Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a column that explores what one can rent for a set dollar amount in various Chicago neighborhoods. Is one man's studio another man's townhouse? Let's find out! Today's price: $1,500/month.
↑ Humboldt Park $1,250
It's bright, clean and has a really nice backyard. The building is owner occupied, which can be both a good and bad thing. Not the most spacious two bed at 750 square feet, but it's no micro unit either.
↑ Avondale $1,495
If you're looking for a two bedroom apartment and your budget is $1,500 or less, you can pretty much forget about Logan Square at this point. However Avondale still has a solid inventory of units that will fit the bill. This unit on Hamlin looks to be in excellent shape and has that very classic Chicago feel to it.
↑ Avondale $1,500
Here's another one in Avondale. Though this one is on the cusp of Logan Square and Avondale, it's technically in Avondale. It's got a reclaimed wood thing going on and looks to be pretty darn clean. Despite the hodgepodge look and feel, it's pretty much ready to go.
↑ Pilsen $1,385
You can still get a lot of bang for your buck in Pilsen, and this three bedroom for well under $1,500 is a great example. It's nothing particularly special and it's not really in the most ideal location, but it's roomy and affordable.
↑ Wrigleyville $1,475
Well, the photos aren't much to look at, but this two bedroom, one bathroom unit is literally just steps away from Wrigley Field, the Music Box Theater and Southport Corridor shopping. It's also on the top floor, so that's a plus. ·Curbed Comparisons archives [Curbed Chicago]