No, not the Josh Hartnett movie. (Although it was set in this neighborhood.) Originally a working-class Polish and Puerto Rican neighborhood, this West Town enclave is now mostly populated by the moustache-and-selvage-jeans set. Its easy access to downtown is a major draw, as are fine dining establishments like Schwa (one of several Chicago restaurants to earn a coveted Michelin star), casual outdoor taco spots like Big Star, and speakeasy-style cocktail joints like The Violet Hour. Its shopping is similarly varied and appealing, hosting everything from high-end boutiques to organic florists to one of the city’s best bookstores, Myopic. Apartment prices have been pushed up over the last 15 years as a result of the area’s rapid gentrification, but deals are still available if you look.
If you're not sure how much an apartment will cost, the table below shows the average price by size.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|1 BR April||1 BR M/M % Change||2 BR April||2 BR M/M % Change|
|Oak Park, IL||$1,239.0||0.08%||$1,731.0||-0.97%|
|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.