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Last updated August 19 2019 at 4:52 PM

724 1 Bedroom Apartments for rent in Chicago, IL

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Last updated August 19 at 03:16pm
Near North Side
16 Units Available
Asbury Plaza
750 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL
1 Bedroom
$1,884
803 sqft
Elegant apartments with stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors and patios/balconies. Community includes a fitness center, pool and laundry center. Steps from the shops of Michigan Avenue. Close to Navy Pier and Lake Michigan.
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Last updated August 19 at 03:16pm
Lakeview
10 Units Available
Oakdale Terrace
525 W Oakdale Ave, Chicago, IL
1 Bedroom
$1,459
446 sqft
Oakdale Terrace is located near the border of Lincoln Park in East Lakeview. You can enjoy all that Lakeview has to offer in dining, shopping and entertainment, as well as the neighboring areas around the border.
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Last updated August 19 at 03:16pm
Edgewater
10 Units Available
Kenmore Apartments
6119 N Kenmore Ave, Chicago, IL
1 Bedroom
$1,371
550 sqft
6119 N. Kenmore is a completely gutted and rehabbed building in the Edgewater neighborhood. Every unit features beautiful new hardwood floors, STARON countertops with maple cabinetry, Whirlpool appliances, spacious closets, and built in A/C units.
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Last updated August 19 at 01:28pm
The Loop
51 Units Available
The Tides at Lakeshore East
360 E South Water St, Chicago, IL
1 Bedroom
$1,920
799 sqft
Rooftop swimming pool and sundeck, with views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago Skyline. Upgraded contemporary kitchens feature granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, full-sized washers/dryers, and private patios/balconies.
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Last updated August 19 at 01:28pm
Near West Side
15 Units Available
Gateway West Loop
11 S Green St, Chicago, IL
1 Bedroom
$2,394
805 sqft
Modern community in a prime location in Chicago's West Loop neighborhood. Community features a swimming pool with a fire pit, BBQ area, and great views of the city. Units have modern finishes and bike storage.
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Last updated August 19 at 01:18pm
The Loop
45 Units Available
The Shoreham at Lakeshore East
400 E South Water St, Chicago, IL
1 Bedroom
$1,734
850 sqft
Units are luxurious with ceramic tile flooring, maple cabinetry and plush wall-to-wall carpeting. Community has rooftop pool, on-site preschool and dry cleaners. Conveniently located close to Lake Shore East Park.
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Last updated August 19 at 01:10pm
The Loop
34 Units Available
215 West Apartments
215 W Washington St, Chicago, IL
1 Bedroom
$2,120
834 sqft
Great location in the heart of the theater and financial district, close to the Washington/Wells L stop. Units feature laundry, patio or balcony, and granite counters. Community includes BBQ grill, concierge, pool and sauna.
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Last updated August 19 at 01:08pm
Near North Side
14 Units Available
Cityfront Place
400 N McClurg Ct, Chicago, IL
1 Bedroom
$1,867
788 sqft
Steps away from the Magnificent Mile in Streeterville with Zipcar rentals available in the community. Recently renovated apartments feature granite counters, stainless steel and huge walk-in closets.
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Last updated August 19 at 01:04pm
Near North Side
16 Units Available
EnV Chicago
161 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL
1 Bedroom
$2,695
874 sqft
Luxury apartment complex with 24-hour fitness center, yoga/pilates studio, energy-efficient lighting, and Business Center. Units feature built-in desks, all-glass balconies, dishwashers, and stainless steel appliances.
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Last updated August 19 at 01:08pm
Near West Side
8 Units Available
Circa 922
922 W Washington Blvd, Chicago, IL
1 Bedroom
$2,305
719 sqft
Modern apartments with open floor plans, floor-to-ceiling windows, subway tile backsplashes, and new water fixtures. Designer kitchens feature quartz or granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. W/D in unit.
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Last updated August 19 at 12:49pm
The Loop
27 Units Available
AMLI 900
900 S Clark St, Chicago, IL
1 Bedroom
$1,920
781 sqft
Located in the South Loop neighborhood of Chicago, Apartments come with amenities like in-unit laundry, granite counters, hardwood floors and stainless steel appliances. The community is pet-friendly and offers on-site yoga and gym.
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Last updated August 19 at 12:45pm
Lakeview
24 Units Available
Halsted Flats Apartments
3740 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL
1 Bedroom
$2,153
738 sqft
An upscale environment with high-end amenities. Heated pool and cabanas on sundeck, indoor parking, private dog park. In sought-after Lakeview neighborhood with shops, restaurants close by.
