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2301 Apartments for rent in Chicago, IL

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Lakeview
Near North Side
Lincoln Park
Austin
Hyde Park
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Last updated November 15 at 03:24am
West Englewood
1 Unit Available
6456 S. Bishop - Unit #1
6456 South Bishop Street, Chicago, IL
2 Bedrooms
$1,150
1100 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Beautiful renovated 2 bdr apartment, central heating/cooling, garage parking, secured fenced family building with alarm system. Unit features include: new stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, new dark wood kitchen and bathroom cabinets.
Last updated November 15 at 03:24am
Greater Grand Crossing
1 Unit Available
7108 S Rhodes St, Unit 207
7108 S Rhodes Ave, Chicago, IL
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$875
710 sqft
Nice 2 bedroom one bath with hardwood floors. Very secure building. Laundry on premises. 25 residential units and 8 store fronts one of the upgraded stores, open space, office, etc
Last updated November 15 at 03:24am
Chatham
1 Unit Available
835-837, E. 80th Street - 835-3
835 E 80th St, Chicago, IL
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$750
1250 sqft
Very nice renovated unit, close to all amenities, parks, schools, churches and transportation. Well maintained building with maintenance janitor on site. Small studio unit, completely renovated, with appliance (stove and fridge).
Last updated November 15 at 03:24am
South Shore
1 Unit Available
7719 South Cornell Avenue - 2
7719 South Cornell Avenue, Chicago, IL
2 Bedrooms
$1,250
2400 sqft
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at 7719 South Cornell Avenue - 2 in Chicago. View photos, descriptions and more!
Last updated November 15 at 03:24am
North Center
1 Unit Available
1927 W. Irving Park Rd. - Storefront, Unit 1
1927 West Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL
Studio
$2,250
1125 sqft
Streetfront unit located a few hundred feet from Lincoln & Irving. Ideal uses, Yoga Studio, Small Retail Shop, Nail Salon and many more. $2,250 Month Gross 1,125 square feet of rentable commercial space.
Last updated November 15 at 03:24am
South Shore
1 Unit Available
2836 E 77th - 305
2836 East 77th Place, Chicago, IL
1 Bedroom
$900
750 sqft
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at 2836 E 77th - 305 in Chicago. View photos, descriptions and more!
Last updated November 15 at 03:24am
Chatham
1 Unit Available
8007 South Eberhart Avenue unit Garden
8007 S Eberhart Ave, Chicago, IL
2 Bedrooms
$725
915 sqft
80th and Eberhart . Great street Section 8 or Market accepted. HEAT INCLUDED. Units have been newly rehabbed. Wood floors, large units with great sunlight, professionally managed, upgraded kitchens and baths.
Last updated November 15 at 03:24am
South Shore
1 Unit Available
7030 S Cregier - 7032 S. Cregier - 3A
7030 South Cregier Avenue, Chicago, IL
2 Bedrooms
$750
800 sqft
70TH/Cregier - 2bd/1bath units available. Great street in beautiful Jackson Park Highlands Neighborhood. Section 8 or Market accepted. HEAT INCLUDED. Units have been newly rehabbed.
Last updated November 15 at 03:24am
Roseland
1 Unit Available
11248 S. Indiana
11248 South Indiana Avenue, Chicago, IL
2 Bedrooms
$800
700 sqft
Beautiful apartment with hardwood floors throughout and newly rehabbed in a lovely neighborhood. Close to public transportation.
Last updated November 15 at 03:24am
Douglas
1 Unit Available
3540 South Dearborn Street - LR3-1
3540 South Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL
3 Bedrooms
$2,250
1500 sqft
This spacious 1st Floor, 3 Bedroom and 2 Full Bathroom (with Double Sinks!) condominium is located in a beautiful park neighborhood! Kitchen complete with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances.
Last updated November 15 at 03:24am
Fuller Park
1 Unit Available
4757 S. Shields - 1
4757 South Shields Avenue, Chicago, IL
3 Bedrooms
$900
1000 sqft
This appartment won't last long. Newly rehabbed in the outskirts of Bridgeview near Bronsville area. Within 2 blocks of public all public transportation.
Last updated November 15 at 03:24am
Washington Heights
1 Unit Available
929 W. 83rd. Street, Apt. 3
929 W 83rd St, Chicago, IL
