Here Are The 13 Cheapest Yet Great Places To Live In Chicago
By Elizabeth Crozier|Published August 18, 2017
An Illinois transplant who grew up and went to school in Indiana for 22 years, Elizabeth holds a BFA in creative writing and has enjoyed traveling across the country and parts of Europe. She has visited half of the states, as well as parts of Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean, and regularly travels home to the Hoosier State to see friends and family. With more than five years of writing experience, Elizabeth’s articles have been featured on several websites, and her poetry and short stories have been published in multiple literary journals.
Moving into the city may seem impossible if you’re on a budget, but there are many great neighborhoods you may not even know about with cheap apartments and homes. Forget paying half your monthly income just to afford a nice place when you can live fairly inexpensively in these communities.
As the third largest city in the nation, Chicago is actually relatively cheap compared to other major metropolitan cities, sitting at tenth most expensive overall.One of the most spendy parts of living in a large city is the transportation cost to get around, so accessibility to Metra stations and bus lines can make a huge difference when you’re working to save money, so many of the neighborhoods included here have kept that in mind!