Which Chicago Neighborhood Has the Best Deals on Rent?
What $2,000 a month will get you across town
What other world-class city has completely affordable rent? In Chicago, $2,000 a month will take you far. We’re talking rooftop-cabana, on-site-salon far. Let’s just put it like this: If you have a couple thousand to plunk down on rent, you’ve got options. Here are ten, in a range of neighborhoods.
Old Town (Studio)
The tastefully appointed space isn’t that small, for a studio. More importantly, there is an in-building Starbucks. (And a Soul Cycle across the street.)
Goose Island (Studio)
Want to live near the only island on the Chicago River? Who cares if it's man-made--look at the kitchen!
Lincoln Park (2 BR)
BRB, we’re just dreaming about cozy nights by that wood-burning fireplace.
Lakeview (1 BR)
This new build is filled with natural light, and it’s two blocks away from the Southport Corridor. So it’s pretty much inevitable: you’ll become a regular at all the cute local boutiques.
River North (1 BR)
You’ve always wondered what was going on in the corncob buildings--well, now you can live in one of them in an updated condo with an awesome view of the city.
Gold Coast (Studio or 1 BR)
With a lobby that looks straight out of Downton Abbey, the historic building has units that start at $1,950 per month. It also has an on-site salon. (No joke.)
The Loop (Studio)
It’s a studio, but you’ll never feel helmed in. Not when there’s an on-site business center, a fitness center and a rooftop lounge with fire pits and cabanas, and--wait for it--a Water Spa that has a steam room, sauna and indoor pool. So you can save on a gym membership.
South Loop (1 BR)
This lofty space has 14-foot ceilings, a fireplace and gorgeous hardwood floors. Plus, you can rent it furnished. Make sure to write those chandeliers into your contract.
Ukrainian Village (2 BR)
Two bedrooms, two bathrooms (huzzah!) and a fireplace with a remote control. Talk about bragging rights.
Logan Square (3 BR)
Don’t judge a house by its mustard-yellow exterior. Really, don’t. Because this freshly rehabbed place is surprisingly gorge on the inside.