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2 Bedroom Uptown houses for rent - Chicago, IL

2 Beds

145 Houses

Average Rent in Chicago, IL

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Chicago Studio - $1,487+15%
Chicago 1 Bed - $1,932+2%
Chicago 2 Beds - $2,465+5%

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Local Reviews

What distinguishes the neighborhood in which I live is the unique designs of the houses and gardens, in addition to the availability of a good number of service shops and activities in the around the neighborhood, and the mall is a place where I can take family and friends to spend fun times.

Quiet tree lined streets. Closed to restaurants and nightclubs and parks nearby are public transport. Near lake. Parks.

Great diversity and friendly. Plenty of renters and housing. Wish their were more restaurants on my side of the neighborhood, but always a short walk.

Close to busy street but far enough removed. Close to lake and park. Close to transit and easy walk to local establishments.

the diverse races and the businesses in the area and the friendly atmosphere as well. I love how there is everything you need in the area and the transportation

It is a quiet and diverse with lots of unique retail outlets but also access to good shopping and transportation. Alas, there are fewer small restaurants than there were years ago as it has gotten trendier.

Demographics

Education

High School

26%

Associate's

19%

Bachelor's

36%

Master's

16%

Doctorate

2%

Family Size

2 people

57%

3 people

21%

4 people

15%

5 people

3%

6+ people

4%

Household Income

0-50k

47%

50-100k

27%

100-150k

13%

150-200k

6%

200k+

7%

Age

0-10

8%

10-20

5%

20-45

50%

45-65

24%

65+

13%

Affordability

Percentage: 2/52/5

Renters gave this area a 2 out of 5 for affordability

*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 Uptown, Chicago, IL

In Chicago, IL, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $1,487 to $2,465. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in Uptown, Chicago, IL is $1,487. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $1,932. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $2,465.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

+15%

Changed from $1,293 to $1,487
1 Bed

+2%

Changed from $1,894 to $1,932
2 Beds

+5%

Changed from $2,348 to $2,465

Cost of Living

Compared to State Average

4%

Compared to National Average

9.4%

The cost of living in Uptown, Chicago, IL is 4% higher than the state average and 9.4% higher than the national average. Uptown, 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 Uptown, 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 Uptown, 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$1,513+3%
Chicago$1,487+15%
Naperville$1,462-30%
Oak Lawn$1,450--
Evanston$1,405+8%
Aurora$1,325+5%
Bolingbrook$1,282+21%
Portage$1,160--
Wheaton$990-46%
Joliet$962+8%
Waukegan$910+1%
Kenosha$875+47%
Hammond$870+13%
Merrillville$850+12%
Valparaiso$850+10%
Elgin$800--
Michigan City$7120%
Gary$699+7%
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Evanston$2,583+56%
Naperville$1,975+6%
Chicago$1,932+2%
Elgin$1,8000%
Plainfield$1,800+3%
Wheaton$1,737+1%
Schaumburg$1,660+4%
Bolingbrook$1,587+40%
McHenry$1,4500%
Aurora$1,355-3%
Portage$1,352+49%
Skokie$1,350--
Merrillville$1,293+40%
Valparaiso$1,259+36%
Crown Point$1,246+3%
Lansing$1,175--
Waukegan$1,150+8%
Joliet$1,090+8%
Kenosha$1,068-3%
Hammond$965+10%
Calumet City$860+5%
Michigan City$8220%
Gary$812+16%
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Naperville$2,549+13%
Chicago$2,465+5%
Elgin$2,277-4%
Plainfield$2,250-13%
Wheaton$2,010+7%
Aurora$1,964+3%
Schaumburg$1,950+2%
Bolingbrook$1,8120%
Skokie$1,800+14%
McHenry$1,6500%
Oak Lawn$1,500--
Waukegan$1,4470%
Crown Point$1,349+3%
Portage$1,320+21%
Joliet$1,292+8%
Kenosha$1,283-10%
Michigan City$1,262+18%
Valparaiso$1,227+8%
Merrillville$1,175+8%
Hammond$1,170+9%
Calumet City$1,070+5%
Gary$905+3%
Lansing$899--

Compare Neighborhoods

Far Southeast Side

$762

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Northwest Side

$995

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Irving Park

$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, Northwest Side, and Irving Park, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $762, $995, and $995 respectively. Additional areas offering value are South Shore and Portage Park, where the rents are $1,025 and $1,100, a favorable comparison to Chicago's overall 1-bedroom average of $1,932.

