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Here’s what $450K buys in Chicago right now

Check out homes in Andersonville, Uptown, West Loop, and more

Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a weekly column that explores what one can buy for a certain dollar amount in various Chicago neighborhoods. We’ve found five homes at or around today’s price of $450,000. Vote for your favorite below.


Ian Schwartz Group, Coldwell Banker Residential

Let’s start with this smartly updated two-bedroom located on the second floor in a historic 1908 three-flat in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood. The North Side condo features a sunny living room with a bay window and a dining room lined with attractive wood trim. The updated kitchen leads to a rear sunroom and outdoor deck. It is listed for $449,000.


VHT Studios, Kevin Tatum RE/MAX Edge

Here’s a chance to own a spacious and stylish condo in a historic pre-war courtyard building in Uptown’s Buena Park. The four-bedroom residence offers an entrance gallery leading to a bright living room with a fireplace, built-in shelving, and wraparound dentil molding as well as an eye-catching lime green master bathroom. Located just steps from Chicago lakefront the family-friendly home can be yours for $450,000.

West Loop


Asking $430,000, this rustic West Loop timber lofts is the cheapest option out of the five. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom space boasts a large open plan living room, dining room, and kitchen area with exposed brick walls topped by sturdy beams of timber and concrete. While an outdoor balcony and access to the building’s gym are included, a parking space will run you an additional $25,000.

Magnificent Mile

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff

Right in the thick of the action on downtown’s Mag Mile, this two-bedroom, two-bathroom home on the 46th floor of former John Hancock Center gives you Lake Michigan views from every room. The sky-high property has new cherrywood floors, updated lighting, and herringbone marble walls in the master bath. Listed for $449,000, it includes access to the skyscraper’s amenities such as an indoor pool and a residents-only grocery store on the 44th floor.

Gold Coast

Matthew Daniels Photography, United Real Estate Elite

Buyers with traditional tastes will find plenty to like about this one-bedroom condo located in a historic Gold Coast greystone. At just 1,000 square feet, the property still manages to be quite stylish thanks to its 12-foot ceilings, crown moldings, a wood burning fireplace, and a compact but attractive kitchen. Pick it up this cozy pied-à-terre for $449,900.


Which home would you buy for $450K?

This poll is closed

  • 25%
    (171 votes)
  • 21%
    (141 votes)
  • 20%
    West Loop
    (134 votes)
  • 24%
    Magnificent Mile
    (164 votes)
  • 8%
    Gold Coast
    (56 votes)
666 votes total Vote Now