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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Downtown Chicago

A short walking distance from downtown,, and restaurants. It's unfortunately not as safe as I would hope but it has good areas to walk around (zoo, park, lakefront)with many bars, sotrs

It's close to the schools and it's a decent place to raise children. Therefore, that's why we moved here from the city.

I think the outstanding bars and restaurants nearby. Also there are many grocery stores within walking distance.

Public facilities such as parks are also places where you can socialize. They can also bring better physical and mental health to individuals and promote a sense of pride in the community's better social cohesion. All great communities have this in common. A lifestyle match. A passionate developer. A low crime rate. Grea

I live near the Lake and it is beautiful to walk on the lakefront. Love to walk on Oak Street which is a beautiful street with Upscale Stores.

Crime, decreased services, no services. There are no sit Dow restaurants. There are no shopping centers. Lasts on main streets have bee off for three weeks despite multiple phone calls.

Who Lives Here

Downtown Chicago Demographics

Education

High School

8%

Associate's

14%

Bachelor's

45%

Master's

27%

Doctorate

5%

Family Size

2 people

74%

3 people

17%

4 people

7%

5 people

1%

6+ people

0%

Household Income

0-50k

23%

50-100k

24%

100-150k

18%

150-200k

12%

200k+

23%

Age

0-10

5%

10-20

5%

20-45

54%

45-65

21%

65+

14%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Downtown Chicago?

Percentage: 2/52/5

Renters gave this area a 2 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
Apr '24$1717$2307$3355$4425
Mar '24$1730$2326$3402$4425
Feb '24$1732$2437$3488$4425
Jan '24$1712$2417$3483$4425
Dec '23$1747$2643$3660$5190
Nov '23$1909$2745$4038$6038
Oct '23$1910$2749$3987$6038
Sep '23$2144$2918$4223$5747
Aug '23$2025$2788$4205$5617
Jul '23$1932$2659$3550$5492
Jun '23$2002$2824$3827$5425
May '23$1947$2627$3304$5422
Apr '23$1947$2690$3545$5475

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Downtown Chicago

Downtown Chicago Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

19%

15-30 Mins

43%

30-40 Mins

17%

40-60 Mins

11%

60+ Mins

9%

Top Scores: Restaurant, Coffee, Art

Things To Do In Downtown Chicago

Top Score

Restaurants

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Great service and no need for reservations. A great place for food.

  1. A high number of restaurants per resident
  2. 99% more restaurants than average
  3. 9% fewer restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We're full of beans for Downtown Chicago's coffee shop scene.

  1. A high number of coffee shops per resident
  2. 100% more coffee shops than average
  3. 40% more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

This place gets the picture when it comes to art.

  1. A high number of fine art centers per resident
  2. 100% more fine art centers than average
  3. 30% more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You've got a good shot at a great night out in Downtown Chicago.

  1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
  2. 100% more bars and clubs than average
  3. 31% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Downtown Chicago's retail scene is in the bag.

  1. A high number of shops per resident
  2. 99% more shops than average
  3. 42% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Theaters

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

If the world is a stage, then Downtown Chicago is a real player.

  1. A high number of theaters per resident
  2. 100% more theaters than average
  3. 23% more theaters than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

This place is no sight for sore eyes. Plenty of docs in Downtown Chicago.

  1. A high number of medical facilities per resident
  2. 99% more medical facilities than average
  3. 57% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Looking good! Downtown Chicago scores high for health and fitness.

  1. A high number of gyms per resident
  2. 99% more gyms than average
  3. 26% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Things are looking up, there's supermarkets to be found 'round here.

  1. A high number of grocery stores per resident
  2. 98% more grocery stores than average
  3. Far fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Parks

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Downtown Chicago is shrubby, not shabby.

  1. A high number of parks per resident
  2. 99% more parks than average
  3. Far fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Childcare

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Downtown Chicago earns a gold star for childcare.

  1. A high number of daycares per resident
  2. 98% more daycares than average
  3. 91% fewer daycares than areas of a similar size

Amusement Parks

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Just the ticket: amusement parks are an uplifting presence in Downtown Chicago.

  1. A high number of amusement parks per resident
  2. 99% more amusement parks than average
  3. 63% fewer amusement parks than areas of a similar size

Hospitals

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Things are looking healthy in Downtown Chicago for hospitals.

  1. A high number of hospitals per resident
  2. 99% more hospitals than average
  3. 83% fewer hospitals than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Who's an ok boy? Downtown Chicago doesn't deserve many treats.

  1. A high number of pet facilities per resident
  2. 98% more pet facilities than average
  3. Far fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The road is less traveled for filling the tank up in Downtown Chicago.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. 91% more gas stations than average
  3. Far fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Downtown Chicago Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 18 of 19 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 17 of 19 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 16 of 19 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 15 of 19 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 15 of 19 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 14 of 19 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 13 of 19 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 13 of 19 renters

Near Downtown

Yes

Say 12 of 19 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 12 of 19 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 12 of 19 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 11 of 19 renters

Nice Views

Yes

Say 10 of 19 renters

Busy Streets

Yes

Say 10 of 19 renters

Quiet Area

No

Say 10 of 19 renters

Near Schools

No

Say 12 of 19 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 14 of 19 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

No

Say 15 of 19 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 15 of 19 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 16 of 19 renters

Downtown Chicago Education

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Downtown Chicago

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Living in Chicago, IL

Downtown Chicago Apartments for Rent - Chicago, IL

Searching for an apartment in Downtown Chicago, a metropolitan neighborhood in Chicago, IL? Downtown Chicago is renter-friendly, with 58% of residents renting their homes. Only 27% of households have children, so it's a great area if you're looking for a quiet neighborhood. Residents of Downtown Chicago are well-educated, with many having professional degrees. There are a variety of transportation options in Downtown Chicago. While you'll probably want a car, it may not be necessary for everything. Commuting to and from work takes about 25 minutes.