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Last updated August 19 at 12:43pm
The Loop
26 Units Available
AMLI Lofts
850 S Clark St, Chicago, IL
1 Bedroom
$2,058
771 sqft
Studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments feature modern kitchens, fireplace, walk-in closets, in-unit laundry. Pet friendly. Enjoy pool, game room, gym, bbq/grill. Near The Loop, Central Business District, and multiple universities. Steps to rail, bus lines.
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Last updated August 19 at 04:31pm
Near North Side
46 Units Available
One Superior Place
1 W Superior St, Chicago, IL
1 Bedroom
$2,271
770 sqft
Luxury apartments with custom finishes. Community highlights include a dog park, business center and gym. Beat the heat in the pool during hot days. Close to Oak Street Beach. Easy access to Lake Shore Drive.
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Last updated August 19 at 04:31pm
Near North Side
32 Units Available
The Seneca
200 E Chestnut St, Chicago, IL
1 Bedroom
$1,816
695 sqft
Within walking distance to Northwestern Pritzker Law School and Lake Michigan. Apartments feature open dining rooms and modern kitchens with breakfast bars. Property offers a rooftop lounge with complimentary Wi-Fi and a 24-hour athletic club.
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Last updated August 19 at 04:30pm
Near North Side
9 Units Available
Aston Chicago
200 E Illinois St, Chicago, IL
1 Bedroom
$2,296
829 sqft
Within walking distance of Navy Pier, near shopping, dining, parks and nightlife. One-, two- and three-bedroom apartments (plus a penthouse) with sweeping city views, hardwood floors, granite counters and fireplaces. Parking available with fee.
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Last updated August 19 at 12:35pm
West Town
5 Units Available
Mondial River West
910 W Huron St, Chicago, IL
1 Bedroom
$2,700
788 sqft
Professionally managed by Lincoln Property Company, Mondial, River West's newest luxury apartment community, offers spacious jr one bedrooms, one, two and three bedroom apartment homes.
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Last updated August 19 at 04:30pm
Near South Side
36 Units Available
Sky 55
1255 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL
1 Bedroom
$1,775
888 sqft
Convenient to Roosevelt station. Modern apartments with floor-to-ceiling windows in a community boasting panoramic lake and city views. Community offers a rooftop garden courtyard, dining terrace and swimming pool. On-site grocery store and garage parking.
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Last updated August 19 at 12:16pm
Near South Side
34 Units Available
1401 S State Apartments
1401 S State St, Chicago, IL
1 Bedroom
$1,947
806 sqft
Conveniently situated close to Lake Michigan, shopping, museums and restaurants. Units feature patio or balcony, granite counters and garbage disposal. Community offers gym, parking, playground, dog park, clubhouse and community garden.
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Last updated August 19 at 12:07pm
Near North Side
30 Units Available
AMLI River North
71 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL
1 Bedroom
$2,658
918 sqft
Located close to the river and W Upper Wacker Dr in downtown Chicago. Community has a beautiful communal garden, a pool and a gym. Apartments have patio/balcony, extra storage and furniture.
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Last updated August 19 at 11:20am
Lincoln Park
2 Units Available
520 W Belden Ave
520 W Belden Ave, Chicago, IL
1 Bedroom
$1,395
450 sqft
Thoughtfully designed apartments with ceiling fans and fully equipped kitchens. Pet-friendly. Bike storage available. Minutes from CTA bus and train stops. Near Lake Shore Drive, the Lincoln Park Zoo and Lake Michigan.
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Last updated August 19 at 04:31pm
Near West Side
14 Units Available
180 North Jefferson
180 N Jefferson St, Chicago, IL
1 Bedroom
$2,249
758 sqft
Great location near the Chicago Loop and River North. Boutique apartments with hardwood floors, walk-in closets, window coverings and great city views. Complimentary bike storage.
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Last updated August 19 at 10:33am
Near North Side
2 Units Available
20 E Scott Apartments
20 E Scott St, Chicago, IL
1 Bedroom
$1,831
450 sqft
Recently renovated, with wood floors, spacious floor plans, designer kitchens with granite counters and stainless steel appliances. Covered parking, expansive closets. On the Gold Coast, near popular restaurants and Oak Street Beach.
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Last updated August 19 at 03:34pm
The Loop
68 Units Available
Essex on the Park
808 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL
1 Bedroom
$2,475
820 sqft
The bar is as high as the building is tall. This masterfully designed apartment community perched on Chicago's prestigious Michigan Avenue offers upscale accommodations, enviable conveniences and vibrant city living.

