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, $1,600. Vote for your favorite below!
Near one of Chicago’s largest parks, which is also home to the DuSable Museum of African American History, is a four-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment. The large space feels more like a single-family home and features dark wood trim, original fixtures, brick fireplaces, and rustic built-ins. It rents for $1,600 per month.
This Loop high-rise was built in 1930 and has been home to speakeasies and a radio station, according to the listing description. Now, it’s a luxury apartment building with a high-end event space, a Peloton bike studio, and an expansive rooftop sundeck. For $1,650 per month you can rent a tight studio, but you’ll also get all the perks of a high-end tower.
In Pilsen, this apartment comes fully furnished and decorated by its artist-tenant. The one-bedroom, one-bathroom home is on the second floor and has access to a backyard with a plum tree. Nearby is Pilsen’s farmers market, Thalia Hall, and the National Museum of Mexican Art. Rent this for $1,600 per month.
A sunny second floor apartment in Albany Park comes with two bedrooms, a separate dining room, new kitchen cabinetry, built-in shelving. Living here, you’ll be near the nature trails and the North Branch of the river in the LaBagh Woods. It’s asking $1,600 per month.
A large two-bedroom unit in West Ridge comes with original molding, an enclosed sun-room, a decorative brick fireplace, and a separate dining room. Plus, this building comes with a large backyard and sits on a quiet street. It’s also within walking distance of a Metra station, the Red Line, and a few major bus routes. This place is renting for $1,600 per month.
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