East vs. West: the $700 apartment


What does $700 get you in a Chicago apartment? On craigslist, it gets you this one-bedroom at 1414 N Lawler Ave (above) in the heart of North Austin, on the West Side. The same price will get you a smaller unit a block from the lake and Lincoln Park.

This studio at 2738 N Pine Grove Ave is renting for $655 in Lincoln Park. The ad notes “plenty of storage area.” Here’s some of it (or all of it; it is a studio) pictured below.


And way over on the western edge of the city, this one-bedroom garden apartment rents for $700 at 2155 N Mobile Ave, in Galewood.


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