Chicago City Guide

If one thing can be said about Chicago, it's that you will never get bored living here. There is action and adventure to be found 24 hours a day, every day of the week. Whether you are taking in a symphony in Millenium Park, listening to a blues band at Empty Bottle, indulging in a deep dish pizza downtown or strolling through the rooms of the world-famous Art Institute, you will quickly find out how good this city is at dazzling its residents. It's a wonderful place to meet new friends -- the M

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If one thing can be said about Chicago, it's that you will never get bored living here. There is action and adventure to be found 24 hours a day, every day of the week. Whether you are taking in a symphony in Millenium Park, listening to a blues band at Empty Bottle, indulging in a deep dish pizza downtown or strolling through the rooms of the world-famous Art Institute, you will quickly find out how good this city is at dazzling its residents. It's a wonderful place to meet new friends -- the Midwest is known for its friendly vibes. Young professionals find it easy to carve out a life here because the public transportation is easy and reliable, there are heaps of fun options when it comes to drinking and dining, and there is a lot of room to keep moving up in your career in one of America's most cultured and cosmopolitan cities.

Chicago Life

The Windy City might call to mind images of skyscraping towers and monolithic museums scattered along the stunning Lakeshore Drive, but this town has more to it than visitors could begin to imagine. A quick ride on the El train will land you in old, bohemian neighborhoods and lovely ethnic enclaves that make the city feel mysterious and full of hidden wonders. Whether you're interested in music, art, fine dining or outdoor recreation, you can find it all here -- and it's all super accessible. There are tons of grassy parks nestled into the urban landscape and bike paths run along large portions of the waterfront on Lakeshore and throughout the city for easy commutes or leisure riding. It's a modern city with a lot of history and culture, and it makes an exciting place to settle down and call home for a little while.

One-Bedroom Apartments in Chicago

Chicago is a world-class city and a major hub of American culture and commerce. With a population of over 2.7 million, you can plan to meet a lot of new people and have access to many great employment opportunities within pretty much any industry. One-bedroom apartments are generally a pretty big step up from studios in terms of space. The average price for one-bedroom units is around $1,670. Some of the more expensive neighborhoods, like the Near North Side, average more like $2,000 per month. Vacancy rates vary pretty drastically depending on where you are looking. For a huge selection of one-bedroom apartments, look in the West Englewood, Bridgeport or Streeterville neighborhoods, which all have vacancy rates over 10%. Smith Park, Kilbourn Park, Brainerd and Bucktown have some of the lowest vacancy rates, which will make it a bit harder to find a great one-bedroom home.

Renting one bedrooms in Chicago means you'll probably have a decent-sized living space for dining and entertaining. Whether you're living by yourself or a significant other, it's a great option for settling into a place where you'll feel comfortable enough to stretch out and stay awhile.

August 2019 Chicago Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2019 Chicago Rent Report. Chicago rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Chicago rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

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August 2019 Chicago Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2019 Chicago Rent Report. Chicago rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Chicago rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Chicago rents held steady over the past month

Chicago rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they are up slightly by 1.4% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Chicago stand at $1,095 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,288 for a two-bedroom. Chicago's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.1%, but trails the national average of 1.6%.

