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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 6/16/2024

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Local Reviews

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.

I love going to the park to walk for exercise. I love to see the soccer games that go on there.. I live to watch the water on pretty days.

It's diverse and family oriented. There are a lot of stores and restaurants within walking distance. Public Transportation is easily accessible. There are a lot of parks and churches.

Carter school in the area that give better access to education. There are good parks for children to play in.

It is an old neighborhood. It has old historical churches. It has the original people here for generations.

I like taking my son to the many clean parks in the area. I like walking and feeling safe. There are not many bars or shops.

Demographics

Education

High School

65%

Associate's

23%

Bachelor's

9%

Master's

3%

Doctorate

0%

Family Size

2 people

29%

3 people

22%

4 people

21%

5 people

15%

6+ people

13%

Household Income

0-50k

57%

50-100k

27%

100-150k

10%

150-200k

4%

200k+

2%

Age

0-10

15%

10-20

15%

20-45

35%

45-65

22%

65+

12%

Affordability

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Last updated 6/16/2024

*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 Southwest Side, 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 Southwest Side, 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 6/16/2024

Cost of Living

Compared to State Average

4%

Compared to National Average

9.4%

The cost of living in Southwest Side, Chicago, IL is 4% higher than the state average and 9.4% higher than the national average. Southwest Side, Chicago, IL housing is 39.2% more expensive than the U.S average, while utilities are about 8.9% less pricey. When it comes to basic necessities such as food and clothing, groceries are around 3.4% more in Southwest Side, Chicago, IL than in the rest of the country.

Healthcare services such as doctor check-ups and dentistry cost 7.3% more here compared to the U.S. average.
Cost of Living in Southwest Side, Chicago, ILCompared to State AverageCompared to National Average
Housing
15.2%
39.2%
Utilities
0.2%
8.9%
Food
1.6%
3.4%
Transportation
0%
5.8%
Healthcare
3.4%
7.3%

Compare Other Cities

CityStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Lansing$1,727-11%
Schaumburg$1,544+5%
Lombard$1,499-10%
Chicago$1,470+16%
Naperville$1,462-29%
Oak Lawn$1,450--
Crystal Lake$1,450--
Evanston$1,370+6%
Aurora$1,325+5%
Bolingbrook$1,282+21%
Portage$1,160--
Wheaton$990-46%
Joliet$962+8%
Waukegan$910+1%
Hammond$870+13%
Valparaiso$850+10%
Merrillville$7620%
Elgin$750--
Michigan City$7120%
Gary$699+7%
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Lombard$2,709+22%
Evanston$2,644+19%
Naperville$1,949+8%
Chicago$1,920+6%
Plainfield$1,800+3%
Elgin$1,7920%
Wheaton$1,737+2%
Crystal Lake$1,682--
Schaumburg$1,665+5%
Bolingbrook$1,587+40%
Aurora$1,470+9%
Skokie$1,350--
Portage$1,350+35%
Merrillville$1,307+1%
Crown Point$1,259+6%
Lansing$1,175--
Valparaiso$1,164+17%
Waukegan$1,160+4%
Joliet$1,090+8%
Hammond$1,020+16%
Calumet City$860+5%
Michigan City$8220%
Gary$812+16%
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Evanston$3,466+80%
Naperville$2,549+13%
Chicago$2,500+9%
Crystal Lake$2,497+61%
Elgin$2,3900%
Plainfield$2,250-13%
Lombard$2,166-13%
Wheaton$2,010+9%
Aurora$2,007+7%
Schaumburg$1,978+4%
Bolingbrook$1,8120%
Skokie$1,800+14%
Portage$1,672+53%
Oak Lawn$1,500--
Merrillville$1,472+10%
Waukegan$1,447-1%
Crown Point$1,349+2%
Joliet$1,292+8%
Hammond$1,253+17%
Valparaiso$1,227+9%
Michigan City$1,133+6%
Calumet City$1,070+5%
Gary$905+3%
Lansing$899--

