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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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Barrington Lakes

Barrington Lakes

Hoffman Estates, IL 60169 (28.52 miles)

Price: $895-$1,740

(224) 676-2627

Beds: Studio - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

Current Rent Specials
Avant at the Arboretum

Avant at the Arboretum

Lisle, IL 60532 (22.53 miles)

Price: $1,455-$2,910

(630) 352-0845

Beds: 1 - 2, 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

Current Rent Specials
Optima Chicago Center

Optima Chicago Center

Chicago, IL 60611 (0.72 miles)

Price: $1,895-$10,028

(773) 717-8832

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1 - 3

Current Rent Specials
The Preserve at Carol Stream

The Preserve at Carol Stream

Carol Stream, IL 60188 (24.08 miles)

Price: $880-$1,625

(630) 427-4023

Beds: 1 - 2, Baths: 1 - 2

Current Rent Specials
St. Charles Square

St. Charles Square

Carol Stream, IL 60188 (23.90 miles)

Price: $756-$1,158

(630) 445-1748

Beds: 1 - 2, Baths: 1

Current Rent Specials
Oak Park Residence Corp.  Apartments

Oak Park Residence Corp. Apartments

Oak Park, IL 60302 (7.33 miles)

Price: From $725

(708) 620-5953

Beds: Studio - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

Current Rent Specials
Hubbard Place

Hubbard Place

Chicago, IL 60654 (0.55 miles)

Price: $1,640-$4,140

(312) 219-9606

Beds: Studio - 2, Baths: 1 - 2

Current Rent Specials
Elm Street Plaza

Elm Street Plaza

Chicago, IL 60610 (1.26 miles)

Price: $1,261-$3,091

(312) 448-9144

Beds: Studio - 2, Baths: 1 - 2

Current Rent Specials
Asbury Plaza

Asbury Plaza

Chicago, IL 60611 (0.86 miles)

Price: $1,289-$2,558

(312) 448-9162

Beds: Studio - 2, Baths: 1 - 2

Current Rent Specials
Columbus Plaza

Columbus Plaza

Chicago, IL 60601 (0.62 miles)

Price: $1,480-$3,008

(312) 448-9107

Beds: Studio - 2, Baths: 1 - 2

Current Rent Specials

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Hubbard Place

Hubbard Place

Chicago, IL 60654 (0.55 miles)

Price: $1,640-$4,140

(312) 219-9606

Beds: Studio - 2, Baths: 1 - 2

Current Rent Specials
Elm Street Plaza

Elm Street Plaza

Chicago, IL 60610 (1.26 miles)

Price: $1,261-$3,091

(312) 448-9144

Beds: Studio - 2, Baths: 1 - 2

Current Rent Specials
Asbury Plaza

Asbury Plaza

Chicago, IL 60611 (0.86 miles)

Price: $1,289-$2,558

(312) 448-9162

Beds: Studio - 2, Baths: 1 - 2

Current Rent Specials
Columbus Plaza

Columbus Plaza

Chicago, IL 60601 (0.62 miles)

Price: $1,480-$3,008

(312) 448-9107

Beds: Studio - 2, Baths: 1 - 2

Current Rent Specials
This Amazing Home is overflowing with Pure Pleasur

This Amazing Home is overflowing with Pure Pleasur

Chicago, IL 60616 (3.43 miles) (#1606095)

Price: $2,499

(866) 729-2997

Beds: 3, Baths: 2½

Current Rent Specials
Deluxe Studio Laundry Pool Patio Appliances Tennis

Deluxe Studio Laundry Pool Patio Appliances Tennis

Chicago, IL 60616 (3.05 miles) (#1605957)

Price: $795

(888) 635-1674

Beds: Studio, Baths: 1

Current Rent Specials Prewitt Real Estate
Cool "Mini Loft" Stone Walls Track Lighting Wood

Cool "Mini Loft" Stone Walls Track Lighting Wood

Chicago, IL 60608 (3.16 miles) (#1456294)

Price: $750

(855) 237-3017

Beds: 1, Baths: 1

Current Rent Specials Prewitt Real Estate
Great Private Condo Pool Patio Perfect Place YES

Great Private Condo Pool Patio Perfect Place YES

Chicago, IL 60616 (3.64 miles) (#1602170)

Price: $795

(877) 855-3795

Beds: Studio, Baths: 1

Current Rent Specials Prewitt Real Estate
Regents Park

Regents Park

Chicago, IL 60615 (6.03 miles)

Price: From $1,115

(312) 448-9029

Beds: Studio - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

Current Rent Specials
Lake Meadows

Lake Meadows

Chicago, IL 60616 (3.52 miles)

Price: $725-$1,866

(312) 448-9031

Beds: Studio - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

Current Rent Specials
Presidential Towers

Presidential Towers

Chicago, IL 60661 (0.47 miles)

Price: $1,260-$2,992

(312) 448-9151

Beds: Studio - 2, Baths: 1 - 2

Current Rent Specials
Alta at K Station

Alta at K Station

Chicago, IL 60654 (0.62 miles)

Price: $1,439-$5,430

(312) 448-9129

Beds: Studio - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

Current Rent Specials
Windermere House

Windermere House

Chicago, IL 60637 (6.72 miles)

Price: $995-$2,420

(312) 674-7749

Beds: Studio - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

Current Rent Specials
Prairie Shores Apartments

Prairie Shores Apartments

Chicago, IL 60616 (2.74 miles)

Price: $820-$2,045

(312) 448-9152

Beds: Studio - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

Current Rent Specials
73 East Lake

73 East Lake

Chicago, IL 60601 (0.38 miles)

Price: $2,280-$4,395

(312) 489-2503

Beds: 1 - 2, Baths: 1 - 2

Current Rent Specials
The Bernardin

The Bernardin

Chicago, IL 60611 (0.89 miles)

Price: $1,745-$7,145

(312) 462-0073

Beds: Studio - 2, Baths: 1 - 2

Current Rent Specials
180 North Jefferson

180 North Jefferson

Chicago, IL 60661 (0.54 miles)

Price: $1,570-$4,622

(312) 533-4708

Beds: Studio - 3, Baths: 1 - 3

Current Rent Specials
Optima Chicago Center

Optima Chicago Center

Chicago, IL 60611 (0.72 miles)

Price: $1,895-$10,028

(773) 717-8832

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1 - 3

Current Rent Specials
RK Apartments

RK Apartments

Oak Park, IL 60302 (7.53 miles)

Price: $845-$1,300

(708) 251-4480

Beds: 1 - 2, Baths: 1

Current Rent Specials
6805 South Union

6805 South Union

Chicago, IL 60621 (9.53 miles)

Price: $895

(312) 448-9168

Beds: 3, Baths: 1

Current Rent Specials

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