Chicago’s Top Studio Apartments

Studio apartments are ideal for a variety of people, from someone starting fresh in a new city, to an established individual always on the go. These apartments offer just the right amount of space to keep everything you want and need without breaking the bank. Studios typically provide an open concept layout, meaning that the entire unit consists of one large space with designated areas, such as the kitchen, common area, and bedroom. These apartments work equally well for a quiet night in or entertaining a small dinner party. 

Because Chicago is a city full of business professionals, you can choose from plenty of these spaces. We chose to highlight studios with features unique to the windy city and up to date for accommodating a modern, fast paced lifestyle. Price, location, local eats, and proximity to downtown all factored into our considerations when selecting the best  studio apartments in Chicago. 


Keep reading to see what buildings we think offer the best studio apartment experience in Chicago, or contact us at AptAmigo to start your search with an expert apartment locator who possesses the local knowledge you need to find your dream studio.


AptAmigo’s Top Studio Apartment Picks in Chicago

One Superior Place 

Address: 1 W Superior St, Chicago, IL

Neighborhood: River North

Rent Amount: $1,750 – 2,100

Why We Love It: What better way is there to kick this list off than with One Superior Place? The name precedes it, but let us tell you why anyway. With a contemporary vibe throughout the entire building, these studios offer stylish living that still cover all your bases for necessities. A 24-hour service desk with package receiving means that someone will always have your back while you relax. The in-house Happy Tails & Trails Doggy Day Care will watch your fur baby while you grind at work or unwind after a long day. Location wise, these apartments are nestled right between River North and the Magnificent Mile, where you can feel the electric energy of the city humming. If this sounds great to you, then become a member at One Superior Place. 

See available units at One Superior Place. 

Alta at K Station 

Address: 555 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL

Neighborhood: Fulton River District

Rent Amount: $1,500-2,000

Why We Love It: Fulton River District is hands down the best place to be if you are a fun-loving go-getter.  The nightlife in this neighborhood is exquisite, so it would only make sense for the Alta at K Station to be exquisite as well. Some of its amazing features include a full-sized indoor sports court, complimentary fitness classes, and a movie theater with leather seats. Not to mention the 9-foot ceilings and spacious layouts in the studios. Did we mention that these dual towers are the first LEED Gold certified towers in the US? Apartments of this caliber in a neighborhood this exciting means you’ll never need to go far to have a great time. 

See available units at Alta at K Station.

Eight O Five 

Address: 805 N Lasalle Dr, Chicago, IL

Neighborhood: Gold Coast

Rent Amount: $1,800

Why We Love It: Located just north of downtown, Gold Coast gives you a reprieve from the busyness of tourist traps without sacrificing those stunning skyline views. Is there a better way to enjoy the sunset than from your lovely balcony? Or, perhaps, through your floor-to-ceiling windows, if that’s more your style? This apartment building is highly rated for its responsive and courteous management and maintenance team, which is always a plus when moving into a new space. Not to mention its billiards lounge, fourth floor dog park, and outdoor kitchen space with BBQ stations! Gold coast is known for its luxury and history, an older neighborhood with plenty of class to go around. But that doesn’t mean that you will miss out on any of these modern amenities. 

See available units at Eight O Five. 

Atwater Chicago 

Address: 355 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL

Neighborhood: Steeterville

Rent Amount: $1,900

Why We Love It: Like the name implies, this unit sits along the water. Well, two blocks off the water to be exact, but as close to Lake Michigan as you can get without swimming in it. With a view this great, you’ll never want to leave your studio. But, if you have to, you’ll be greeted by doormen with rave reviews for their above and beyond service. Beautiful natural light bouncing off the lake will ensure that you get your daily dose of vitamin D. A walk-in closet and in-unit washer and dryer make it easy to always dress your best. Located directly off the Lake Shore Path, you will have a direct line to any of the beaches up and down the lake for those luxurious summertime months. And in the winter, you’ll always wake up to a stunning sunrise.

See available units at Atwater Chicago.

Triangle Square Apartments 

Address: 2155 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL

Neighborhood: Bucktown (near Lincoln Park)

Rent Amount: $1,700-1,900

Why We Love It: If you’re looking for something a little more low key and off the (well) beaten path of downtown Chicago, check out the Triangle Square Apartments in Bucktown. Located just off the river, this neighborhood gives off relaxation vibes all day. With major roads nearby, you can get downtown in a heartbeat without having to live amidst the hustle and bustle day in and day out. Some attractions close by include Chicago’s favorite deep dish pizza spot, Pequod’s, and a new contemporary restaurant called The Bristol. Or, if you are in the mood to dine in, the stellar grocery store, Mariano’s, is just a short walk away. Built new this year, this apartment building offers some great amenities, like a resort-style outdoor pool and unique architecture with private terraces for its luckiest tennants. There’s nothing like relaxing on your own private rooftop lawn in the summer while you gaze at the skyline of Chicago, right?

See available units at Triangle Square Apartments. 

That wraps up our list of the best studio apartments in Chicago. For more information about living in Chicago, learn How to Spend a Summer in the Windy City and How to Find an Apartment in Chicago. Then, check out our favorite restaurants in South Loop and favorite bars in Fulton Market so that you can arrive ready to live your best life here.

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About the Author
Rebecca Denham

Rebecca is a freelance writer with eight years of journalism experience. She recently graduated with a BA in Communications and a minor in journalism. She currently bartends in downtown Chicago and spends her free time exploring the city and making connections.