Downtown Chicago is loaded with luxury condos and penthouses with multi-million dollar price tags and certainly all the bells and whistles. And while many of these units are a whole lot of fun to look at, not all of us have that kind of budget when looking for a sweet new place to call home. Luckily for those of us without that million dollar budget, though, Streeterville has some pretty great options if you're only looking to spend up to $400,000, starting with these top buildings...

600 N. Lake Shore

One such location is at 600 N Lake Shore. The dual luxury towers provide sensational views of the city and the lakefront, within an easy walk of desirable sites and attractions in the area. For less than $400,000, though, it’s still possible to…

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Gold Coast Condos Under $500,000The affluent Gold Coast is known for its upscale homes and enviable selections, yet it’s possible to purchase a condo for under a half million in some of our favorite buildings.

1250 N. Dearborn

Built back in 1989, this Gold Coast high-rise has everything you could want in downtown condo, including spacious floor plans with plenty of living space that won't cost you an arm and a leg.

1030 N. State

The 1030 N State high-rise is known for its incredible views overlooking the lake and the surrounding Gold Coast neighborhood. Constructed in the early 1970s, the building is more affordable than some of newer properties in the area, with options starting at studio floor plans.

1000 N. Lake Shore

Sitting just across from the Oak Street Bridge,…

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While new construction in Chicago can be pricey, it’s certainly possible to find an option in the area for less than $700,000.

540 West Webster Avenue

With nearly 100 new luxury units, 540 West Webster Avenue presents upscale amenities and sensational lake views in Lincoln Park. The Webster Square Condos can soar above $1 million, but less than $700,000 still affords a one-bedroom unit in the building, with access to a rooftop sundeck, fitness center, play room and catering kitchen.

Caden James Chicago

The new Caden James development of River West presents around two-dozen private units, with some private balconies and shared access to a rooftop deck. For less than $700,000, though, the boutique building still offers the option of a…

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Possessing historic charm all its own, enviable Old Town also contains some affordable high rises in the Chicago area that active home buyers should consider. .

1460 N. Sandburg

One such option is the building of 1460 N Sandburg. The property is an easy walk to area restaurants and theaters, plus it also offers access to a swimming pool, tennis courts, parking and a sundeck. A variety of different floor plans and layouts lend to the property’s affordability.

1250 N. LaSalle

Located at 1250 N LaSalle, The Gallery 1250 condos come in spacious designs, with some one-bedroom units boasting around 1,000 square feet of living space. Though accented by private balconies and plenty of upgrades, the units are still affordable for the area.

1540 N.…

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