These are the rental properties where renters will find some mixture of superb sanitation, opportunities for socially distanced hangouts, and ample space to explore. And some renters might even take this unique time to explore renting in a place where they can get more square footage for their money, i.e. the suburbs.
Apartment Buildings in Chicago Helping Renters Navigate New Coronavirus Protocols
South Loop Apartment Tower Stands as a Beacon for Touchless Amenities, Dedicated Staff
What we like: Excellent amenities are available via a few taps on a smartphone; dedicated sanitation crew; conscientious building staff.
This 76-story skyscraper in Chicago’s South Loop is finding ways to reinvent the rental lifestyle for Chicagoans, whether it’s via the superlative views from apartments at NEMA Chicago or the top-notch amenities package at renters’ fingertips. And when we say fingertips, that’s literally what we mean: renters at NEMA Chicago can remove the guesswork from booking the excellent amenity spaces, such as private entertainment pods with 65” TV screens and Viking™ barbecue grills, by using the building’s custom mobile app. Renters can also unlock a host of other perks from the NEMA mobile app, like arranging for touch-free deliveries, reserving co-working spaces, submitting maintenance requests, and more.
Comprehensive Amenities Welcome Renters at New West Loop Apartments
What we like: Balconies for select units; a “gear garage” that lets residents borrow sporting goods, scooters and bikes to better explore the neighborhood.
West Loop apartment hunters have a lot of new apartments to choose from as this part of Chicago undergoes a reinvention. Milieu Apartments of course belong in the new apartments category but they also score a few extra points for the comprehensive amenity package that includes a “gear garage” for residents. Renters can check out sports equipment for a day of recreation or rent things like scooters and bicycles for a quick mode of transportation around the neighborhood.
River North Apartments Provide a Walker’s Retreat within the City
AMLI River North
What we like: In-unit laundry for hassle-free washing days; virtual & self-guided tours available; naturally landscaped, outdoor common areas with fire pits ideal for crisp fall evenings.
The River North neighborhood is a walker’s paradise thanks to its many eateries, entertainment options and its proximity to downtown’s favorite new public space: the Chicago Riverwalk. AMLI River North lets apartment renters embrace the central location while enjoying some pandemic-proof perks along the way, such as in-unit laundry for all of its available units. Renters can book contactless virtual tours or self-guided tours if they want to see AMLI River North apartments up close, but they may want to act fast to take advantage of special pricing that’s giving 2 months of FREE RENT for a limited time.
West Loop Living at Its Finest in Sophisticated Apartments
OA Lux Apartments
What we like: Condo-level finishes in chic apartments that also boast high ceilings, in-unit washer/dryer & balconies for select floor plans.
Having an outdoor space with your Chicago apartment is becoming a key amenity, and these West Loop apartments don’t miss a beat in that aspect. Renters who are looking for West Loop 2 bedroom apartments will find OA Lux is ready to accommodate with spacious floor plans that include a nifty outdoor space.
More Chicago Apartments & Chicago Suburb Rentals to Weather Unpredictable Times
Ukrainian Village Coach House Provides Flexible Living & Working Space
522 N Claremont Ave #CH, $2,100/month
This is the kind of place that makes you rethink the versatility of coach houses, aka Granny Flats or Accessory Dwelling Units, especially in a time of intermittent quarantines. This Ukrainian Village coach house has been thoughtfully renovated to make it a modern residence, complete with an updated kitchen and central A/C.
Bucktown Duplex Apartment for Rent in Classic Worker's Cottage
1939 N Honore St #1F, $2,250/month
We can really get behind a classic Chicago worker’s cottage, done in classic brick no less, that creates a sublime profile on a quiet side street. And this Bucktown property is that picture-perfect representation of a sturdy and utilitarian housing type that stands the test of time. Renters will enjoy the lofted bedroom space, in-unit laundry, ample light pouring in from large skylights, and the bright dining space located underneath those generous skylights in this 2 bedroom duplex for rent in Bucktown.
Evanston Duplex Loft Condo with Bespoke Interior Design
1101 S Dodge Ave #205, $2,800/month
Renters are making the most of the moment to lease larger apartments and condos during a shift in commuting priorities. Spending less time on the road and more time in the home office has become a new focal point as apartment hunters search for the right place to ride out a pandemic, and what better place than a trendy, design-forward duplex loft condo? This Evanston condo is a pleasant surprise for renters who thought that suburban living was devoid of elevated design, and it has plenty of room to fit in either a spare bedroom or home office.
West Ridge Single Family Home for Rent Near Bike Trails & Sculpture Park
3011 W Jarvis Ave, $3,100/month
This 4 bedroom single family home has plenty of curb appeal and packs a lot of charm into its efficient footprint. There’s a large deck in the backyard perfect for family gatherings, and the former occupants even fit a substantial home gym into the finished basement. There are thousands of ways to configure this adorable single family home to make it practically pandemic-proof and the popular North Shore Channel Trail is mere minutes away from this home in West Ridge.
Arlington Heights Single Family Home Helps Renters Discover their Green Thumbs
717 S Highland Ave, $1,600/month
This adorable Cape Cod style house for rent in Arlington Heights offers renters the chance to sample the suburban landscape without needing to fully commit to a mortgage or downpayment. And the price for all that space ($1,600) is quite a bargain! Renters who want to explore the ‘burbs or get acquainted to the single family home lifestyle will find this is a great introductory rental to get themselves situated.