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What $2,000 rents in Chicago right now

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Options include an artsy condo in Logan Square and a three bedrooms in Bronzeville

A kitchen with white cabinets, a small island with a wooden counter, and a window with a potted plant in front of it. Via Joy Kyriakopulos/Domu

Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, where we explore what you can rent or buy for a certain dollar amount in various Chicago ’hoods. We’ve found five rentals within $100 of today’s price, $2,000. Vote for your favorite below!

A living room and dining room open layout. There is a couch, a coffee table, a rug, and many pottd plants.
A bedroom with a bed, a white dresser and a window with sheer drapes.
A bathroom with flowers painted on the tile. There is wooden window trim, a tub, shower and white sink.
A kitchen with white cabinets, a small island with a wooden counter, and a window with a potted plant in front of it. Via Joy Kyriakopulos/Domu

Logan Square

The three-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment is about 1,558 square feet and comes with high ceilings, lots of bright windows, oak hardwood floors, and an artsy landscape mural on the enclosed back porch. Over on the northwest side, it rents for $2,095 per month.

An exterior of a brick apartment building on a tree-lined street.
An empty living room and sun room with hardwood floors and lots of windows. Photos courtesy of Urban Equities REC Inc./Domu.

Rogers Park

In one of the northern most neighborhoods, there’s an 1,800-square-foot apartment that just went through a renovation. The three-bedroom, two-bedroom unit has a separate dining room, shiny oak floors, and new stainless steel appliances. Renting for $1,995 per month, it’s also in a prime location just a block to Lake Michigan and a few minutes to the Red Line.

An exterior of a yellow brick building with a courtyard and large tree in front of it.
A bedroom with a bed in the corner and a nightstand with a lamp. There are five windows and a ceiling fan.
A living room with a couch, chaise, club chair and a wooden mantle fireplace. There is a tv and bookshelves. Photos by Positive Image


This classic courtyard building comes with the charm of an older building, a large wooden fireplace, a split floorplan, and a recently updated kitchen. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom unit rents for $2,100 per month.

A living room and kitchen with a bay window and brick wall. There is a couch, a desk, and a wooden island.
A bedroom with a poster bed and closet. There are two nightstands with lamps.
A bathroom with a glass shower, vanity and toilet. Photos courtesy of Kai Krueya/Domu.


This 1,100-square-foot, second floor apartment has a large master bedroom, two spacious living areas, and exposed Chicago brick. Plus, there’s an option to rent it fully furnished. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment is a 10 minute walk from the Blue Line and is renting for $2,000 per month.

An exterior view of the three-floor apartment building.
A living room with hardwood floors, a Juliet balcony, and fireplace.
A kitchen with an island and breakfast bar. There are wooden cabinets, stainless steel appliances and a window.
There’s a bathroom with granite counter tops, a double vanity, a large mirror, a tub, and a glass shower. Photos courtesy of Coldwell Banker Homes listing agent Maikol Akintonde.


Over on the South Side, this top floor three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom unit comes with skylights, a vaulted ceiling, and a gas fireplace. The master bathroom has a Whirlpool tub, a double vanity, and a rain shower. It’s renting for $2,000 per month.


Which apartment would you rent?

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  • 22%
    Logan Square
    (156 votes)
  • 9%
    Rogers Park
    (65 votes)
  • 42%
    (298 votes)
  • 12%
    (86 votes)
  • 12%
    (89 votes)
694 votes total Vote Now