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

$280,000

Median Sales Price

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$231

Price Per Sqft

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$1,650

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 3% year-over-year rise in median sales price and a -3% drop in median rent per month.

Median Sales Price
The median sales price for homes in Chicago for May 10 to Aug 9 was $280,000 based on 4,299 home sales.
Price Per Square Ft.
Average price per square foot for Chicago was $231, an increase of 6% compared to the same period last year.
Median Rent Per Month
The median rent per month for apartments in Chicago for Jul 10 to Aug 10 was $1,650.

Crime

Most frequent crimes in the past year

Knowing more about crime activity in and around 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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71,500

Counts of Theft

60,321

Counts of Assault

24,646

Counts of Vandalism


Best Schools in Chicago

There are 100 schools in Chicago.

Elementary Schools
10

Lasalle Elementary Language Academy

Public, K-8

10

Edison Elementary Regional Gifted Center

Public, K-8

10

Coonley Elementary School

Public, K-8

Middle Schools
10

Lasalle Elementary Language Academy

Public, K-8

10

Lane Technical High School

Public, 7-12

10

Edison Elementary Regional Gifted Center

Public, K-8

High Schools
10

Lane Technical High School

Public, 7-12

10

Devry Advantage Academy High School

Public, 11-12

10

Northside College Preparatory High School

Public, 9-12


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
$44,583
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.