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Apartments for rent in Chicago’s Central region are generally understood as the neighborhoods clustered around the city’s original highway: the Chicago River. Here you’ll find apartments beside soaring skyscrapers and iconic entries into the American architecture school. Still, you’ll also find unique neighborhoods with their legends and larger-than-life characters. As Chicago continues to redefine the look and feel of the apartment lifestyle, several Central neighborhoods have emerged as the most sought-after places to rent apartments within the city.

The Central region is where you can expect to find Chicago’s highest concentration of commercial real estate and the highest number of theaters. Chicago’s main railroad hubs can be located within the Central district, but the lakefront land is 100% dedicated to park space. The buildings rise defiantly into the sky while being built in marshy soil. Contradictory, bold, beautiful, and textured -- the Central district has it all going on, and change is the only constant in this part of town.

Apartments for rent in the Gold Coast Chicago put renters in great proximity to the Magnificent Mile, which includes Water Tower Place, the Drake Hotel, and the Four Seasons.
Apartments in Old Town provide easy access to downtown Chicago while still offering renters a neighborhood full of restaurants, bars, and unique retail shops.
River North is the de facto nightlife district for visitors to Chicago but it offers plenty of comfortable living spaces that come in everything from studios up to multi-bedroom apartments.
Apartments for rent in River West Chicago can be studio apartments, 1, 2, and 3 bedroom units. River West apartments tend to be on the newer side, but there are some vintage buildings here.
Streeterville is a neighborhood that embraces Chicago’s commercial hustle and bustle while offering apartment renters serene views of Lake Michigan from high-rise apartment buildings. This neighborhood is a jumble of all the things that define Chicago.
The Chicago Loop is the local shorthand for Chicago’s central downtown area. This 1 mile square area includes the city’s Financial District, the Theater District, the Art Institute, Millennium Park and Grant Park.
Apartments for rent in this newly developed part of the downtown Chicago cityscape include many luxury high-rise apartments that are available in studios, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom layouts.
South Loop apartments range from studios to 3 bedrooms. They have proximity to the Loop with numerous brand new luxury apartments available with great city views or Lake Michigan views.
Apartments in the West Loop offer renters plentiful choices ranging from new luxury apartments, lofts for rent, and condos for rent that carry the “industrial chic” vibe contributing to the neighborhood’s popularity.
Printer's Row apartments are typically in historic converted loft buildings, but some newer luxury apartments are also to be found in this South Side enclave.
Renters looking for apartments in historic Dearborn Park can find rentals in two- and three-flat apartment buildings, townhomes and apartment buildings.
This transforming neighborhood offers apartments with industrial chic and other charm from its history as a warehousing and meatpacking district near the Chicago River.