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Overview of Chicago

As one of the world's premier cities, Chicago is the beloved home of deep-dish pizza, Al Capone, Lollapalooza, and 29 beautiful miles of Lake Michigan shoreline. Over 2.7 million residents brave the notoriously brutal winters to soak up the energy and history of the largest city in the Midwest. Chicago's diverse neighborhoods range from the eclectic Wicker Park and family-friendly Lincoln Park to the spirited Wrigleyville and trendy River North. Whether work, play or culture is drawing you to check out the Windy City, the perfect vibe, neighborhoods, and apartments are waiting for you.

Chicago Apartments & Cost of Living

Midwestern charm and friendliness is not only found in the people of the city, it's also exuded by the eclectic apartments in Chicago. Most neighborhoods in Chicago still offer affordable options for housing that are bursting with antique accents or modern details. Depending on what you want in terms of amenities or the Chicago attractions you want to be close to, we have the inventory to get your search started. Most one bedroom Chicago apartments start around $800 for one bedroom unless you're renting in one of the high-rise recent construction apartment complexes. It's not uncommon to find apartments in large, renovated homes and beautiful brick buildings. And because of the extremely efficient mass transit system in Chicago, having a car is a thing of the past!

Apartments in Chicago Work and Study

Chicago is home to the greatest opportunities in the Midwest, so whether you are looking for the perfect job or the perfect college, the vast number of available Chicago apartments will allow you to find your perfect home. As a hub for a wide range of industries, Chicago provides a wealth of work opportunities in industries like commerce, telecommunications, science, engineering, manufacturing, printing, publishing, internet and food processing sectors.

The city is full of impressive universities that are among the top in the nation. The University of Chicago and Northwestern University are two of the most prestigious. Art students flock to the internationally-acclaimed School of the Art Institute of Chicago, which draws resources from across the art world and one of the city's top museums. Chicago also has many junior colleges, community colleges, art schools and other higher learning institutions.

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