If you’re in the Windy City for an extended stay, chances are you want somewhere a little more permanent than a hotel room – unless you’re in The Drake, all expenses paid, in which case enjoy! For the rest of us held up in a dodgy motel on the outskirts, a new craze called co-living has burst onto the city scene. Co-living spaces go beyond giving you a place to sleep, they offer you a ready-made community and the chance to make new friends. Check out our top picks for co-living in Chicago.
1. X Chicago
X Chicago is located in the city centre, and residents can enjoy high-speed Wifi with a calendar stuffed with social events that are designed to bring you all together. It features a communal kitchen, ‘hangout saloon’, fitness centre and a co-working space for collaboration and inspiration. All units consist of either one or two beds and feature private or shared bathrooms.
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2. Logan Square
Logan Square is situated in the trendy Logan Square district. This luxury apartment building has it all, firstly, it comes with a rooftop complete with BBQ, and secondly, you’ve got a gym and great coworking spaces thrown in – perfect for socialising and meeting your deadlines. Furthermore, there’s the option to rent whole apartments or individual rooms, which gives you more affordable options if you’re travelling alone. The apartments are light and airy and come with wide plank flooring and high ceilings.
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3. The Aberdeen
Experience a sense of community in Chicago’s West Loop. The Aberdeen is a five-minute walk to the Green and Pink lines, and close to other bustling neighbourhoods such as Pilsen, Old Town and Lincoln Park. There’s a mix of suites, private studios and one-bedroom apartments with amenities such as wifi and utilities included in the price.
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4. The Campsite
The Campsite is located on the top floor of an old distillery in Chicago’s Wicker Park. It provides a fresh, modern interior where you can combine living and working. All bills include free wifi, Netflix and Amazon which ensures you make the most out of those cosy nights in.
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Choose a private bedroom in one of three suites in this immaculately presented apartment block in Chicago’s Lakeview East. All prices include utilities, wifi and much more. It’s the perfect place to make friends in the city.
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This stylishly renovated Victorian home in welcoming Pilsen includes four suites each including a spacious kitchen and lounge area as well as shared bathroom facilities. The apartment is close to many restaurants and bars as well as cultural attractions such as the National Museum of Art and the Thalia music hall.
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