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Houses for Rent in Chicago -- The Windy City -- Will Blow You Away

If you live in Chicago, then you know it is indeed a toddlin' town. The third-largest metropolitan area in the United States, Chicago offers excellent public transportation, good employment opportunities, and diverse entertainment options. And if you're looking for Chicago houses for rent, Chicago offers a wide variety of neighborhoods, each with its own character.

Landmarks Near Chicago Rentals

Chicago is located on the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan and owes much of its character to the extended waterfront. It also features the world's tallest skyline, including the Willis Tower, the tallest building in the United States. The historical center of downtown Chicago is known as the Loop, dominated by skyscrapers overlooking Lake Michigan. The Magnificent Mile, just north of the Loop, offers high-end shopping, while Navy Pier stands out with its 150-foot-tall Ferris wheel, retail shops, and dining opportunities. And the historic Water Tower is one of the only buildings to have survived the great Chicago fire of 1871.

Entertainment and Attractions Near Chicago Rental Homes

Chicago has an extensive municipal park system, with the best-known parks lining Lake Shore Drive. These include Lincoln Park north of the Loop, Grant Park and Millennium Park east of the Loop, and Burnham, Jackson, and Hyde Parks south of the Loop. Also along the waterfront, Chicago has 31 beaches.

Wind surfing and lakefront cruises are popular entertainment choices that take you out on Lake Michigan. Also popular are the Lincoln Park Zoo and Navy Pier, and Chinatown has become a destination for both tourists and locals. Chicago has a great sports tradition, and you may enjoy catching the Cubs play at Wrigley Field, the Bears at Soldier Field, a White Sox game, a Bulls game, or a Blackhawks game -- the list goes on!

Chicago also supports a lively music and theater scene with a constant barrage of plays, musicals, comedy improv, blues, lyric opera and symphonies. And living in Chicago, sooner or later you have to visit at least one of its renowned museums -- the Field Museum of Natural History, the Shedd Aquarium, the Adler Planetarium, the Art Institute of Chicago, or the Museum of Science and Industry. You'll need both your heavy parka and cool summer clothes in Chicago. During the month of July, the average high is 84.9 degrees F, while the average low during January is 17.1 degrees F.

Apartments and Houses for Rent in Chicago

Chicago's cost of living varies by neighborhood and distance from downtown. Many houses for rent are reasonably priced, while those seeking an urban lifestyle can also find houses for rent or apartments closer to downtown. Chicago is home to a wide variety of neighborhoods, and Rentals.com includes listings in most of them so just about anyone can find a place they would like to live.

The North side features heavily populated neighborhoods such as Rogers Park, Uptown, Lakeview, Lincoln Park and Lincoln Square. The South side features a range of neighborhoods that feature a greater proportion of single-family homes than the highrise-filled North side. West side neighborhoods near downtown include Wicker Park, the Ukrainian Village, Humboldt Park, the West Loop, and Greektown. While further West are Humboldt Park, West Town, Lawndale, Austin, and Garfield Park.

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Princeton Park Homes

Princeton Park Homes

Chicago, IL 60620 (10.73 miles)

Price: From $794

(312) 448-9169

Beds: 2 - 3, Baths: 1

Current Rent Specials
424 W Diversey

424 W Diversey

Chicago, IL 60614 (3.42 miles)

Price: $815-$2,995

(312) 253-4613

Beds: Studio - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

Current Rent Specials
4100 Marine

4100 Marine

Chicago, IL 60613 (5.03 miles)

Price: $1,145-$2,495

(312) 212-8087

Beds: Studio - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

Current Rent Specials
The Belden-Stratford

The Belden-Stratford

Chicago, IL 60614 (2.77 miles)

Price: $1,125-$5,655

(312) 448-9070

Beds: Studio - 2, Baths: 1 - 2

Current Rent Specials
Millennium Park Plaza

Millennium Park Plaza

Chicago, IL 60601 (0.44 miles)

Price: $1,495-$2,995

(312) 212-8051

Beds: Studio - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

Current Rent Specials
Chestnut Place

Chestnut Place

Chicago, IL 60610 (1.02 miles)

Price: $1,300-$2,400

(312) 957-6708

Beds: Studio - 2, Baths: 1

Current Rent Specials
Optima Chicago Center

Optima Chicago Center

Chicago, IL 60611 (0.72 miles)

Price: $2,516-$10,028

(773) 717-8832

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1 - 3

Current Rent Specials
Oak Park Residence Corporation Apartments

Oak Park Residence Corporation Apartments

Oak Park, IL 60302 (7.33 miles)

Price: From $725

(708) 620-5953

Beds: Studio - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

Current Rent Specials
Parkview Apartments on Lincoln Park

Parkview Apartments on Lincoln Park

Chicago, IL 60614 (2.32 miles)

Price: $925-$8,000

(312) 582-4084

Beds: Studio - 4, Baths: 1 - 3

Current Rent Specials
The Preserve at Carol Stream

The Preserve at Carol Stream

Carol Stream, IL 60188 (24.08 miles)

Price: $805-$1,510

(630) 427-4023

Beds: 1 - 2, Baths: 1 - 2

Current Rent Specials
Flats At East-West University

Flats At East-West University

Chicago, IL 60605 (0.94 miles)

Price: $899-$1,349

(312) 462-0685

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

Current Rent Specials
York Brook Apartments

York Brook Apartments

Bensenville, IL 60106 (16.12 miles)

