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What $2,500 rents in Chicago right now

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See these options Hyde Park, Gold Coast, and Bucktown

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 $2,500. Vote for your favorite below.

Hyde Park

Specs: Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, 1,900 square feet
Cost: $2,500 per month
Details: First up we’ve got a brick condo in Hyde Park with lovely wood trim and a statement fireplace. There are lovely built-ins, lots of natural light, a formal living and dining room, and tons of storage. A recent renovation combined the servants quarters and galley kitchen to create a large open layout, eat-in kitchen.

Gold Coast

Specs: One bedroom, one bathroom, 1,000 square feet
Cost: $2,500 per month
Details: For the first time, this historic coach house on Burton Place is available to rent. The property was famously once an artist’s colony rehabbed by Clive Rickabaugh, a 1930s sculptor and Broadway producer. The home features a one bedroom and den layout with beautiful craftsmanship. Interested in taking a look? The first showings are happening from 2 to 4 p.m. this Saturday, March 14.

Lincoln Park

Photos courtesy of Marzena Sassak Coldwell Banker, via Domu

Specs: Two bedroom, one bathroom, 1,350 square feet
Cost: $2,500 per month
Details: Here’s a classic, three-flat brick building in Lincoln Park. It’s got a good amount of space for such a popular location and a back deck that overlooks the neighborhood. Plus it’s just a few blocks away from the Brown Line if you’re looking for a place near public transit.

Streeterville

Via Domu

Specs: Two bedrooms, two bathrooms
Cost: $2,500 per month
Details: Got your heart set on Streeterville? This high-end building has a ton of amenities like HelloAlfred, Amazon Hub, a concierge, and an outdoor deck with a pool. This unit is right below the building’s Equinox-managed gym, so its priced a bit lower than other units that offer the same number of bedrooms and square footage.

Bucktown

Photos courtesy of Craig Faust

Specs: Three bedrooms, one bathroom
Cost: $2,400 per month
Details: This greystone was recently renovated by the owner, and they’re now renting it out. Interior details include carrera marble countertops, a farmhouse style sink, bathroom subway tiling, and a large private deck with shared backyard. Each unit gets its own little corner to garden, too.

Poll

Where would you live for $2,500 per month?

This poll is closed

  • 13%
    Hyde Park
    (92 votes)
  • 17%
    Gold Coast
    (116 votes)
  • 4%
    Lincoln Park
    (30 votes)
  • 32%
    Streeterville
    (219 votes)
  • 32%
    Bucktown
    (217 votes)
674 votes total Vote Now