New Co-Living Houses & Why They’re Genius

In big cities like Chicago and New York, it’s extremely common to need a roommate to share housing costs. Not to mention moving to a new city can make it difficult to find community, so having roommates is a great way to cast a social net. The new Co-Living start-up Common has done a brilliant job creating co-living apartments in Chicago and New York that they take co-living to an extremely convenient new level.

Here’s how it works:

  • You fill out an application
  • They match you with roommates
  • You sign your lease (two-bedroom apartments range from $1,325 to $1,675)
    • Rent, utilities, cable, high-speed WiFi, in-unit laundry, a cleaning service every other week and an on-site group leader that organizes events like yoga, potluck dinners and book clubs – are all included in your rent.
  • Pack up your toothbrush and clothes (seriously, that’s all you need to move-in to your furnished, move-in ready apartment)
  • Move into to your apartment and meet your new roommates
  • You can sign a 12-month or 6-month lease

The new Chicago co-living space is located in Ukrainian Village and touts 1,600 square foot apartments with modern accommodations.

To set-up a tour, you can set-up an appointment via Common Ground’s website.