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What would you rent?

An image shows a living room with a velvet couch,  a minimal coffee table, and a large window. Photo courtesy of Lakeview 3200.

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, $3,000. Vote for your favorite below!

Ukrainian Village

An image shows a brick building with arched windows, triangle pediments, and carved stone details.
An image shows a kitchen with grey cabinets, a large waterfall edge island, and four white stools.
An image shows a bedroom with large windows, a cushioned bench, a bed, and exposed brick.
An image shows a living room with a white couch, pink pillows, two windows, and a dresser. Photos by ThreeSixtyChicago, courtesy of Scott Broene Property Consultants Realty.

To kick it off: A two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo in a Ukrainian Village landmark. Built as school in 1905, the Academy Hall condos have high ceilings, extra wide floorpans, and exposed beam and brick. This 1,200-square-foot unit is renting for $2,995 per month.


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An image shows a long velvet couch, a minimal glass coffee table, a white chair, floor lamp, and a large window.
An image shows a living room and kitchen. There is large island, black cabinets, a huge window, and a comfortable grey couches. Photos via Lakeview 3200.

These apartments at Lakeview 3200 are right above the neighborhood’s new Target store, a short walk to the CTA Belmont station, and just down the street from Wrigley Field. In this two-bedroom, two-bathroom unit, renters will have a concrete ceiling, an expansive kitchen island, and 24/7 door staff. A two-bedroom at this location rents for $3,155 per month.


An image shows an enclosed balcony with a couch, chair, rug, and circular mirror. There is a large glass door that opens to a small wooden deck.
An image shows a bedroom on the top floor with skylights, a long mirror, and a brick wall.
An image shows a kitchen with a wood counter top, four open shelves, and a large window. There is a coffee station, cups, dishes, and cooking utensils.
An image show a dining room with a gallery wall. A large window near a cabinet, lamp, and chair. Photos by Positive Image, courtesy of Kerry Kobe.

In Bucktown, this spacious three-bedroom and two-bathroom condo features “designer decor” and has the option to come fully furnished. There’s a partially enclosed balcony, open kitchen shelving, and skylight windows in the bedroom. Rent this for $3,000 per month.


An image shows a bedroom with two lamps, a bed, nightstands, and a window.
An image shows a large living room with a cabinet, couch, coffee table, and windows.
An image shows a bathroom with grey and white shower tile, a large vanity, black and white floor tiles. Photos by VHT Studios, courtesy of Bryce Minetz.

Right in the heart of the Loop and one block from Millennium Park, is a three-bedroom, two-bathroom corner condo. It comes with a large open kitchen and living room area, generous bedrooms, and a private storage room in the building. Living here, you’ll be close to one of the city’s greatest parks but also tons of transit, theaters, and restaurants. This unit is being rented for $3,000 per month.


An image shows a kitchen and dining area. There is a two-person round table, an island with three bar stools, and grey-brown cabinets.
An image shows a living room with a large window, a pink area rug, a grey couch, a dresser with a tv, and an abstract painting.
An image shows a white bathroom with a large mirror and lots of countertop space.
An image shows a bedroom with a large window, two night stands, a bench, and large area rug. Photos by Positive Image, courtesy of @properties listing agent Sharial Howard

Over in Hyde Park, this new construction project features luxury rentals near the lakefront. This unit has floor-to-ceiling windows, dark hardwood floors, jetted tubs, a video intercom, and bike storage. It’s near shopping on 53rd Street and one block from a Metra station and Whole Foods. This unit is renting for $2,900.


What home would you rent?

This poll is closed

  • 25%
    Ukrainian Village
    (217 votes)
  • 28%
    (244 votes)
  • 23%
    (199 votes)
  • 18%
    (159 votes)
  • 4%
    Hyde Park
    (36 votes)
855 votes total Vote Now