1 Bedroom
$625
725 sqft
Gorgeous 1 bedroom; FREE Heat
Last updated November 15 at 03:24am
Englewood
1 Unit Available
517 W. Marquette Rd. - Apt. 3
517 West Marquette Road, Chicago, IL
1 Bedroom
$625
675 sqft
Gorgeous updated large 1 bedroom apt. Free heat! Updated kitchen, bath, flooring, walls, etc. Hardwood floors throughout! Tenant pays electric and cooking gas.
Last updated November 15 at 05:24am
Woodlawn
1 Unit Available
6344 South Rhodes Avenue
6344 South Rhodes Avenue, Chicago, IL
3 Bedrooms
$1,400
1288 sqft
Nice 3 bedroom 2 bath condo that was remodeled in July 2017! **Washer /dryer in unit**Gated entry parking spot at back**Close to bus stops/train stations, downtown, the lake and entertainment**Tenants pay all utilities**One or more owners is a
Last updated November 15 at 05:24am
Roseland
1 Unit Available
324 West 112th Street
324 West 112th Street, Chicago, IL
3 Bedrooms
$900
1200 sqft
Three bedrooms one bathroom second-floor apartment. The building only has two units. The bedrooms are spacious. There are hardwood floors in the living room, separate dining room, and bedrooms. The kitchen is an eat-in kitchen for dinette sets.
Last updated November 15 at 05:24am
Lakeview
1 Unit Available
421 West Barry Avenue
421 West Barry Avenue, Chicago, IL
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,325
700 sqft
SEPT1 2nd floor, south-facing 700sqft 1bed with heat, water and cooking gas included! ONE MONTH FREE ON A 13MONTH LEASE!! No security deposit OR move in fee! Landlord requires good credit.
Last updated November 15 at 05:24am
Austin
1 Unit Available
5349 West Van Buren Street
5349 West Van Buren Street, Chicago, IL
3 Bedrooms
$2,400
2700 sqft
BRAND NEW CONDO QUALITY GUT REHAB RENTAL ON THE 1ST FLOOR OF A JUMBO BRICK AND STONE BUILDING.
Last updated November 15 at 12:08pm
South Chicago
1 Unit Available
8714 S Manistee Ave
8714 South Manistee Avenue, Chicago, IL
2 Bedrooms
$700
712 sqft
Bright and charming upper unit, turnkey available for move in today! The cozy living room features a beautiful, front-facing bay window, the perfect welcoming space for entertaining and relaxing.
Last updated November 15 at 05:24am
Lincoln Park
1 Unit Available
506 West Arlington Place
506 W Arlington Pl, Chicago, IL
6 Bedrooms
$5,175
2500 sqft
SEPTEMBER1 3level 6bed 3.
Last updated November 15 at 05:24am
Lakeview
1 Unit Available
824 West WAVELAND Avenue
824 West Waveland Avenue, Chicago, IL
4 Bedrooms
$3,100
2200 sqft
New designer kitchen with stainless fridge , stove, microwave and dishwasher., 4 bedroom, 2 full remodeled baths, 2 living rooms, 2 levels, tons of space ....GORGEOUS WRIGLEYVILLE GIANT 2 FLAT W/ENCLOSED PORCH. YARD, DECK,LAUNDRY .
Last updated November 15 at 05:24am
Lincoln Park
1 Unit Available
2753 North Hampden Court
2753 North Hampden Court, Chicago, IL
4 Bedrooms
$8,975
2982 sqft
Brand new private elevator residence with 4 bedroom Suites, 4.5 Bath, quiet Home Office, grand Living Area, separate Family Room and large outdoor terrace (12x15) for relaxing on peaceful East Lincoln Park street in top-rated Alcott school district.
Last updated November 15 at 03:24am
Avondale
1 Unit Available
3318 N. Albany Ave. - 2
3318 North Albany Avenue, Chicago, IL
3 Bedrooms
$1,695
1300 sqft
GREAT newly remodeled Large 3 bedroom apartment for rent available October 1st! Everything you can want from a fabulous apartment with all the amenities. Large Living Room and Open Dining Room. Extra storage unit in building.
Last updated November 15 at 05:24am
South Shore
1 Unit Available
7709 South Cornell Avenue
7709 South Cornell Avenue, Chicago, IL
2 Bedrooms
$1,300
1200 sqft
Intimate & Handsome Building! Condo quality finishes, Tenant controls heat and has own hot water tank. Large 2 bedroom, Garden unit with Granite counters, tons of light, large bedrooms, washer dryer available and parking available for extra fee.
Last updated November 15 at 05:24am
Hyde Park
1 Unit Available
1617 East Hyde Park Boulevard
1617 East Hyde Park Boulevard, Chicago, IL
2 Bedrooms
$1,900
1500 sqft
Sublime East Hyde Park Location. Express bus to downtown Chicago at your doorstep. Lake Michigan, Dollop Coffee, Whole Foods, University of Chicago all within a few blocks. Stunning vintage inside and out. Marble entry and vestibule.

