Prairie, Chicago

S State St, Chicago, 60616, United States
per month
2.2 mi from City Center
2.2 mi from City Center( 49m. 18m. 10m)
View map
city center | 10.6 mi
University of Chicago | 8.2 mi
Illinois Institute of Technolog... | 8.5 mi
Rush University | 9.3 mi
Payment Instalment Plan
Bike Storage
On-Site Parking
laundry facility
Community Lounge

About the Property

For students looking for student housing in Chicago, Common Prairie Chicago is an ideal accommodation for them. Located at S State Rd Chicago, IL, USA, Prairie Chicago offers comfort ans convenience living arrangements. The property features well-designed non-ensuite and type Bedroom units, catering to a varied student lifestyle. Common Prairie Chicago is strategically placed in proximity to several renowned educational institutions, such as the Illinois Institute of Technology, the University of Chicago, and Rush University. Other prominent universities nearby include DePaul University, Loyola University,  the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, North Park University, Kendall College, Northwestern University, and the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

Choosing Common Prairie Chicago student housing assures students not just of comfortable living but of a vibrant urban experience as well. Chicago, known for its distinguished educational institutions, is a hub of academic excellence and cultural diversity. The city boasts a significant student population, which adds to its dynamic atmosphere. Home to top-ranking universities and a history rich in educational innovation, Chicago provides an enriching environment for both study and exploration. The location is surrounded by iconic landmarks and attractions, such as the Art Institute of Chicago and Millennium Park, for students to visit and enjoy. Moreover, Common Prairie Chicago ensures that residents have access to plenty of amenities, including parking, a lounge for relaxation and social events, laundry facilities, and high-speed WiFi. This property, by being a part of this renowned city's fabric, extends beyond a mere place of residence—it is a vital part of the Chicago student experience.


Common Prairie Chicago boasts a variety of communal amenities tailored to meet the needs of modern students. The property has a non-ensuite room with four bedroom,  and three bathroom units. Each bedroom is thoughtfully designed to provide a personal place with a desk table, bedside table, bed and floor-to-ceiling window, accompanied by the convenience of shared facilities to nurture a sense of community.

In common amenities, the Common Prairie Chicago student housing comes with on-site parking. Students can easily keep their vehicles in bike storage, providing peace of mind and an added layer of convenience. The community lounge area allows students to relax in a comfortable setting. To facilitate a well-rounded student life, community events are regularly organized, offering the perfect opportunity to network and build lifelong friendships.

Keeping up with academic demands is seamless with high-speed Wi-Fi throughout the premises, ensuring that residents stay connected and productive. For those routine chores, the in-unit laundry simplifies life, allowing more time to focus on studies and leisure.

Location and What's Hot?

This student housing in Chicago places you right in the middle of the action, with some of the city's finest eatery and entertainment options within your reach. Your studies are well-supported by top institutions, including the Illinois Institute of Technology, Rush University, and the University of Chicago, all nurturing academic brilliance near your Prairie Chicago student housing. Social butterflies will appreciate the proximity to various student hotspots.

Satisfy your cravings at Gino's East for some deep-dish indulgence, or enjoy an evening at Buddy Guy's Legends for some live blues. Health-conscious students can grab their organics from Whole Foods Market or enjoy plant-based delicacies at Native Foods Café. When you have some downtime, take a leisurely stroll to Grant Park or bask in the cultural richness of the Art Institute of Chicago. For a fancy quick catch-up with friends, Starbucks is just a sip away. Evenings and weekends at Navy Pier, with its entertainment and dining, are a refreshing break from the books.

Healthcare is never a concern, with facilities such as Northwestern Memorial Hospital ensuring you’re taken care of. For more serene outings, the scenic paths of the Chicago Riverwalk invite tranquil walks or morning jogs. The history buffs amongst you can explore the marvels at The Field Museum or be starstruck at the Adler Planetarium. With renowned sites and a pulsating nightlife, the Common Prairie Chicago student housing enriches your college experience manifold.


