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What $2,400 rents in Chicago right now

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Apartments from Bowmanville to Bronzeville

Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a weekly column that explores what one can rent for a set dollar amount in various Chicago neighborhoods. We’ve found five homes at or around today’s price of $2,400. Vote for your favorite below.



Let’s start with this two-bedroom apartment located on a quiet tree-lined street in Bowmanville, a small North Side neighborhood tucked between Ravenswood and Andersonville. The bright unit sports updated finishes and is extra spacious thanks to a bonus den and sunroom. Rent it for $2,400 a month.


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Next up is a roomy three-bedroom in Avondale, near the border of Old Irving Park, offered in a “duplex-down” configuration—meaning it encompasses the first floor plus the basement. The layout provides two separate living areas, an enclosed back porch, and extra lower-level storage. Live here for $2,400 per month.


VHT Studios, courtesy of Carrington Real Estate Services

Located on the third floor of a handsome 100-year-old greystone along South St. Lawrence Avenue, this spacious three-bedroom apartment is a considerable bang for your buck. The renovated South Side home features an open layout, new flooring, and an updated kitchen with stainless appliances and new cabinetry. Rent this historic South Side beauty for $2,450.

Near West Side

KapPhoto, courtesy Century 21

This sturdy-looking two-bedroom is convenient walking distance from the United Center, the restaurants of the West Loop, and mass transit. The loft-like home boasts an open living room with 14-foot ceilings and a kitchen with a chalkboard wall. Listed for $2,500 per month, it also includes a small balcony and an oversized walk-in closet.

Gold Coast

Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential

Perched on the northeast corner of architect Bertrand Goldberg’s midcenturty Astor Tower, this one-bedroom apartment sacrifices space in exchange for a prime location in Chicago’s Gold Coast. The apartment offers upgraded fixtures as well as city and lake views through floor-to-ceiling windows. Building amenities include 24-hour door staff, a fitness center, and a rooftop deck. It’s renting for $2,475.


Which home would you rent for around $2,400?

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  • 20%
    (153 votes)
  • 7%
    (57 votes)
  • 17%
    (136 votes)
  • 15%
    Near West Side
    (121 votes)
  • 38%
    Gold Coast
    (295 votes)
762 votes total Vote Now