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 $300,000. Vote for your favorite below.
Let’s start on the city’s North Side with this condo in a 100-year-old Albany Park walk-up. Spanning 1,300 square feet, the home is pretty roomy for a two-bedroom and includes a dedicated entrance foyer and dedicated dining room. There’s also a sunny nook in the living room that could serve as an additional sitting area or an office. The home is just steps from the Brown Line and can be yours for just shy of $300,000.
Next up is an updated unit in East Ukrainian Village. The one-bedroom is a bit tighter on space but includes an attractive den connected to the bright living room. You’ll also find original maple hardwood floors and a small rear deck just off the kitchen. The property includes a pair of tandem parking spaces and is within walking distance of West Town and Wicker Park’s most popular commercial corridors. Scoop it up for $289,900.
Buyers seeking a single-family home may find plenty to like about this four-bedroom bungalow in the Southwest Side neighborhood of Garfield Ridge. Built around the turn of the 20th century, the classic brick home could probably use some updates but is perfect for a big or growing family. The residence includes a finished basement with its own kitchen as well as a finished attic containing a third kitchen. Listed for $299,999, the property offers easy access to the Stevenson Expressway as well as Midway Airport.
In Woodlawn, this $299,900 condo on the top floor of a newer construction building stands out with its vaulted ceiling supported by rustic-looking cedar beams. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom residence offers buyers an open living area featuring a fireplace, oak flooring, and a skylit kitchen with stone counters, maple cabinets, and new appliances. The South Side property is a short walk to the University of Chicago as well as the Cottage Grove Green Line stop.
Last but not least is this downtown loft, located in a converted old-school warehouse that offers easy access to the Loop, West Loop, Greektown, and Little Italy neighborhoods. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom space boasts high ceilings and a north-facing balcony overlooking Interstate 290 and the Old Post Office. Listed for $319,000, the lofty home is a bit more expensive than the other options but includes amenities like 24-hour door staff, an on-site dry cleaner, and a fitness center.
Which home would you buy for $300K?
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