|$2,280||1 Bed||1 Bath|
Just west of the Loop, the Near West Side offers a great balance of location and affordability. Renting an apartment here will put you in close proximity to Fulton River District, Little Italy, Illinois Medical District, and the United Center; they're all part of the Near West Side. The CTA's Pink, Green, and Blue Lines all run through the area, as well as highways I-90/94 and I-290.
Near West Side apartments are generally in low-rise multi-unit complexes. Rental costs are reasonable here, with many spacious apartment options. A one-bedroom rental with great amenities can be found for less than $2,000. Apartments are significantly less expensive as you go further west.
The Near West Side populated as workers looked west of downtown for more affordable living options. Hull House was founded here in 1889 and its community outreach had great effect on the quality of life for the many residents. The area's population peaked over 150,000 in…