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2,694 Short-term Apartments for rent in Chicago, IL

Finding a short-term apartment in Chicago takes some leg work to find the right location, price point, and lease terms. You may need to rent a short-term apartment due to a new j... Read Guide >
5337 S. Hyde Park Boulevard Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,375
658 sqft
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Located right off S Hyde Park Boulevard and just steps from Lake Michigan, Harold Washington Park and Promontory Point. Close to public transportation, restaurants and shops. Pet-friendly complex offers granite countertops and bike storage.
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5508 S. Cornell Avenue Photo Gallery 1
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4 Bedrooms
$3,250
1920 sqft
Located on Restaurant Row, with service by local bus lines and the University of Chicago's shuttle. Pet-friendly apartments come with walk-in closets and granite counters. Rent includes internet, trash, sewer, water. Bike storage; on-site laundry.
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5128-5132 S. Cornell Avenue Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,625
1083 sqft
Walk to Lake Michigan in minutes. Charming apartments in historic building with hardwood floors. A few minutes from restaurants and shopping on 53rd Street. Apartments are air conditioned. Community is pet-friendly.
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5336-5338 S. Hyde Park Boulevard Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$995
282 sqft
Renovated Hyde Park one-bedroom apartments with wood floors and granite counters. Extra storage and in-unit fireplace. Apartments are air conditioned. Off-street parking and bike storage available.
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Drexel Grand Photo Gallery 1
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8 Units Available
Drexel Grand
5220 S Drexel Ave, Chicago, IL 60615
Hyde Park Kenwood Historic District
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$1,075
350 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,300
460 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Restored apartments with fully equipped kitchens and extra storage. Exercise at the onsite fitness center. Bike storage available. Minutes from the University of Chicago. Close to Lake Shore Drive and I-90/I-94.
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Woodlawn Court Photo Gallery 1
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8 Units Available
Woodlawn Court
5218 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60615
Hyde Park Kenwood Historic District
2 Bedrooms
$1,695
800 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,500
805 sqft
Great location in Hyde Park, close to the 53rd Street Corridor. Community includes on-site laundry, parking and pool. Residents live in units with air conditioning, granite counters, patios or balconies, and hardwood floors.
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5335-5345 S. Kimbark Ave. Photo Gallery 1
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2 Units Available
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$2,500
1018 sqft
4 Bedrooms
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Recently renovated apartments. Ideal location close to conveniences with spacious, bright interiors featuring hardwood floors, granite counters and fireplaces. Pet-friendly community has on-site laundry and a basketball court. Walker's paradise near multiple restaurants.
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5400-5406 S. Maryland Avenue Photo Gallery 1
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5 Units Available
2 Bedrooms
$1,700
620 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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4 Bedrooms
$2,100
900 sqft
Right by Washington Park in a green setting. Recently renovated community that's pet-friendly and offers bike storage and 24-hour maintenance. Upgrades include hardwood floors, granite countertops, and updated appliances.
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Del Prado Photo Gallery 1
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16 Units Available
Studio
$1,650
472 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,600
546 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,085
822 sqft
Minutes from the waterfront and Harold Washington Park. Luxury living with on-site pool, gym, and clubhouse. Recently renovated, 1920s-building with walk-in closets, hardwood floors, and granite countertops. Pet-friendly.
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East Park Tower Photo Gallery 1
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10 Units Available
Studio
$1,150
336 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,565
629 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,150
1192 sqft
Close to public transportation, steps from the 51st/53rd Street L station. Residents live in units with patios or balconies, granite counters and hardwood floors. Luxury community includes maintenance, parking, gym and on-site laundry.
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Regents Park Photo Gallery 1
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102 Units Available
Studio
$1,585
650 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,750
715 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,050
1100 sqft
Regents Park is a luxury lakefront community located in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. Units offer granite counters, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, and walk-in closets. Most have been recently renovated.
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5401-5409 S. Cottage Grove Avenue Photo Gallery 1
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2 Units Available
2 Bedrooms
$1,600
760 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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This community is adjacent to Washington Park and just moments from bus stops along Cottage Grove Avenue. The recently renovated units boast fireplaces and hardwood flooring. Amenities include on-site laundry.
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1154-56 E. 56th Street Photo Gallery 1
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2 Units Available
2 Bedrooms
$1,900
1000 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Close to the University of Chicago and Washington Park. Each pet-friendly apartment features hardwood floors and a modern kitchen with a dishwasher and microwave. Convenient on-site laundry center.
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The Blackwood Photo Gallery 1
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22 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$1,525
475 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,695
700 sqft
Nicely crafted homes with maple cabinetry and walk-in closets. Residents get access to a clubhouse, fitness zone, and laundry center on site. Near Metra stops. Close to Harper Theatre.
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5507-5509 S Hyde Park Boulevard Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
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6 Bedrooms
$4,900
2709 sqft
Recently renovated with modern charm and convenience, including granite counters and stainless steel appliances. Easy access to Restaurant Row and Lake Michigan with bike storage and on-site laundry for your convenience.
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5339-5345 S. Woodlawn Avenue Photo Gallery 1
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10 Units Available
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$2,100
1039 sqft
4 Bedrooms
$2,525
2179 sqft
Residents live in units with bathtub, dishwashers, fireplaces and patio or balcony. Community includes bike storage, parking and 24-hour maintenance. Located on Woodlawn Ave. close to Nichols Park.
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5335-5337 S. Woodlawn Avenue Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
4 Bedrooms
$3,500
1509 sqft
5 Bedrooms
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Renovated apartments near Nichols Park. Large windows, fireplaces, and hardwood floors. Art Nouveau design touches and walk-in closets. Community features parking and 24-hour maintenance. Pet-friendly with on-site laundry.
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5528-5532 S. Everett Avenue Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$1,400
501 sqft
Lakeshore living just steps from the water. Lake Michigan access and great transportation place you in the heart of it all. Pet-friendly with on-site laundry and recently updated interiors featuring hardwood floors and granite counters.
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Cornell Terrace Photo Gallery 1
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2 Units Available
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$1,090
406 sqft
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2 Bedrooms
$1,775
812 sqft
Just blocks from Lakefront Trail and South Lake Shore Drive, and near Cornell Park. Apartments include hardwood floors and walk-in closets. Cats allowed, and rent includes internet, trash, hot water, water and sewer fees.
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5049 S. Drexel Boulevard Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
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1 Bedroom
$1,375
830 sqft
Brick-faced apartment building with early 20th-century craftsmanship. Recently renovated apartments have a fireplace, granite counters and hardwood floors. Some on-site parking, a community gym and on-site laundry. Borders Washington Park, with local schools close by.
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5300 S Drexel Photo Gallery 1
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11 Units Available
5300 S Drexel
5300 S Drexel Ave, Chicago, IL 60615
Hyde Park Kenwood Historic District
Studio
$1,400
490 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,395
522 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,575
677 sqft
Stylish apartments boast hardwood floors, air conditioning, garbage disposal and dishwasher. Community amenities feature a clubhouse, business center and on-site laundry. Complex is situated right next to Washington Park and only minutes from I-90/94.
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5500 S. Cornell Avenue Photo Gallery 1
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$1,050
274 sqft
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Converted elegant hotel with 1920s character, parking, on-site laundry and bike storage. Residents enjoy units with walk in closets, hardwood floors and laundry. Located in Hyde Park, close to public transportation.
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5120 S. Hyde Park Boulevard Photo Gallery 1
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$1,145
403 sqft
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Convenient location near several public transit options and bordering the Harold Washington Playlot Park. Apartments have fireplaces and granite counters. Bike storage and private parking provided.
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5415 S. Woodlawn Avenue Photo Gallery 1
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3 Units Available
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1 Bedroom
$1,475
588 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,600
617 sqft
A short walk from Nichols Park and E 55th Street. Presentable apartments with kitchen appliances, hardwood floors and garbage disposal. Community includes parking, a courtyard and 24-hour maintenance.
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How much is rent for a short-term apartment in Chicago?