Living at Common Prairie Chicago offers the ultimate blend of comfort and convenience for students. Prairie Chicago student housing is centrally located, with an array of public transport options at your doorstep. For quick and easy travel around the Windy City, you can hop on a bus at the nearby Cicero Ave & 78th St, S Cicero and S State St & 35th Street bus stop. If train travel is more your style, the 35th-Bronzeville-IIT subway station allows you to dive into the heart of Chicago's urban network. The metropolis is your oyster, with Metra train services available at 27th St station within a whisker of your home. With such excellent connectivity, residing at Common Prairie Chicago means less time commuting and more time enjoying your student life.

Pet policy

Property loves animals, Property only allows pets at our private studio and 1- and 2-bedroom apartments. In there coliving suites, pets may be allowed as an accommodation for tenants with a qualified disability.

Room Types

All (0)
What will you get
Your Rent Include
Common Amenities
On-Site Parking
Bike Storage
Community Lounge
Furnished Rooftop
Community Events

Payment Policies (3)

  • Payment Instalment Plan
    This property offers 1, 12 flexible instalment plans.
  • Booking Deposit
    This property requires booking deposit.
  • Additional Fees
    Additional Fees.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is co-living?

Coliving is roommate and city living made easy. Instead of scouring Craigslist for roommates, spending your savings on new furniture, and arguing over splitting the bills, you’ll move into a private bedroom in a fully furnished, all-inclusive shared apartment.

What’s included with coliving? What should I bring when I move in?

Your rent includes a full-sized bed frame, nightstand, lamp, clothes storage, and hangers. In your shared suite, you’ll find a fully furnished living room and dining area, with appliances, cutlery, and household essentials including toilet paper, dishwashing soap, sponges, and laundry detergent. Alongside your personal items, we recommend bringing bed and bathroom linens alongside any personal decor. We do not allow members to bring in extra furniture. Coliving offerings may differ depending on your home. Please ask your leasing specialist for a full list of what’s included.

What is included in non-coliving apartments?

As a PMG member in a traditional apartment, you’ll have access to convenient amenities, people-first property services, PMG's built-in community, events, and discounts to local and national brands. Unless stated otherwise, their traditional apartments are unfurnished and not all-inclusive of utilities, WiFi, etc.

Is parking available?

Parking availability is dependent on each home! If a building has a parking garage or lot, you’ll see a Parking icon on our website. Please ask your leasing specialist about available spaces.Can I pick my roommates in my living suite? If you and a friend would like to live in the same coliving suite together, we’re happy to accommodate your request given that you both qualify and there is availability in the suite. However, due to Fair Housing Laws, they can’t allow members to pick roommates based on factors like gender, religion, etc. For example, that means they can’t guarantee you will have an all-female suite.

Can I share a room with a friend?

PMG offers rooms with queen-sized beds and ensuite bathrooms at select homes for couples who are looking to live together in a coliving suite. They do not allow members to bring additional furniture.

What happens if I don’t get along with my roommates?

PMG is designed to reduce the typical arguments and tensions that come with roommate living, like splitting the bills, buying essentials like toilet paper, and choosing furniture. PMG does ask that members be respectful of one another and their home, and perform chores like taking out the trash, filling the dishwasher, and maintaining a livable space. However, as a property manager, it’s not within Common’s power to enforce those behaviors. If your roommate is in violation of their lease. 

Can I have a private bathroom?

Select coliving bedrooms offer ensuite bathrooms. 

Are pets allowed?

While PMG loves animals, they only allow pets at our private studio and 1- and 2-bedroom apartments. In there coliving suites, pets may be allowed as an accommodation for tenants with a qualified disability.

Are community events free?

Yes! All community events are free. Some events are limited to a certain number of people.

What is Coliving in Chicago?

Chicago coliving makes the big-city lifestyle attainable for less. With a private coliving space to call your own and a range of desirable amenities in the shared space and common areas, you can have your deep-dish pizza and eat it too. Chicago residents can enjoy a shared apartment and its various common spaces and not worry about breaking the bank.

What is Chicago known for?

As America’s third-largest city, Chicago sometimes lives in the shadows of LA and New York. But make no mistake—Chi-town is a world-class metropolis of its own. Deep-dish pizza and Chicago-style hot dogs may be Windy City’s culinary claims to fame, but its fine dining scene is just as renowned. Chicago’s architecture also straddles the past and the present, with classic buildings reflecting in the silver of the modern Cloud Gate sculpture. Overall, Chicago is known for its energy—something you’ll feel the second you walk into one of its many festivals, parades, or sporting events.

