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What $190K buys in Chicago right now

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Check out properties in Ravenswood, Lincoln Park, Hyde Park, 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 $190,000. Vote for your favorite below.


VHT Studios/Redfin

Let’s start with this two-bedroom corner condo located across the street from Winnemac Park in Ravenswood. The bright unit offers hardwood floors, an updated kitchen, and a recently added in-unit laundry. The single bathroom has a large soaking tub. Pick it up for $189,000.

Lincoln Park

Laura Topp, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff

This attractive one-bedroom unit is in an old-school courtyard building at a great location just west of the Lincoln Park Zoo and conservatory. The bright living space features original moldings, hardwood floors, and a compact, all-white kitchen with metal cabinets. It’s listed for $189,000.

Hyde Park

James Mattz, Keller Williams Preferred Realty

In Hyde Park, $189,900 will get you a sunny three-bedroom, two-bathroom condo in the charming 1926 Barclay Condominium building. This particular unit has plenty of vintages touches, including two decorative fireplaces and handsome crown molding. The large kitchen has maple cabinets, granite counters, and a built-in wine cooler.


Christopher Campbell, Redfin

Built in 1923, this cute single-family cottage in the Beverly neighborhood on Chicago’s southwestern edge is asking $189,900. The two-bedroom, one-and-a-half bathroom residence has hardwood floors, a dedicated dining room, a living room with a fireplace, and a large, kid-friendly backyard.

Rogers Park

VHT Studios/Compass

In Rogers Park, this two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo has hardwood floors, exposed brick accent walls, recessed lighting, in-unit laundry, and a private balcony. The kitchen is on the smallish side, but it has new appliances and stone counters. Listed for $179,000, the North Side residence is also the most affordable of the bunch.


Which home would you buy for $190,000?

This poll is closed

  • 28%
    (239 votes)
  • 15%
    Lincoln Park
    (134 votes)
  • 13%
    Hyde Park
    (114 votes)
  • 19%
    (162 votes)
  • 23%
    Rogers Park
    (199 votes)
848 votes total Vote Now