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What $850 rents in Chicago right now

See what $850/month gets you in Ravenswood, Hyde Park, and Rogers Park


Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a regular column exploring what you can rent for a set dollar amount in different neighborhoods. Is one person's studio another person's townhouse? Let's find out. Today's price: $850.


↑ This cozy little studio apartment in Ravenswood is renting for $850 on the dollar. With being only a couple of blocks from the Ravenswood Metra station and Damen Brown Line, it’s got great access to transit and shopping. There’s also no security deposit and heat is included in the rent, which is nice.

↑ For $850, you can also rent this tiny studio in the Uptown area. Similar to the previous studio, this one is close to major public transit hubs. It’s got baseboard heat, which isn’t exactly ideal, but it is pet friendly, so there’s that.

↑ If you’re on a tight budget, consider the Hyde Park area. While it’s a studio, this apartment does have nice bay windows and full-sized appliances in the kitchen. Heat is included in the $775 monthly rent.

↑ Unfortunately, there aren’t any interior photos of the apartment listed, but there aren’t a ton of studios in the heart of Lakeview/Boystown in this price range. For $850, you get a small apartment, but heat and cooking gas is included in the rent. Pets are allowed, but there are one-time fees for cats and dogs.

↑ Here’s a neat old Chicago apartment for rent in Rogers Park. It’s nothing fancy, but it’s a legit one-bedroom apartment and is seeking $830 per month. It’s got a lot of windows and includes heat which really helps out.