What is public transportation in Chicago?

With eight lines crisscrossing the city, Chicago’s L train is one of the most comprehensive transit systems in the country. Connecting it all is a series of frequent buses that go where you need to go. For longer trips, the iconic Union Station is your ticket to exploring the rest of the region. Unless you love driving, you won’t need a car when you’re living in Chicago.

What are some fun things to do in Chicago?

The Windy City has no shortage of sights, events, and tasty eats—and shared living in Chicago means you’ll have more time and money to experience them. For sports fans, there’s never a dull moment, with baseball, basketball, football, and hockey all represented. To see live improv (or try it for yourself), head to The Second City for a comedy masterclass. And if you’re looking for a free day out, you can pop into the Lincoln Park Zoo before strolling down to Navy Pier to take in the atmosphere.
Prairie, Chicago
Lowest Price Guaranteed
We guarantee to match the price of your accommodation if you find an identical offer on another...
Learn More
Verified Properties
We guarantee that what you see on our website is exactly what you'll get.
24x7 Personal Assistance
For any doubts or queries, a quick call is all it takes - we're here to assist you promptly.
Trustpilot 4.8/5
We've earned an excellent rating from over 5000 students for our outstanding services.

Student Accomodations in Chicago

Chicago Student Accommodation

Finding the right Chicago student housing is crucial for any student who wants to make the most of their college experience in this vibrant city. Opting for off-campus student housing in Chicago can offer a variety of advantages including greater independence, more living space, and the opportunity to immerse oneself in the city's culture beyond the university campus.

Amber is a leading name in simplifying the search for the ideal student housing in Chicago. They streamline the process, giving students access to properties that strike the right balance between comfort, convenience, and affordability.

Students can choose from a range of room types—from private studios to shared apartments—all conveniently located close to key educational institutions. The student housing in Chicago options are equipped with a host of amenities such as high-speed internet, laundry facilities, fitness centers, and study spaces, designed to support both academic and leisure activities. Amber assists in simplifying the process for you by helping you get the best student apartments in Chicago, which is also well-suited to your budget requirements. Some of the most popular student housing Chicago options include Harrington Housing River North, Scio At The Medical District, The Letterman, The Flats East West, and many more!

About Chicago

With a vibrant student community flocking to Chicago as their preferred study destination, finding Chicago student housing is a breeze. Known for its delicious pizzas, the city is also renowned for hosting several prestigious universities, including Rush University, DePaul University, and the University of Chicago. These esteemed institutions attract a significant influx of international students, contributing to a thriving student population. However, during peak periods of high demand, securing suitable student housing Chicago options can pose a considerable challenge.

You'll discover a wide range of student apartments Chicago options catering to various preferences and budgets, all conveniently located in the heart of the city and in close proximity to the aforementioned universities. These Chicago student accommodations range from luxurious to affordable and budget-friendly. Whether you seek ensuites, non-ensuites, studio apartments, private rooms, or shared rooms, ample choices are available.

Best Student Housing in Chicago

Relocating to Chicago for educational purposes comes with exciting opportunities, particularly when it comes to finding the perfect student housing. Off-campus housing in Chicago offers students a blend of independence, affordability, and an enriching community environment. From ensuite bedrooms that offer privacy to vibrant student halls that encourage community living, and modern studio apartments that are ideal for those who prefer solitary living, Chicago's student housing market, showcased beautifully through amber, is rich and diverse. Specific Chicago student housing properties provide convenient access to university campuses, ensuring that students can balance their academic and social lives seamlessly.