Compare Neighborhoods

Far Southeast Side

$762

1 Bed Avg. Rent

South Shore

$825

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Northwest Side

$995

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 Northwest Side, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $762, $825, and $995 respectively. Additional areas offering value are Irving Park and Grand Boulevard, where the rents are $995 and $1,195, 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 Wicker Park, Lincoln Park, and West Town. In Wicker Park, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $1,575. Lincoln Park sees average rents of $1,735 for a 1-bedroom unit. West Town offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $1,500. For those seeking other popular areas, River West presents 1-bedroom apartments at $2,150, 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%
West Side$2,570+56%
Near West Side$2,570+33%
West Loop$2,562+101%
The Loop$2,500-1%
Fulton Market$2,5000%
Lower West Side$2,500--
Far Southwest Side$2,278+210%
Central Station$2,232+17%
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%
West Town$1,600-22%
Logan Square$1,600--
Wicker Park$1,600--
East Hyde Park$1,536-9%
Hyde Park$1,490-12%
Buena Park$1,465+7%
South Side$1,436-8%
Far Southeast Side$1,399+106%
Greektown$1,390+9%
Lincoln Park$1,385+20%
North Side$1,327+14%
Lake View East$1,305+9%
Lakeview$1,275+7%
Uptown$1,212-7%
Hyde Park Kenwood Historic District$1,210-30%
Edgewater$1,110-1%
Far North Side$1,100+2%
Edgewater Beach$1,100+1%
Rogers Park$1,065+4%
Lincoln Square$1,050+11%
Ravenswood$1,050+11%
West Ridge$1,025-2%
Albany Park$935--
Northwest Side$925+3%
Irving Park$925+3%
Southwest Side$750--
Woodlawn$740--
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%
Central Station$2,587+4%
Near South Side$2,370+1%
Downtown$2,332-11%
The Loop$2,313-7%
East Hyde Park$2,272+193%
Fulton Market$2,250-23%
Near North Side$2,157-21%
River West$2,150--
Hyde Park$2,124+23%
Gold Coast$2,000-42%
South Side$1,873+87%
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%
Buena Park$1,657+8%
Lower West Side$1,595+12%
Wicker Park$1,575--
Far North Side$1,547+5%
Beverly$1,500--
West Town$1,500-32%
Far Southwest Side$1,500--
Bridgeport$1,495--
Ravenswood$1,495-19%
Rogers Park$1,472+6%
Hermosa$1,435--
Edgewater$1,395-9%
Edgewater Beach$1,355-11%
Woodlawn$1,350+8%
West Ridge$1,322+8%
Lincoln Square$1,310-10%
Albany Park$1,3000%
Grand Boulevard$1,195+6%
Northwest Side$995-5%
Irving Park$995-5%
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%
Central Station$4,068+20%
West Loop$3,897-8%
River West$3,800--
Wicker Park$3,750--
River North$3,650--
Streeterville$3,607-2%
Greektown$3,500--
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%
East Hyde Park$3,099+31%
West Side$3,050-6%
Little Italy$3,030-4%
Beverly$2,900--
Edgewater$2,850+75%
Gold Coast$2,795+22%
Hyde Park$2,503+6%
Lakeview$2,450+12%
Lincoln Park$2,420+5%
North Side$2,410+7%
Buena Park$2,395+9%
South Side$2,390+60%
Lake View East$2,372+10%
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%
Grand Boulevard$1,907--
Lower West Side$1,895+49%
Far Southwest Side$1,850--
Woodlawn$1,850+20%
Northwest Side$1,800+20%
Bridgeport$1,800+81%
Albany Park$1,650+10%
Lincoln Square$1,445-43%
West Ridge$1,445+3%
Southwest Side$1,410+18%
Edgewater Beach$1,325-19%
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

25%

40-60 Mins

20%

60+ Mins

17%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 6868

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 22 of 38 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 27 of 38 renters

Percentage: 6767

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

No

Say 24 of 38 renters

Percentage: 6060

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

Yes

Say 21 of 38 renters

Need A Car

No

Say 24 of 38 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Retail Shops

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Southwest Side Chicago's retail scene is in the bag.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. 99% more shops than average
  3. 36% more shops than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Suffice to say, this place is great for groceries.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. 99% more grocery stores than average
  3. 15% more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Childcare

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

No need for a tantrum - childcare options abound in Southwest Side Chicago.

  1. Few daycares per resident
  2. 99% more daycares than average
  3. 46% more daycares than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Filling stations in Southwest Side Chicago are at full-throttle!

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. 99% more gas stations than average
  3. 35% more gas stations than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The restaurant scene here is really cooking with gas.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. 98% more restaurants than average
  3. 18% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Happy hour starts at six around here.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. 98% more bars and clubs than average
  3. 26% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Southwest Side Chicago is shrubby, not shabby.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. 99% more parks than average
  3. 43% more parks than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

More of a gem than germ, this Southwest Side Chicago is not too bad for medical care.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. 98% more medical facilities than average
  3. 20% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too cold, not too hot. An average town for coffee.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. 94% more coffee shops than average
  3. Far fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Cardio is hale and hardy in Southwest Side Chicago.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. 94% more gyms than average
  3. Far fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Who's an ok boy? Southwest Side Chicago doesn't deserve many treats.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. 97% more pet facilities than average
  3. 33% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's just about fine for fine art. An average score.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. 96% more fine art centers than average
  3. 82% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Amusement Parks

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not exactly a Tilt-a-Whirl, but there's fun to be had.

  1. Few amusement parks per resident
  2. 95% more amusement parks than average
  3. Far fewer amusement parks than areas of a similar size

Hospitals

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Southwest Side Chicago gets the all clear for hospitals.

  1. Few hospitals per resident
  2. 97% more hospitals than average
  3. 77% fewer hospitals than areas of a similar size

Theaters

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Hiding in the dressing room? Southwest Side Chicago has a quiet theater scene.

  1. Few theaters per resident
  2. 94% more theaters than average
  3. Far fewer theaters than areas of a similar size

Area Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 30 of 38 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 29 of 38 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 26 of 38 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 25 of 38 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 25 of 38 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 24 of 38 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 23 of 38 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 20 of 38 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 19 of 38 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

Yes

Say 19 of 38 renters

Pet Friendly

No

Say 20 of 38 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 21 of 38 renters

Safe For Families

No

Say 24 of 38 renters

Quiet Area

No

Say 25 of 38 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 25 of 38 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 27 of 38 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 28 of 38 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 29 of 38 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 29 of 38 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 31 of 38 renters

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

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

Top Schools in Southwest Side Chicago

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