Best wishes to everyone for a wonderful Thanksgiving Day (and week) with family and friends!
Check out our super-uber-cool "No Security Deposit" Specials (for well-qualified first-time tenants with a one-year lease; move-in fee required)! All of our Chicago apartments also feature an "online rent payment option" now, too! Ride your bike from our fantastico apartments to nearby parks & the lake. Walk to close-by train and bus lines, too, for work, study or play!
Big, beautiful, sunny studio and one bedroom apartments in our gorgeous, well-maintained north side Chicago apartment buildings are now available for November, December and January 1 move-in dates! Call us today (773-381-0150) to make an apartment viewing appointment!
Brand New Speed Queen "Quantam" Washers and Dryers have just been installed in all of our Chicago building common laundry rooms to help tenants handle their laundry loads with ease! These new machines feature larger laundry load capacities, numerous load selection options, and credit card/debit card swipe and coin payment options. The new machines are also energy efficient and use less water, gas and electricity, too!
We’ve also begun a new "green" energy-upgrade program (with Peoples Gas) for many of our Chicago buildings this summer that includes new water-saving showerheads and faucet aerators, new programmable digital thermostats and new foam insulation for basement steam heat pipes.
Use our many new walk-through videos to pre-view our beautiful, well-maintained, family-owned and managed apartments (many of which are "ready-for-move-in" now)! (Please keep in mind, however, that the apartments now on our vacancy list may have different kitchen cabinets and slightly different kitchen layouts than the apartments shown in the videos. Some apartments on our current vacancy list may also have more, or less, varnished wood trim throughout the apartment and different bathroom sinks than the ones shown in the videos. Each of our apartments is unique and exquisitely beautiful in its own inimitable way!)
Contact our experienced property managers by phone at 773-381-0150
or use the "Live Chat" box on the left-hand side of this page! Or fill out our on-line application in order to be pre-approved for any of the available apartments listed on our website! We look forward to helping you find a great apartment for your move!
How to View Apartments
Call us today to set up an apartment-viewing appointment 773-381-0150 (or toll-free: 888-381-0150). Apply for our apartments online (and use Paypal to pay your application fee)!
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We have beautiful family-owned and maintained buildings in several popular north-side neighborhoods.
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Use our "Live Chat" feature (on the left side of this page) to get info right away or set up viewing appointments!
We're continually adding walk-through videos to our website! We now have representative video walk-throughs for types of apartments in almost all of our buildings (you can also view short summertime courtyard/building videos on the main information pages for our Eastwood Square, Belle Plaine Manor and Eastwood-Lincoln Place buildings).
We're Flower and Eco-Friendly
Each May, we plant hundreds of beautiful flowers around each of our buildings (for tenants to enjoy through spring, summer and fall) and our building engineers water the flowers and lawns for our Chicago buildings with faucet timers whenever possible in order to save water. In addition, our building engineers use organic fertilizers on our building lawns whenever possible. We've also switched over to "single-stream" recycling containers (which are picked up by special Recycling trucks each week) at all of our Chicago buildings, which will complement the front and back hallway light photocell timers, energy-efficient boilers and hot water tanks, thermopane window installations, reflective roof coatings and the energy-saving front and back hallway (and apartment kitchen) fluorescent light fixtures we've been using for several years now!
About 1st Chicago Apartment Rentals
Find beautiful, exceptionally well-maintained, family-owned-and-managed Chicago apartments for rent. See a current listing of available apartments for rent or search for apartments by neighborhood or price, using the search tool on the left.
Studio, 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom and garden apartments are available in the North Side Chicago neighborhoods of LIncoln Square, Ravenswood, Lakeview and Wrigleyville.
Large rooms, high ceilings, hardwood floors, gorgeous vestibules and stunning architectural detail can all be found in our lovingly maintained Chicago apartments.
The Schirm Firm-1st Chicago Apartment Rentals is a family business that has owned and managed just its own apartment buildings on Chicago's north side since 1940. Our success is attributed to our "hands on" approach and dedication to customer service.
We personally handle all facets of building management with expert knowledge developed from years of daily contact with tenants and trades people.
Our family helps you find the "right" apartment to suit your needs and facilitates all aspects of the application process, from the initial introduction to lease signing and move-in details. Tenant satisfaction is our goal!
We look forward to working with you and welcoming you into our family as tenants "under the umbrella"!
(Please note that although we do allow up to two cats in our Chicago apartments, dogs are not permitted, except as medically necessary for disabled persons, under law.)