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River North

A Chicago Neighborhood


A main stop for the artistic-minded in Chicago is River North. What started as an industrial area by the 1970s became mainly abandoned factories and warehouses. Soon after, the warehouses were revitalized and turned into creative spaces for artists and entrepreneurs. As the area’s momentum grew, more businesses flocked to River North, creating the upscale and hip neighborhood it is today. Filled with trendy shops and galleries for daytime entertainment and swanky cocktail lounges for evening fun, River North is located north and west of the Chicago River. Considering its proximity to the business district, it’s a prime spot for many apartment-seekers.

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April Rent Report

Welcome to the April 2020 Chicago Apartment Report. In this assessment of the local rental market, ABODO data scientists and rental experts break down the April 2020 key findings and figures for the Chicago rental landscape.

Our experts analyze the pricing trends — one-bedroom, two-bedroom, year-over-year and month-over-month — in Chicago and surrounding areas and provide comparisons to the entire metro area, nearby cities and some of the most desirable and expensive cities in the United States. Take a look at the last 12 months of Chicago rent prices in the chart below.

Monthly Rent Report

Chicago Rent Prices Decrease From March to April

Chicago rent prices decreased over the last month. From March to April, the city experienced a -0.61% decrease for the price of a one-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Chicago one-bedroom apartments currently stands at $1,785.0.

When we take a look at the two-bedroom comparison from March to April, Chicago experienced a -0.72% decrease for the price of a two-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Chicago two-bedroom apartments currently stands at $2,054.0.

April Prices: Chicago vs. Surrounding Areas

Rent Prices in Chicago and Surrounding Areas

Rent prices have decreased in Chicago over the last month. But how have the surrounding areas fared when it comes to the recent volatility in apartment prices? Rent prices in 2 of the Chicago suburbs increased last month. On the other hand, 4 local areas experienced a decrease in the price of a one-bedroom apartment.

More key findings include:

  • Rent increased in Evanston, IL, Oak Park, IL .

  • Rent decreased in Lombard, IL, Naperville, IL, Schaumburg, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL.

  • 6 suburbs are currently priced lower than the city of Chicago.

April 2020 Pricing Trends: Chicago vs. National Comparisons

Chicago Rent Prices More Affordable Than Major Cities

Rent growth in Chicago over the past year has been declining. When compared to major cities nearby, along with some of the most expensive cities in the country, Chicago rent prices appear to be relatively affordable for local residents.

The price for a Chicago one-bedroom apartment remains vastly more affordable than four of the largest cities in the United States — New York City, Washington, D.C. San Francisco and Los Angeles. And pricing compares quite similarly to nearby Midwest cities.

You can view the full rundown of ABODO's April 2020 National Apartment Report and data set here.

For more information about Chicago and surrounding area rent prices, take a look at the complete data set below.

Data set for Chicago and suburbs

1 BR April 1 BR M/M % Change 2 BR April 2 BR M/M % Change
Chicago, IL $1,796.0 -0.33% $2,069.0 0.34%
Evanston, IL $1,526.0 2.83% $1,940.0 4.98%
Oak Park, IL $1,239.0 0.08% $1,731.0 -0.97%
Lombard, IL $1,721.0 0.00% $2,432.0 0.83%
Naperville, IL $1,254.0 -1.65% $1,625.0 0.43%
Schaumburg, IL $1,348.0 -0.15% $1,638.0 -1.56%
Hoffman Estates, IL $1,320.0 -0.15% $1,551.0 -0.64%


Each month, using over 1 million ABODO listings across the United States, we calculate the median 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom rent prices by city, state, and nation, and track the month-over-month percent change. To avoid small sample sizes, we restrict the analysis for our reports to cities meeting minimum population and property count thresholds.