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What $1,300 rents in Chicago right now

See what $1,300/month gets you in neighborhoods like Lakeview, Lincoln Park, and Logan Square


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: $1,300.

3330 N. Lake Shore Dr. #H

This one-bedroom in Boystown is renting for $1,320. The unit is located in an older masonry building on Lake Shore Drive and is well within walking distance to grocery shopping, restaurants, and cafes. The Lake Shore Drive express bus stops in front of the building, making the trip downtown painless and quick.


2356 N Cambridge Ave #210

This Lincoln Park one-bedroom is just steps away from Lake Michigan and the many attractions that line the lakefront. The radiator heat and cooking gas are included in the $1,325 rent, certainly helping keep bills predictable during the colder winter months. Cats are allowed in this one.

1269 W. Victoria Ave. #1

As the photos suggest, this spacious two-bedroom apartment in Edgewater is the perfect size and price for a young family. The apartment is located in a classic Chicago brick two-flat and is just a few blocks from both the Bryn Mawr and Thorndale Red Line stations. Another huge plus here is that heat is included in the $1,300 rent.

2631 N. Springfield Ave. #2

While the solid deals that Logan Square was once known for are harder to find, if you venture west you’ll be able to find a spacious place in your price range. This two-bedroom is just steps from Kosciuszko Park and the shops along Diversey and Pulaski. While the listing proclaims that the apartment is just a “few blocks away from the Blue Line,” this one is not exactly a short walk to the Logan Square station.

2427 S. Oakley Ave. #2F

This little two-bedroom in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood is an authentic old school Chicago apartment. The big thing about this one is that all utilities are included, which certainly makes the $1,300 rent seem a little more reasonable.