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What $1,400 rents in Chicago right now

See what $1,400/month gets you in Lincoln Park, Ravenswood, Chinatown and Logan Square


Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a weekly column that explores what one can rent for a set dollar amount in various Chicago neighborhoods. Is one person’s studio another person’s townhouse? Let’s find out! Today, we’re looking at apartments renting around $1,400/month.

Right on the edge of Lincoln Park and Old Town, this studio in a condominium high-rise rents for $1,435 per month. At 500 square feet, this cozy space squeezed in granite countertops, stainless steel appliances (including a dishwasher!), and a small patio which overlooks the building’s pool and outdoor lounge.

In a newly rehabbed building in Ravenswood, a two-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment is asking $1,400/month. The 800-square-foot space offers central heat and air condition, in-unit laundry and quiet bedrooms facing a courtyard. There’s lots of storage and the option move in with the living areas furnished.

In Chinatown, $1,450/month can get you a light-filled timber loft. This one-bedroom unit features bright, floor-to-ceiling south facing windows, a textured exposed brick wall, and an open layout. There’s a little outdoor patio and the building allows dogs too.

This second floor walk-up in Logan Square goes for $1,495/month. The two-bedroom apartment has an open kitchen with a granite breakfast bar, in-unit laundry, lots of light and subway tiling in the bathroom. The bonus here is a large grass-filled back yard.