clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Here’s what $425K buys in Chicago

Check out properties in Lincoln Park, Hyde Park, and the South Loop

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 $425,000. Vote for your favorite below

Lincoln Park

Photos by VHT Studios, courtesy Megan Tirpak of @properties

Let’s start things off with this two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo in a pre-war courtyard building in the Wrightwood neighborhood of Lincoln Park. The smartly decorated space features a sage green living room with a gas-burning brick fireplace, an updated kitchen with quartz counters and stainless appliances, and a private balcony. Own it for $425,000—recently reduced from $439,000.

South Loop

Photos by VHT Studios, courtesy of Minoo Panahi of Coldwell Banker Residential

Closer to downtown is this great looking home located in a historic South Michigan Avenue tower that was built in 1911 as offices before turning into loft-style condos in 2000. Sporting ten-foot ceilings and 1,777 square feet of living space, the sunny two-bedroom corner unit overlooks Grant Park and Lake Michigan through several large windows and a plant-filled enclosed balcony. It’s listed for $425,000. Garage parking will cost you another $35,000.

Hyde Park

VHT Studios, Courtesy Allyson Case, Dream Town Realty

Located just steps from the University of Chicago, Jackson Park, and the proposed site of the Obama Presidential Center, this South Side condo on the top floor of a handsome 1894 Hyde Park walkup is bright and inviting. The home manages to squeeze four bedrooms and two bathrooms into a 1,850-square-foot floorplan and includes an upgraded kitchen with butcher block countertops and subway tile backsplashes. Pick it up for $415,000.

Portage Park

Photos by Positive Image, courtesy Karen Schwartz of Dream Town Realty

This family-ready home in Portage Park on Chicago’s Northwest Side recently listed for $425,000. Built in 1906, the updated four-bedroom property features hardwood floors, arched doorways, and wood trim throughout. A bright kitchen sports white cabinets, a blue center island, a chalkboard wall, and a charming breakfast nook. It includes a kid-friendly finished basement, fenced-in backyard, and a three-car garage.


Photos courtesy Jeremy Scott Fisher of Compass

This three-bedroom, three-bathroom unit in a vintage East Lakeview building features a striking, “Parisian inspired” interior decor, according to its listing notes. The colorful fifth-floor residence spans nearly 2,200 square feet and includes a barrel vaulted front hallway, a dedicated dining room, wild wall coverings, and a matte green butler’s pantry. Seeking $439,000, this Lakeview property is the priciest of the bunch but also the most attention-grabbing.


Which home would you buy for $425K?

This poll is closed

  • 17%
    Lincoln Park
    (104 votes)
  • 10%
    South Loop
    (61 votes)
  • 7%
    Hyde Park
    (43 votes)
  • 11%
    Portage Park
    (68 votes)
  • 52%
    (306 votes)
582 votes total Vote Now