Studio apartments can be the right fit for renters who are willing to forego added square footage for other conveniences, such as reduced commute times, great locations in happening neighborhoods, and buildings with plenty of amenities. Oh, and that goes without mentioning the financial savings. If saving a bundle is part your search for a Chicago apartment, then check out these studios for rent around town that are $1,000 or less.
Renovated Old Town Studios
The Flats on LaSalle
Chicago apartment renters who are looking for a place to call home that really maximizes the value of its price point and neighborhood amenities ought to look closely at these Old Town studios. The CTA Red line makes a stop at Clark/Division just minutes from the front door of this recently renovated apartment community, and every other destination from sunup to sunset can be found in the nearby epicenter of Old Town. How close is it to North Rush Street and all of Old Town’s top tier restaurants, shops and bars? A mere 10-minute stroll.
Updated Studios in Lakeview
450 W Melrose Apartments
Lakeview apartment renters know that they can score a great balance of walkability and convenience in nearly every corner of this densely populated north side neighborhood. For renters who are seeking a bit more breathability and open space, consider these affordable studio apartments near Lake Shore Drive. Accessing the lakefront and the peaceful landscapes near Belmont Harbor is as easy as walking down the block.
Cozy Wrigleyville Studios
3838 N Broadway Apartments
These efficient studio apartments are situated near Wrigleyville, but not so close that renters will have to wrangle with the spillover crowds during Chicago Cubs games or other events at Wrigley Field. That said, it’s still super easy to walk to the ballpark and the completely revamped heart of Wrigleyville. It’s also just as easy to explore neighborhoods to the north or south by taking the no. 36 Broadway bus -- there’s a convenient bus stop right out the front door of this Lakeview apartment building.
Inspiring Lake Michigan Views from Edgewater Studios
Commuters who’ve taken Lake Shore Drive all the way north to its terminus at Hollywood Ave are acquainted with the sight of the coral pink apartment building that serves as an unmistakable reminder that you’re in Edgewater. That iconic vintage building, aka Edgewater Beach Hotel, is also a familiar sight from these comfortable studio apartments located just a bit down the road. This mid-century apartment tower also provides stunning views of Lake Michigan and easy access to the beach while offering more modern amenities to renters than its vintage neighbors down the street.
Affordable Studios in Edgewater Near All the Action
Brunch connoisseurs may want to brush up on the affordable studios in this Edgewater apartment building. Why? The extra savings from the cheap studio apartment rent could add up to more spending money at all the nearby brunch hotspots, from Andersonville’s famous m. henry to cozy neighborhood favorite Nookies Edgewater.
Cheap Studios Near Loyola Campus
1331 W Loyola Apartments
The lovely enclave of Rogers Park is more than the home to Loyola University and its student populace. Explore the theaters, restaurants and some of the finest beaches in the Chicago area from these clean and updated studios in Rogers Park. The CTA Red line station, which recently received an extensive overhaul of its own, is walking distance and the neighborhood is packed with convenient dining and shopping options.
Co-Living Solutions in Pilsen Studios
The ascendant co-living lifestyle is taking hold in Chicago. Renting a studio in Pilsen just became a whole lot easier thanks to co-living brand Common™ and their community that’s conveniently located near Pilsen’s bustling 18th Street corridor. Renters get communal spaces and a bedroom that are fully furnished (they only need to bring linens and personal items when moving in) along with cleaning services and organized activities included with the rent. While it may not be the lifestyle every renter pictures when it comes to Chicago apartments, it’s one of the easiest ways to get into a new studio apartment located near the heart of a creative and eclectic neighborhood.
Bronzeville Studio Apartments with Great Views
The location of these Bronzeville studio apartments simply can’t be beat. Lake Michigan, which is visible from the apartments at Eden Common, is so close renters can feel the breeze coming off the lake during the summer months. Dunbar Park is a short walk from the apartments at Eden Common, providing renters a place to jog, play or simply relax in one of the near south side’s largest city parks. The CTA operates several bus routes up and down Michigan Ave for renters who rely on public transportation.