Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a weekly column that explores what you can buy for a specific dollar amount in various Chicago ‘hoods. We found five homes at or around today’s price of $2,200. Vote for your favorite below.
Let’s start this list off with a three bedroom apartment in Lincoln Square. The 1,600-square-foot unit features a spacious living room with a fireplace, a separate dining room, and a kitchen with access to a patio. The courtyard-style building is near Winnemac Park which has a football field, tennis courts, a playground, and running paths. After a move-in fee of $300 and a $45 application, this unit rents for $2,195 per month.
This newly built unit in Pilsen comes with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The listing description boasts “condo-quality finishes” which is broker-speak for nicer countertops, appliances, and hardware. This unit comes with walk-in rain shower, waterfall-edge countertops, and a spacious double-sink vanity. There’s a pet fee of $250 and a $500 move-in fee, then its $2,200 per month.
Over in Logan Square, a renovated three-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment is up for grabs. What’s ideal about this space is that it’s has split bedrooms—that just means each bedroom is located on separate ends of the layout versus a back-to-back lineup. It comes with new cabinets, large closets, and a refinished brick fireplace. This place has a move-in fee of $500 and a one-time pet fee of $250 (plus, an extra $25 per month). It’s renting for $2,200 per month.
A high-ceiling, 1,100-square-foot loft is available in Irving Park. This housing style is common in places like the South Loop and West Loop and it’s not hard to find similar homes in Irving Park. But in this neighborhood, you’ll get more bang for your buck. It features large bedrooms, tons of closet space, 14-foot ceilings, a fireplace, and access to a rooftop deck. It rents for $2,150 per month.
At the Old Town Park building, you’ll be able to rent a 620-square-foot studio for $2,185 per month. At this location and price point, renters will sacrifice space. However, the building offers an array of amenities: a pool and lounge deck, a spa with saunas and steam rooms, outdoor firepits, a basketball court, a game room, and a gym.
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