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: $1,500.
↑ 3215 W. Potomac Avenue #3
This three-bedroom apartment is located right across the street from Humboldt Park (the park) and can be rented for just $1,425. For the price, the apartment looks to be in pretty decent shape and even sports some newer appliances in the kitchen. The unit gets plenty of natural lighting and also has a nice fireplace in the living room. And to top it all off, this apartment includes heat in the rent.
↑ 2119 W. Thomas Street #1
The images in this listing don’t do much for us, but it’s the price that matters. For $1,500, this three-bedroom unit on West Thomas Street in the Ukrainian Village can be rented. The images do suggest that the place is getting a fresh coat of paint and perhaps some other retouches. This one also has radiator heat, so it’s likely that heat is included in the monthly rent.
↑ 4501 S. Calumet Avenue #1-N
Located in the heart of the Grand Boulevard neighborhood, this three-bedroom apartment is the most updated of all of the apartments featured on this list. And unlike the others, this one includes a second bathroom. However, no utilities are included in this one so be prepared to cover the gas bill in the winter. This updated and fully-loaded apartment can be had for just $1,500 per month.
↑ 2238 N. Kimball Avenue #G
Garden apartments aren’t always the most ideal living situation, but considering the size, location, and $1,500 monthly rent, this one isn’t a bad deal. The unit itself has been fully updated and features a newer kitchen and central heat. And for being a garden unit, it looks to get a decent amount of natural sunlight. It’s also just steps away from the Belmont Blue Line station and Logan Square attractions.
↑ 6565-83 N. Lakewood Avenue #1
For $1,500 per month, you can rent this classic Chicago three-bedroom apartment near Loyola University’s campus in Rogers Park. Being just steps away from the lakefront, the Loyola Red Line station, and grocery shopping, this one is in a transit and amenity-rich location. There’s also no security deposit either—just a $50 application fee will get you into this one.
- Chicago rent comparisons [Curbed Chicago]