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Can You Afford to Live in These Cities?

This is Where Your Salary Can Take You

City living doesn’t come cheap, so we broke it down for you and figured out what salary you need in order to afford a house in some of the trendiest cities in the U.S!

San Francisco – $152,173


Median House Price: $835,400      Monthly Payment: $3,551

Los Angeles – $100,147


Median House Price: $536,700     Monthly Payment: $2,227

Boston – $86,054


Median House Price: $435,300     Monthly Payment: $2,008

New York City – $85,488


Median House Price: $397,600     Monthly Payment: $1,995

Denver – $70,741


Median House Price: $386,800     Monthly Payment: $1,651

Miami – $64,879


Median House Price: $315,000     Monthly Payment: $1,514

Chicago – $61,291


Median House Price: $244,100    Monthly Payment: $1,430

Philadelphia – $53,108

Median House Price: $234,800     Monthly Payment: $1,239

Atlanta – $39,385

Median House Price: $191,500     Monthly Payment: $919

Pittsburg – $31,962


Median House Price: $140,000    Monthly Payment: $746


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Top 7 Most Expensive Rentals in Chicago

How much are you willing to pay in rent? $20,000 per month?

Sure you could get a house, but then you’re stuck! Take a look at some of the most luxurious (and most expensive) rentals in Chicago right now. $20,000 too far out of your price range? That’s okay, we’ve got rentals for under $9,000!

1. 6 N Michigan Ave, Chicago – $20,000

4 beds | 4.5 baths | 6,400 sq ft

2. 1150 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago – $18,002

1 bed | 1 bath

3. 401 N Wabash Ave Unit 71E, Chicago – $16,000

3 beds | 4 full baths | 3,102 sq ft

4. 4 E Elm St Unit 6N, Chicago – $15,000


3 beds | 3 full , 1 half baths | 3,135 sq ft

5. 445 E North Water St Apt 2605, Chicago – $11,500

3 beds | 3 full , 1 half baths | 4,000 sq ft


6. 505 N Lake Shore Dr Apt 1112, Chicago – $10,000

4 beds | 3 full baths | 3,000 sq ft

7. 65 E Monroe St Unit 4726, Chicago – $7,470

3 beds | 2 full , 1 half baths | 2,490 sq ft





Chicago People, Design, People

9 Chicago Interior Designers to Follow

Chicago is home to a number of talented and highly-acclaimed interior designers. From traditional to modern, vibrant and colorful, to muted and minimalist, there’s surely a designer style to suit your taste. We at Preview Chicago are currently following these top interior designers in Chicago for major inspiration.


Here’s a list of best Chicago designers you should be following:


Summer Thornton

Summer Thornton is known for bold and new-Traditional interiors that have been featured in House Beautiful, Traditional Home, Modern Luxury Interiors and more. (Follow @SummerThorntonDesign and visit

Kate Marker

Based in Barrington, Kate Marker is a go-to source (100K followers and counting) for classic interiors with a fresh, modern feel — and often a touch of rustic. (Follow @KateMarkerInteriors and visit

Donna Mondi

As seen in Vogue and Architectural Digest, Donna Mondi creates spaces that are edgy, sophisticated, sexy and always captivating. (Follow @DonnaMondiInteriorDesign and visit

Anthony Michael

Specializing in residential, hospitality, and even private jet and yacht interiors, Anthony Michael has earned a reputation as a top luxury designer since 1983. (Follow @AnthonyMichaelInteriors and visit

SuzAnn Kletzien

Winner of Design Chicago’s “Ones to Watch,” SuzAnn Kletzien brings a sense of glam and sophistication to interiors — from luxe fabrics to gilded finishes. (Follow @SuzAnnKletzien and visit SuzAnn

Shelley Johnstone

Based in Lake Forest, Shelley Johnstone’s design philosophy is to create fresh, timeless, elegant interiors in keeping with a modern lifestyle. (Follow @ShelleyJohnstoneDesign and visit

London Walder

London Walder designs with functionality and flow in mind, while building an impressive portfolio of spaces from midcentury to ultra modern. (Follow @LondonWalderInteriorDesign and visit

Leo Designs

Leo Designs is a Chicago-based design group, founded by Georgeann Rivas and Stephanie Wirth, delivering impactful and refreshingly original spaces. (Follow @LeoDesignsChicago and visit

Elizabeth Taich

Elizabeth Taich creates sleek and sophisticated (yet livable) environments, often working with new construction, custom homes and remodeling projects in the Chicago area. (Follow @ElizabethTaichDesign and visit