Buying a home for your family is an exciting venture, but it can also be quite stressful. Especially if you’re new to the Chicago area and don’t know where to start looking. Where do you want to live? What school district should I consider? How much home can we afford? These are all questions that will come up during your home buying process. In this blog post, we give you a quick snapshot of some of the most popular neighborhoods in Chicago–including school districts and home prices–to help make your decision easier!

The best home buying decisions are made by knowing your options and your wish list. In the chart below, we give you a quick snapshot of some popular Chicago neighborhoods and their median home prices–as well as how many homes are for sale today. You will notice that the amount of homes to choose from are lower than years past. Knowing what you really want from a neighborhood or being open to different neighborhoods will give you more options to choose from.

NeighborhoodHomes for SaleMedian Price PointPopulation
North Center21$1,350,00035,543
Lincoln Park75$2,287,00068,697
Lincoln Square33$900,00040,494
Data pulled on 11/11/2021 from MRED for detached single family homes

These six popular neighborhoods are all super family friendly, have picturesque tree lined streets, wonderful parks, restaurants and shopping to walk to. In the next few weeks we will be giving a spotlight to each of these neighborhoods to highlight a more in depth look at what each neighborhood has to offer! We featured North Center last week, click here to check it out.

Don’t forget: Chicago is home to some of America’s best schools and school districts! The top-rated Chicago Public School (CPS) system has more than 600 schools and serves 370,000 students. Want to know what school district a home you are interested in located in? Click here to easily type in the property address and find out instantly.

Still not sure where to buy your home? Let our team of experts help you find a neighborhood that’s right for you! Want to learn more or have a specific question about a neighborhood you are interested in? Reach out with questions or comment below. Ready to start your search? Join my exclusive no pressure search engine Zenlist to tour properties and even pocket listings.

Enjoy Chicago

xoxo, Juliana