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Average Rent in Chicago, IL

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Chicago Studio - $1,470+16%
Chicago 1 Bed - $1,920+6%
Chicago 2 Beds - $2,500+9%
Last updated 6/19/2024

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Local Reviews

Our neighborhood has beautiful homes. High fences and has good schools nearby. Not too much bars and pubs.

Many places to eat. Places with live music. Good mixture of people. There is a mixture of churches and religions. There are year round activities. Many schools.

Love the small businesses and walkability of the area. There are lots of shops, restaurants and activities near by. There is decent parking and public transportation.

The people make it the most fun I guess I'm a certain way. They're carry a certain type of charm with, and the food around here is pretty good kf km being honest.

I like this neighborhood, families can go to nearby parks, animal friendly, local coffee shops. you can walk to parks, coffee shops, and pick-up food to enjoy the parks.

The unique thing about my neighborhood is it close to McDonalds which is my favorite local restaurant My favorite place to go to with family and friends is Walmart

Demographics

Education

High School

39%

Associate's

24%

Bachelor's

24%

Master's

12%

Doctorate

2%

Family Size

2 people

41%

3 people

24%

4 people

19%

5 people

10%

6+ people

7%

Household Income

0-50k

44%

50-100k

26%

100-150k

14%

150-200k

7%

200k+

9%

Age

0-10

12%

10-20

11%

20-45

41%

45-65

23%

65+

12%

Affordability

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Last updated 6/19/2024

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Rent Trends

Average rent in Chicago, IL

In Chicago, IL, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $1,470 to $2,500. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in Chicago, IL is $1,470. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $1,920. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $2,500.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

+16%

Changed from $1,267 to $1,470
1 Bed

+6%

Changed from $1,811 to $1,920
2 Beds

+9%

Changed from $2,294 to $2,500
Last updated 6/19/2024

Rent Ranges

Apartment PricesProportion
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2%
15%
26%
57%

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Palatine$2,182+12%
Elmhurst$2,115+8%
Schaumburg$1,544+5%
Lombard$1,499-10%
Naperville$1,462-29%
Oak Lawn$1,450--
Evanston$1,370+6%
Aurora$1,325+5%
Bolingbrook$1,282+21%
Downers Grove$1,255+5%
Wheaton$990-46%
Joliet$962+8%
Waukegan$910+1%
Kenosha$875+35%
Hammond$870+13%
Valparaiso$850+10%
Elgin$750--
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Lombard$2,709+22%
Evanston$2,644+19%
Palatine$2,242+58%
Naperville$1,949+8%
Plainfield$1,800+3%
Elgin$1,7920%
Elmhurst$1,760-2%
Wheaton$1,737+2%
Glenview$1,720+16%
Downers Grove$1,672-43%
Schaumburg$1,665+5%
Arlington Heights$1,645+4%
Bolingbrook$1,587+40%
Aurora$1,470+9%
Crown Point$1,259+6%
Valparaiso$1,164+17%
Waukegan$1,160+4%
Highland$1,125-24%
Joliet$1,090+8%
Kenosha$1,070-3%
Hammond$1,020+16%
Batavia$9400%
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Evanston$3,466+80%
Palatine$2,646+11%
Naperville$2,549+13%
Elgin$2,3900%
Plainfield$2,250-13%
Elmhurst$2,197+3%
Arlington Heights$2,182+11%
Lombard$2,166-13%
Wheaton$2,010+9%
Aurora$2,007+7%
Schaumburg$1,978+4%
Downers Grove$1,827-3%
Glenview$1,820-11%
Bolingbrook$1,8120%
Oak Lawn$1,500--
Waukegan$1,447-1%
Crown Point$1,349+2%
Kenosha$1,341-1%
Highland$1,300-34%
Joliet$1,292+8%
Batavia$1,2700%
Hammond$1,253+17%
Valparaiso$1,227+9%

Compare Neighborhoods

Far Southeast Side

$762

1 Bed Avg. Rent

South Shore

$825

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Ukrainian Village

$850

1 Bed Avg. Rent

What are the most affordable neighborhoods in Chicago, IL?

For renters in Chicago seeking more affordable options, the neighborhoods to watch are Far Southeast Side, South Shore, and Ukrainian Village, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $762, $825, and $850 respectively. Additional areas offering value are Irving Park and Northwest Side, where the rents are $995 and $995, a favorable comparison to Chicago's overall 1-bedroom average of $1,920.

What are the most expensive neighborhoods in Chicago, IL?

