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What $1,450 rents in Chicago right now

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See what $1,450/month gets you in neighborhoods like Pilsen, Hyde Park, and Ukrainian 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: $1,450.

2324 W. Walton Street #3F

This top floor two-bedroom is located in a classic brick three-flat in the heart of the Ukrainian Village neighborhood. Much of the older architectural detailing and finishes remain and there’s even a nice balcony space off the front of the building. This one is renting for $1,400 per month.

40 E. 9th Street #815

Here’s a one-bedroom in the South Loop that would be a good one for folks looking for a simple living situation. The $1,450 rent includes all utility costs, such as gas, heat, electricity, cable, and internet. The building also features a 24-hour doorman and numerous other amenities which are included in the rent.


842 E. 53rd Street #2N

For $1,450 per month, you can call this nicely refreshed Hyde Park one-bedroom home. The entire apartment has been updated and features all nice finishes and fixtures that are certainly nicer than many rental-grade units. Wi-Fi and heat are included in the monthly rent.

1942 S. May Street #4F

This two-bedroom unit in Pilsen has been mostly updated and is seeking $1,450 per month. The apartment is on the top level of a four-story building and offers a nice view of the neighborhood. Big pluses here are the central air and heat and the updated kitchen and bathroom.

1336 W. Wrightwood Avenue #2

If you’re looking for two-bedroom place in Lincoln Park for under $1,500, you’re in luck. This apartment in the upper level of an old worker cottage fits the bill, although the floor place is cramped. The apartment does feature central air, but no utilities are included in the rent price.