Chicago 1 Bedroom Apartments Under $1,300

It’s 2020 and renters can calibrate their vision of what the perfect Chicago apartment looks like by viewing this collection of affordable apartments. The apartments listed here are all available at or below the city’s median rental price for a 1 bedroom apartment, or $1,300. Explore the options for renters who want to maximize the value of their next Chicago apartment by choosing a place that’s on the money in terms of location, price and amenities.

Hyde Park Apartments Located Near Heart of "Downtown" Hyde Park

5550 S Dorchester Apartments
Renters in Hyde Park get a view of Chicago that embraces all the things that make it such a dynamic and interesting place to call home. The city’s history, the natural splendor of the lakefront, and a rich architectural legacy all shine through when you walk around Hyde Park. And these Hyde Park apartments are walking distance from all those interesting facets of life in this south side neighborhood. The apartments for rent at 5550 S Dorchester Ave give renters updated kitchens with granite countertops and some pretty fun on-site amenities to boot, including a landscaped grilling area and fitness center.

Old Town Apartments with New Interiors


The Oliver on LaSalle 
The Old Town apartments for rent at The Oliver on LaSalle place renters one block’s distance from the always amusing Wells Street Corridor. This half-mile stretch of N Wells St houses a plethora of entertainment, dining and nightlife options. Renters who explore a bit further north of these Old Town apartments will find The Second City performing center on W North Ave, the sprawling green acreage of Lincoln Park and the Lincoln Park Zoo, and 3 Arts Cafe. The neighborhood immediately south of the apartments at The Oliver on LaSalle is the Gold Coast, another prime destination for renters who want to tap into some of Chicago’s finest dining and shopping destinations. Getting around is simplified thanks to the CTA Red line stop at Clark/Division -- located a few minutes’ walk from these recently renovated Old Town apartments.

Sunny Rogers Park Apartments Near Loyola University

The Concord at Sheridan 
Get a taste for the Rogers Park lifestyle from these new construction apartments on the north side of Chicago. Loyola University is one of the bigger draws for Rogers Park and surrounding neighborhoods, so students will want to give this new apartment complex a glance for sure. But anyone can recognize the appeal of these Rogers Park apartments given their excellent location and robust amenity package. Renters can take their pups to the building’s dog run (yes, the apartments at The Concord at Sheridan are pet-friendly) or take in views of Lake Michigan and the nearby Loyola campus from generously sized windows. Those same windows help bathe these apartments in natural light.

Lakeview Apartments in Prime Spot Near Wrigley, Boystown & Lake Michigan

629 W Cornelia Apartments 
If you’re looking for charming Lakeview apartments in a pre-war building that have updated kitchens and bathrooms, then you’ll want to check out this building. The renovations add a bit of modern convenience and style to these vintage apartments that already had some classic appeal to them, including hardwood floors, bay windows and French doors. The location is perfect for renters who want to explore everything that Lakeview, Boystown and Wrigleyville have to offer. It’s a quick jaunt from these Lakeview apartments to Addison and Clark, home of the Chicago Cubs.

Uptown Apartments Balance Access to City & Nature

Clarendon Shores 
The Uptown apartments for rent at Clarendon Shores are close to city attractions that help define the neighborhood, such as the famous Green Mill on Broadway, and they’re practically across the road from Chicago’s extensive lakefront. Renters can cross the street to get access to acres of playing fields, parks, and playgrounds in Margate Park, and if they cross beneath the viaducts of Lake Shore Drive they’ll find some of the city’s most popular beaches. Montrose Harbor and the nature sanctuary are two popular destinations for renters who want to take a walk and enjoy the natural beauty of Chicago’s shoreline. Or renters can always take a casual day to hang around these Uptown apartments, perhaps after getting a bite to eat at one of the many nearby restaurants on Broadway or Lawrence Ave.