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 $3,684, and in West Loop, the average is $3,635. For additional high-end living options, Near West Side offers 1-bedroom apartments at $3,194, and West Side at $3,014. These rates compare to the overall average rent of $1,932 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 Lincoln Park, West Town, and Park West. In Lincoln Park, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $1,735. West Town sees average rents of $2,100 for a 1-bedroom unit. Park West offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $1,687. For those seeking other popular areas, North Side presents 1-bedroom apartments at $1,822, and Logan Square at $3,900. These prices are set against the backdrop of the city-wide average of $1,932 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Chicago, underscoring the popularity of these particular neighborhoods.

NeighborhoodStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
West Loop$2,630+106%
Near East Side$2,625+11%
Fulton River District$2,594--
The Loop$2,500-28%
Fulton Market$2,5000%
Lower West Side$2,500--
Heart of Chicago$2,500--
Little Italy$2,247+4%
Central Station$2,232+17%
West Side$2,198+72%
Near West Side$2,198+2%
West Town$2,070+38%
Streeterville$2,057+16%
Near South Side$2,057-2%
River North$2,000--
Downtown$1,782-11%
Near North Side$1,685+6%
Gold Coast$1,650-1%
Logan Square$1,600--
Hyde Park$1,490-18%
Buena Park$1,465+7%
Uptown$1,451+16%
South Side$1,436+85%
Lincoln Park$1,402+17%
Far Southeast Side$1,399+106%
North Side$1,370+14%
Greektown$1,370+7%
Southwest Side$1,350+80%
Far Southwest Side$1,350+84%
Lakeview$1,332+9%
Lake View East$1,332+10%
Hyde Park Kenwood Historic District$1,225-32%
Park West$1,222+10%
Far North Side$1,117+3%
Edgewater$1,1170%
Edgewater Beach$1,100+1%
Rogers Park$1,070+2%
Lincoln Square$1,050+8%
Ravenswood$1,050+8%
Albany Park$935--
Northwest Side$925+3%
Irving Park$925+3%
Avondale$900--
Portage Park$885-39%
South Shore$650-10%
Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Near West Side$3,194+32%
West Side$3,014+32%
Near East Side$2,680-7%
Central Station$2,587+4%
Little Italy$2,534+8%
Near South Side$2,436+6%
Downtown$2,383-16%
Streeterville$2,332-15%
The Loop$2,313-30%
Fulton Market$2,250-23%
Near North Side$2,150-22%
West Town$2,100-9%
Hyde Park$2,048+164%
Gold Coast$2,000-43%
Lakeview$1,875+4%
South Side$1,858+125%
Lake View East$1,825+4%
North Side$1,822+7%
Hyde Park Kenwood Historic District$1,762-11%
Lincoln Park$1,735+3%
Park West$1,6870%
Uptown$1,629-9%
Ravenswood$1,600+28%
Lower West Side$1,595+12%
Heart of Chicago$1,595+101%
Buena Park$1,569+6%
Far North Side$1,522+4%
Rogers Park$1,511+4%
Lincoln Square$1,500+12%
Southwest Side$1,500--
Beverly$1,497--
Far Southwest Side$1,497+83%
Avondale$1,495-17%
Bridgeport$1,495--
Edgewater$1,437-1%
Edgewater Beach$1,362+4%
Albany Park$1,3000%
Little Village$1,195--
Grand Boulevard$1,195+6%
Portage Park$1,100--
South Shore$1,025+24%
Northwest Side$995-5%
Irving Park$995-5%
Far Southeast Side$762+5%
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Near West Side$5,097+68%
Near East Side$4,652+16%
Fulton Market$4,250+12%
River North$3,650--
Streeterville$3,560-8%
Greektown$3,500--
West Side$3,461+21%
Central Station$3,4000%
The Loop$3,341-25%
Little Italy$3,284+6%
Downtown$3,230-16%
Near North Side$3,205-21%
Near South Side$3,167+9%
West Town$2,850-9%
Gold Coast$2,695+13%
Logan Square$2,500-17%
Ravenswood$2,500--
Edgewater$2,450+50%
Lakeview$2,437+11%
Hyde Park$2,431+4%
North Side$2,420+6%
Lincoln Park$2,420+1%
Park West$2,410+6%
Buena Park$2,395+14%
South Side$2,372+59%
Lake View East$2,337+6%
Lower West Side$2,300+24%
Heart of Chicago$2,300+21%
Hyde Park Kenwood Historic District$2,199--
Rogers Park$2,179+8%
Far North Side$2,112+14%
Uptown$2,057-4%
Portage Park$2,000+38%
Little Village$1,995+25%
Grand Boulevard$1,974--
Irving Park$1,925+24%
Old Irving Park$1,850+3%
Avondale$1,800+20%
Bridgeport$1,800+81%
Northwest Side$1,750+17%
Southwest Side$1,6900%
Beverly$1,645--
Far Southwest Side$1,642--
Far Southeast Side$1,550+35%
Albany Park$1,475-2%
Lincoln Square$1,445+4%
Edgewater Beach$1,325-19%
South Shore$1,300+16%

