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Chicago

Sweet home Chicago … because it's your kind of town

  • Lakefront
  • Beaches
  • Sports
  • Shopping
  • Architecture
  • Restaurants
  • Nightlife
  • Mass Transit
  • Walkable

America’s third-biggest city fosters a totally unique local persona, with a wild and colorful history that has earned an eclectic string of nicknames: the Second City, the City of Broad Shoulders, the City Beautiful, and of course, the Windy City. A legendary music group is named after it, countless songs have been written about it, plays are based on it, and movies and television shows are set in it. Perhaps it is because, as Frank Sinatra crooned, "you lose the blues in Chicago." Local landmarks like the Willis Tower, Wrigley Field, the Bean, Navy Pier, the Magnificent Mile, and the Art Institute have become ingrained in American popular culture. It's Chicago, and it's amazing.

Taking up a massive chunk of Lake Michigan’s western shore, Chicago spent much of the past century and a half building itself into a truly world-class city offering a little something for everybody. The architecture is stunning, from the John Hancock Tower to the Tribune Tower to the Willis Tower. Chicago's neighborhoods are legendary, from the Magnificent Mile to the Gold Coast to Lincoln Park. Summers spent on beaches like North Avenue Beach and Oak Street Beach are filled with swimming, boating, and beachcombing. Oh, and sports fans love Chicago -- this is home to legendary teams and equally legendary arenas, particularly the Cubs at Wrigley Field, the Bears at Soldier Field, and the Blackhawks and Bulls at United Center.

Explore the City

Aerial view of the city

Cloud Gate at dusk

Riding the "L" in Chicago

The Chicago Stock Exchange is on LaSalle Street

Lighted trees along the Navy Pier

Shopping along the Magnificent Mile

Rent Trends

As of April 2018, the average apartment rent in Chicago, IL is $1,175 for a studio, $1,465 for one bedroom, $1,814 for two bedrooms, and $2,167 for three bedrooms. Apartment rent in Chicago has increased by 0.4% in the past year.

Beds Avg Sq Ft Avg Rent
Studio 458 $1,175
1 BR 673 $1,465
2 BR 927 $1,814
3 BR 1,169 $2,167

Ratings

84 Walk Score® Very Walkable
69 Transit Score® Good Transit
75 Bike Score® Very Bikeable

Top 10 Apartments in Chicago

  1. The Morgan at Loyola Station, Studio - 2 Bed, $1,597 - 2,550
  2. Hyde Park Tower Apartments, 1-3 Bed, $1,462 - 6,022
  3. Gold Coast City Club Apartments, Studio - 2 Bed, $1,615 - 3,895
  4. Arkadia West Loop, Studio - 3 Bed, $1,770 - 7,825
  5. 1000 South Clark, Studio - 3 Bed, $1,625 - 6,823
  6. Century Tower, 1 Bed, Call for Rent
  7. The Shelby, 1-2 Bed, $1,590 - 2,830
  8. The Montrose, Studio - 2 Bed, $1,385 - 3,080
  9. PRAIRIE SHORES, Studio - 3 Bed, $743 - 12,108
  10. 1350 North Lake Shore Dr., Studio - 2 Bed, $1,522 - 2,705

Living in Chicago

  • Transportation

    Chicago is a very pedestrian-friendly city, complete with the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)'s "L" trains. The Metra commuter train is also available and widely used. Travelers can also take buses or participate in the city's bicycle-share program, or they can hop on a trolley. For longer trips, O'Hare International Airport is available. For car travel, residents can take I-90 or I-290.

  • History

    Settled in the 1780s, it's possible that Chicago was explored as early as 1679 -- when the first reference to the city was made by Robert de LaSalle, a French explorer who focused on the Great Lakes Region. He wrote about a place called "Checagou" in his memoir, where he claimed the name came from the "quantity of garlic which grows in the forests."

    By 1833, the town had roughly 200 residents. Within seven years, that number had exploded to more than 4,000 -- mainly due to the important lakefront location. In 1893, the city hosted the very first World's Fair. The event set a world record for attendance, with more than 751,000 attending.

    During the 1920s and the era of Prohibition, Chicago became the setting for some infamous gangsters, including Al Capone and Bugs Moran. In 1929, the St. Valentine's Day Massacre took place in the city, when Al Capone and his gang took on Bugs Moran and his gang.

  • Shopping

    You can't talk about shopping in Chicago without starting on the Magnificent Mile. Chicago's most famous stretch of street spans several blocks of Michigan Avenue, and attracts millions of shoppers every year with its offerings of designer boutiques, department stores, and urban shopping centers such as Water Tower Place.

    Next to the historic Water Tower and John Hancock Building, Water Tower Place offers six indoor stories of shops and restaurants, including the Chicago Sports Museum and the American Girl Cafe and store, where young girls can customize their own doll, browse her entire wardrobe collection, and even attend a tea party with theatrical reenactments of the associated books.

    Even if you don't rent an apartment near the Loop, North Side, or Magnificent Mile, the Chicago Pedway is a six-mile system of underground and indoor pedestrian walkways that you can access from the Red and Blue El Lines, as well as the Metra. It connects many iconic Chicago shopping destinations, including the Macy's that replaced the iconic Marshall Field's on State Street.

