Chicago Magazine takes a look at the prices of Chicago area homes “a decade after the real estate crash.”

“We’ve pored over the datat to identify 22 neighborhoods and suburbs wehre you can still find good buys,” reporter Claire Zulkey writes.

Here’s what she found:

For First-tim buyers in the city, the best neighborhoods are:


  • Norwood Park
  • Rogers Park
  • South Shore


First-tim buyers in the suburbs, the best communities are:


  • Des Plaines
  • Melrose Park
  • Niles
  • Move-up buyers
  • Arlington Heights
  • Aurora
  • Bolingbrook
  • Lake Zurich
  • Prospect Heights
  • Skokie


Downsizers in the city? Take a look here:


  • Hyde Park
  • Lake View
  • The Loop


Downsizers in the suburbs?



Risk takers (Looking to flip or take a chance on a neighborhood’s future?)


  • Belmont Cragin
  • Chatham
  • Jefferson Park
  • West Ridge

Published at 11:33 PM CDT on Mar 16, 2017 | Updated at 11:38 PM CDT on Mar 16, 2017


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