Des Plaines Real Estate Market Overview

Could Des Plaines, IL be your next home? Kick-start your search with Trulia’s real estate guide and home search. With interactive maps and charts, Trulia provides a comprehensive overview of market trends, schools, demographics, and lifestyle data to help you learn all about Des Plaines. Not sure which neighborhood is for you? Check out our Nearby Places section below to explore popular cities near Des Plaines such... as Mount Prospect and Niles. When you’re ready, Trulia has 245 resale and new homes in Des Plaines lined up for you, including 1 open house, and 102 homes in the pre-foreclosure, auction, or bank-owned stages of the foreclosure process. View more

$210,000

Median Sales Price

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$177

Price Per Sqft

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$1,900

Median Rent Per Month

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Housing Market Trends

Market trends help you understand the movement of key price indicators. Trends in Des Plaines show a 22% year-over-year rise in median sales price and a 12% rise in median rent per month.

Median Sales Price
The median sales price for homes in Des Plaines for Nov 16 to Feb 15 was $210,000 based on 194 home sales.
Price Per Square Ft.
Average price per square foot for Des Plaines was $177, an increase of 8% compared to the same period last year.
Median Rent Per Month
The median rent per month for apartments in Des Plaines for Jan 16 to Feb 16 was $1,900.

Crime

Most frequent crimes in the past year

Knowing more about crime activity in and around Des Plaines 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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127

Counts of Theft

51

Counts of Burglary

40

Counts of Vandalism


Best Schools in Des Plaines

There are 18 schools in Des Plaines.

Elementary Schools
9

Central Elementary School

Public, K - 5

8

Iroquois Community School

Public, K - 8

8

Brentwood Elementary School

Public, K - 5

Middle Schools
8

Iroquois Community School

Public, K - 8

7

Chippewa Middle School

Public, 6 - 8

6

Algonquin Middle School

Public, 6 - 8

High Schools
8

Maine West High School

Public, 9 - 12

N/A

North Cook Young Adult Academy

Public, 7 - 12


Demographics

Get to know your neighbors in Des Plaines 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
28%
Single residents
Home owners
85%
Home owners
Median age
42
Median age
Household income
$61,667
Median household income
College educated
37%
College educated

Commute

Most people in Des Plaines 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
92% commute by car
0% commute by bike
7% commute by public transportation
0% commute by foot

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