Chicago is known for its vibrant city life, without the price tag of cities like New York or Los Angeles. Chicagoans love visits to Lake Michigan, the amazing food and, of course, the pizza. It’s a fantastic place to live, and rent is less expensive than some of the other bigger cities. But, that doesn’t mean you’ll want to forgo finding a roommate or a room for rent. When you’re new to a city, the perfect roommate can help make for a softer landing as well as lower your living costs. Despite the common notion that finding a roommate is difficult, our roommate finder makes it easy to someone fantastic you’ll love living with
Rents have been stable in Chicago, with the average being around $1,800. This is a lot less than other big cities, which is part of the appeal of Chicago for many. Like other big cities, the neighborhood you’ll move into can have a significant impact on the cost of rent. Neighborhoods like Streeterville, River North, Wicker Park and River West offer an average rent of around $2,300 per month. For around $1,700 or under you could live in Old Town, Lincoln Park, Roscoe Village or Wrigleyville. For much lower rents under $1000 and as low as $570, you can find neighborhoods like Pilsen, Cottage Grove Heights, Austin and the Island. If you want to be in the city center and take advantage of everything Chicago offers, a roommate is a good idea to help afford the higher rent prices.
Finding a good roommate or a room for rent may seem difficult. Everyone's wants can be different, so we aim to match you with roommates who share similar lifestyles and preferences. First, you’ll need to tell us a little about yourself. We’ll start with the basics such as budget, move date and preferred areas. Then, we’ll ask about your lifestyle and preferences, such as your schedule, habits and sociability. The more we know about you, the better we can match you with potential roommates. Once signed up, you can explore potential roommates and rooms for rent who we will present to you based on the best fit. You can further filter the roommate and room options based on your preferences to find the perfect person to live with.
Our roommate finder makes it easy to find someone you’ll love living with. Once you sign up, review your top roommate prospects and check out their profiles. If you like what you see and read make sure to engage by "liking" them or send them a message to introduce yourself. You’ll be able to chat with them directly on our platform, and schedule to meet in person if they seem as a good fit. It won’t take long before you find the perfect roommate, and you can start making plans to room up.
With the right roommate you can spend less on rent and more on everything else Chicago has to offer. Also, The right roommate can make the harsh Chicago winter slightly more bearable. So don't wait, start looking through our roommate finder today. A free Diggz account is all you need to start looking for the perfect roommate to live with. Let us help you find the perfect roommate in Chicago.
Search through thousands of potential roommates, whether you have a room for rent, are looking for a vacant room, or want to pair up with someone to search for a new apartment. Our proprietary algorithm will match your personality, lifestyle and preferences with other roommate prospects and display your personalized best matches on top. You can further refine your roommate search using our filters to match your specific requirements.
Express interest by clicking “Like” on profiles of those who seem as they would be good roommates and if it’s mutual, they will become a “Match”. When a potential roommate “likes” you, you will receive a notification and they will be added to your “Likes” page where you can decide if it is mutual and “Like” back.
You can communicate directly and safely with your potential roommate “Matches” within our application. All your roommate search leads are in one central place, and you don’t need to share your personal contact information until you are ready.