Rentals

What $1,500 Rent Gets You in Chicago

Ever wonder how far your money would go in Chicago, rent wise? We set a monthly rent budget of $1,500 and searched available apartments across a variety of Chicago neighborhoods.

What some apartments lack in space, offer excellent location — while others have multiple rooms and newer finishes. From Buena Park to Old Town, South Loop to Lakeview, and beyond, take a look at these budget-comparable apartments in Chicago.

 

Here’s what $1,500 a month will rent you in Chicago:

 

Buena Park (1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom)

Address: 718 W. Irving Park Road

Rent: $1,490/month

 

Irving Park (3 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom)

Address: 3426 N. Keeler Avenue

Rent: $1,550/month

 

South Loop (Studio)

Address: 2101 S. Michigan Avenue

Rent: $1,450/month

 

Lakeview (Studio)

Address: 3170 N. Sheridan Road

Rent: $1,519/month

 

Old Town (1 Bedroom, 1 Bath)

Address: 1923 N. Sedgewick Drive

Rent: $1,525/month

 

Edgewater (1 Bedroom, 1 Bath)

Address: 5600 N. Sheridan Road

Rent: $1,530/month

 

Gold Coast (Studio)

Address: 20 E. Scott Street

Rent: $1,495/month

 

Which apartment would YOU choose with a $1,500 budget?

 

 

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Chicago People

Remixing Chicago Street Art and Fashion

No one does Chicago street style quite like Jennifer Lake.

As a fashion blogger — and public relations Senior Vice President at Zapwater — Jennifer Lake has amassed a loyal Instagram following of 144,000 engaged fans (and growing). Beyond her fashion-forward outfits, the focus of Lake’s content is often Chicago street art. From River North to Ravenwood, Humboldt Park to Lincoln Park, Pilsen to Andersonsville and beyond, Jennifer Lake covers some serious ground.

Lake is a born and raised Chicagoan, and draws inspiration from our city’s neighborhoods, artists and institutions. She says, “Chicago is an instant source of inspiration, and our cultural institutions became my creative playground. I love visiting and soaking up everything around me… Chicago is such a liveable city – fantastic public transportation, amazing neighborhoods, and of course – phenomenal food, art, sports, and fashion.”

If you glance at Lake’s playful Instagram feed, you’ll notice a colorful array of Chicago murals and street art that’ll leave you asking… “Where is that?” Lucky for us, Lake has documented a Chicago Wall Guide on her fashion blog, Style Charade.

 

See a local Chicagoan’s creative spin on street style…

 

1820 W. Webster Avenue (Bucktown)

1748 Lake Street (West Lake District)

440 N. Morgan Street (River West)

1438 N Milwaukee Avenue (Wicker Park)

5625 N. Clark Street (Andersonville)

1248 W. Byron Street (Wrigleyville)

2632 W. Fletcher Street (Avondale)

2601 W. Division Street (Humboldt Park)

3358 N. Southport Avenue (Lakeview)

1670 N. Ada Street (Bucktown)

2236 N. Milwaukee Avenue (Logan Square)

greetings from chicago mural

 

Follow Chicago #WallCharades on Instagram with @JenniferLake

 

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Kitchens, Luxury

7 Luxury Kitchens in Lakeview – for Sale Now

Let’s take a look at luxury kitchens in Lakeview. Whether you prefer traditional or modern, all-white or varying hues in the kitchen, there’s a style to suit your style in the Chicago real estate market. We’ve rounded up 7 of our favorite luxury kitchens — all currently for sale in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood.

 

1514 W. Henderson Street

Located along Southport Corridor in Lakeview, this six bedroom home is filled with sophisticated finishes throughout, including extensive millwork and built-ins. Inside you’ll find a spacious professional-grade chef’s kitchen, complete with a custom paneled Sub Zero fridge, Wolf stove, oversized island, butler’s pantry and separate breakfast area.

(For more information, contact Carrie McCormick at 312-961-4612)

$1,995,000 — 6 Bedrooms / 4.2 Bathrooms

 

1436 W. Melrose Street

This new construction residence offers expansive living space across four levels. On the main level, a front living room and dining area flow into a gourmet kitchen with contemporary finishes, including white quartz countertops, a grey glass subway tile backsplash, plus Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances.

(For more information, contact Barnett Homes at 312-956-8888)

$2,075,000 — 6 Bedrooms / 5.2 Bathrooms

 

1508 W. Byron Street

Step inside this stately brick home to enjoy a stunning white kitchen, complete with custom cabinetry and attractive stone accents. The eat-in chef’s kitchen offers luxury appliances, an oversized island with breakfast bar, plus a butler’s pantry.

(For more information, contact Chris Fixler at 847-340-4943)

$2,395,000 — 6 Bedrooms / 5.2 Bathrooms

 

1419 W. Oakdale Avenue

This Lakeview home offers a nice alternative to white kitchens we’re seeing often these days. Outfitted with custom grey cabinetry, the kitchen has sleek quartz countertops and minimalist light fixtures. Additional features include a Subzero double fridge, Wolf range/double oven, wine fridge, gourmet coffee maker and a butler’s pantry.

(For more information, contact Melanie Giglio-Vakos at 312-953-4998)

$1,899,000 — 6 Bedroom / 4.1 Bathroom

 

1122 W. Wolfram Street

If modern style is your liking, check out this kitchen. Built by leading Chicago developer, MK Construction & Builders, this new construction home provides a sophisticated kitchen with full overlay cabinetry, professional Jenn-Air appliances, a paneled dishwasher and fridge, plus a 45 bottle wine cellar.

(For more information, contact Jason O’Beirne at 773-368-3421)

$1,899,900 — 5 Bedroom / 3.1 Bathrooms

 

2748 N. Lakewood Avenue #2

This Lakeview property offers an escape from city hustle and bustle, tucked away in a private, gated courtyard on Lakewood. The 5 bedroom residence has generous living space and custom-quality finishes, like this sleek and  sophisticated kitchen with a waterfall counter island and mixed white & espresso cabinetry.

(For more information, contact Cadey O’Leary at 773-710-4202)

$1,435,000 — 5 Bedroom / 4.1 Bathroom

 

1537 W. Nelson Street

Located in the Burley School District, this new construction Lakeview home has a professional grade kitchen that’s an entertainer’s dream, with ample space for cooking and serving guests. The kitchen has Sub Zero and Wolf appliances, a butler’s pantry, plenty of storage, plus a conjoined family room area for easy and open entertaining.

(For more information, contact Mario Greco at 773-687-4696)

$1,675,000 — 6 Bedrooms / 4.1 Bathrooms

 

Which one of these Lakeview kitchens is your favorite?

 

 

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