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

Autumn is underway and that means that apartment deals in Chicago are falling into place for savvy renters who've timed their apartment search to coincide with cooler temperatures and crisp, autumn air. 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

The Van Buren Residences

What else is there to say? On top of the beautiful amenities provided to renters at this West Loop building, the offer of 3 months free may be the last nudge some renters need to dive into this neighborhood that just crackles with excitement. And many of the neighborhood’s best spots are right outside the doors of The Van Buren Residences.

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.

Spoke Apartments

This River West apartment building is offering up to 3 months free for select units. Renters who’ve move on from owning a car in favor of other eco-friendly modes of transport will love the connectivity of the Spoke location: it’s only a few minutes to the CTA Blue line station and there are bike-friendly routes just outside the door. Ample bike storage is another key feature in these sophisticated River West apartments.

1120 N. LaSalle Apartments

Get up to 3 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.

Apartments in Chicago Offering Up to 2 Months of Free Rent

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.

Cityfront Place

Live right on Chicago’s gorgeous downtown riverfront and receive 2 months free at this Streeterville apartment building.

River North Park

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

943 North Crosby Apartments

These stylish River North apartments are offering up to 2 months free for long-term leases that begin in November of 2020.

Park Lincoln by Reside

Get 2 months free at these Lincoln Park apartments near Clark/Diversey.

Imprint Apartments

Want to live rent-free for 2 months in a new Printer’s Row apartment? Then this building is right up your alley!

The Arden

This new Lincoln Park apartment building is set to impress renters right out of the gate with a generous offer of 2 months' free rent -- almost as generous as the space allotted to renters in the building's signature 3 bedroom floor plans.

215 West Apartments

Sign a lease for longer than 11 months in one of these Chicago Loop apartments to get 2 months free, and the building is also rolling out discounts for students and first responders.

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

The Morgan at Loyola Station

This Rogers Park apartment building offers ample outdoor space with its landscaped courtyard, apartment balconies and there’s 1 month of free rent on top of those great features for renters who sign a lease at these apartments close to Loyola University Chicago.

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!

Marquee at Block 37

Renters can get 1 month of free rent at select units in these Loop apartments.

Noca Blu

These Logan Square apartments are offering 1 month free to renters.

Carriage House Lofts

These authentic timber loft apartments in the South Loop are giving renters a lofty deal to match: 1 month of free rent!

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.

2714 North Mildred Apartments

These Lincoln Park apartments offer renters duplex floor plans for some extra space, enough to accommodate a home office, and 1 free month as well. Even better, the management company is granting renters a $200 STAPLES gift card to help furnish a home office or remote learning setup!

Chestnut Place

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