    Rents rising across the Chicago Metro

    Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Chicago, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Chicago metro, all of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

    • Aurora has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 2.1%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,337, while one-bedrooms go for $1,137.
    • Gary has the least expensive rents in the Chicago metro, with a two-bedroom median of $937; rents jumped up 1.3% over the past year.
    • Naperville has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Chicago metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,780; rents grew 0.3% over the past month and 1.6% over the past year.

    Chicago rents more affordable than many other large cities nationwide

    As rents have increased slightly in Chicago, a few similar cities nationwide have also seen rents grow modestly. Chicago is still more affordable than most comparable cities across the country.

    • Rents increased slightly in other cities across the state, with Illinois as a whole logging rent growth of 1.1% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 0.7% in Rockford.
    • Chicago's median two-bedroom rent of $1,288 is above the national average of $1,191. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.6% over the past year compared to the 1.4% rise in Chicago.
    • While Chicago's rents rose slightly over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including New York (+1.8%), DC (+1.7%), and Denver (+1.2%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Chicago than most similar cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,126, which is nearly two-and-a-half times the price in Chicago.

    For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

    City
    Median 1BR price
    Median 2BR price
    M/M price change
    Y/Y price change
    Chicago
    $1,090
    $1,290
    0.1%
    1.4%
    Aurora
    $1,140
    $1,340
    -0.5%
    2.1%
    Joliet
    $950
    $1,110
    -0.4%
    0.3%
    Naperville
    $1,510
    $1,780
    0.3%
    1.6%
    Elgin
    $990
    $1,160
    -0.3%
    0.7%
    Waukegan
    $850
    $1,000
    0.6%
    1.4%
    Hammond
    $840
    $990
    0.1%
    0.5%
    Gary
    $800
    $940
    1.3%
    Arlington Heights
    $1,270
    $1,500
    -0.5%
    1.8%
    Evanston
    $1,330
    $1,570
    0
    1.8%
    Schaumburg
    $1,430
    $1,680
    -0.2%
    1.8%
    Bolingbrook
    $1,330
    $1,560
    0.1%
    2.7%
    Palatine
    $1,160
    $1,360
    -0.7%
    1%
    Des Plaines
    $980
    $1,150
    -0.3%
    0.1%
    Wheaton
    $1,280
    $1,510
    0.5%
    3.3%
    Hoffman Estates
    $1,100
    $1,290
    0.3%
    0.1%
    Oak Park
    $850
    $1,000
    1.5%
    1%
    Lombard
    $1,370
    $1,610
    -0.7%
    -0.3%
    Buffalo Grove
    $1,370
    $1,610
    0.4%
    -0.3%
    Carol Stream
    $1,160
    $1,370
    0.1%
    1%
    Romeoville
    $1,620
    $1,910
    -0.4%
    2.4%
    Wheeling
    $1,140
    $1,340
    0
    0.2%
    Calumet City
    $870
    $1,030
    0.2%
    0.8%
    Merrillville
    $960
    $1,130
    -0.8%
    0.6%
    Glendale Heights
    $1,130
    $1,330
    1.3%
    0.3%
    St. Charles
    $1,270
    $1,490
    -1.2%
    0.4%
    Woodridge
    $1,250
    $1,460
    1.5%
    0.9%
    Gurnee
    $1,250
    $1,470
    -2.3%
    3.6%
    Mundelein
    $1,190
    $1,400
    1.1%
    -0.7%
    Chicago Heights
    $920
    $1,080
    0.4%
    0.2%
    Lansing
    $860
    $1,010
    0.2%
    0.4%
    Vernon Hills
    $1,350
    $1,590
    0.6%
    1.2%
    Woodstock
    $970
    $1,140
    -0.3%
    0
    Zion
    $890
    $1,050
    0.5%
    -0.1%
    Rolling Meadows
    $1,260
    $1,480
    -0.7%
    2.4%
    Lisle
    $1,220
    $1,440
    0.5%
    3.8%
    Park Forest
    $990
    $1,160
    0.2%
    0.7%
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    Methodology - Recent Updates:

    Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

    Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

    Methodology:

    Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

    Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

    Read more about our methodology here.

    About Rent Reports:

    Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

    We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

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