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365 Studio Apartments for rent in Chicago, IL

Chicago is a proud, established city with plenty of draws. One of the main perks upon settling in is discovering the outstanding public transportation, which is ranked second-largest ... Read Guide >
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West Loop
28 Units Available
Arkadia West Loop
765 W Adams St, Chicago, IL
Studio
$1,686
538 sqft
Panoramic views, a rooftop deck, yoga room and multiple floor plans are available at Arkadia Tower. LEED certified with all of the latest upgraded apartment features and amenities. In the heart of West Loop.
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Near West Side
35 Units Available
Left Bank
300 N Canal Street, Chicago, IL
Studio
$1,860
565 sqft
Located close to Kinzie Station and Restaurant Row. Units have granite kitchens, full-size washer/dryers and wood flooring. Community features a fitness center, bike storage and private dog park.
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Near South Side
21 Units Available
Eleven40
1140 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL
Studio
$1,731
396 sqft
LIVE SMART What do you look for in a place to live? Generous amenities? An active community? How about an amazing location in the South Loop that puts you within minutes of the city’s best attractions? Eleven40 has it all – and it can be yours, too.
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West Town
22 Units Available
Reside on Green Street
504 N Green St, Chicago, IL
Studio
$1,730
471 sqft
Wrigley Stadium, Kennedy Expressway and Wicker Park are all nearby this property. Furnished apartments available. Units feature hardwood flooring and stainless steel appliances. On-site yoga studio, pool, gym and fire pit available.
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Near South Side
30 Units Available
Park Michigan Apartments
1212 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL
Studio
$1,503
563 sqft
Park Michigan is the new-age luxury living experience within reach. Enhanced living and design makes coming home a pleasure. Each spacious, light-filled apartment boasts custom details and caters to a variety of needs.
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Near West Side
29 Units Available
Echelon Chicago
353 N Desplaines St, Chicago, IL
Studio
$1,867
572 sqft
Great location in downtown Chicago close to public transit, grocery stores, and dining. Resort-style rooftop pool and sundeck, fitness center, clubroom, and outdoor grilling patio. Units have spacious bathrooms and granite counters.
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The Loop
26 Units Available
73 E Lake St
73 E Lake St, Chicago, IL
Studio
$2,454
693 sqft
Enjoy comfortable living in your apartment home that includes a suite of impressive finishes such as GE stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, wood flooring, Kohler fixtures, a built-in wine rack, and abundant closet space.
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Douglas
97 Units Available
Lake Meadows
500 E 33rd St, Chicago, IL
Studio
$796
445 sqft
Located along Lake Michigan and only minutes from Old Town Chicago, this community boasts on-site Zipcar rental, free parking, a community center and an on-site shopping mall. Pet-friendly apartments have free basic cable.
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Uptown
4 Units Available
1261 Argyle
1261 W Argyle St, Chicago, IL
Studio
$977
463 sqft
Just blocks from Cricket Hill and Foster Beach. Pet-friendly community in the popular Andersonville neighborhood. Vintage and modern units with unique charm and style. Gated community with intercom access.
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Uptown
5 Units Available
1338 W Argyle
1354 W Argyle St, Chicago, IL
Studio
$880
280 sqft
Walk to everything that buzzes in Andersonville while enjoying newly renovated, vintage living at 1338 W. Argyle.STUDIO | 1, 2 AND 3 BEDROOMS
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The Loop
36 Units Available
Eleven Thirty
1130 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL
Studio
$1,700
430 sqft
Apartments with lake and city views. 24-hour door attendant and 24-hour laundry center available. Complimentary bike storage. Coffee and tea service available. Minutes from Field Museum of Natural History, Adler Planetarium, and Lake Michigan.
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South Loop
28 Units Available
1001 South State
1001 S State St, Chicago, IL
Studio
$1,458
604 sqft
Luxury living in the South Loop, within walking distance to Lake Michigan. Modern floor plans. Apartments feature custom cabinets, plank flooring and large windows with cityscape views. Keyless entry, outdoor pool and bike share.
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The Loop
8 Units Available
Century Tower
182 West Lake Street, Chicago, IL
Studio
$1,640
457 sqft
Located in the heart of Chicago near the waterfront. This charming community is within a 1930's era building. On-site garage, gym and ample parking. Pet-friendly. Bike storage provided. Modern interiors.
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Mount Greenwood
8 Units Available
Midpointe Apartments
4050 W 115th St, Chicago, IL
Studio
$803
347 sqft
This beautiful complex is perfect for those who want to live near Chicago but enjoy the feel of the suburbs on W. 115th Street. Amenities include on-site laundry, open floor plans and intercom entry.
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Near North Side
20 Units Available
Old Town Park
1140 N Wells St, Chicago, IL
Studio
$1,945
557 sqft
Modern 32-story apartment tower located in Old Town. Complex has a rooftop pool and sundeck, sports court, and sports lounge. Units feature gourmet kitchens, high-end appliances and wide-plank flooring.
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Near North Side
26 Units Available
1350 Lake Shore Drive
1350 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL
Studio
$1,562
511 sqft
At home, this community's residents enjoy stainless-steel appliances, large closets and plush carpeting. Once they're outside, there's a Zip Car onsite, dog park and 24-hour laundry. Lincoln Park and the Target shopping center are nearby.
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Near West Side
13 Units Available
The Madison at Racine
1164 W Madison St, Chicago, IL
Studio
$2,269
610 sqft
Pet-friendly one- and two bedroom apartments with granite counters, fireplace, in-unit laundry. Modern kitchens. Enjoy rooftop pool, hot tub, gym, bike storage, bbq/grill. Located on public transit line. Close to shopping, schools, recreation, I-290.
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Near North Side
12 Units Available
65 East Scott Street Building
65 E Scott St, Chicago, IL
Studio
$1,325
516 sqft
Nestled in the historic Gold Coast you'll find 65 East Scott. Uniquely affordable for the area, 65 East Scott is proud to offer residents the full Gold Coast experience and an unbeatable location.
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Auburn Gresham
1 Unit Available
808 W 76th
808 W 76th St, Chicago, IL
Studio
$625
400 sqft
Recently renovated studio and one-bedroom apartments feature free utilities such as heat and Wi-Fi. It's a pet-friendly community for both canine and feline friends. Just a few blocks from Lyle Park and the Chicago P.D.
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South Shore
1 Unit Available
1742 E 72nd St
1742 E 72nd St, Chicago, IL
Studio
$620
450 sqft
Close to E 71st Street and the bright lights of Downtown Chicago. Newly renovated apartments have hardwood floors and internet access. On-site laundry available. Some bills are paid.
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South Shore
4 Units Available
7715 South Shore Drive
7715 S South Shore Dr, Chicago, IL
Studio
$770
310 sqft
Cozy apartments right near Lake Michigan. Some utilities paid. Fully equipped kitchens. Laundry center on site. Minutes from Rainbow Beach Park and the sand. Easy access to I-90.
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Near North Side
23 Units Available
State & Chestnut
845 N State St, Chicago, IL
Studio
$1,970
487 sqft
Newly decorated units with hardwood floors and air conditioning. Stainless steel appliances including a microwave, dishwasher and garbage disposal. Large outdoor swimming, fire pit, BBQ area, green community and 24-hour concierge service.
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Uptown
7 Units Available
Reside on Clarendon
4157 N Clarendon Ave, Chicago, IL
Studio
$1,025
334 sqft
Recently-renovated, classic Chicago apartments in the Buena Vista neighborhood, within walking distance of Lake Michigan parks and public transportation. Studio and 1-bedroom units with hardwood floors and dishwashers. Off-street parking available for a fee. Gym.
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Lakeview
8 Units Available
Reside on Surf
425 W Surf St, Chicago, IL
Studio
$1,410
520 sqft
Located on Lake Shore Dr., within walking distance of hiking and biking trails on the Lake Michigan shoreline. Elegant, recently-renovated studio and 1-bedroom apartments with hardwood flooring and walk-in closets. Uncovered parking available with fee.