Average Rent in Chicago

Last updated Oct. 2019
The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Chicago is $1,090, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,283.
Studio
$940
1 Bed
$1,090
2 Beds
$1,283
3+ Beds
$1,641
City GuideChicago
"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.

Having trouble with Craigslist Chicago? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!

The world was first introduced to the Ferris Wheel at the 1983 World Fair in Chicago. The construction astounded the public, and has been replicated consistently all over the world for well over a century. This Ferris Wheel at Chicago's Navy Pier can seat up to 240 people.

Wrigley Field has been home to the Chicago Cubs since 1916, and in that time has hosted everything from skiing events to Chicago's football team to circus elephants! While the Cubs might not be the nation's most promising baseball teams, their fans are undoubtedly loyal and their hot dogs are worth the trip alone.

Chicago is an architecture lover's dream - and with the Buckingham Fountain in the middle of Chicago's legendary Grant Park, why wouldn't it be? This gem of a landmark was designed after one of the fountains at Versailles Palace, and is one the largest fountains in the world!

Basic Tips on Chicago Living

Everyone knows you don’t put ketchup on a Chicago-style hot dog, and everyone knows that trying to travel through Wrigleyville during a Cubs game will be a mob scene. Here are a few other bits of city-specific advice for fledgling Chicagoans. Though renting stand-alone houses is definitely not unheard of here, the most common living arrangements are apartments and condominiums, the latter of which are sometimes rented out privately by their owners. The range of styles, ages and quality amongst them, however, varies depending on where you’re looking and how much you’re willing to spend. Knowing this, how on earth do you even get started?

How to Find an Apartment

It’s always best to know what you want in an apartment first. What’s important to you? What’s your price range? Are you willing to sacrifice size for location? Do you want a vintage flat, a hole-in-the-wall studio, or an updated 40th floor pad with a panoramic view of Lake Michigan? One great thing about apartment hunting in Chicago is that there are multiple services that will take down all your criteria, and then drive you around the city to see multiple options, free of charge. Of course, there are always Internet listings, newspaper ads, and for many areas, a simple walk through the neighborhood to glimpse “for rent” signs will suffice.

Chicago really has no defined “rental season”. Apartments are available year-round, though if anything, there are more options and they tend to go quicker and rent higher in the spring and fall. During these seasons, you’re more likely to lose a good dwelling to another contender if you don’t act fast. Renting a place out in the middle of January may give you a price or time advantage, but moving a couch up to the fourth floor of a walk-up building when the back staircase is covered in ice may also cause you to think twice.

What to Expect From A Chicago Pad

Quality and Style: As previously stated, Chicago has every type of dwelling imaginable, though different neighborhoods and price ranges will yield different results. Multi-unit high-rise buildings usually have amenities included, such as a concierge/doorman, a communal rooftop deck, a pool, or a fitness center. These types of buildings will also have more restrictions or fees for moving in and out. Older buildings with radiator heat will often have gas and heat included in the rent, which is a huge advantage in the winter months when heating prices can break $150 - $200 or more a month. Also, you’d be hard-pressed to find an apartment in the city of Chicago that requires you to pay your own water bill.

Common Logistics: A 12-month lease is standard, though occasionally a larger company will throw in financial perks for signing a longer lease. Short-term or month-to-month leases are hard to come by unless you’re subletting or renting from a private landlord. As far as security deposits go, the standard is equivalent to one month’s rent. More and more often, though, management companies are requiring a non-refundable move-in fee (usually between $150 and $300 per person) instead of a security deposit.

Your Renting Arsenal: Here is a list of common things that will be required for a rental application:

  • Photo ID for all applicants
  • It’s perfectly normal (especially with management companies) to require a $25 - $50 non-refundable credit/background check fee per applicant.
  • Expect to provide information on an application including (but not limited to) current employer information, financial information, previous landlord contact information, and personal or professional references.
  • Many larger management companies will require previous bank statements or pay stubs as proof of income
Chicago Neighborhoods

Within the city of Chicago, there are over 200 unique neighborhoods that are fluid and socially constructed, each with their own quirks and day-to-day life. On a much larger (and more general) scale, the city can be broken up into four massive sections. Consider this a “jumping off” point in finding your ‘hood. Once you decide which side of the city is best for you, look into doing some research on that area’s neighborhoods to find the best fit. A semi-official map of Chicago’s neighborhoods can be found here.

