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What $1,200 rents you in Chicago right now

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See what $1,200/month gets you in Edgewater, Lakeview, and Little Village


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: $1,200.

↑ Here’s a studio on Lake Shore Drive that’s only blocks away from Wrigley Field and solid public transit hubs. It’s pretty much your no-frills high-rise apartment, but its located on the 14th floor so the views are certainly nice.


↑ This classic Chicago one-bedroom apartment is located on busy Clark Street just steps away from the Belmont station. It’s got a lot of older details and finishes, but the current tenant has shown that it can be dressed up and look cute. Big pluses include free heat and a gas fireplace.

↑ Located just steps away from Foster Beach, this Edgewater one-bedroom provides a lot of bang for the buck. The apartment has been recently renovated and features all new everything, including kitchen appliances, lighting fixtures, and bathtub. It’s just around the corner from grocery shopping and steps away from several major bus lines.

↑ If you’re looking for a little more room, $1,200 can get you into a spacious apartment in Little Village. In the notes, the landlord indicates that two-bedrooms are going for $1,500, so it’s looking like this one may be a one-bedroom. There’s not a lot to see here, but dogs and cats are allowed, which is a big plus for those with pets.