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Chicago Apartments for rent - City Guide
If you love the sight of a terrific skyline, you owe this to the Windy City because the creation of its first (which happened to also be the world’s first) skyscraper was in response to the Great Fire that wiped out nearly the entire city. The skyline is among the world’s tallest, most dense and, arguably, the most beautiful.

Chicago ApartmentsChi-city is right behind New York and Los Angeles when it comes to overall population in the US and business prestige. In fact, it’s the third most influential U.S. city when it comes to the global economy, ranking 7th in 2014 on the Global City Index. It also has a strong cultural history in the arts and music and is home several of the United States’ most prestigious universities.

Living in downtown affords residents the pleasure of being immersed in the Loop: the term used for the central business district. Here you will find the headquarters of several Fortune 500 companies such as Boeing and Exelon as well as several governmental institutions such as the Federal Reserve Bank, the Illinois State Board of Education, and the city headquarters for state government at the James R. Thompson Center.

However, the area is much more than just business. For fans of live performances and theater, check out the theater district and the many Broadway productions that are put on at venues such as Bank of America Theater, Oriental Theater, and more. Downtown living results in some of the finest rentals in town, so apartment finders will find themselves checking out the many high-rise luxury apartments and condos that come with beautiful views of Lake Michigan.

The region is a destination for all sorts of entertainment. Home to the Bulls, Blackhawks, the Sox, the Cubs, the Fire, and da Bears, there is always something happening in terms of sports. Also, the city sees many music festivals and concerts year-round, and with Lake Michigan at your doorstep, the beach is always available.

Many students head here due to the many colleges and universities. And the city is home to some of the most highly rated universities. The majority of students tend to live in Hyde Park, the neighborhood that surrounds the school, due to the abundance of affordable apartments with all bills paid and houses for rent and the close proximity to the university. But, not only are students attracted to the area, but professionals, professors, and employees of the university.

Meanwhile, those moving for Northwestern will find many apartments for rent in Evanston, a suburban town about thirty minutes away from the city hub. However, Evanston is not only a college destination, but a great area for families. The town was reviewed by the Financial News Street as number five of the top 50 cities to live in due to its family-friendly atmosphere, low unemployment percentages, and quality school systems.

In addition to Evanston, Lincoln Park is an area worth checking out for families that want to be close to downtown and live in a safe and upscale environment. Although there are many students living within the area due to DePaul University, the neighborhoods offer city-living amongst tree-lined streets, theaters, restaurants, the largest park in the city, and a variety of both studio apartments and homes for rent. With such scenic neighborhoods and Lincoln Park, this is definitely a great area for those looking for a pet-friendly apartment in Chicago.

For those searching and want to be immersed in a diverse and energetic area, Andersonville is worth checking out. North of downtown by about twenty miles and located right by the beach, Andersonville is situated in a convenient location. However, it’s not what Andersonville is near that makes it unique. This area has attracted a number of different communities. First established by the local Swedish community with a Scandinavian presence lingering in the form of restaurants such as Ann Sather and Hopleaf. Meanwhile, Andersonville has attracted a growing LGBT community in recent years. An apartment guide will show that there are many condos in this area as well as apartments with all utilities included.

This is just a sampling of all that the Windy City has to offer. With many other communities to choose from, finding a comfortable spot within a neighborhood that fits is easy. Just make sure to use the correct apartment guide as opposed to Craigslist in order to find the best apartments available. You can also use RentLingo to search specifically for Section 8 / low income apartments.

Average Apartment Rental Prices Nearby

Studio $1,423
1 Bedroom $1,847
2 Bedroom $2,338
3 Bedroom $2,775

Average rent on Backpage and Craigslist Chicago, Illinois: $1,990

User reviews for apartments in Chicago, Illinois
Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars, 14 reviews
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Stanford, University of Auckland, The Boston Consulting Group, Amazon
Great location
Convenient to lots of ammenities near by. Great for hosting guests given proximity to Michigan Avenue. Condos @ 405 N Wabash are a little dated in general but offers great views. Also convenient groceries and good options in the building.
unknown user
cobbler square
great loft apartments, nearby red line and supermarket, benchmark, pour house, second city, north avenue beach, walking distance to river north. what more can you ask for?
unknown user
Old Town
This area is the north part of Old Town, which is a very walkable neighborhood with great restaurants and bars as well as fantastic proximity to Lincoln Park and the lakefront. Not as ritzy as Gold Coast and not as crazy as Wrigleyville, but a convenient and popular spot for young professionals.
unknown user
Sheffield and Diversey
Great area. El is a 2 minute walk away. Easy access to the bars on Lincoln and in Wrigleyville (which is particularly convenient for cubs games in the summer). Only downside was that it was difficult to get to the highway (Diversey can be difficult during high traffic hours)
unknown user
Stanford, Michigan, Bain & Company
Delaware & Wabash
Love the area. Really accessible to River North, Gold Coast, Old Town, Loop. Great bars nearby (check out The Drawing Room), and good food/grocery options. Close to public transport (red line) as well. The only problem is it's tough to find affordable rent, but if you do, you should strongly consider it.
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Japan Society of SD & Tijuana
Living Near a major intersection of Lincoln
I highly recommend living near a major intersection of Lincoln. Restaurants and bars galore and always close to mass transportation... these major intersections tend to become the gateways to major festivals, etc.
unknown user
Great Neighborhood!
This place was two blocks away from the L--great for commute time! It was also a block away from Division which has a host of great bars, restaurants and coffee shops. Good boutique shopping.
review user
UVA, Capgemini
Lincoln Park Gym
"If you're looking for a gym in Sheffield Neighbors or Lincoln Park, check out the DePaul gym. It is reasonably priced and they have nice facilities. (Non-students are welcome)"
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UVA, Capgemini
Ranch Triangle Shopping
Can be super convenient, but watch out for traffic on the weekends and at rush hour.
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UVA, Capgemini
Lincoln Ave Bars
The bars here can be fun for football games, but they can also be annoyingly loud / crowded when you are trying to avoid them.
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UVA, Capgemini
City Grounds
City Grounds is a great local coffee shop for studying / reading.
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UVA, Capgemini
Oz Park
Here is a great protected area of Oz Park. Perfect for a picnic or reading in the park.
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UVA, Capgemini
Lincoln Park Zoo
The Lincoln Park Zoo is one of my favorite places in Chicago. It is a great place to lazily roam around with friends.
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UVA, Capgemini
Green City Market
The Green City Farmer's Market is here every Wednesday and Saturday. It is great for grabbing a quick bite or some fresh produce Saturday morning.
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