  • Parks

    Millennium Park offers a lakefront experience like nothing else you'll find in America. The park's iconic Cloudgate, a mirrored sculpture affectionately dubbed "The Bean," will give you a whole new perspective of the skyline behind you, and in the winter time, you can hit this Loop hot spot to ice skate on a huge temporary rink. The Art Institute of Chicago is right next door, giving this whole part of town a very Central Park feel.

    On Chicago's north side, the Lincoln Park Zoo gives families a completely free, up-close look at hundreds of apes, big cats, sea animals, primates, reptiles, and more. The sprawling park is open to the public and offers festive seasonal celebrations, such as Christmas light extravaganza Zoo Lights and an outdoor summer concert series.

    There's nothing like the Taste of Chicago, a famous culinary extravaganza that occupies Grant Park every July. The park also permanently hosts Lollapalooza, a three-day summer music festival that draws music fans from around the world and sells out almost instantly.

  • Restaurants

    The culinary scene in Chicago is legendary, complete with celebrity chefs and Michelin-starred restaurants. Oh, and that amazing deep-dish pizza. Chicago even has their very own twist on hot dogs (don't ask for ketchup). Some amazing restaurants to try include the Bristol, Acanto, the Monkey's Paw, Mana Food Bar, Balena, and Dove's Luncheonette.

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  • The Morgan at Loyola Station
    1209 W Arthur Ave, Chicago, IL 60626
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    $1,597 - 2,550 Studio - 2 Bed Available Now
    773-649-4071
  • Hyde Park Tower Apartments
    5140 S Hyde Park Blvd, Chicago, IL 60615
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    $1,462 - 6,022 1-3 Bed Available Now
    773-432-4830
  • Arkadia West Loop
    765 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60661
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    $1,770 - 7,825 Studio - 3 Bed Available Now
    773-675-1174
  • 1000 South Clark
    1000 S Clark St., Chicago, IL 60605
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    $1,625 - 6,823 Studio - 3 Bed Available Now
    844-598-2598
  • Century Tower
    182 W Lake St, Chicago, IL 60601
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    Call for Rent 1 Bed Available Now
    312-235-6001
  • The Shelby
    2300 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60616
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    $1,590 - 2,830 1-2 Bed Available Now
    312-646-4878
  • The Montrose
    4334 N Hazel St, Chicago, IL 60613
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    $1,385 - 3,080 Studio - 2 Bed Available Now
    888-769-6192
  • PRAIRIE SHORES
    2851 S Martin Luther King Dr, Chicago, IL 60616
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    $743 - 12,108 Studio - 3 Bed Available Now
    844-827-1869
  • 1350 North Lake Shore Dr.
    1350 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60610
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    $1,522 - 2,705 Studio - 2 Bed Available Now
    844-740-9960
  • The Parker Fulton Market
    730 W Couch Pl, Chicago, IL 60661
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    $1,835 - 5,560 Studio - 3 Bed Available Now
    844-294-8524
  • The Gallery on Wells
    167 W Erie St, Chicago, IL 60654
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    $1,813 - 5,916 Studio - 3 Bed Available Now
    844-249-5467
  • 1333 S Wabash
    1333 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
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    $1,886 - 7,534 1-3 Bed Available Now
    312-767-5990
  • Exhibit on Superior
    165 W Superior, Chicago, IL 60654
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    $1,828 - 7,803 Studio - 3 Bed Available Now
    844-214-0691
  • Wolf Point West
    343 W Wolf Point Plz, Chicago, IL 60654
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    $1,671 - 19,604 Studio - 3 Bed Available Now
    844-811-0188
  • 1140 South Wabash
    1136-1140 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
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    $1,445 - 3,460 Studio - 2 Bed Available Now
    312-637-6585
  • Aqua at Lakeshore East
    225 N Columbus Dr, Chicago, IL 60601
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    $1,807 - 5,194 Studio - 2 Bed Available Now
    866-933-3491
  • Lake Shore Plaza
    445 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611
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    $1,450 - 2,662 Studio - 2 Bed Available Now
    877-395-7096
  • Coast at Lakeshore East
    345 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601
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    $1,815 - 3,094 Studio - 3 Bed Available Now
    773-904-9571
  • Alta at K Station
    555 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654
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    $1,582 - 5,573 Studio - 3 Bed Available Now
    312-288-8972
  • Midpointe Apartments
    4050-4064 W 115th St, Chicago, IL 60655
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    $820 - 1,602 Studio - 2 Bed Available Now
    331-481-7724
  • Moment
    545 N McClurg Ct, Chicago, IL 60611
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    $2,190 - 8,005 Studio - 3 Bed Available Now
    844-382-0901
  • 777 South State
    2 E 8th St, Chicago, IL 60605
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    $1,625 - 5,725 Studio - 3 Bed Available Now
    855-401-6653
  • The Van der Rohe
    2933 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60657
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    $1,735 - 2,575 1-3 Bed Available Now
    888-463-3217
  • Buena Shores
    833 W Buena Ave, Chicago, IL 60613
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    $1,275 - 1,905 1-3 Bed Available Now
    844-812-0763

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