Chicago City Guide

Chicago is a proud, established city with plenty of draws. One of the main perks upon settling in is discovering the outstanding public transportation, which is ranked second-largest in the nation. Chicago is also ranked the third-largest city in the country. From enjoying beautiful Lake Michigan views to discovering the happening nightlife and foodie culture, people clearly love life in the Windy City. Sounds good, right? We should also mention that Chicago is an alpha world city, with much to

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Chicago is a proud, established city with plenty of draws. One of the main perks upon settling in is discovering the outstanding public transportation, which is ranked second-largest in the nation. Chicago is also ranked the third-largest city in the country. From enjoying beautiful Lake Michigan views to discovering the happening nightlife and foodie culture, people clearly love life in the Windy City. Sounds good, right? We should also mention that Chicago is an alpha world city, with much to its name in the business world. If you're just starting out in your career, or if you're looking for a change, you could find the perfect career choice within Chicago's city boundaries. Now, what can you expect to find for studio apartments? Read on for more.

Average Monthly Rent

While Chicago rents may be rising, so too are the perks of living in the Windy City. The average 2017 rental rates for studio apartments is roughly $1,200 per month, depending on the neighborhood, of course. The ranges in Chicago are extreme, which means careful research is needed to narrow down your neighborhoods of interest and your budget. Expect to dish out as much as $2,700 for studios in the Magnificent Mile and as little as $880 for studios in Avalon Highlands or South Commons.

Benefits of a Studio Apartment

Thinking about renting a studio apartment? This size is ideal for those just starting out in their careers or even those who just want to use it as a crash pad. Who needs a full-size apartment with endless entertainment options and plenty of friends nearby? You'll only be coming home to sleep anyway.

You will find a wide range of studio sizes throughout Chicago. While apartments can run anywhere from 300 to 650 square feet, the average size is about 500 square feet. If you use the apartment only for sleeping, you could probably get away with 300 square feet, no problem. If you'd like to host a get-together on a regular basis, however, you'd be better off with the larger size. Otherwise, your guests might not have room to relax.

