Extended Stay Chicago: How to Find a Place to Stay Long Term?

Chicago Skyline

Visiting Chicago for a short trip can surprise you in how much there is to do here. So much so that you might be tempted to stay longer and some people even decide to move here after one visit. I, myself, have come to Chicago many times to show my nieces and nephews around the Windy City. And each time I’m there, I know I want to return again and again. The question is though, how does one find a place for an extended stay in Chicago?

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Things to Do in ChicagoView of Chicago Architecture from the river

There are so many things to do in Chicago that one trip won’t be enough time to see it all. There are over 67 museums in Chicago for you to explore, including the Museum of Science and Industry and the Field Museum. Animals to marvel over at the Shed Aquarium and Lincoln Park Zoo. And there are so many fun things to do with kids, families, nieces, and nephews, or just being a kid at heart at the Navy Pier, Lego Store, or American Girl Store. For those who love architecture, take an architecture boat tour, take a ride to the top of the John Hancock Tower, or get your photo taken with the bean at Cloud Gate. These are only a few suggestions on what there is to do while staying in Chicago.Heather and Madison in ChicagoMadison at the Bean

How to Find a Place to Stay Long TermAerial view of Chicago from the Hancock Building

If you are one of the lucky ones that are looking to stay in Chicago long term, how do you go about finding the perfect apartment? If you know people are already living there, you can find out if they know of any available apartments, or you can use an apartment search resource. The benefits of using an apartment search besides that it is used by millions of renters to find houses, rooms, condos, or apartments for rent in the Windy City are:

  • You can filter your search by location, price range, bedroom count, pet-friendly, etc.
  • Tons of quality listings – inventory is in real-time.
  • You can get real-time alerts.
  • You can apply online – digital rental agreements.

Using an apartment search resource is an easy way to find the perfect place for an extended stay in Chicago, and it will give you more free time to enjoy all of what Chicago has to offer.

SummaryHeather, Kayla, and Alex in Chicago

When trying to decide where you want to live, Chicago is a prime location. It is in the middle of the country, easy access to domestic and international flights, tons of activities to keep you busy on the weekends and let’s not forget about the food. I could eat Chicago Deep Dish pizza every week. If you do choose to move to Chicago, make sure to take advantage of an apartment search resource. It truly makes the process of finding your extended stay home in Chicago convenient.

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