Located on the east side of the Lakeview neighborhood just south of Wrigleyville, Boystown is the center of LGBTQ life in Chicago, and was the first officially recognized “gay village” in the country. The neighborhood is known for its nightlife: Dozens of clubs, bars, and restaurants — like neighborhood mainstays Roscoe, Elixir, and Hydrate — stretch down Halsted Avenue, and Broadway hosts a variety of trendy shops and dining establishments. It’s easy to go out, but it’s also easy to stay in: Boystown’s iconic brownstones are beautiful, and can offer a perfect home base for the area’s annual Pride Parade, which draws over 800,000 people every June.
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Welcome to the August 2022 Chicago Apartment Report. In this assessment of the local rental market, Rentable data scientists and rental experts break down the August 2022 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 average rent prices in the chart below.
Chicago rent prices increased over the last month. From July to August, the city experienced a 3.65% increase for the price of a one-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Chicago one-bedroom apartments currently stands at $1,619.0.
When we take a look at the two-bedroom comparison from July to August, Chicago experienced a 3.46% increase for the price of a two-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Chicago two-bedroom apartments currently stands at $1,942.0.
Rent prices have increased 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 4 of the Chicago suburbs increased last month. On the other hand, 2 local areas experienced a decrease in the price of a one-bedroom apartment.
More key findings include:
Rent increased in Oak Park, IL, Evanston, IL, Naperville, IL, Arlington Heights, IL .
Rent decreased in Lombard, IL, Warrenville, IL.
2 suburbs are currently priced higher than the city of Chicago.
4 suburbs are currently priced lower than the city of Chicago.
Rent growth in Chicago over the past year has been on the rise. When compared to major cities nearby, along with some of the most expensive cities in the country, Chicago average 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 Rentable's August 2022 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 August||1 BR M/M % Change||2 BR August||2 BR M/M % Change|
|Oak Park, IL||$1,105.0||0.46%||$1,519.0||3.33%|
|Arlington Heights, IL||$1,325.0||0.38%||$1,597.0||1.14%|
Each month, using over 1 million Rentable 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.