If you are looking for studio apartments Chicago IL, you will normally have your pick of a variety of building styles and neighborhoods to select from.
Chicago studio apartments for rent usually are labeled under three categories.
EFFICIENCY STUDIOS: These are studios where the kitchen is in the main living area without any separation. Your stove or fridge may be positioned right next to your sofa or TV. These studios typically are also fairly small and normally found in some of Chicago's older buildings built between 1880-1950.
STUDIOS: These studio apartments in Chicago will have a separate kitchen (sometimes separated by just a breakfast bar, or they may have an entirely separate room) and can range from a cheap studio apartment for rent to a luxury studio apartment or condo for rent in a full amenity hi-rise. They can range from a very small space of around 250 sq. ft (large enough for a twin size sofa bed or futon, a dresser, and a TV with stand) to the average size of 400-500 sq.ft. (upgrade to a full size futon, add a side table, maybe a sitting chair) If you're lucky you may find one in the 600-700 sq ft range.
CONVERTIBLE: The mother of Chicago studio apartments! These units typically have a area off the main living area that may or may not have a partition or indentation that creates a sense of separation and privacy for an area that can possibly be used as a sleeping area or office workspace. Convertible studios also have separate kitchens. These convertible studios are hard to find in Chicago's older buildings but many of the modern hi-rises built after 1970 feature convertible studio floorplans. Square footage in these floorplans typically ranges from 550-725 sq.ft.
Studios apartments for rent can be found in most of Chicago's near north neighborhoods such as Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Gold Coast, Streeterville, River North, South Loop, West Loop and areas further north such as Uptown, Andersonville, Edgewater and Rogers Park.