Find Your Perfect Chicago 1 Bedroom Apartment

One-bedroom apartments in Chicago are available at varying rents in almost every city neighborhood. 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?

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. The West Loop was second among the most costly Chicago neighborhoods for one-bedroom apartments, clocking in at $2,450 monthly average rent. 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.

Traditionally affordable neighborhoods on Chicago's west, southwest, and far north sides have seen rising rents for one-bedroom apartments in recent years. These are neighborhoods like Pilsen, Lakeview, and Uptown. Many remain close to the citywide median rent for a one-bedroom apartment.

Domu's recent analysis of 1 bedroom apartments, the most affordable neighborhoods 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.   

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

Popular 1 Bedroom Apartments in Chicago

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596 Hawthorne studio a (3)

$1,048-$1,259

Studio-0 bedroom Lakeview Apartment
596 West Hawthorne, Chicago, 596 HAWTHORNE PL, IL 60657
  • Pet Friendly
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$1,775-$2,826

Studio-2 bedroom River North Apartment
55 West Chestnut, Chicago, 55 Chestnut St, IL 60610
  • Pet Friendly
  • Air Conditioning
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river east lofts 1-1593692102

$2,130-$4,905

Studio-2 bedroom Streeterville Apartment
Lofts at River East, Chicago, 445 Illinois St, IL 60611
  • Pet Friendly
  • In-Unit Laundry
  • Utilities Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking Available