Studio apartments are also more affordable due to their smaller size, which means you'll have more money left over each month for entertainment options or savings to put in your bank account. Renting a studio could be the ideal way to save up for that summer backpacking trip around the Alps or that dream trip to Paris, the City of Lights.

Where to Find Studio Apartments

Studio apartments aren't restricted to one or two neighborhoods. In fact, you'll find plenty of them throughout Chicago, although most studios tend to be east of interstates 90 and 94. Why? Because that's where the social scene is at its most lively!

From Edgewater and Sheridan Park in the north to central Magnificent Mile and West Loop, all the way down to Hyde Park and South Shore, studios open up on a regular basis. If you're looking to combine studio living with access to ready public transportation and an extended bar/restaurant scene, your best options will be found downtown. Think anywhere in The Loop or the West Side, with its chic converted warehouses and youthful vibe. Of course, Lincoln Park's historical buildings, Lakeview's comedy centers or Edgewater's beaches could be just what you need instead. Get ready to come home to Chicago.

January 2020 Chicago Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2020 Chicago Rent Report. Chicago rents increased 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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January 2020 Chicago Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2020 Chicago Rent Report. Chicago rents increased 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 $1,093 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,285 for a two-bedroom. Chicago's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 0.9%, but is in line with the national average of 1.4%.

    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, 9 of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

    • Naperville has the most expensive rents in the Chicago metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,755; however, the city has also seen rents fall by 0.5% over the past year, the biggest drop in the metro.
    • Waukegan has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 2.6%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,014, while one-bedrooms go for $862.

    Chicago rents more affordable than many similar cities nationwide

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

    • Rents increased slightly in other cities across the state, with Illinois as a whole logging rent growth of 0.9% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 1.0% in Rockford and 0.3% in Springfield.
    • Chicago's median two-bedroom rent of $1,285 is above the national average of $1,192. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.4% over the past year, which matches the rise in Chicago.
    • While Chicago's rents rose slightly over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Columbus (+1.8%), DC (+1.6%), and New York (+1.3%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Chicago than most comparable cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,088, which is more than twice 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
    $1,130
    $1,330
    0.6%
    1%
    Joliet
    $950
    $1,120
    0.4%
    0.1%
    Naperville
    $1,490
    $1,760
    0.3%
    -0.5%
    Elgin
    $1,000
    $1,180
    0.5%
    1.1%
    Waukegan
    $860
    $1,010
    -0.4%
    2.6%
    Hammond
    $840
    $990
    0.1%
    0.8%
    Gary
    $790
    $920
    -1.2%
    0.9%
    Arlington Heights
    $1,250
    $1,480
    0.7%
    0.2%
    Evanston
    $1,320
    $1,550
    -0.1%
    1.5%
    Schaumburg
    $1,440
    $1,690
    0.6%
    1.5%
    Bolingbrook
    $1,310
    $1,540
    -0.3%
    0.5%
    Palatine
    $1,180
    $1,390
    0.8%
    1.2%
    Des Plaines
    $980
    $1,150
    0.3%
    0.2%
    Wheaton
    $1,260
    $1,490
    0
    4.1%
    Hoffman Estates
    $1,100
    $1,290
    -0.6%
    0.1%
    Oak Park
    $850
    $1,000
    -1.1%
    2.8%
    Lombard
    $1,340
    $1,580
    0.7%
    -2.9%
    Buffalo Grove
    $1,340
    $1,570
    -0.5%
    -1.9%
    Carol Stream
    $1,170
    $1,370
    0.1%
    2%
    Romeoville
    $1,590
    $1,870
    -0.7%
    -0.3%
    Wheeling
    $1,140
    $1,340
    -0.2%
    0.2%
    Calumet City
    $880
    $1,030
    -0.2%
    1.1%
    Merrillville
    $970
    $1,140
    0.3%
    0.8%
    Glendale Heights
    $1,120
    $1,320
    -0.9%
    0.3%
    St. Charles
    $1,250
    $1,470
    0.6%
    -0.9%
    Woodridge
    $1,180
    $1,390
    -1.5%
    -1.4%
    Gurnee
    $1,210
    $1,420
    2.3%
    -2.6%
    Oswego
    $1,680
    $1,980
    0.5%
    -2.6%
    Chicago Heights
    $920
    $1,080
    -0.3%
    0.6%
    Lansing
    $830
    $980
    0
    -2.9%
    Vernon Hills
    $1,330
    $1,560
    0.2%
    0.1%
    Woodstock
    $980
    $1,150
    0.2%
    0.8%
    Westmont
    $1,310
    $1,540
    0.8%
    3.8%
    Zion
    $900
    $1,060
    -0.3%
    1.2%
    Rolling Meadows
    $1,270
    $1,490
    1%
    2.3%
    Lisle
    $1,250
    $1,470
    -0.1%
    3%
    Bloomingdale
    $1,500
    $1,760
    -0.3%
    -1.2%
    Park Forest
    $990
    $1,170
    0
    1.4%
    Richton Park
    $1,070
    $1,250
    0.8%
    0.9%
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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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