Thursday, May 14, 2009

Best Neighborhood Info for Condo Buyers

The best source of information on communities and neighborhoods for condo buyers in Chicago is the collection of 77 Area Profiles at, "The Ultimate Condominium Resource."

Only on will you find the citywide rankings of all 77 community areas on such demographics as percentage of singles or professionals, median sales price, student-teacher ratios, and appreciation rates for one, three and five years.

For example, the Near North Side, No. 1 in condo sales, ranks third in college grads and professionals, fifth in median income and 71st in children under five. In appreciation (increase in median sales price) for the past one, three and five years, it ranks between 15th and 17th.

To access these profiles, which include maps that show the boundaries of neighborhoods within each area, visit Using a Quick Comparison Chart, you can generate side-by-side comparisons of any three areas. See sample profile below; see sample chart here. See interactive city maps with sales data for each of the 77 areas here.

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