YoChicago’s new at-a-glance list of downtown and Lincoln Park apartments

Downtown Chicago, from Lake Michigan beyond Navy Pier. Photo by Michael Kardas

Chicago’s apartment rental services / locators / finders (bedbugs) work diligently to make you believe that finding an apartment in Chicago is a daunting task. It’s not. It’s relatively easy, and YoChicago is working diligently to make it even easier.

If you’re looking in downtown Chicago or in Lincoln Park, skip Craigslist. It’s a massive waste of your time, and trashed by 1,000s of bait-and-switch bedbug ads. Go directly to our rental Guides, where you’ll find every apartment building in the area, and management companies with properties in the area, listed and linked. Most of the property and management company Web sites we link include photos, floor plans and rent ranges, and many of them list specific vacancies and rents.

The Guides also feature neighborhood descriptions, photos, maps, video, links to Yelp and Apartment Ratings reviews, WalkScore ratings, and helpful tips and advice. We tell you who lives in a neighborhood, why people move there – and why they don’t.

If you can’t find what you want through one of our Guides, you’ll find many additional rentals by searching homes, condos and townhomes in the Multiple Listing Service at a reputable broker site. We recommend using one of our firm’s clients: Coldwell Banker, Koenig & Strey or Prudential Rubloff. Each of those sites enables you to save search criteria and receive email notification of new listings.

New – Yo’s at-a-glance list

If you just want to laser in on larger rental buildings, we’ve summarized all of your options into a downloadable Google spreadsheet that has links to every building, Yelp and Apartment Ratings reviews, and a grid showing you the types of apartments (Studio, 1-bedroom, etc.) available in each building. You can save amd mark up a copy of the spreadsheet to keep track of your favorites and store notes on your search.

We’ll expand the features of the at-a-glance list over time, and add more Guides. We welcome your suggestions and feedback on these features. In the meantime, check out the at-a-glance list, pass it on to anyone you know who’s looking to rent in Chicago’s downtown or Lincoln Park neighborhoods – and tell them to visit YoChicago for more info about renting in Chicago,

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