Chicago & Suburbs Online Rental Search Sites

Apartment LeaseYesterday I was texting on Twitter (franbailey) with a woman who will be moving here with her husband from Miami in a few months. They’ll initially be renting and then plan to buy a home. I’ve been hearing from a lot more people relocating to the Chicago area that plan to rent for the first year so I thought I’d put together a list of good places to look online for rentals. The majority of Chicago area rentals are not listed in the multiple listing system, so these sites will give you access to the most choices. – Lots of choices in Chicago and the suburbs. The search interface is very structured.

Chicago.Craigslist.Org – Also lots of choices in Chicago and the suburbs, but a much less structured search interface than ChicagoTribune. – Primary focus is Chicago with a few listings in the suburbs. The search interface is structured as with the ChicagoTribune, but it does also let you search by keywords.

Renters will also find helpful information in my Relocation and Transportation pages.

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Fran Bailey Fran Bailey is a Realtor who has been quoted in numerous Chicago and national publications. To schedule showings for any listings, get a free market analysis for your home or to contact Fran email her at or call 773.793.4516. Learn More


  1. says

    Hi Fran,

    You spoke to my internet marketing class at NIU a while ago, and I’ve had your blog feed ever since. Until this post I had no idea you were on Twitter!

    Great post, too. I’m actually in the process of looking for a place in the city and this will definitely help.

  2. Fran Bailey says

    Hi Brandon,

    Wow! I’m so honored you’ve had my blog feed all this time! Glad to be of help with finding a rental in Chicago!

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