Our apartment lists and maps (see below) include almost every major apartment building in downtown neighborhoods. Other lists are less comprehensive but include a great selection of apartments from professional management companies.
Our lists include links to building websites, near real-time rent and availability info, video tours, and to our reviews. The reviews give you a visually rich, objective look at a building’s location, apartments, amenities and services.
Neighborhood apartment lists, maps, video tours and reviews
- Downtown – Fulton River District, Gold Coast, Loop, Near North, New East Side, Old Town, River North, River West, South Loop, Streeterville, West Loop
- North side – Bucktown, Edgewater, Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Rogers Park, Uptown, Wicker Park
- South side – Hyde Park / Kenwood
- Suburbs – Evanston, Oak Park
Working with a rental service broker
One of the (many) lies that rental services tell renters is that they can negotiate a better deal for you. In fact, you surrender all your negotiating leverage when you’re working with a broker who’s being paid by the landlord / management company. Your only hope for a deal when you’re represented by a broker is to negotiate a rebate of a portion of the broker’s commission. Ask about the compensation that they’re being paid, and demand a rebate of everything over a half-month’s rent. A half-month’s rent is the co-op commission that brokers receive on condo rentals, and condo rentals are typically more time-consuming for the broker.