offers an exceptional living experience for renters. Known for its stunning architecture, diverse neighborhoods and thriving cultural scene, Chicago has become a sought-after destination for those seeking the perfect place to call home. Rental housing options in Chicago cater to a wide range of preferences and budgets, making it an ideal city for renters.

When it comes to renting in Chicago, tenants enjoy certain rights and protections. The city has robust laws in place to ensure fair treatment for renters, including regulations on security deposits, eviction procedures, and habitability standards. These measures provide peace of mind and a sense of security to those looking to rent in the city.

Apart from the favorable rental climate, Chicago boasts a multitude of attractions and entertainment options. From iconic landmarks like Millennium Park and Navy Pier to world-class museums such as the Art Institute of Chicago, there is never a shortage of things to explore and experience. The city also hosts numerous festivals, cultural events and sports games throughout the year, catering to a variety of interests and tastes. Residents can indulge in diverse dining options, high-end shopping districts and a thriving nightlife scene, ensuring that there is always something exciting to do in Chicago.

Studio Apartments for Rent in Chicago, IL

Studio apartments in Chicago are an excellent choice for renters looking for a convenient and affordable living option. These units are particularly popular among young professionals, students and individuals seeking a cozy and compact space. Studios offer an all-in-one layout, typically comprising a combined living area, bedroom and kitchenette. They provide a perfect balance between functionality and comfort.

Studio apartments in Chicago often come equipped with desirable amenities such as modern kitchen appliances, in-unit laundry facilities and access to fitness centers or swimming pools. Many apartment communities in the city also offer additional perks such as on-site management, 24/7 security and communal spaces where residents can socialize and relax.

Renters seeking studio apartments can find them in various neighborhoods throughout Chicago. For instance, the trendy neighborhoods of River North and West Loop offer a vibrant atmosphere with upscale dining establishments, art galleries and fashionable boutiques. The historic neighborhood of Lincoln Park provides proximity to the beautiful namesake park, a renowned zoo and an array of charming cafes and bars.

If you're looking for studio apartments in Chicago, you can use RentCafe.com to find the ideal place for you. You can filter your search by location, amenities, price, and more. You can also view photos and floor plans and read reviews of different properties.

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Look for studio apartments near me

Are you looking to land a small but cool studio apartment near you? Is an unbeatable location more important to you than lots of space? You can now browse through all available RentCafe listings, to find the perfect studio apartment near you, in your favorite neighborhood, ZIP code, or in another city or state in the U.S. wherever life takes you. Check the ratings and reviews of properties with studio apartments, filter them based on your criteria, and find the one that suits your needs.

Compare the size, price and location, as well as amenities, both inside and outside the apartment. Whether you are looking for a more modern studio near you, or one in a charming old building, or maybe you want to be close to a certain park, the downtown area of your city, or near family or friends, RentCafe allows you to find the best fit for you - so, let's find your new home!

Renting a studio apartment in Chicago, IL

Studio apartments are becoming more popular than ever. Just type the two words in your search box and you’ll discover an infinite number of pages praising these single bedroom apartments and offering invaluable advice on how to transform yours into the perfect home. Whether you’re looking to put some money aside, or you just want to declutter and downgrade, RentCafe will help you choose from a fine selection of 504 Chicago, IL properties. About 504 rental units are located in Chicago, IL, with the average rent currently at $2,277. The average size for a Chicago, IL studio apartment is 925 Sqft, but it doesn’t hurt to know that not all studios are the same. If you’re looking for cheap apartments, you can find a great deal for as low as $520. One room apartments with the kitchen in the main room are usually the most affordable. Opting for a cheap studio is a great decision for your wallet, even if it might take some getting used to living in a smaller space.

They’re not called efficiency apartments for nothing

We might all be victims of the “go big or go home” philosophy, but just think about all the benefits a small apartment can bring. Choosing an efficiency apartment means that you can live in the best part of town. Also, imagine how little time you’ll have to spend cleaning or how little money you need to spend on furniture and decor. Once you find an efficiency apartment you like, don’t let it slip away. You can apply for a lease online right here on RentCafe. If you still want to go bigger and you’re not on a tight budget, you can check out some bachelor flats that have a separate kitchen. They tend to cost more than a one room apartment, the most expensive studios in Chicago, IL renting for up to $7,775. Regardless of your preference, among the 504 Chicago, IL apartments are, you’re sure to find a studio that fits your lifestyle and your personal taste.

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