Price: From $890

(815) 261-1928

Beds: 1 - 2, Baths: 1 - 2

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Elm Street Plaza

Elm Street Plaza

Chicago, IL 60610 (1.26 miles)

Price: $1,425-$3,380

(312) 448-9144

Beds: Studio - 2, Baths: 1 - 2

Current Rent Specials
Columbus Plaza

Columbus Plaza

Chicago, IL 60601 (0.62 miles)

Price: $1,541-$4,048

(312) 448-9107

Beds: Studio - 2, Baths: 1 - 2

Current Rent Specials
Medical District Apartments

Medical District Apartments

Chicago, IL 60607 (1.97 miles)

Price: $1,353-$2,465

(312) 582-4190

Beds: Studio - 2, Baths: 1 - 2

Current Rent Specials
Hubbard Place

Hubbard Place

Chicago, IL 60654 (0.55 miles)

Price: $1,676-$4,188

(312) 219-9606

Beds: Studio - 2, Baths: 1 - 2

Current Rent Specials
Asbury Plaza

Asbury Plaza

Chicago, IL 60611 (0.86 miles)

Price: $1,610-$2,899

(312) 448-9162

Beds: Studio - 2, Baths: 1 - 2

Current Rent Specials
Lake Shore Plaza

Lake Shore Plaza

Chicago, IL 60611 (1.04 miles)

Price: $1,278-$2,365

(312) 239-3464

Beds: Studio - 2, Baths: 1 - 2

Current Rent Specials
3 br, 2 bath  - 345 E Wacker Dr Unit 3410

3 br, 2 bath - 345 E Wacker Dr Unit 3410

Chicago, IL 60601 (0.77 miles) (#1622215)

Price: $4,500

(866) 936-5336 Ext.  33

Beds: 3, Baths: 2

Current Rent Specials
111 S Wacker Dr

111 S Wacker Dr

Chicago, IL 60606 (0.31 miles) (#1624094)

Price: $1,795-$6,995

(888) 448-3191 Ext.  46

Beds: Studio - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

Current Rent Specials
500 North Lake Shore Drive

500 North Lake Shore Drive

Chicago, IL 60611 (1.06 miles) (#1634630)

Price: $1,900-$2,700

(866) 936-2164 Ext.  65

Beds: Studio - 1, Baths: 1

Current Rent Specials
345 E Wacker Dr

345 E Wacker Dr

Chicago, IL 60601 (0.77 miles) (#1634627)

Price: $1,780-$3,300

(866) 935-5515 Ext.  98

Beds: Studio - 2, Baths: 1 - 2

Current Rent Specials
200 E Illinois St

200 E Illinois St

Chicago, IL 60611 (0.72 miles) (#1634631)

Price: $2,100-$5,000

(866) 938-5770 Ext.  28

Beds: Studio - 3, Baths: 1 - 3

Current Rent Specials
73 E Lake St

73 E Lake St

Chicago, IL 60601 (0.38 miles) (#1634628)

Price: $2,160-$2,585

(866) 935-7075 Ext.  83

Beds: Studio - 1, Baths: 1

Current Rent Specials
1 br, 1 bath  - 500 N Lake Shore Dr Apt 775

1 br, 1 bath - 500 N Lake Shore Dr Apt 775

Chicago, IL 60611 (1.06 miles) (#1634619)

Price: $2,600

(866) 935-8706 Ext.  93

Beds: 1, Baths: 1

Current Rent Specials
3 br, 2 bath  - 200 E Illinois St Apt 1103

3 br, 2 bath - 200 E Illinois St Apt 1103

Chicago, IL 60611 (0.72 miles) (#1634622)

Price: $4,995

(877) 304-4990 Ext.  83

Beds: 3, Baths: 2

Current Rent Specials
2 br, 1 bath Apartment - 1001 N. Wolcott Ave

2 br, 1 bath Apartment - 1001 N. Wolcott Ave

Chicago, IL 60622 (2.42 miles) (#1634632)

Price: $2,000

(866) 457-5220 Ext.  11

Beds: 2, Baths: 1

Current Rent Specials
365 N Halsted St

365 N Halsted St

Chicago, IL 60661 (0.80 miles) (#1634629)

Price: $1,700-$3,400

(866) 937-2138 Ext.  86

Beds: Studio - 2, Baths: 1 - 2

Current Rent Specials
365 N Halsted St

365 N Halsted St

Chicago, IL 60661 (0.80 miles) (#1634626)

Price: $2,200-$4,800

(877) 509-5484 Ext.  24

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

Current Rent Specials
2 br, 2 bath  - 360 W Hubbard St Unit 1

2 br, 2 bath - 360 W Hubbard St Unit 1

Chicago, IL 60654 (0.54 miles) (#1634621)

Price: $3,995

(877) 280-5177 Ext.  93

Beds: 2, Baths: 2

Current Rent Specials
73 E Lake St

73 E Lake St

Chicago, IL 60601 (0.38 miles) (#1634625)

Price: $2,815-$3,400

(866) 935-4882 Ext.  95

Beds: 1 - 2, Baths: 1 - 2

Current Rent Specials
1 br, 1 bath  - 360 W Hubbard St Unit 10

1 br, 1 bath - 360 W Hubbard St Unit 10

Chicago, IL 60654 (0.54 miles) (#1634620)

Price: $2,600

(877) 263-0173 Ext.  54

Beds: 1, Baths: 1

Current Rent Specials

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