Find Your Perfect Chicago 1 Bedroom Apartment

One-bedroom apartments in Chicago are available in almost every city neighborhood at varying rents. Are you interested in a one-bedroom for rent near downtown Chicago? Or a one bedroom for rent closer to the suburbs? Do you need a place with street parking or a garage spot available? Is it essential to be close to public transportation? How about finding a one-bedroom apartment with access to parks or bike trails? All these questions may influence the decision, but where to rent a one-bedroom apartment in Chicago comes down to the place with the right amount of space and within budget for most apartment renters.

How Much Are 1 Bedroom Apartments In Chicago?

The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment on Domu is $1,605 in 2021.

Luxury 1 bedroom apartments have sprung up in River North, Lakeshore East, West Loop, Loop, and Streeterville neighborhoods. This reflects a trend of new developments near downtown that cater to renters who value proximity to work more than bulk square footage. This accounts for some higher-than-average rent for one-bedroom apartments surrounding the Chicago Loop.

River North tops the list of most expensive neighborhoods in Chicago to rent one-bedroom apartments, with an average monthly rent of $2,600 in 2021. The West Loop was in second place among the most expensive Chicago neighborhoods for one-bedroom apartments, clocking in at $2,450 monthly average rent in 2021. And rounding out the top 3 most expensive neighborhoods for a one-bedroom for rent in Chicago was Old Town, where rent was $2,200 on average in 2021.

Traditionally affordable neighborhoods on Chicago's west, southwest, and far north sides have seen rising rents for one-bedroom apartments in recent years, although a modest leveling off did occur in the first half of 2020. Many remain close to the citywide median rent for a one-bedroom apartment. These are neighborhoods like Pilsen ($1,560 in 2020), Lakeview ($1,550 in 2020) and Uptown ($1,450 in 2020).

The most affordable neighborhoods from Domu's recent analysis of 1 bedroom apartments include the far north side neighborhoods of Rogers Park and West Ridge. Still, Lincoln Square and Bronzeville average around $1,100 per month for a one-bedroom apartment.   

For affordable one-bedroom options, see one-bedroom apartments under $1500.  

Explore one-bedroom apartments in Chicago neighborhoods or browse one-bedroom apartments around the Chicago suburbs.

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