Apartment searching and finding a new home can be an exciting adventure, but it’s important to pay close attention to detail throughout your search to ensure the apartment you want is right for you. We have compiled a list of 10 tips to check on before signing your lease that are commonly forgotten.
1. Chicago Neighborhoods
Chicago offers a great amount of fun and exciting neighborhoods to choose from, 77 to be exact. Although exploring different neighborhoods throughout Chicago can make for a fun quest, it can be a somewhat daunting task to figure out which neighborhood is going to be the best for you.
Some important details to pay attention to during your apartment search is transportation options, access to grocery and convenience stores, restaurant and shopping options, and ultimately whether or not the neighborhood suits your lifestyle. For more insight on the different Chicago neighborhoods, check out our neighborhood guides. Also, if you are interested in crime statistics, take a look at crime stats by neighborhood.