Rental prices for short-term apartments in Chicago range from $750 to $11,300 per month.

How many short-term apartments are available for rent in Chicago?

Currently, there are 251 short-term apartments available for rent in Chicago.

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City Guide for Chicago, IL

"Maybe we can show government how to operate better as a result of better architecture. Eventually, I think Chicago will be the most beautiful great city left in the world." (Frank Lloyd Wright)

Ah, Chicago, metropolis of the Midwest! Being the third largest city in the United States, Chicago is a major nerve center for business, culture, and entertainment. Though it’s no longer just a rest stop between the east and west coasts, the Big Onion still has a whole world to offer. From urban skyscrapers and honking taxis along Lakeshore Drive, to tree-lined streets and grassy parks, there is a niche for every taste. With almost 4 million people calling the windy city their home, though, finding your own place in the chaos can seem like a daunting task.

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What to keep in mind when looking for short-term apartments in Chicago, IL

Finding a short-term apartment in Chicago takes some leg work to find the right location, price point, and lease terms. You may need to rent a short-term apartment due to a new job, a relationship change, or to explore a new city before committing to staying. Whatever the reason, short-term apartments can provide the flexibility that traditional leases don’t.

Before signing a rental agreement or short-term apartment lease, study all of the details thoroughly. Renters usually have more restrictions and rules to follow when renting a short-term apartment. For starters, you usually can’t make modifications like painting or hanging pictures.

Short-term apartments are ideal for flexibility, but also don’t protect the renter long-term. You could face the possibility of rent increases on a monthly basis. The landlord could also decline to renew your lease and leave you looking for another short-term rental.

If your main priority is flexibility, a short-term apartment is an ideal situation. However, ensure that you fully understand the rental agreement terms before signing.