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Finding a Downtown Chicago Apartment for Rent

Whether you’re moving from a new city or looking for a new place to live in Chicago, the rental process can be tough. Read our guide to learn how to navigate finding a Downtown Chicago apartment for rent and get ready to find the home of your dreams at Gold Coast City Club Apartments!

Top 5 Tips for Finding an Apartment in Downtown Chicago

  1. Define Your Priorities

Before you officially begin your search, you’ll want to consider what is important to you and your lifestyle. Do you need space to work from home, or are you planning on spending most of your time outside of your home? Will you have roommates? These, along with many other questions, will be important to consider before narrowing down your apartment hunt. If you don’t need too much space, a studio apartment might be perfect for you, however, if you work from home, have roommates, or just want extra space, a two-bedroom floor plan would be worth exploring. Define if your priority is space, location, amenities, and more, and then it’s time to start the search process.

  1. Research Neighborhoods

Even if you know you want to live in the center of Chicago, there are many different neighborhoods to choose from. Whether you want to live in the Streeterville area, next to The Magnificent Mile, or in the River North neighborhood, you’ll be able to find an amazing apartment building. Gold Coast City Club Apartments offer access to all these spaces, Navy Pier, and the heart of Downtown, so you will always have everything the city holds at your fingertips when you find your home in our apartment community. However, researching neighborhoods and identifying which is close to work, school, or anywhere else you need to be is important.

  1. Use Online Tools

Once you have a few neighborhoods pinned down and your priorities defined, you can start exploring apartments online. With interactive apartment websites that show availability and amenities, you can get a good idea of what awaits in a community before you schedule a visit. When you view different websites online, you can see floor plan options, identify what on-site and nearby amenities are there, and more, and it will help you narrow down your list, so you aren’t touring too many communities.

  1. Schedule Visits

Once you have your short list of apartments you want to tour, it’s time to fill out requests online or call the property to schedule a visit. When you do this, you can be shown the floor plans you’re interested in, see the on-site amenities, and get a feel for how your life will be in your new apartment home. It also allows you, as a potential resident, to feel out the on-site team. They will be helping you with maintenance, paying rent, and other day-to-day things that may come up, so you’ll want to make sure they’re easy to communicate with. After you tour all the communities you’re interested in, it’s decision time.

  1. Choose the Community that Fits Your Needs

Once all this is complete, you get to choose which apartment community suits your needs and your lifestyle best. Take everything into account and get started on your application for your favorite! If you have any other questions about the leasing process at Gold Coast City Club, our helpful team can help you navigate the rental process from start to finish.

Come home to Our Apartment Building

If you’re looking for the perfect place to spend your days in or near Downtown Chicago, our community will suit your wants and needs. Our Downtown Chicago apartments for rent are near all the best cultural experiences, restaurants, shopping, and entertainment in the city, so residents of Gold Coast City Club will never experience a dull moment. Schedule your tour today to explore all that our apartments and neighborhood have to offer!

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