The Loop: The central hub of Chicago, dubbed “the loop” due to the circular path that the elevated trains take around it, is mainly considered a commercial area. It boasts the quintessential Chicago landmarks, including skyscrapers, museums, Grant and Millennium Parks, a theatre district, and a large shopping district. Housing in the loop tends to be sparser and located more toward the perimeter. This area is bustling during the day. Living spaces are compact high-rise condominium and apartment buildings. Generally, the further your living proximity from the loop, the lower cost, more spacious, and more “residential” your apartment will tend to be.

North side: Closer to the loop and Michigan Avenue’s “Magnificent Mile” shopping district. There are many town houses around these neighborhoods, too. As you continue north, rent drops a little and the streets become tree-lined, yet population rises considerably. The north side, as a whole, is the most densely populated section of the city, especially along the lakefront. This area has a lot of neighborhood amenities, parks, and nightlife. It boasts a pretty even number of two and three-flat buildings, vintage courtyard buildings, and high-rises of all different types, with pockets of single-family homes woven in.

South side: The south side covers a much larger land area. Some parts of the south side are quaint, residential communities, and some are rather old and historic.The neighborhoods here have more single-family homes and smaller buildings. Millions of Chicagoans still call it home.

West side: Just west of the loop has historically been an industrial zone; the famous Chicago Union Stockyards were once located here. Closer to downtown, you’ll find loft-style condominiums and old warehouses converted into restaurants and galleries, as well as one of the largest medical districts in the United States. Further out, more stand-alone houses, town homes and bungalows appear.

Urban Circulation

If this city had a heartbeat, its veins would be rich with commuters. The question is really not whether you’ll be able to get around the city, but how you will get around the city. As with any metropolis, Chicago is easily walk-able, but some distances are just too far.

Public Transit: Chicago has the second largest public transportation system in the United States. Eight train lines (both elevated and underground) and over 140 bus routes operate daily all over the city; some run 24/7, others only at peak hours. For commuting further from the city limits, the regional transit authority operates 11 Metra rail lines and suburban buses that service over 200 stations in cities ranging as far as southern Wisconsin and northern Indiana.

Biking: Chicago is a big city for biking (surprisingly) year-round. Bike lanes can be spotted along many major streets. Bike paths also run along large portions of the lakefront for a more leisurely commute.

Driving: Generally one of the least desirable forms of transportation in Chicago, yet a lot of people still do it. Finding an apartment with a designated parking spot can be difficult and pricey in many areas of the city (think an extra $150 - $200 a month for a spot in a parking garage or outdoor lot), and street parking is a cutthroat battle. Don’t even get me started on driving through the city at rush hour. If you need to have a car in Chicago, be forewarned that it will probably become very expensive and frustrating very quickly.

Chicago is rich in history and culture, while still being a modern city. With this much variety, you’ll be able to find the right place for your lifestyle or budget, all within an exciting urban setting. Hopefully this guide has given you a more concrete idea of what to expect and how to get started on your search. Happy hunting!

November 2019 Chicago Rent Report

Welcome to the November 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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November 2019 Chicago Rent Report

Welcome to the November 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 1.2% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Chicago stand at $1,091 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,283 for a two-bedroom. Chicago's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 0.8%, but trails 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, 8 of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

    • Waukegan has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 2.4%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,022, while one-bedrooms go for $869.
    • Over the past year, Arlington Heights has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 0.4%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,456, while one-bedrooms go for $1,238.
    • Gary has the least expensive rents in the Chicago metro, with a two-bedroom median of $945; rents increased 1.7% over the past year but remained flat month-over-month.
    • Naperville has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Chicago metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,752; rents went down 0.4% over the past month and 0.2% over the past year.

