Chicago Rental: 2 BR Gut Rehab in Lincoln Square

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Rent a 2-bedroom Lincoln Square gut rehab for $1,208 In Lincoln Square, this two-bedroom gut-renovated apartment is a find in this dramatic Tudor-style building. The rent of $1,208 is on par with the neighborhood average, which runs about $1,350 for two-bedroom places and $1,624 for three-bedroom places, according to Chicago Apartment Finders.

Its not only a fair price, but the interior's complete rehab makes the place a notch better than the typical vintage flat. For instance, its luxury kitchen of stainless-steel appliances, tile flooring and granite counter tops isn't a revamping a renter is guaranteed to find in an older building. And with summer heat approaching, you'll be relieved to know that this historic pad has also been modernized with air conditioning and an in-unit washer and dryer.

Once you've admired your new space with its hardwood floors and rooms soaking with sunlight, next comes the best part. You'll step outside and realize this sweet rental is sandwiched between two vivacious Chicago neighborhoods.
The closest area, slightly to the south, is called Lincoln Square, a peaceful, offset neighborhood with old Victorian homes and a town center filled with little shops and outdoor eateries. It's known as being family-oriented, but in recent years, the younger set is migrating in droves for the quality of life and more affordable rent.

To the east, the other community is Andersonville. It feels like a small-town driving through this district on North Clark Street, which has heaps of independently run businesses, restaurants and antique shops. Though today it's a very diverse neighborhood, the Chicago town was once inhabited by the Swedish. From its origins comes one of Andersonville's best known gems, the Swedish Bakery, that's famous all over the city.

The location at 2052 West Summerdale Avenue is almost-perfect except via Google maps walking to the nearest El stop looks a little hairy. It's approximately 10 blocks on foot. However, buses run practically everywhere throughout the city or if you have a car or a bicycle, then your transportation issues are solved.

So, if public transit doesn't cause any reservations, then you'll want to know the rest of the good stuff. Winnemac Park is roughly three blocks away, pets are allowed in the building, and you have a small balcony -- most likely where you will be cracking open your first beer once you've signed the lease and moved into your new Chicago apartment.

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