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Near West Side Apartments for Rent - Chicago, IL

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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Near West Side Chicago

It's very young and hip. There are a lot of food options and a lot of boutiques and shopping options. All my essentials are 3-10 minutes away. It's near downtown and feels very urban.

Lot of money to be made and McDonald's and they good everything is stabled as far as living and like working and what not outside of the violence it's pretty cool

My community is located in a busy downtown, so it has food street, entertainment city, movie theater, beauty center and so on that my family and I like to go to most

I like that it's small enough that you'd know everyone in the neighborhood. Everything is within a mile radius.

I enjoy going to places that intrigue me and raise my spirit but I think is totally unnecessary for me to list

It's perfectly centrally located, so it's close to everything! I can catch a train or bus to anywhere, and there are always cabs.

Who Lives Here

Near West Side Chicago Demographics

Education

High School

19%

Associate's

15%

Bachelor's

40%

Master's

22%

Doctorate

4%

Family Size

2 people

55%

3 people

24%

4 people

13%

5 people

5%

6+ people

3%

Household Income

0-50k

33%

50-100k

21%

100-150k

16%

150-200k

13%

200k+

17%

Age

0-10

10%

10-20

9%

20-45

57%

45-65

17%

65+

7%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Near West Side Chicago?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
Feb '24$2110$2290$3819-
Jan '24$2269$2345$3910-
Dec '23$2490$2515$2970-
Nov '23$2187$2533$3730-
Oct '23$2385$2652$3662-
Sep '23$2197$2585$4119-
Aug '23$2192$2649$3994-
Jul '23$2456$2620$3974-
Jun '23$2162$2422$3025-
May '23$1928$2357$3200-
Apr '23$2137$2534$3343-
Mar '23$1927$2531$3373-
Feb '23$1983$2421$3604-

*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 Near West Side Chicago

Near West Side Chicago Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

22%

15-30 Mins

40%

30-40 Mins

16%

40-60 Mins

11%

60+ Mins

10%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 8787

Walk Score®

Walkable

Yes

Say 5 of 9 renters

Has Sidewalks

No

Say 5 of 9 renters

Percentage: 9090

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 5 of 9 renters

Percentage: 8383

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

Yes

Say 6 of 9 renters

Need A Car

Yes

Say 5 of 9 renters

Top Scores: Grocery, Restaurant, Coffee

Things To Do In Near West Side Chicago

Top Score

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. 97% more grocery stores than average
  3. 38% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The restaurant scene here is really cooking with gas.

  1. A high number of restaurants per resident
  2. 98% more restaurants than average
  3. 13% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Things are heating up. Near West Side Chicago gets a solid score for coffee.

  1. A high number of coffee shops per resident
  2. 99% more coffee shops than average
  3. 20% more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Near West Side Chicago has the right frame of mind for art.

  1. A high number of fine art centers per resident
  2. 98% more fine art centers than average
  3. 31% more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Hospitals

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Things are looking healthy in Near West Side Chicago for hospitals.

  1. A high number of hospitals per resident
  2. 99% more hospitals than average
  3. 29% more hospitals than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

More of a gem than germ, this Near West Side Chicago is not too bad for medical care.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. 97% more medical facilities than average
  3. 20% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Nightlife is on the rocks in Near West Side Chicago.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. 98% more bars and clubs than average
  3. 20% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

There's fresh air to be had here.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. 95% more parks than average
  3. Far fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Childcare

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Near West Side Chicago is taking baby steps toward having ample childcare options.

  1. A typical number of daycares per resident
  2. 97% more daycares than average
  3. 26% fewer daycares than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The shopping scene here is a size medium.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. 95% more shops than average
  3. Far fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Cardio is hale and hardy in Near West Side Chicago.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. 97% more gyms than average
  3. 42% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Who's an ok boy? Near West Side Chicago doesn't deserve many treats.

  1. A high number of pet facilities per resident
  2. 96% more pet facilities than average
  3. 53% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Theaters

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Near West Side Chicago sits in the middle of the pack for theater.

  1. Few theaters per resident
  2. 95% more theaters than average
  3. Far fewer theaters than areas of a similar size

Amusement Parks

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not exactly a Tilt-a-Whirl, but there's fun to be had.

  1. A high number of amusement parks per resident
  2. 98% more amusement parks than average
  3. A standard number of amusement parks compared to 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 Near West Side Chicago.

  1. A high number of gas stations per resident
  2. 94% more gas stations than average
  3. 93% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Near West Side Chicago Features

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 9 of 9 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 7 of 9 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 7 of 9 renters

Near Downtown

Yes

Say 6 of 9 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 6 of 9 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 5 of 9 renters

Nice Views

Yes

Say 5 of 9 renters

Near Schools

No

Say 5 of 9 renters

Area Has Potholes

Yes

Say 5 of 9 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 5 of 9 renters

Busy Streets

Yes

Say 6 of 9 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 6 of 9 renters

Nearby Parks

No

Say 6 of 9 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

No

Say 6 of 9 renters

Safe For Families

No

Say 6 of 9 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

No

Say 7 of 9 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 7 of 9 renters

Quiet Area

No

Say 7 of 9 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 8 of 9 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 9 of 9 renters

Near West Side Chicago Education

Schools

Percentage: 3/53/5

School Score

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

Top Schools in Near West Side Chicago

Information provided by GreatSchools. To verify school enrollment eligibility, contact the school district directly.

What You Need to Know

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All About

Living in Chicago, IL

Situated in a buzzing neighborhood on the shores of Lake Michigan, the apartments for rent in Near West Side are a great place to settle down and situate yourself in a fun and welcoming community that caters to all kinds of people, from mothers and fathers to bachelors and bachelorettes who enjoy enjoy the fast-paced existence of city life. The location is also known for its various modes of public transportation that you have access to as well as all of the restaurants that are within walking distance of your new home. 

Transportation
Getting from point A to point B will be quick and easy with the Chicago Transit Authority Morgan-Lake train station nearby. There, you'll be able to hop on one of the Green Line or Pink Line trains. Also running throughout the neighborhood is a fast and efficient bus system, which is easily accessible from the apartments in Near West Side. For further ventures, there's Interstate 90 and Interstate 94, which runs north to south on the eastern edge of your community. This main roadway, which is also known as the Kennedy Expressway is perfect for weekend getaways and out-of-town business trips. 

Get a Drink
Your neighborhood has its fair share of watering holes where you can relax with a fresh libation and engage in some congenial conversation with your neighbors. For a refined lounge atmosphere, there's Red Kiva's on West Randolph Street. For a more laid back environment, there's also Maude's Liquor bar, which has an assorted drink selection that is bound to cater to your personal preferences. For those nights that you and your significant other want to hit the dance floor, you may want to check out 8fifty8, which always has great electronic music and the area's hottest deejays. 

Education
Residents of the Near West Side apartments for rent who have children will be able to pick from a variety of different schools that they can send their children to, all of which will inspire them to achieve academic excellence and garner a love for learning. If your child is exceptional at mathematics or science, then you may want to enroll him or her at the Galileo Scholastic Academy of Math and Science. Skinner West Elementary School is a notable public institution that received a ten out of ten on the website GreatSchools.org. 

Parks
Getting a breath of fresh air and enjoying the great outdoors will be fun and easy at one of the great parks that you can walk to from the Near West Side apartments. These include the baseball field Skinner Park as well as Union Park to the west and Mary Bartelme Park to the south. 

Additional Local Resources

Electric Company
ComEd
https://www.comed.com

Water/Sewer Company
Department of Water Management
http://www.cityofchicago.org

Public Schools
http://www.cps.edu