Chicago Metro Area Guide

Renting an apartment or condo in Chicago is sure to be an exciting adventure. Chicago apartment finders will not only be able to get a great apartment within their budget, they also have great parks, sports team and museums for a town that truly has it all.

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Chicago offers a plethora of arts and entertainment options. There are tons of options when it comes to finding entertainment in Chicago. The I.O. and Secondary City comedy troupes are two of the most well known theater groups in the area. Other notable theaters include the Steppenwolfe Theatre Company, Goodman Theatre, and Victory Gardens Theater. Broadway style productions take place at the Ford Center for Performing Arts Oriental Theatre and at the Cadillac Palace Theatre. For those with more musical interests the Chicago Symphony Orchestra performs at Symphony Center and the Lyric Opera of Chicago performs at the Civic Opera House. You can also take in performances by the Joffrey Ballet at Harris Theater in Millennium Park. Take a break from your apartment shopping for some upscale shopping by visiting the Magnificent Mile and State Street. Also, The Navy Pier offers stores, restaurants, museums, exhibition halls, and auditoriums.

Museums also abound in the ‘Windy City’. One of the most impressive areas to visit is the Museum Campus, which is a ten acre lakefront park that surrounds three world renowned museums: the Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum, the Field Museum of Natural History, and The Shedd Aquarium. The park also connects to the Art Institute of Chicago and the Buckingham Fountain. Another must see park is Chicago’s famous Lincoln Park and Lincoln Park Zoo, where you will find landscaped gardens, the Lincoln Park Conservatory, several museums, the Alfred Caldwell Lilly Pool and a theater on the lake with outdoor performances during the summer. The park also features beaches and boating access.

If sports are important to you, Chicago is a sports lover’s dream. Chicago has something to offer in almost every area of sports. The Chicago White Sox and Chicago Cubs are both major league baseball teams. Chicago’s Soldier Field is home to the NFL’s Chicago Bears. The NBA’s Chicago Bulls, The NHL’s Chicago Blackhawks and MLS’s Chicago Fire all call the ‘Windy City’ home.

Along with a thriving theater community, operas, shopping, art galleries, universities and professional spots teams, there are also tons of beautiful Chicago apartments and condos available as well. Whether you are eager to live in a booming metropolis or relax in a quaint suburb, Chicago has something for everyone. If you haven’t narrowed down your Chicago apartment search to a specific city or neighborhood within the greater Chicago area, our Chicago apartment finders "Area Guides and Neighborhood Reviews" will certainly point you in the right direction. Choose from the cities below to learn about their living style, demographics and neighborhoods. Once you find the right area to suit your needs, finding an apartment or condo will be easy.

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Here is the average rent in the Chicago Metro area for a Studio, 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, and 3 bedroom apartment.