Sunday, July 20, 2008

Area Profile: Near North Side, No. 1 Units Sold

Beginning today, we will publish a weekly series of profiles of the 77 census areas that make up Chicago. The statistics come from various sources, including the U.S. Census Bureau and the database of, where you will find a more-comprehensive profile of every area, with a map showing the neighborhoods within each area.

Near North Side (No. 1 in units sold, No. 2 in median sales price)

Boundaries: South: Chicago River; East: Lake Michigan; North: North Avenue; West: North Branch of Chicago River

Neighborhoods: River North, Old Town, Cabrini Green, Streeterville, Goose Island, Near North, Gold Coast

Appreciation (2/1/08): 1 yr: 8% (21st of 77 areas); 5 yrs: 38% (28th)

Demographics: College Graduate: 67% (3rd of 77 areas); Professional: 64% (3rd); Median Income: $58,000 (5th)

Largest Condos: 420 E. North Water (1,200 units), 300 N. State (895), 401 N. Wabash (825), 505 N. Lake Shore (720), 175 E. Delaware (705)

Complete Area Profile, with map and schools

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