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What $475K buys in five Chicago neighborhoods right now

See homes in Roscoe Village, Little Italy, River North, and more

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 $475,000. Vote for your favorite below.

Roscoe Village

Photos courtesy of Redfin

Specs: Three bedrooms, two bathrooms
Cost: $489,000
Details: Natural light floods this bright Roscoe Village duplex which features a soaring great room with a gas fireplace and cathedral ceilings. Built in 2001, the two-level residence includes a contemporary kitchen topped by a lofted home office space and no less than three private outdoor spaces. The North Side home is a short walk from Hamling park and the Lathrop Homes riverwalk.

Little Italy

Kapphoto, courtesy Armando Chacon of Century 21 S.G.R., Inc.

Specs: Two bedrooms, two bathrooms
Cost: $479,900
Details: This recently reduced townhouse on a tree-lined street in Little Italy is steps from the shops and restaurants of Taylor Street. The three-level residence includes an attached garage, a dedicated dining room, a living room with a home office nook, and a fresh coat of paint. Take in the Chicago skyline from the home’s spacious private roof deck.

River North

Photos courtesy of Redfin

Specs: Two bedrooms, two bathrooms
Cost: $465,000
Details: Here’s a lofty two-bedroom inside a converted warehouse in the heart of River North. The unit features sturdy concrete columns, 10-foot ceilings, oversized windows, and exposed brick walls. There’s a fireplace in the living room, and the kitchen has white cabinets against a contrasting wood backsplash. Building perks include 24-hour door staff, a work out room, and a communal roof deck with sweeping downtown views.

Kenwood

Courtesy Julian Mendez of Keller Williams Momentum

Specs: Four bedrooms, three bathrooms
Cost: $474,900
Details: This charming condo occupies the top floor of an attractive 110-year-old building along Drexel Boulevard in the South Side community of Kenwood community. The 2,300-square-foot space includes original french doors, crown moldings, coffered ceilings, and a pair of fireplaces—plus modern touches like a new kitchen and bathrooms. There’s also a sunny private balcony beneath brick and limestone arches located just off the front room.

Bridgeport

Photos courtesy of Redfin

Specs: Six bedrooms, three bathrooms
Cost: $499,000
Details: Though a bit more expensive than the others, this classic brick bungalow offers the family-friendly flexibility of six bedrooms. The old-school structure includes hardwood floors, wood window casings, and a skylit master suite. A Bridgeport location means convenient access to McGuane Park, the Orange Line, Guaranteed Rate Field, and the Stevenson and Dan Ryan expressways.

Poll

Which home would you choose?

This poll is closed

  • 34%
    Roscoe Village
    (213 votes)
  • 6%
    Little Italy
    (43 votes)
  • 24%
    River North
    (152 votes)
  • 21%
    Kenwood
    (133 votes)
  • 12%
    Bridgeport
    (77 votes)
618 votes total Vote Now