    Chicago rents more affordable than many similar cities nationwide

    As rents have increased slightly in Chicago, a few other large 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 0.8% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 0.4% in Rockford.
    • Chicago's median two-bedroom rent of $1,283 is above the national average of $1,191. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.4% over the past year compared to the 1.2% rise in Chicago.
    • While Chicago's rents rose slightly over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Columbus (+1.6%), New York (+1.5%), and DC (+1.3%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Chicago than most other large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,123, 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
    $1,280
    0
    1.2%
    Aurora
    $1,120
    $1,320
    0
    1.6%
    Joliet
    $950
    $1,110
    0.5%
    0.2%
    Naperville
    $1,490
    $1,750
    -0.4%
    -0.2%
    Elgin
    $990
    $1,160
    0.3%
    0.8%
    Waukegan
    $870
    $1,020
    0.8%
    2.4%
    Hammond
    $840
    $990
    0.1%
    0.8%
    Gary
    $800
    $940
    0
    1.7%
    Arlington Heights
    $1,240
    $1,460
    -0.8%
    -0.4%
    Evanston
    $1,320
    $1,560
    0.7%
    1.8%
    Schaumburg
    $1,420
    $1,680
    0.7%
    1.5%
    Bolingbrook
    $1,310
    $1,550
    -0.1%
    1.3%
    Palatine
    $1,160
    $1,370
    1.2%
    1.3%
    Des Plaines
    $970
    $1,150
    -0.3%
    -0.7%
    Wheaton
    $1,270
    $1,500
    -0.5%
    4.6%
    Hoffman Estates
    $1,110
    $1,310
    -0.7%
    0.5%
    Oak Park
    $870
    $1,020
    -0.3%
    3%
    Lombard
    $1,320
    $1,560
    -1%
    -2.7%
    Buffalo Grove
    $1,360
    $1,600
    -1.1%
    -0.8%
    Carol Stream
    $1,170
    $1,380
    0.4%
    2.7%
    Romeoville
    $1,600
    $1,880
    -0.4%
    0.2%
    Wheeling
    $1,140
    $1,340
    0.7%
    0.4%
    Calumet City
    $880
    $1,030
    -0.1%
    1.3%
    Merrillville
    $970
    $1,140
    1.5%
    2.7%
    Glendale Heights
    $1,140
    $1,340
    -1.2%
    0.4%
    St. Charles
    $1,240
    $1,460
    -0.8%
    -0.4%
    Woodridge
    $1,220
    $1,440
    -3.1%
    0.3%
    Gurnee
    $1,160
    $1,370
    -1.8%
    -4.6%
    Chicago Heights
    $930
    $1,090
    -0.1%
    0.8%
    Lansing
    $830
    $970
    -3.4%
    -2.8%
    Vernon Hills
    $1,330
    $1,570
    -1.5%
    -0.3%
    Woodstock
    $980
    $1,150
    1%
    0.7%
    Westmont
    $1,280
    $1,500
    3.1%
    5.6%
    Zion
    $900
    $1,060
    0.9%
    1.4%
    Rolling Meadows
    $1,230
    $1,450
    1.3%
    1.2%
    Lisle
    $1,250
    $1,470
    2.2%
    5.5%
    Bloomingdale
    $1,500
    $1,760
    -2.5%
    -1.8%
    Park Forest
    $990
    $1,170
    0.3%
    1%
    Richton Park
    $1,050
    $1,230
    1.4%
    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.

    Renter Confidence Survey

    Apartment List has released Chicago’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

    "Chicago renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List...

    View full Chicago Renter Survey

    Here’s how Chicago ranks on:

    B-
    Overall satisfaction
    D
    Safety and crime rate
    C
    Jobs and career opportunities
    B+
    Recreational activities
    C
    Affordability
    B+
    Social Life
    C+
    Commute time
    A+
    Public transit
    C+
    Pet-friendliness

    Overview of Findings

    Apartment List has released Chicago’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

    "Chicago renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "However, ratings varied greatly across different categories, indicating that even though renters love Chicago, some aspects can be better."

    Key Findings in Chicago include the following:

    • Chicago renters gave their city a B- overall.
    • The highest-rated categories for Chicago were public transit and social life, which received grades of A+ and B+, respectively.
    • The areas of concern to Chicago renters are quality of local schools and state and local taxes, which both received F grades.
    • Chicago millennials are moderately satisfied with their city, giving it an overall rating of B-, while renters who are parents were less satisfied, giving it an F grade.
    • Chicago earned similar scores compared to other nearby cities like Milwaukee (B-) and Kansas City (B), but earned higher marks than Detroit (F) and Indianapolis (C+).
    • Chicago did relatively well compared to similar cities nationwide, including Los Angeles (C+), Columbus (C+) and Baltimore (C).
    • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

    Renters say:

    • "There’s always something to do and no need to drive anywhere. There are lots of great people and tons of jobs." -Matthew H.
    • "I love all of the beautiful scenery, food, and activities whether you’re single or have a family. But the taxes and cost of living is way too high here." -Angela O.
    • "Love the events, downtown area, parks, and nightlife, but I hate the crime." -Anon.

    For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

    View our national survey results here.

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