The downtown rental market is fire hot at the moment, so it should come as no surprise that Chicago's priciest rentals are mostly located in neighborhoods like River North, the Gold Coast and Streeterville. The north side Lincoln Park neighborhood also has a reputation for its pricey homes and rentals, and it is the only neighborhood outside of the greater downtown area that makes an appearance on the list. Readers may have sticker shock at some of the rent prices for these residences, but if you want to be truly shocked, head on over to the list of priciest apartments in New York City. Bust out the checkbook and take a look at the ten most expensive rentals on the market in Chicago.
↑ Are you able to throw down $12,500 per month for a rental? If so, then you could become the new tenant of this 5,700 square foot, six bedroom mansion in the heart of Lincoln Park. While the finishes in this home are nothing to get too excited over, there are five different decks to hang out on.
↑ For the same exact $12,500 per month price that the aforementioned Lincoln Park mansion is asking, you could spread out in this 72nd floor unit at the Trump Tower. While it's only a fraction in size, it's definitely got way better views. And with three bedrooms and four bathrooms spread over 3,100 square feet of space, this is definitely not a micro-apartment.
↑ Want to live in a Magnificent Mile penthouse? Be prepared to shell out $13,000 per month then. This four bedroom, three bathroom unit at Walton On The Park is looking for a big spender.
↑ There are no images included in this listing, but for nearly fifteen grand, you can rent a near-tip-top floor apartment at the new North Water Apartments tower in Streeterville. This three bedroom, two and a half bathroom unit on the 49th floor will cost you $14,899 per month.
↑ Similar to the last listing, there are no photos of the actual unit available. However, there are several photos that offer an idea of what kind of views you can get for $16,000 month. This one is located on the 72nd floor of Water Tower Place.
↑ Next up is a 6,000 square foot penthouse located smack dab in the heart of the Gold Coast. This three bedroom, three and a half bathroom unit on Stone Street includes private elevator access and a large 20' x 40' outdoor terrace. The rent? $16,500 per month.
↑ Yup, Lincoln Park's Fugitive house is next on the list. Made famous for playing a leading role in the 1993 crime thriller The Fugitive, this 6,100 square foot home is seeking a whopping $17,000 per month. It can also be purchased outright for $3.65 million.
↑ Is this the most overpriced rental on the market right now in Chicago? Perhaps. For $17,000 per month, you can call this three bedroom, three and a half bathroom condo at 50 East Chestnut in the Gold Coast your home. A garage space is included, so at least there's that.
↑ For an additional thousand dollars per month, you can move up a few floors at 50 East Chestnut and live in this comparably sized three bedroom, three bathroom unit. At $18,000 per month, it's the second priciest rental on the market in Chicago at the moment.
↑ Can we get a drumroll please? We have a winner. For a whopping $20,000 per month, this large 3,100 square foot Trump Tower space can be rented. It's decked out in high-end finishes and has spectacular views of the city.
·Renters Week 2015 coverage [Curbed Chicago]
·Rent Check archives [Curbed Chicago]
·Blockbusters coverage [Curbed Chicago]