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Here’s what $3,500 rents in Chicago right now

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See rentals in River North, Wicker Park, and Lincoln Park

Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a regular column exploring what you can rent for a set dollar amount in different neighborhoods. Today we are looking at apartments around $3,500 per month across Chicago.

Noble Square

Photos by VHT Studio, courtesy of Dean Pissios, @properties

Let’s start off with this duplex in the Noble Square neighborhood near West Town. The 3,000-square-foot home has oversized windows, 12-foot ceilings, and a bold, bronze colored ceiling. The three-bedroom, three-bathroom unit also has a private outdoor deck area with views of Eckhardt Park and the historic St. Boniface Church. It’s renting for $3,500.

Lincoln Park

Photos courtesy of Steven Heilig, Baird & Warner

This Lincoln Park condo is on the rental market for the first time (although, it’s for sale too). The three-bedroom, 1,489-square-foot home has panoramic views of the lake, shoreline, and city skyline. The open kitchen overlooks the living room and the third bedroom which is currently being used a library and den. Building amenities include a garage and car wash, hospitality room and kitchen, outdoor pool and sundeck, and a 24-hour door staff. Rent it for $3,500 per month.

River North

Photos courtesy of Zachary Koran, Compass

This classic timber loft with 14-foot ceilings comes with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, heated floors, a chef’s kitchen, a wood burning fireplace, surround sound speakers, and an outdoor balcony. The building has heated indoor parking, a gym, a roof deck, and a party room. Snag this downtown spot for $3,500 per month.

Wicker Park

Photos by Positive Image, courtesy of John Vossoughi, Dream Town Realty

Over in Wicker Park this two-bedroom, two-bathroom home comes with dark cherry floors, granite countertops, a wood burning fireplace with a contemporary mantel with floor-to-ceiling tiles, and a large master suite with a separate tub and shower, double vanity, and walk-in closet. There’s also a large rooftop deck with lots of space for a garden, hammock lounging or entertaining. Live here for $3,500 per month.

Rogers Park

Photos courtesy of Jessica Dekruiff, Fulton Grace Realty

Up in Rogers Park you can rent an entire three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom home. The recently updated brick house has new crown moldings, a gas fireplace, new kitchen appliances, and refinished hardwood floors. It’s $3,375 per month to live here.


Which home would you rent for around $3,500?

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  • 15%
    Noble Square
    (115 votes)
  • 16%
    Lincoln Park
    (120 votes)
  • 17%
    River North
    (132 votes)
  • 28%
    Wicker Park
    (213 votes)
  • 21%
    Rogers Park
    (160 votes)
740 votes total Vote Now