How much does it cost to rent an apartment in Chicago? For a snapshot of the rental market in neighborhoods across the city, we analyzed median rents of 2-bedroom apartments during April 2017.

In general, our data reflects the conventional wisdom that the farther an apartment is located from downtown, the less expensive it is. As we’d expect, Streeterville, the New Eastside and River North are among Chicago’s priciest neighborhoods. The next most expensive neighborhoods are located just outside the downtown area and include the West Loop, River West and the Near North Side. With a...

Looking for an apartment with a view of the lake in the "City by the Lake"? Domu rounded up eight buildings with breathtaking views of Lake Michigan.

Enjoy stunning views of Navy Pier and the lake at North Water, a 52-story...

One question we frequently receive from landlords is, “What is the best time of year to list my rental?” It’s common knowledge that Chicago’s rental market is seasonal, peaking in the summer and slowing down as temperatures drop. But which is the best month to advertise your rental? For this, we turn to market time.

Market time is the period of time an apartment remains on the market before a tenant signs a lease and can be used to gauge the level of demand for housing. We pulled the average market times for rentals in Chicago throughout 2016. By comparing average market times for...

In 1909, the City of Chicago created a new and foolproof address system that would help residents navigate our great city. Here’s how it works: The epicenter of the Chicago street grid is the intersection of State and Madison Streets in the heart of the Loop. The addresses on all east-west streets are prefixed with the words “east” or “west,” depending on whether they fall east or west of State Street. Similarly, the addresses on all north-south streets are prefixed with the words “north” or “south,” depending on whether they fall north or south of Madison Street.

The address...

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