1. River North, Chicago

2. Infinite Chicago, Chicago

3. The Letterman, Chicago

4. June Homes 60607, Chicago

5. Pilsen Coliving, Chicago

6. The Buckingham, Chicago

7. Prairie, Chicago

8. Tailor Lofts, Chicago

9. Addams Coliving, Chicago

10.  McCormick, Chicago

Cost of Living in Chicago

Chicago is very well known to be one of the most affordable cities in the US, especially for students. The average cost of living for an international student in Chicago depends on various factors such as food, transport, and rent. Here is a list of all the associated costs, apart from the rent for your student housing in Chicago:

1. Food & Beverages: $90-$160/ per week

2. Entertainment & Leisure: $45-$130/per week

3. Transportation Charges: $80-$100/ per week

4. Stationery & Course Books: $15-$30/ per week

5. Gas & Electricity: $55-$75/ per week

6. Mobile Recharge Bills: $35-$45/ per week

7. Miscellaneous: $45-$60/per week

Student Travel Chicago

Finding student accommodation in Chicago that is closer to the university becomes a bit difficult given the population of students and the student housing in demand. Although, the city has a systematically laid out transit structure to make the connectivity throughout the city more seamless, especially for students. The CTA, or Chicago Transit Authority, helps in running this complex network of public transportation within the city. A few more transportation options include:

1. Bus

Pace is one of the most prominent bus service providers in Chicago, covering 284 municipalities city-wide. It runs through various routes, especially among universities, to airports and other tourist destinations. The average fare of the bus in Chicago (one-way) is  $2.25. To pay for buses in Chicago, students can avail of discounts and use the Ventra Card.

2. Metra Rail

Another efficient way to travel across Chicago is the Metra Rail, which can take you across the multiple suburbs in the city. It has around 11 lines and connects 240 stations laid across the city. The fare depends on the distance you travel, the maximum being $ 9.50 to travel from Zone A to Zone J.

3. Taxis & Cabs

Taxis and cabs are a great alternative if you wish to reach somewhere point to point. Cabs can help you get to your desired exact location without much hassle. The fare for taxis and cabs in Chicago starts from $3.50 and keeps adding on for every extra mile you travel.

4. Water Taxis

Being one of the most unconventional options to travel across, it is still one of the many experiences that you might not be able to grab everywhere.. The fare ranges from $6-$7 for a one-way ride, and is definitely worth exploring.

Student Lifestyle and Living in Chicago

Chicago is a lively city with various attractions for expats. There are various Chicago student housing options to explore. Chicago is well-known for its haute couture, and Oak Street is the main attraction for fashion stores. The city has sandy beaches along with Lake Michigan. The most preferred Beaches are Ohio Street Beach and 63rd Street Beach. The city comes with numerous dining options suitable for every taste bud. Some of the must-visit restaurants for students in Chicago are Lou Mitchell’s, Wildberry Pancakes & Cake, Portillo’s, Sweetgreen, 5411 Empanadas, and many more!

The days are pleasant, but as the nights draw in, students must experience the city's nightlife. The famed nightclubs, bars, and public attractions in Chicago provide a safe evening for you to enjoy. Some of the top pubs for soft drinks, margaritas, and mocktails are The Underground, Berlin, Five Iron Gulf, and Kirkwood. There are a number of museums and galleries to visit, like the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Science and Industry. The theater scene is vibrant and buzzing, and it includes places like the Goodman Theatre and Steppenwolf Theatre Company, where students can enjoy performances. There are no fewer party spots to enjoy on weekends and burst out all the stress.

Chicago Tourist Attractions

With a beautiful view of skyscrapers, the city also comprises museums and multiple tourist dining options. Off campus student housing Chicago options provide freedom to students and allow them to enjoy the nightlife and various other attractions in Chicago. Following are some fascinating tourist attractions of Chicago:

1. Millennium Park

2. Art Institute of Chicago

3. Riverwalk

4. The Magnificent Mile

5. Navy Pier

6. Field Museum

7. Shedd Aquarium

8. Cloud Gate

Top Universities in Chicago

There are a number of esteemed universities in Chicago that attract students from all over. With amazing faculty and top-notch education, here are some of the best universities in Chicago:

1. University of Chicago

2. School of the Art Institute of Chicago

3. University of Illinois (UIC)

4. Illinois Institute of Technology

5. Loyola University

6. Rush University

7. DePaul University

amber © 2024. All rights reserved.
4.8/5 on Trustpilot
Rated as "Excellent" • 5000+ Reviews by students
Get the app
Payment Options
Contact us
Follow us on