In Chicago, the neighborhoods commanding the highest rents are Logan Square, Fulton River District, and West Loop. A 1-bedroom apartment in Logan Square averages at $3,900, in Fulton River District it averages $3,524, and in West Loop, the average is $3,140. For additional high-end living options, Near West Side offers 1-bedroom apartments at $2,983, and West Side at $2,726. These rates compare to the overall average rent of $1,920 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Chicago, highlighting the premium nature of these specific neighborhoods.

What are the most popular neighborhoods in Chicago, IL?

In Chicago, the most sought-after neighborhoods for renters include Bucktown, Wicker Park, and Lincoln Park. In Bucktown, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $1,850. Wicker Park sees average rents of $1,575 for a 1-bedroom unit. Lincoln Park offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $1,735. For those seeking other popular areas, Park West presents 1-bedroom apartments at $1,710, and North Side at $1,755. These prices are set against the backdrop of the city-wide average of $1,920 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Chicago, underscoring the popularity of these particular neighborhoods.

NeighborhoodStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Fulton River District$2,832+44%
Near East Side$2,625+11%
Near West Side$2,570+33%
West Side$2,570+56%
West Loop$2,562+101%
The Loop$2,500-1%
Fulton Market$2,5000%
Little Italy$2,096+9%
Near South Side$2,034-3%
River North$2,000--
River West$1,900--
Downtown$1,735-11%
Streeterville$1,717-2%
Near North Side$1,6500%
Gold Coast$1,6500%
Logan Square$1,600--
West Town$1,600-22%
Wicker Park$1,600--
Bucktown$1,600--
Hyde Park$1,490-12%
Buena Park$1,465+7%
Ukrainian Village$1,450--
South Side$1,436-8%
Far Southeast Side$1,399+106%
Lincoln Park$1,385+20%
North Side$1,327+14%
Lake Meadows$1,322--
Lake View East$1,305+9%
Lakeview$1,275+7%
Park West$1,2350%
Uptown$1,212-7%
Hyde Park Kenwood Historic District$1,210-30%
Edgewater$1,110-1%
Far North Side$1,100+2%
Rogers Park$1,065+4%
Lincoln Square$1,050+11%
Ravenswood$1,050+11%
Albany Park$935--
Irving Park$925+3%
Northwest Side$925+3%
South Shore$7250%
Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Fulton River District$3,524+46%
West Loop$3,140+10%
Near West Side$2,983+27%
West Side$2,726+21%
Streeterville$2,715-1%
Near East Side$2,680-7%
Little Italy$2,593+16%
Pilsen$2,400+68%
Near South Side$2,370+1%
Downtown$2,332-11%
The Loop$2,313-7%
Fulton Market$2,250-23%
Old Town$2,200--
Near North Side$2,157-21%
River West$2,150--
Hyde Park$2,124+23%
Gold Coast$2,000-42%
Printer's Row$1,970--
South Side$1,873+87%
Bucktown$1,850+19%
Hyde Park Kenwood Historic District$1,801-6%
Lakeview$1,775-7%
North Side$1,755-2%
Lake View East$1,755-2%
Uptown$1,7420%
Lincoln Park$1,735+6%
Park West$1,710+8%
Buena Park$1,657+8%
Wicker Park$1,575--
Far North Side$1,547+5%
West Town$1,500-32%
Ravenswood$1,495-19%
Bridgeport$1,495--
Rogers Park$1,472+6%
Roscoe Village$1,4500%
Edgewater$1,395-9%
Lincoln Square$1,310-10%
Albany Park$1,3000%
Lake Meadows$1,253--
Irving Park$995-5%
Northwest Side$995-5%
Ukrainian Village$850--
South Shore$8250%
Far Southeast Side$762+5%
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Fulton River District$4,781+38%
Near East Side$4,652+16%
Fulton Market$4,250+12%
West Loop$3,897-8%
River West$3,800--
Wicker Park$3,750--
River North$3,650--
Streeterville$3,607-2%
The Loop$3,379+4%
Near North Side$3,370-7%
Downtown$3,325+1%
Near West Side$3,285+3%
Near South Side$3,211+4%
West Town$3,210-15%
West Side$3,050-6%
Little Italy$3,030-4%
Edgewater$2,850+75%
Gold Coast$2,795+22%
Bucktown$2,7000%
Old Town$2,600--
Roscoe Village$2,595--
Hyde Park$2,503+6%
Lakeview$2,450+12%
Lincoln Park$2,420+5%
North Side$2,410+7%
Park West$2,410+6%
Buena Park$2,395+9%
South Side$2,390+60%
Lake View East$2,372+10%
Ukrainian Village$2,350-16%
Uptown$2,295+10%
Hyde Park Kenwood Historic District$2,197-32%
Ravenswood$2,125-22%
Far North Side$2,093+14%
Rogers Park$2,070+5%
Logan Square$1,999-7%
Irving Park$1,925+24%
Bridgeport$1,800+81%
Northwest Side$1,800+20%
Lake Meadows$1,685--
Albany Park$1,650+10%
New City$1,500--
Lincoln Square$1,445-43%
South Shore$1,300+11%
Far Southeast Side$1,100-6%