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

9%

15-30 Mins

21%

30-40 Mins

24%

40-60 Mins

33%

60+ Mins

13%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 9393

Walk Score®

Walkable

Yes

Say 7 of 9 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 9 of 9 renters

Percentage: 9191

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 6 of 9 renters

Percentage: 7878

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

Yes

Say 7 of 9 renters

Need A Car

Yes

Say 7 of 9 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Theaters

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's a pretty good scene for movie buffs and theater lovers.

  1. A high number of theaters per resident
  2. 99% more theaters than average
  3. 81% more theaters than areas of a similar size

Hospitals

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Things are looking healthy in Uptown Chicago for hospitals.

  1. A high number of hospitals per resident
  2. 98% more hospitals than average
  3. 64% more hospitals than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

An average foodie scene: not too cold and not too hot.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. 96% more restaurants than average
  3. 43% more restaurants 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. 96% more coffee shops than average
  3. 53% more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Nightlife is on the rocks in Uptown Chicago.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. 94% more bars and clubs than average
  3. 37% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

There's fresh air to be had here.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. 93% more parks than average
  3. A standard number of parks compared to areas of a similar size

Childcare

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Uptown Chicago is taking baby steps toward having ample childcare options.

  1. Few daycares per resident
  2. 96% more daycares than average
  3. 33% more daycares than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The shopping scene here is a size medium.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. 95% more shops than average
  3. 34% more shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Cardio is hale and hardy in Uptown Chicago.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. 91% more gyms than average
  3. 47% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Healthcare in Uptown Chicago doesn't tip the scales.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. 95% more medical facilities than average
  3. 38% more medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The road is less traveled for filling the tank up in Uptown Chicago.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. 90% more gas stations than average
  3. 13% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The food shops around here are few and far between.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. 83% more grocery stores than average
  3. Far fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Uptown Chicago could do with more oppawtunities for pets.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. 86% more pet facilities than average
  3. 72% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You gotta Van Gogh somewhere else for art.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. 83% more fine art centers than average
  3. 60% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Amusement Parks

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

In need of a lift: Uptown Chicago is light on amusement parks.

  1. Few amusement parks per resident
  2. An average number of amusement parks
  3. A standard number of amusement parks compared to areas of a similar size

Area Features

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 9 of 9 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 9 of 9 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 8 of 9 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 8 of 9 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 8 of 9 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 8 of 9 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 7 of 9 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 7 of 9 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 7 of 9 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 6 of 9 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 6 of 9 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 5 of 9 renters

Nice Views

Yes

Say 5 of 9 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 5 of 9 renters

Quiet Area

No

Say 5 of 9 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 5 of 9 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

No

Say 6 of 9 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 6 of 9 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 7 of 9 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 8 of 9 renters

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

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

Top Schools in Uptown Chicago

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Find Houses in Nearby Cities

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Chicago, IL 5.8 miles$1,932$2,465
Evanston, IL 5.5 miles$2,583$3,250
Skokie, IL 6.2 miles$1,350$1,800
Hammond, IN 27.6 miles$965$1,170
Oak Park, IL 8.7 miles$1,307$1,694
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Park Ridge, IL 10 miles$5,000$3,497
Naperville, IL 28.2 miles$1,975$2,549
Berwyn, IL 10.7 miles$1,350$1,500
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Find Houses in Nearby Neighborhoods

Neighborhood1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
Uptown$1,629$2,057
Lakeview 1.5 miles$1,875$2,437
Clarendon Park 0.2 miles$1,265$2,057
Lake View East 1.7 miles$1,825$2,337
Edgewater 1.5 miles$1,437$2,450
Buena Park 0.6 miles$1,569$2,395
Sheridan Park 0.4 miles$1,400$1,625
Edgewater Beach 1.4 miles$1,362$1,325
Lincoln Square 1.8 miles$1,500$1,445
Ravenswood 1.7 miles$1,600$2,500