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Here’s what $175K buys around Chicago

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See homes at this price point in Lincoln Park, Bridgeport and Rogers Park

Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a weekly column that explores what one can buy for a set dollar amount in various Chicago neighborhoods. We’ve found five homes within $5,000 of today’s price: $175,000.

Rogers Park

Photos courtesy of Frank Maguire, Baird & Warner

Let’s kick things off with this two-bedroom, one-bathroom condo for $169,000. Although this neighborhood is a bit north, the home is right next to the Red Line and one block away from Loyola Park and beach. The unit is on a raised first level with all new appliances, tiles, floors, windows, and a rehabbed bathroom.

Lincoln Park

Photos courtesy of Julie Harron, Jameson Sotheby’s Int’l Realty

Next up is a studio in a high-rise building for $169,999. What you might be giving up in space (it’s just 515 square feet), you’ll gain in amenities. The building has an outdoor pool, indoor hot tub, sauna, fitness center with new machines, yoga studio, and tennis courts. The home has a large patio with room for seating and a grill which isn’t all that common when it comes studios in the heart of Lincoln Park.

Hyde Park

Photos courtesy of Ali Arciniega, Chicago Real Estate Artists
Photos courtesy of Ali Arciniega, Chicago Real Estate Artists

Here’s a bright, south-facing condo for $175,000. The two-bedroom, one-bathroom home has nearly 2,000 square feet of space, hardwood floors throughout, in-unit laundry and central air. It sits right across from Washington Park and is close to University of Chicago as well.


Photos courtesy of Debra Dobbs, @properties

In Bridgeport there’s a one-bedroom, one-bathroom condo asking for $175,000. It’s one of the few mid-rise buildings in an area of mostly bungalows. The home was built in 2007 so many of the appliances and finishes feel brand new. If you’re a Sox fan, you’ll be steps away from Guaranteed Rate Field. This particular property was purchased under the affordable housing program, so there are requirements surrounding that.


Photos courtesy of Lydia Rudolph, Baird & Warner

Lastly, we’ve found a studio for $169,000 within walking distance of Water Tower Place, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Oak Street Beach, and the Lakefront Trail. The home recently had a bathroom and closet remodel. Building amenities include a rooftop pool, sun deck, gym, and resident lounge.


Which home would you buy for around $175,000?

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  • 32%
    Rogers Park
    (217 votes)
  • 8%
    Lincoln Park
    (59 votes)
  • 18%
    Hyde Park
    (127 votes)
  • 17%
    (121 votes)
  • 22%
    (150 votes)
674 votes total Vote Now