Chicago apartments guide

Looking for a Chicago apartment? Find the cheapest and most expensive rentals and inspiring home design ideas you can't get in real-estate listing

This extravagant Logan Square pad is one of the most expensive Chicago apartments.

Finding a decent Chicago apartments isn't the bloodsport it is in New York or San Francisco, but it's far from easy to make sure you're getting the most for your money. Whether you're in the market for a new place or just dreaming of future rentals, check out the gems we've found in the city's real estate listings, from Uptown to Wicker Park. Plus, get ideas for reworking your current space by flipping through photos of some creative home design right here in Chicago.

Renting in Chicago

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Sticky-note confessions: roommate horror stories

From multiplying cats to inappropriate sweatpants use, our readers relive their worst roommate nightmares

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$2,000 Chicago apartments

We're cluing our coast-dwelling friends into what Chicagoans already know: While our apartments aren't cheap, they're freakin' palaces compared to NYC and L.A.

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The cheapest and most expensive apartments in Uptown

In Uptown, the opposite ends of the rental market are just one block from each other. But both apartments are pretty damn nice

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See what Chicagoans paid in rent in May

Check out this map with average rents in Chicago by neighborhood, then decide if you're paying too much

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Depressing apartment listing of the day

This is what $520 per month gets you in Wrigleyville: no kitchen and the saddest bed in Chicago

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The cheapest and most expensive apartments in Wicker Park

Compare two extremes of the Northwest Side rental market: a luxury duplex and a tiny one-bedroom

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The cheapest and most expensive rentals in Logan Square

Compare two extremes of the Northwest Side rental market: a luxurious 4,000-square-foot house and a tiny studio

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6 very different apartments for $1,300

You have $1,300 per month to spend on rent. What kinds of apartments can you get for your money?

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Five insanely expensive rental listings

From a Lincoln Park duplex with an elevator to a surprisingly tasteful apartment in Trump Tower, these five rentals are the definition of real-estate porn

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Find your perfect neighborhood

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Quiz: Which neighborhood do you actually belong in?

Living in the right neighborhood is key to being happy in Chicago. But which one is best for you? Take our quiz to find out

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Chicago's most awesome homes

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An Orange Moon apartment

Lynne and Ty McDaniel transformed the back of their store into a colorful crash pad

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An art-filled Evanston home

This Evanston home is filled with a ton of art—but that won’t stop the owners from collecting more

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The Hyde Park home of Art Smith and Jesus Salgueiro

The couple's passion for cooking and art define the design scheme

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A newly married couple's apartment

A newly cohabiting couple marry their quirky, sometimes morbid collections in one home sweet home

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Andersonville apartment with a great garden

Victor Wasserman’s Andersonville apartment is a garden of delights

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A Lutheran church becomes a modern man cave

Robert Zizzo turned this former Lutheran church into a rustic man cave

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Logan Square mansion

The neighbors are new, but the mansions on the block remain much the same thanks to Logan Square Preservation Society’s president Lewis Coulson

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Humboldt Park apartment decked in steampunk style

K.L. Kenzie and Joseph Rovner deck their place in steampunk style

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