Chicago, Illinois 

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Best Places to Live in Chicago, Illinois

National center - Northeastern Illinois along Lake Michigan
-Economic and cultural diversity
-Arts and culture
-Historic interest and preservation
-Harsh climate
-Cost of living
-Violent crime

Local Listings in Chicago, IL
5538 W Monroe St
Bed 3 | Bath 3.0 | 1600 SqFt
5538 W Monroe St
Bed 3 | Bath 3.0 | 1600 SqFt
4719 N Leamington Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 | 2457 SqFt
9334 S Saginaw Ave
Bed 4 | Bath 3.0 | 1514 SqFt

What Bert Has To Say About Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area

A world-class commercial, industrial and cultural city, Chicago functions as is a major national center and as the major regional center for America’s heartland. It originally emerged as a transport center for cargo headed west and agricultural products headed east by land and water. Although transportation technology has changed, the role has not. The city is the most important passenger and freight transport hub in the country with the largest number of air departures and the most rail traffic in the nation. The commercial and manufacturing economy stands out both for its size and diversity. Over 30 Fortune 500 companies in an assortment of industries have headquarters here. Factories and warehouses extend for miles from the downtown area. Chicago is also a major center for small manufacturing and business. There is probably no more diverse an economy in the country.


Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Illinois
County: Cook County
Metro Area: Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area
Political Ideology: Strongly liberal
City: Chicago
Zip Codes: 60629, 60618, 60632, 60639, 60623, 60647, 60617, 60625, 60608, 60634, 56 total
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 623 ft above sea level


The unemployment rate in Chicago is 4.4% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Negative. Chicago jobs have decreased by 0.16%. Learn More...

Compared to the rest of the country, Chicago's cost of living is 17.80% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Chicago's Cost of Living

Cook county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

Chicago's population is 2,722,586 people. Since 2000, it has had a population decline of 5.99%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 35 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Chicago is $225,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 3.47%. Check out the homes in the area or Find top agents in Chicago

Chicago public schools spend $14,559 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 17 students per teacher in Chicago. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Chicago

It's a good time to buy in Chicago. Home Appreciation is up 1.7% in the last 12 months. Browse Chicago Real Estate or Find top agents in Chicago

The median home price in Chicago is $223,000. Browse Homes in this Range.

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Reviews for Chicago   253 Reviews
Think twice if you didn’t grow up here - 1/26/2019
I grew up in the near west suburbs of Chicago and moved back 5 years ago in my 50s to be near family. I have lived all over the country, including NY and CA. I now... Read More

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Chicago is a Mini NYC - 11/20/2018
I've lived in Chicago since 1999, relocated from Pittsburgh after attending college in Virginia. Chicago has 77 neighborhoods. Very diverse population from all around... Read More

Low quality of life. City & state broken. - 10/10/2018
I was unfortunate enough to live in Chicago for several years. First of all the weather is horrible. People know the winter is bad but the summer is the worst season,... Read More

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60629, 60618, 60632, 60639, 60623, 60647, 60617, 60625, 60608, 60634, 56 total

5538 W Monroe St
Bed 3 | Bath 3.0 |

4719 N Leamington Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

9334 S Saginaw Ave
Bed 4 | Bath 3.0 |

3517 W 71st Pl
Bed 4 | Bath 3.0 |

11041 S Drake Ave
Bed 4 | Bath 1.0 |

6324 S Washtenaw Ave
Bed 5 | Bath 3.0 |

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