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Renting in Chicago: What will $1,200 get you?

Curious just how far your dollar goes in Chicago?

We've rounded up the latest rental offerings via rental sites Zumper and Apartment Guide to get a sense of what to expect when it comes to locating housing in Chicago if you've got $1,200/month earmarked for your rent.

Read on for the listings. (Note: prices and availability are subject to change.)

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1941 N. Lincoln Ave. (Old Town Triangle)

Photo: Apartment Guide
Photo: Apartment Guide

Listed at $1,102/month, this 275-square-foot studio apartment is located at 1941 N. Lincoln Ave.

In the unit, you can anticipate a deck and hardwood flooring. The building boasts secured entry and on-site laundry. Luckily for pet owners, both dogs and cats are allowed.

According to Walk Score's assessment, this location is extremely walkable, is great for biking and boasts excellent transit options.

(Take a look at the complete listing here.)

1662 W. Farwell Ave. (Rogers Park)

Photo: Zumper
Photo: Zumper

Next, there's this one-bedroom, one-bathroom abode over at 1662 W. Farwell Ave. It's listed for $1,105/month for its 600 square feet.

The building features secured entry. You can also expect hardwood flooring, a dishwasher and stainless steel appliances in the residence. Good news for animal lovers: Both dogs and cats are welcome here. There isn't a leasing fee associated with this rental.

Per Walk Score ratings, this location is extremely walkable, is quite bikeable and has excellent transit.

(See the complete listing here.)

148 N. La Crosse Ave. (South Austin)

Photo: Zumper
Photo: Zumper

Here's a 1,100-square-foot three-bedroom, one-bathroom residence at 148 N. La Crosse Ave. that's going for $1,105/month.

The residence features hardwood flooring, an eat-in kitchen and central heating. Good news for animal lovers: Both dogs and cats are allowed here. The rental doesn't require a leasing fee.

According to Walk Score's assessment, this location is very walkable, is very bikeable and has good transit options.

(Take a look at the full listing here.)

4737 N. Hermitage Ave. (Ravenswood)

Photo: Zumper

Next, check out this 500-square-foot studio apartment that's located at 4737 N. Hermitage Ave. It's listed for $1,110/month.

The building boasts on-site laundry. You can also expect to find hardwood flooring, a dishwasher and a fireplace in the unit. Luckily for pet owners, both dogs and cats are welcome.

According to Walk Score, the area around this address has excellent walkability, is great for biking and boasts excellent transit options.

(Take a look at the complete listing here.)

525 W. Stratford Place (Lake View East)

Photo: Zumper
Photo: Zumper

Listed at $1,113/month, this 354-square-foot studio apartment is located at 525 W. Stratford Place.

The unit has a mix of hardwood floors and carpeting. For those with furry friends in tow, know that cats and dogs are welcome on this property. The rental doesn't require a leasing fee.

Per Walk Score ratings, the surrounding area is quite walkable, is convenient for biking and has excellent transit.

(Take a look at the complete listing here.)

553 W. Oakdale Ave. (Lake View East)

Photo: Zumper
Photo: Zumper

Finally, there's this studio apartment situated at 553 W. Oakdale Ave. It's listed for $1,115/month for its 500 square feet.

The residence includes hardwood flooring, central heating, a dishwasher and a walk-in closet. The building features an elevator and on-site laundry. Pet owners, inquire elsewhere: This spot doesn't allow cats or dogs. Future tenants needn't worry about a leasing fee.

According to Walk Score's assessment, the surrounding area has excellent walkability, is a "biker's paradise" and boasts excellent transit options.

(See the complete listing here.)

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