Chicago Real Estate Market Overview

Perhaps Frank Sinatra said it best when he deemed Chicago "my kind of town." From the minute you set foot in this gem of the Midwest, it will be hard to sing anything but its praises. Arts and culture abound at top institutions like The Art Institute, and you'd better choose between the Cubs and the Sox before baseball season starts. Although the winters can test anyone's resolve, Chicago summers ...are among the best in the world, with things to do every weekend, outdoor festivals, and Lake Michigan at your doorstep. It won't be long before Chicago makes you feel right at home.View more

$258,000

Median Sales Price

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$251

Price Per Sqft

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$1,575

Median Rent Per Month

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Housing Market Trends

Market trends help you understand the movement of key price indicators. Trends in Chicago show a 4% year-over-year rise in median sales price and a 5% rise in median rent per month.

Median Sales Price
The median sales price for homes in Chicago for Feb 19 to May 18 was $258,000 based on 2,923 home sales.
Price Per Square Ft.
Average price per square foot for Chicago was $251, an increase of 35% compared to the same period last year.
Median Rent Per Month
The median rent per month for apartments in Chicago for Apr 20 to May 20 was $1,575.

Crime

Most frequent crimes in the past year

Knowing more about crime activity in Chicago can help keep you aware of crime in the area. Crime activity is most helpful when comparing two locations to understand the relative safety of each location.

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63,145

Counts of Theft

56,813

Counts of Assault

23,987

Counts of Vandalism


Best Schools in Chicago

There are 664 schools in Chicago.

Elementary Schools
10

Skinner North Elementary School

Public, K - 6

10

Keller Elementary Gifted Magnet School

Public, 1 - 8

10

Leland Elementary School

Public, PK - 8

Middle Schools
10

Lindblom Math And Science Acad High School

Public, 7 - 12

10

Keller Elementary Gifted Magnet School

Public, 1 - 8

10

Leland Elementary School

Public, PK - 8

High Schools
10

Lindblom Math And Science Acad High School

Public, 7 - 12

10

Lane Technical High School

Public, 7 - 12

10

Young Magnet High School

Public, 7 - 12


Demographics

Get to know your neighbors in Chicago by reviewing our census driven map. Get insights into median age, how many people are married, and percentage of people with a college degree.

Single residents
37%
Single residents
Home owners
45%
Home owners
Median age
34
Median age
Household income
$44,539
Median household income
College educated
29%
College educated

Commute

Most people in Chicago commute by car. Learn how neighbors in this area get to work so you can consider how you might commute if you lived here, too.

Commute Type
67% commute by car
0% commute by bike
27% commute by public transportation
2% commute by foot

Moments in Chicago


Insider Tips: Where to Go

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Morning

Grab a dark roast from the original Intelligentsia coffee shop located in Lakeview and catch some early morning sun along Lake Michigan before hopping the "L" downtown.

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Afternoon

Head to the Art Institute of Chicago, where you'll find the famous American Gothic painting, then step outside for a stroll in gorgeous Millennium Park and a visit to "The Bean."

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Evening

Feel one with Al Capone as you sip a cocktail in his former booth of choice at Chicago's iconic jazz club The Green Mill in Uptown, open since 1907.

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