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Apartments for rent in Chicago: What will $1,100 get you?

Curious just how far your dollar goes in Chicago?

We've rounded up the latest places for rent via rental sites Zumper and Apartment Guide to get a sense of what to expect when it comes to locating affordable apartments in Chicago if you're on a budget of up to $1,100/month.

Take a peek at what rentals the city has to offer, below. (Note: Prices and availability are subject to change.)

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5748 N. Winthrop Ave. (Edgewater Beach)

Photo: Zumper
Photo: Zumper

Listed at $1,002/month, this one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment is located at 5748 N. Winthrop Ave.

The unit offers central heating and a renovated kitchen. The building features on-site laundry. This rental is cat-friendly.

According to Walk Score's assessment, the area around this address is a "walker's paradise," is quite bikeable and boasts excellent transit options.

(Check out the complete listing here.)

511 W. Melrose St. (Lake View East)

Photo: Zumper
Photo: Zumper

Here's a studio apartment at 511 W. Melrose St. that's going for $1,020/month.

In the apartment, expect to see a dishwasher and hardwood flooring. The building boasts on-site laundry. Pet owners, take heed: The rental is both dog-friendly and cat-friendly.

Per Walk Score ratings, the area around this address has excellent walkability, is very bikeable and boasts excellent transit options.

(Check out the complete listing here.)

8100 S. Essex Ave. (South Chicago)

Photo: Apartment Guide
Photo: Apartment Guide

Next, check out this three-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment that's located at 8100 S. Essex Ave. It's also listed for $1,020/month.

The unit has an eat-in kitchen, central heating and hardwood flooring. Pet lovers are in luck: This property is both dog-friendly and cat-friendly.

According to Walk Score, the surrounding area is moderately walkable, is relatively bikeable and offers many nearby public transportation options.

(See the complete listing here.)

7836 S. Champlain Ave. (Chatham)

Photo: Zumper
Photo: Zumper

Listed at $1,025/month, this 1,400-square-foot three-bedroom, one-bathroom unit is located at 7836 S. Champlain Ave.

The unit includes high ceilings, stainless steel appliances and hardwood flooring. Neither cats nor dogs are welcome. There's no leasing fee required for this rental.

According to Walk Score, the area around this address is very walkable, is fairly bikeable and has good transit options.

(See the complete listing here.)

5441 N. East River Road (O'Hare)

Photo: Apartment Guide
Photo: Apartment Guide

Finally, there's this studio apartment over at 5441 N. East River Road. It's listed for $1,082/month for its 542 square feet.

You can expect to find carpeted floors and a balcony in the studio. Building amenities include on-site laundry and garage parking. For those with furry friends in tow, this property is pet-friendly.

According to Walk Score's assessment, the surrounding area is somewhat walkable, isn't particularly bikeable and has good transit options.

(Check out the complete listing here.)


This story was created automatically using local real estate data from Zumper and Apartment Guide, then reviewed by an editor. Click here for more about what we're doing. Additionally, read on for five marketing tips for real estate agents to showcase local market expertise.

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