See what Chicagoans paid in rent in May
Check out this map with average rents in Chicago by neighborhood, then decide if you're paying too much
Mon Jun 16 2014
Photograph: Erica Gannett
Think your rent is too damn high? Take a look at your neighborhood's median one- and two-bedroom rents on these maps, provided by real-estate site Zumper, and compare it to what you're shelling out. Or just marvel at what people are paying on the Near North Side ($2,020 for a one-bedroom? What?).
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To the surprise of no one, rents are lower the farther away you are from that pricey epicenter. On the North Side, Irving Park ($900 for a one-bedroom) is still a relative bargain, while on the South Side, Bridgeport ($770 for a one-bedroom) and McKinley Park ($660 for a one-bedroom) are shockingly cheap. But look at Logan Square: At $1,225 for a one-bedroom, it's no longer a cheap, bohemian neighborhood. Can the stroller-pushers be far behind?
Scroll down to see how other neighborhoods stack up on the maps.