One of the best aspects of the Chicago real estate scene is the sheer amount of affordable properties on the market - including these lovely homes in the $300,000 range. Perfect as a starter home, an investment, or a second place in the Second City (see what we did there), these condos and single family homes are just about perfect examples of what you can find for $300,000 in Chicago.
9026 South Claremont Avenue: This four bedroom, three bath home in Chicago's traditional Beverly neighborhood has unique architectural details and a remarkable backyard that more closely resembles a city park than a typical urban lot. Three floors plus an attic with a cedar closet, elegant coved ceilings, and more make this single family home a wonderful place to live.
845 West Altgeld Street #2B: A traditional home with contemporary upgrades and an open kitchen, this one bed, one bath condo boasts an impressive WalkScore along with a fireplace, hardwood floors, a private balcony, and much more in an iconic Chicago building.
1850 North Clark Street #2909: This two bedroom, two bath condo boasts amazing views of Lincoln Park as well as a spacious contemporary design. Located in a full amenity building (including a 24 hour doorman, sundeck, and plenty of storage and closet space), this is the perfect home for an urban professional.
3750 North Lakeshore Drive #7C: A three bed, three bath condo on one of Chicago's most prestigious Gold Coast streets, this pre-war co-op overlooks Lake Michigan and is situated in a full amenity building that combines historical tradition with modern comforts.
2438 North Clybourn #1: This beautiful Lincoln Park home can be customized to suit your needs - and the location (near public transit and some of the city's best schools) simply can't be beat. Four bedrooms, three baths, and an open design make this duplex down a solid deal, despite the fact that it needs some repair.