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

11%

15-30 Mins

27%

30-40 Mins

23%

40-60 Mins

22%

60+ Mins

16%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 8484

Walk Score®

Walkable

Yes

Say 223 of 386 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 300 of 386 renters

Percentage: 8080

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 211 of 386 renters

Percentage: 7373

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

Yes

Say 274 of 386 renters

Need A Car

No

Say 204 of 386 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Restaurants

5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Fine dining in Chicago. You'll find a foodie feast around here.

  1. A high number of restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. 28% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Chicago is chock full o' coffee.

  1. A high number of coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. 31% more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Top notch for nightlife. Bar none.

  1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. 75% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Perfect park country. More green than gray in Chicago.

  1. A high number of parks per resident
  2. Significantly more parks than average
  3. Significantly more parks than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Chicago makes a strong showing.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. 17% more gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Purr-fect for pets. They'll wanna stay here fur-ever.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 25% more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You're in good hands here - a top score for medical care.

  1. A high number of medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. 48% more medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

There are some super markets around here.

  1. A high number of grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
  3. A standard number of grocery stores compared to areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

A shopaholic favorite. Chicago has a lot of style.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. 8% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

This place gets the picture when it comes to art.

  1. A high number of fine art centers per resident
  2. Significantly more fine art centers than average
  3. 15% more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You won't have to drive far to fill up around here.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. 6% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Area Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 334 of 386 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 314 of 386 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 293 of 386 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 274 of 386 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 257 of 386 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 257 of 386 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 245 of 386 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 244 of 386 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 235 of 386 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 225 of 386 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 220 of 386 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 197 of 386 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 193 of 386 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

No

Say 197 of 386 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 204 of 386 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 217 of 386 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 271 of 386 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 275 of 386 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 294 of 386 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 316 of 386 renters

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

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About

Chicago, IL

Apartments for rent in Chicago, IL

Situated on lake Michigan's western shore, Chicago is a city known for its rich culture and diverse populations. The city has been home to many notable people, from world-famous musicians like Muddy Waters and Chance the Rapper to famed architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright. Chicago neighborhoods are some of the most diverse in the country, with a mix of cultures including Polish, Irish, Italian and Mexican. If you're considering renting a Chicago apartment, here is what you need to know about living there!

Living in Chicago, Illinois

Chicago is the third-most populous city in the United States, with a population of over two million people. The city is located on the shore of Lake Michigan and has a humid continental climate, which means it experiences all four seasons. Chicago's neighborhoods are known for their culture and diversity, as well as their nightlife and food scene. Popular neighborhoods to visit in Chicago include Wicker Park, Logan Square and Bucktown. These neighborhoods are home to a large number of historic buildings and have been popular with artists since the early 2000s. Other notable areas in Chicago include Lincoln Park, Old Town and Wrigleyville.

Tips for Moving to Chicago from Another City or State

If you're moving from another city or state, there is a lot involved in relocating to Chicago. Here are some tips to help you out! Make a list of what you need to do before moving, such as transferring your driver's license and registering to vote Find an apartment in advance and start packing for your move Get familiar with the public transportation system in Chicago, which is known as the CTA Learn about the neighborhoods you're interested in and what they have to offer

Attractions and Amenities in Chicago

Chicago is a city with plenty to offer its residents. Some of the most popular attractions include Millennium Park, Navy Pier, and the Art Institute of Chicago. Millennium Park is home to many famous structures, including the Cloud Gate sculpture and the Frank Gehry-designed Jay Pritzker Pavilion. Navy Pier is a popular tourist attraction that offers views of the city skyline, as well as rides, restaurants, and shops. The Art Institute of Chicago is one of the largest art museums in the United States and features collections from artists such as Vincent van Gogh and Pablo Picasso. Overall, Chicago is a great city to live in with plenty of attractions and amenities to offer its residents. If you're considering renting an apartment in Chicago, be sure to do your research on the neighborhoods you're interested in and what they have to offer. You won't be disappointed!

