Chicago 1 Bedroom Apartments Renting for Less than $1200

Apartment renters who have their eyes set on a specific budget don't need to limit their search to one specific area of the city or even one specific type of apartment building; this post contains a wide variety of 1 bedroom choices for renters across the city with a target rental price of $1,200 per month. Why not explore what can be rented in Chicago right now for $1,200? One of the options below might be a perfect fit.

Chicago 1 Bedroom Apartments Renting for $1,200 per Month or Less

517-525 West Brompton Apartments

Utilities are included with the rent in this affordable Lakeview apartment building, where rents for 1 bedrooms start at just $1,030/month.

925 W. Dakin Apartments

Steps away from public transit options and a short stroll from the lakefront, these Lakeview apartments have rent prices starting for just $1,105/month.

L- Logan Square Apartments

Amenities abound in these fashionable Logan Square apartments, such as in-unit laundry and the one-of-a-kind communal space that's built around a genuine CTA train car! 1 bedroom rents start at $1050/month.

Ivy at Kenwood Apartments

Students might enjoy the location of these Hyde Park apartments because they can easily get to University of Chicago campus facilities, but every renter can enjoy the affordability: 1 bedroom rents start at just $1,025/month.

1246 W. Pratt Apartments

Explore the wonderful community around these Rogers Park apartments with a bit of extra spending cash on hand due to the 1 bedroom rent prices starting at $1,025/month.

Ivy Tower Apartments

More Hyde Park apartments on tap for renters looking to score some savings this year: these Hyde Park 1 bedroom apartments start at $1,160/month.

629 W. Deming Apartments

Live near the intersection of both Lincoln Park and Lakeview in these affordable apartments that also have utilities included for the price of $1,165/month.

Ivy at Shelbyrne Apartments

These pet-friendly Hyde Park apartments have rent prices starting at $1,155 for 1 bedrooms and are within walking distance of Hyde Park's downtown shopping district.

Berteau Manor Apartments

Ravenswood apartments that start at $1,170/month offer renters a reasonable price tag for classic apartments that are near parks, schools, shopping and public transportation.

Ivy Dickens Apartments

Convenience and affordability are two of the top priorities on renters' checklists as they embark on the apartment search, and these pet-friendly Hyde Park apartments offer both! Rent prices for 1 bedroom apartments start at just $1,010/month.

727-29 W. Briar Apartments

Plenty of Chicago apartments offer vintage charm but this Lakeview apartment building combines that unmistakable charm found in classic apartment buildings with a great location and a pet-friendly policy. Rent prices for 1 bedroom apartments start at $1,175/month

426 W. Surf Apartments

Renters can stay cool all summer long in these Lakeview apartments thanks to the climate-controlled units and a location that's super close to the lakefront. Refreshing lake breezes and more Lakeview adventures are within reach thanks to rent prices starting at $1,145/month.

2335-45 N. Geneva / 2348-62 N. Cambridge Apartments

Timeless Chicago apartments that are close enough to all of Lincoln Park's highlights while still being set back from the hustle and bustle thanks to their location on a side street, these apartments offer the right balance of city living for renters and 1 bedrooms start at just $1,135/month.

1400 West Edgewater Apartments

Great restaurants, charming side streets and of course plenty of beachfront access make Edgewater a go-to destination for many apartment renters. Affordable rents are part of the mix, too, with rents at this Edgewater apartment building starting at $1,170/month.

1837 W. Patterson Apartments

Renters can amble around the intersection of North Center, Lakeview and Roscoe Village from these modestly priced apartments, where rents start at $1,145/month for 1 bedrooms.

3616 N. Pine Grove Apartments

These Lakeview apartments are near to the popular businesses along N. Broadway and Boystown is nearby as well. Renters will find pet-friendly apartments that start at just $1,020/month for 1 bedrooms.

420 W. Melrose Apartments

It's tough to find apartments that are closer to Lake Shore Drive without actually having a postal address on Lake Shore Drive than these elegant Lakeview apartments. The pet-friendly policy will be a boon for renters who also want to find a place that's affordable, rent prices for 1 bedrooms start at $1,175/month.

451 W. Wrightwood Apartments

Rents for 1 bedrooms in this charming Lakeview building start at just $1,105/month. Everything that the neighborhood has to offer is within reach, and the Lincoln Park Conservancy is mere steps away. 

801 West Cornelia Apartments

Apartments that provide great access to both Wrigleyville and Boystown are available at budget-friendly prices at 801 West Cornelia, where 1 bedroom rents start at $1,178/month.

Chicago 1 Bedroom Apartments Renting for a Little Bit More than $1,200 per Month

If renters have a little more room in their apartment budget than $1,200 per month, these places provide a few more creature comforts in the form of apartment amenities or a superb location that makes it easier for renters to do things like grab groceries, enjoy the lakefront or commute around the city. See what's available right now for renters in Chicago who are looking to spend just a little bit more than $1,200 per month for a 1 bedroom apartment.

544 West Melrose Apartments

This pet-friendly Lakeview building is doubling down on deals for apartment hunters: 1 bedrooms start at around $1,350 per month while the management company is currently promoting an offer of 3 months free!


Green Manor

Great natural light courses through these Ravenswood apartments that are renting for $1,250/month.

515 West Briar Apartments

Here's another option for renter who need a combo of pet-friendly policies and budget-friendly rent prices: 1 bedroom rents start at $1339/month.

605-17 Hinman Apartments

Renters looking for easy access to the CTA along with the laidback vibe of an Evanston apartment should check out this classic building that's just a 5-minute walk from public transportation options.