When you are looking for 1 bedroom apartments in Chicago you have many building styles and neighborhoods to select from. Most one bedroom apartments in Chicago will be located in multi unit buildings that have 10+ apartments in them. Very rarely will you find these units in smaller two or three flats unless they are garden (basement) apartments. Here is a breakdown on what to expect when looking for one bedroom apartment Chicago:
1 bedroom apartments in Lincoln Park and it's twin sister Lakeview can typically be found be in courtyard, midrise and high rise buildings. Some of these buildings are two-three floors the others tend to be in elevator buildings with four floors and higher. The cheap Lincoln Park and Lakeview apartments will normally be in older buildings built prior to 1920 with hardwood floors with heat included and a lack of parking options, or in a four story elevator building that normally will be carpeted (but not always) with heat included, built in wall air conditioner units and on site parking. These 1 bedroom apartments Chicago were built around 1970. One bedroom apartments in Lakeview and Lincoln Park can also be found in luxury modern hi rise rentals buildings and condos for rent. Many of these rentals are full amenity buildings with swimming pools, fitness center, doorpersons and amazing city or lake views.
1 bedroom apartments in River North, Streeterville, Gold Coast and the surrounding Downtown areas will normally be in luxury hi rise buildings with just a few vintage midrises or walk up buildings mixed in. These are the most expensive one bedroom apartments in Chicago because of their prime location and because many of the one bedroom apartments in the Gold Coast,Streeterville and River North may have all desired amenities such as swimming pools, fitness centers, business centers, on site parking and more.
1 bedroom apartments in the South Loop, West Loop and River West tend to be new construction rentals mostly built after the year 2000. They normally are constructed with all of the bells and whistles such as granite countertops, black or stainless steel appliances, balconies and laundry in the unit. Most of the one bedroom apartments in the West Loop, South Loop and River West tend to have soft loft floorplans.
1 bedroom apartments in Edgewater and Rogers Park are usually either in courtyard buildings, 4-5 story elevator buildings, vintage midrises built around 1920, and in Edgewater you also can rent either a one bedroom in a hi-rise rental building or find an one bedroom condo for rent.