Apartments for Rent in Chicago, Illinois

Chicago is a popular destination for people looking to rent apartments in the United States. The city offers many different neighborhoods and amenities that offers Chicago apartments to renters of all types. If you're considering moving into an apartment in Chicago, here are some things you should know before making the move!

Chicago Amenities

Downtown location with lots of culture and activities close by Close proximity to Lake Michigan means residents have access to plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities such as swimming, boating and fishing.

Employment in Chicago, IL

Chicago is home to many Fortune 500 companies, including Boeing, McDonald's and Walgreens. If you're looking for work in a major city with plenty of job opportunities, Chicago should be at the top of your list. The city is also home to many hospitals and medical centers, such as the University of Chicago Medical Center and Rush University Medical Center. These facilities offer thousands of jobs to qualified professionals.

Public Transportation in Chicago, IL

The public transportation system in Chicago, known as the CTA, is one of the most efficient in the United States. The CTA offers a variety of transportation options including buses and trains. With this type of infrastructure in place, it's easy to get around Chicago without a car. Chicago is home to the 'L', which is an elevated train system that runs throughout downtown and many of its surrounding neighborhoods. If you're looking for an apartment in a great city with plenty to offer its residents, Chicago should be at the top of your list! The city has something for everyone and is sure to appeal to renters of all types. Be sure to do your research on the neighborhoods you're interested in before making the move.

Universities & colleges in Chicago, IL

Chicago is also home to many colleges and universities, including the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, and DePaul University. These schools are known for their academic programs and are some of the most prestigious institutions in the country. If you're looking for a job after graduating from college, Chicago is a great place to start your career. The city is home to many Fortune 500 companies and has a strong economy.

Finding apartments for rent in Chicago, Illinois

Chicago is a great city for renters of all types, offering different neighborhoods and amenities to appeal to everyone. If you're looking for an apartment in Chicago, be sure to do your research about the area that appeals to you most before signing any rental agreements. You won't be disappointed!

Culture in Chicago, IL

One of the best things about living in Chicago is the city's rich culture. There are always events and activities happening downtown, and there are plenty of museums and attractions to keep residents busy. The most famous attraction in Chicago is probably the Willis Tower, which was formerly known as the Sears Tower. The tower offers stunning views of the city skyline, as well as rides, restaurants and shops. The Art Institute of Chicago is one of the largest art museums in the United States and features collections from artists such as Vincent van Gogh and Pablo Picasso. The institute is located just south of downtown on Michigan Avenue. Other popular tourist destinations include Millennium Park, Navy Pier and Buckingham Fountain. If you're looking for a city with plenty to do, Chicago is an excellent choice

Lifestyle in Chicago, IL

Chicago is a city that has something for everyone, and its residents have a unique lifestyle to match. The downtown area is vibrant and always alive with activity, while the neighborhoods north and south of the Loop offer a more relaxed atmosphere. Chicagoans are known for their friendliness and sense of community, so you're sure to feel at home in no time. If you're looking for an energetic city with a diverse population, Chicago is perfect! The city offers plenty of activities and attractions to keep residents busy, as well as a strong economy and job market. Be sure to check out the neighborhoods in Chicago before making your decision – each one has its unique personality.

Sports in Chicago, IL

As mentioned before, Chicago is home to many sports teams, including the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox (baseball), Chicago Bears (football), Chicago Blackhawks (hockey) and Chicago Bulls (basketball). The city is known for its die-hard fans, who are some of the most passionate in the country. If you're a sports fan, Chicago is the place for you! There's always something happening in the city when it comes to sports – whether it's a game at Wrigley Field or Soldier Field, a playoff game at the United Center or just a bar crawl downtown to watch all the games. Be sure to catch a game while you're in town – you won't regret it! As mentioned earlier, Chicago is home to many professional sports teams. The city's two most popular teams are the Bears (football) and Cubs (baseball). The Bears play at Soldier Field, which is located on the Near South Side of Chicago. The Cubs play at Wrigley Field, which is the oldest ballpark in the National League and has been open since 1914. The Cubs won their last World Series championship in 2016, so tickets might be hard to come by without a little planning! If you're looking for apartments for rent near Wrigley Field or Soldier Field, you'll have a great time attending games and cheering on your favorite teams.

Chicago Neighborhood Guides

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