Why Now Is the Best Time to Look at Apartment Deals in Chicago

The new year is here and that means that apartment deals in Chicago are ready to go out of the gate for savvy renters who've timed their apartment search to start off fresh with the new year. Renters will find some of the best deals in town curated here in this list of free rent offers and other limited time promotions. Offers as good as 3 MONTHS OF FREE RENT or more are certainly a breath of fresh air, so renters who want the dual advantages of exploring a new Chicago neighborhood from their apartment along with up to 3 months' worth of free rent back in their bank accounts should start their apartment search here.

Explore new horizons with the great deals offered below and get in touch about setting up a virtual apartment tour at one of these Chicago apartment buildings.

An Incredible Deal: Get 3 Months Free in these Chicago Apartments

Reside on Green Street

Renters can get up to 3 months of free rent at these Fulton Market apartments that have plenty of natural light to complement the industrial chic design elements like raw concrete columns and brushed stainless steel. Fulton Market is one of the hottest neighborhoods in the city right now, and renters at this sleek apartment building will be able to sample the area's many highlights up close while saving fistfuls of cash.

The Oliver on LaSalle

Refreshed apartments offering 3 months of free rent at the intersection of Old Town and River North, The Oliver on LaSalle gives renters a chance to live in a premium location with great savings.

Wave Lakeview

Lakeview apartments that are bright and bold, plus they're offering 3 months free. What's not to love? We're especially enamored of the views from this Lakeview spot and the recent renovation of this mid-century building brings its 1960s vibe back to life in a fun, trendy way.

200 Squared Apartments

Don’t sleep on the brilliant location of these Chicago Loop apartments, especially now that they’re offering renters 3 months of free rent. Think the Loop is an all-work, no-play zone? Think again: the neighborhood is home to more than a dozen free, public art installations and some of the world’s finest art is housed at the Art Institute of Chicago on the Loop’s eastern edge.

Noca Blu

These crisp Logan Square apartments near the CTA Blue line are offering 3 month free to renters.

Park Lincoln by Reside

Get 3 months free at these Lincoln Park apartments near Clark/Diversey.

Apartments in Chicago Offering Up to 2 Months of Free Rent

2000 North Milwaukee Apartments

These modern apartments have 2 months of free rent to offer renters on top of their great location near the 606 in Logan Square.

Echelon Chicago Apartments

Get 2 months of free rent at these bright Fulton Market apartments that are located walking distance to practically everything! Groceries, transportation, parks and other standout amenities of the happening Fulton Market neighborhood are within reach of these pet-friendly apartments.

State & Chestnut Apartments

Renters who are looking for brilliant views and better deals are going to like this: Get 2 months of free rent when you sign a lease for one of these Gold Coast apartments!

Imprint Apartments

Want to live rent-free for 2 months in a new Printer’s Row apartment and get a $1,000 gift card as a welcome gift? Then this building is right up your alley!

Milieu Apartments

Renters can get a great deal of 2 months' free rent at these stylish West Loop apartments. Amenities on deck for renters at this spot include great views, a fantastic rooftop deck, a "gear garage" filled with complimentary sporting equipment that renters can check out, a fitness center and more. 

North + Vine Apartments

Renters will discover grand views and impressive amenities at this Lincoln Park apartment building along with 2 months of free rent on 14-month leases.

14 West Elm Apartments

These Gold Coast apartments are offering up to 2 months of free rent right now for renters who sign 12-month lease agreements. 

River North Park

Renters will find 2 months free at these River North apartments. 

1120 N. LaSalle Apartments

Get up to 2 months free at this classic apartment building that sits astride the zone where River North, Old Town and the Gold Coast neighborhoods mingle with one another. This location is superb for access to 3 vibrant neighborhoods as well as its proximity to downtown.

Porte Apartments 

Renters looking for new construction buildings that boast the latest technological bells and whistles can set their sights on Porte Apartments in the city's rapidly growing West Loop neighborhood. This new development has a raised courtyard that lets renters embrace the verve and energy of the West Loop while still keeping the street noise at arm's length. The apartment interiors are decked out with elevated amenities such as integrated appliances, balconies (for select units) and smart thermostats, and renters can score up to 2 months of free rent for a limited time at this West Loop spot. 

The Lofts at River East

Renters can get 2 months free for select units or a $500 Visa Gift Card and waived admin fee if they apply within 24 hours of touring one of these Streeterville loft apartments.

AMLI Evanston 

Renters looking in Evanston will want to highlight this deal: get 2 months free and waived admin fees in this great location near Metra, CTA stations and two of Evanston's best local shopping districts.

NEMA Chicago

This soaring South Loop apartment building is giving renters 2 months of free rent.

Apartments in Chicago Offering Up to 1.5 Months of Free Frent

1325 North Wells Apartments

This modern apartment building in Old Town is giving renters 1.5 months free on long-term leases. The 2 bedroom apartments for rent at 1325 North Wells could be the right fit for renters who find themselves lacking adequate space and need a spare bedroom these days.

Eight Eleven Uptown 

What's going down in Uptown these days? This classy and glassy apartment high-rise building's giving renters up to 1.5 months free.

Chicago Apartments Offering 1 Month of Free Rent

Four50 Belmont

Renters at this chic Lakeview apartment building will get 1 month free when they sign a lease for 18 months.

Park Michigan Apartments

The Park Michigan puts renters in a great location to explore one of the city's best-kept secrets: a full prairie tucked inside a city park at Northerly Island. When renters aren't busy exploring the neighborhood around these chic South Loop apartments they'll be enjoying the fact that they saved 1 month of free rent by signing a lease!

Melrose on the Lake 

Apartments in Lakeview that are built with premium finishes also offer renters the chance to get 1 month of free rent.

Chestnut Place

Renters will receive $1,000 of rent credit on select apartments in this Gold Coast building.