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Be it fratty floor-mates or a perpetual dripping faucet, sometimes you're driven to the decision not to resign that lease. But since looking for a new apartment is a full-time job, we've taken it upon ourselves to find 18 fabulous pads that are house-warming-party-worthy in more ways than one. Nestled in six rad Chicago 'hoods and equipped with a variety of amenities to suit all lifestyles (pet, parking, and otherwise), you better start packing those boxes — these hot properties won't last for long.
Photo: Courtesy of Echelon at K Station; Apartments.com; Alta at K Station; and 1313 West Randolph Street.