Chicago 2 Bedroom Apartments for Rent Under $1500

Finding a 2 bedroom apartment for rent in Chicago is the end goal in the apartment search for a variety of renters. Whether they're searching for an apartment with more space for a growing family or they want to defray the costs of living in a larger space by finding roommates, the 2 bedroom layout has plenty of upside. Not every renter will think they need the added space of the second bedroom, but they might be convinced it's worth it to upgrade from their current 1 bedroom or studio when they see these Chicago 2 bedroom apartments under $1,500.

Classic Chicago Apartments in Convenient Location

Belmont Court

These north side apartments boast classic Chicago style with large bay windows and tremendous curb appeal. Select units have exposed brick and lofted bedroom areas for added flexibility in the floor plan, but baseline perks such as in-unit laundry and modern appliance packages make these Lakeview apartments a great value at less than $1,500 per month.

Logan Square Apartments Help Renters Get More Done at Home

2801 West Logan Apartments 

With the rising popularity of full time work-from-home arrangements, these apartments stand ready to assist renters set up a home office with a $200 STAPLES gift card upon signing the lease. Not every affordable 2 bedroom apartment in Chicago can match that kind of generous incentive, nor can they match the excellent location right on Logan Boulevard.

Glamorous Gold Coast Apartment Living on a Budget

The Deco North Lakeshore 

Popular conception might be that it costs a fortune to rent in Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood because it's awash in ritzy retail options and mansions dating back to the gilded age. However, this apartment building stands as proof that renting in the Gold Coast can be convenient and downright affordable if you know where to look. The 2 bedroom apartments at The Deco North Lakeshore start at $1,350 per month while offering premium finishes such as stone counters, hardwood floors and unbeatable views of Lake Michigan.

Uptown 2 Bedroom Apartments Near Montrose Harbor

Park Shores Apartments

These apartments are close to a couple of the most popular destinations along the northern stretch of the Lakefront Trail, Montrose Harbor (and the adjacent dog beach) and Sydney Marovitz Golf Course. Close enough to hear the sailboats swaying in the harbor? Not quite, but it only takes a few minutes to breeze clear of the city’s grid and put renters right onto the scenic lakefront. 

Ravenswood Apartments Bordering 3 Happening Neighborhoods

Berteau Manor 

These vintage Ravenswood apartments are walking distance from practically everything! Choose between the highlights of the Southport Corridor, Lincoln Square or Ravenswood. The savings from the affordable 2 bedroom apartments for rent at Berteau Manor could mean more flexibility to enjoy the many shops and restaurants within reach. Locals especially love the eclectic choices along Ravenswood's "Malt Row" and the mainstay Music Box Theater on Southport Ave.

Rogers Park Apartments in Converted Luxury Hotel

7301 North Sheridan Apartments 

These Rogers Park 2 bedroom apartments are found within the majestic confines of a former luxury hotel and located mere steps away from Lake Michigan. The glory days of this converted hotel are resurrected by the thoughtfully renovated entrance lobby and the views are still a sight to behold all these years later for renters at one of the grand apartments for rent at 7301 N Sheridan.

Bright Evanston Apartments Near Public Transit & Parks

605-17 Hinman Apartments 

Imagine renting a large, sunny apartment in Evanston, where renters will discover a city in its own right located just north of Chicago that boasts a Big Ten university campus, great dining options and lovely beachfront parks. Making the migration to Evanston even more enticing are the savings that await renters at one of the 2 bedroom apartments for rent at 605-17 Hinman Apartments.

Pet Friendly Edgewater Apartments Located in a Serene Neighborhood

1400 West Edgewater Apartments 

The 2 bedroom apartments for rent 1400 W Edgewater are pet-friendly and place renters in a very walkable location. Easily stroll to the CTA Red line station at Thorndale or simply get out for a stretch along the serene Glenwood Greenway. The popular Edgewater restaurants along N Broadway are very near to these apartments as are the eclectic shops of Andersonville a few blocks to the south.

North Park Apartments Close to University & Nature Trails

5037-49 N Central Park Apartments 

The North Park neighborhood offers renters more than just proximity to North Park University -- there are miles of nature trails to explore and a very quaint business district along W Foster Ave that give this neighborhood a cozy feeling. Renters will also see their money goes the extra mile in these 2 bedroom apartments for rent that start at $1,350 per month.

Uptown 2 Bedroom Apartments by Parks and Shopping

view of high-rise apartment buildings and Lake Michigan in the background, seen from apartment for rent in Buena Shores Apartments, Chicago

Buena Shores Apartments

This Buena Park high-rise apartment building is located in a quiet area that’s tucked in between Lakeview, Uptown and the lakefront. Buena Park isn’t the first name that leaps to mind when people talk about neighborhoods on the north side but that does lend the area around these affordable apartments an air of exclusivity. Or a very subtle measure of hidden gem status at least. Regardless, renters who call one of these 2 bedroom apartments home can brag to their social circle about living in a place with plenty of room that’s also close to fine city parks and convenient shops along Broadway.

Looking to Stretch a Bit Further than $1,500 for 2 Bedrooms? Consider Upgrading to these Chicago Apartments

If your budget has a little more room than $1,500 per month for a 2 bedroom place, then consider your options at these popular Chicago apartment buildings. The amenity packages are a bit more premium and in some cases the location is really second-to-none for Chicago apartment renters.

Uptown Apartments with Historic Charm & Convenient Upgrades

Sheridan Plaza 

Chicago is famous the world over for being an architecture lover's dream city but the gems don't all reside in downtown Chicago. Uptown is chock full of historic charm, both in the form of grand theaters and bold apartment buildings, and the 2 bedroom apartments for rent at Sheridan Plaza place renters near the storied concert venues of Uptown while letting them live in a little slice of history. It should be said that the building has undergone modernizations to make life more comfortable, and renters will also find affordable 2 bedroom places that start at just a shade over $1,500 per month.

Sleek & Bright Apartments in Albany Park 

4730 N Kimball Ave Apartments

The 2 bedroom apartments for rent at 4730 N Kimball Ave Apartments are in a contemporary building that's situated in a classic neighborhood. The character of Albany Park is evident as soon as renters step outside of these clean, modern apartments. Discover restaurants and businesses that have been family-run and operated for generations. Renters can conveniently alight the CTA Brown line at nearby Kimball station to explore neighboring spots like Ravenswood and Lincoln Square or take it all the way into the Loop. Rents for 2 bedroom apartments at 4730 N Kimball Ave start at $1,725 per month.

Experience Life Along the Lakefront in East Lakeview

629 West Cornelia Apartments

With lots of shopping options around and the timeless allure of life near Chicago's lakefront, the 2 bedroom apartments at 629 W Cornelia give renters plenty of reason to consider stretching their budget a bit beyond the $1,500 mark and reach for a place at this supremely popular corner of Chicago. The lakefront is THE place to be in Chicago during the summer, and the neighborhood provides plenty of entertainment aside from the natural beauty of Lake Michigan all 12 months of the year. Rents for 2 bedroom apartments at 629 W Cornelia start at $1,847 per month.