Studio apartments are underrated. Sure, they’re small, but have you considered the benefits of downsizing? First and foremost, studios allow renters to get more for less. Budget-friendly apartments are essential in this expensive day and age. Studio apartments also mean no roommates, no more dirty dishes that aren’t yours, and no wait for one mediocre bathroom.
A smaller footprint also means less cleaning — and a chance to become the minimalist queen you’ve always wanted to be. Speaking of queens, you can live like royalty in a luxury building. Studios give you the chance to live in a nicer spot for less. They also make popular neighborhoods more attainable, if that’s your thing.
So, what are you waiting for? We’ve rounded up several of our favorite studio apartments for rent in Chicago. These studios pack a punch so you can maximize your space and never sacrifice your style.
1940 North Lincoln Apartments in Lincoln Park
1940 N Lincoln Ave | Studios from $1,215/mo
At the intersection of Old Town and Lincoln Park, the apartments at 1940 N Lincoln Ave include spacious studios with huge closets, wood floors, and crown molding. The seven-story elevator building resides on a charming tree-lined street and features a sunny rooftop lounge. The apartments for rent are just a short walk to the Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago History Museum, and The Second City comedy club.
441 West Oakdale Apartments in Lakeview
441 W Oakdale Ave | Studios from $1,417/mo
Relish Lakeview's peaceful, tree-lined streets when you rent a studio at 441 W Oakdale Apartments. Neighborhood essentials like Trader Joes, Whole Foods, movie theaters, brewpubs, comedy clubs, and upscale restaurants are just steps away. Building perks include resident social events, private balconies, individually controlled air conditioning, remodeled kitchens and baths, and more. Don't miss out on this beautiful pet-friendly building!
535 W Cornelia Apartments in Lakeview
535 W Cornelia Ave | Studios from $1,035/mo
Get the location you want for a price you'll love. The apartments at 535 W Cornelia Ave are just steps away from Belmont Harbor, making it a true walker's paradise. These historic apartments include hardwood floors, huge closets, extra storage, and 24-hour on-site maintenance.
The Oliver on LaSalle in River North
1140 N Lasalle Dr | Studios from $1,299/mo
The Oliver on LaSalle is a luxury building that places Old Town, River North, and Gold Coast at residents' fingertips. Boutique studios come with exceptional amenities like a brand new fitness center, revamped rooftop deck, and overnight concierge. Updated studios and one-bedroom micro-units range from 248 to 900 square feet.
21 E Chestnut Apartments in Gold Coast
21 E Chestnut St | Studios from $1,680/mo
Experience modern luxury in the Gold Coast at 21 East Chestnut Apartments. The studio apartments for rent feature all of the high-end amenities you'd expect in a luxury building. Up on the rooftop, you'll find a heated pool, sundeck, cozy fire pit area, and grilling stations. Did we mention the amazing views?
Regents Park in Hyde Park
5035 S East End Ave | Studios from $1,375/mo
Chicago's best panoramic views are all yours when you rent at Regents Park. The Hyde Park apartments feature an on-site restaurant and market, rooftop garden and lounge, fitness center, heated pool and hot tub, business center, and more. Plus, the studios are pretty spacious!
The Wilson Club in Uptown
1124 W Wilson Ave | Studios from $1,146/mo
Built in 1923, the historic Wilson Club is now home to beautifully renovated studio and one-bedroom apartments. Expect nothing but the best at these loft-style apartments with 15-foot-high ceilings and huge windows. The Wilson Club takes style seriously with modern finishes and impeccable shared spaces. Tenants enjoy free bike storage, a rooftop lounge, gas grills, a fire pit, coworking area, and fitness center.
2970 N Sheridan Apartments in Lakeview
2970 N Sheridan Rd | Studios from $980/mo
Love Lakeview, but want easy access to the rest of the city? A bus stop lies directly in front of the 2970 N Sheridan Apartments. Spacious studios in multiple styles all feature huge walk-in closets so you don't have to worry about storage. Dogs and cats are welcomed throughout the building, which is perfectly located for long walks by Lake Michigan.