Your new job is going great and you’ve saved enough to get your own place. There are tons of apartments in Chicago to choose from and you may feel overwhelmed. Relax! Finding your first apartment doesn’t have to be stressful. I’ve narrowed down ten apartments in Chicago worth checking out. Happy hunting!
Located in Edgewater, this studio is perfect for people making between $30,000 to $40,000 yearly. At $965 a month, you don’t have to sacrifice location for cost as you’re right down the street from the lake and the red line. All utilities are included, and you can be downtown in half an hour. The rich mix of culture makes this a welcoming place for everyone. Make Edgewater your first home with this option!
Studio apartment located in Ravenswood near the Damen brown line. Hardwood floors throughout, a spacious kitchen and newly renovated bathroom are the defining perks of this pick! At $1,095 a month, it’s a great choice if you’re making around $40,000 a year.
Just steps away from Michigan Avenue, this apartment in Chicago are moderately priced at $1,150 a month. Newly renovated studios sports walk-in closets, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and open floor plans. If you’re looking for an apartment that is steps away from the bustle of downtown Chicago, then this is the one for you!
Located on the Gold Coast, this apartment is a reasonable price and located in an ideal area. Dry cleaning services, 24-hour fitness room, and a rooftop deck are just a few of the amenities offered to residents! Right next to the Clark/Division red line stop, you can get from your door to downtown in a flash. Studios go for $1, 195 to $1,475 and include gas, water, and heat. This pick is great if you make around fifty grand.
Enjoy a gorgeous view of the Chicago skyline at this apartment! Only three miles from downtown in the heart of the historic Lincoln Park, this is the place for you! The apartment offers dry cleaning services, gym, on-site restaurants, and much more! A community deck allows you the opportunity to socialize with neighbors and friends. A studio ranges from $1,285- $2,480, but if you can afford it you should check it out!
This Lincoln Park studio apartment in Chicago is a stunning choice for a first apartment! Amenities galore! A rooftop lounge, swimming pool, fitness center are just some of the amenities you can enjoy! New bathrooms and kitchens in every unit. If that doesn’t sell you then the birdseye view of the Chicago skyline will! Priced at $1,776 a month, only those making $50,000 or more should consider this one. One mile from downtown and in a great neighborhood, this pick is great for loop workers and night-life lovers!
Located in the heart of Gold Coast, this luxury studio in Chicago is an apartment dwellers paradise. The nightlife of River North, Mag Mile, and the lake are just steps away! Luxury amenities within the apartment include a newly renovated bathroom, granite countertops with plenty of space to cook, and much more! This amazing studio comes at a price of $1,830- $2,864.
Are you a history buff? Then this studio apartment in Hyde Park is the choice for you! Built in 1920, this apartment used to be a hotel that housed famous historical figures such as Amelia Earhart and Joe DiMaggio! Newly renovated, this $1,495- $2,687 apartment in Chicago has state of the art amenities plus heat and AC included in rent. Check it out!
Are you a Cubs fan? Then move to Wrigleyville! Located in the heart of Cubs territory and a short walk from Wrigley Field, this apartment in Chicago is perfect for baseball lovers. The apartment offers spacious layouts, granite countertops, and updated bathrooms, plus a washer and dryer in your unit! A gym and game room are just a couple of perks that residents enjoy. It’s on the pricier side at $1,815 a month, but totally worth it!
Have you ever wanted to swim in a rooftop pool? If you move here, you can! Located in Streeterville, this luxury apartment in Chicago has everything. Sit around a fire pit with your friends, hang out under a cabana, or chill with your neighbors in one of the social rooms! Even your dog can have a social life at the pet play area! Priced at $1,910 as the cheapest option this is by far the classiest pick but my bank account hurts just looking at it!