Tag: Chicago neighborhoods

Chicago's Safest And Most Dangerous Neighborhoods By Murder Rate

Chicago's Safest And Most Dangerous Neighborhoods By Murder Rate
There is an updated version of this post with data through June 2019 here: Chicago’s Safest And Most Dangerous Neighborhoods 2019: Murders It’s that time of year again when tempers and temperatures flare in unison, resulting in the untimely demise of hundreds of people. Everyone already knows that Chicago’s murder rate has skyrocketed in the... Read more »

Murder In Chicago: Which Neighborhoods Are Dangerous?

Murder In Chicago: Which Neighborhoods Are Dangerous?
People looking to buy a home in Chicago frequently want to know whether or not a particular neighborhood is “safe” or “dangerous”. Unfortunately, there are a whole host of problems with coming up with an answer to that question. At the highest level it’s a question that has a highly subjective answer. For starters, which... Read more »

Chicago's East Village A Mecca For New Construction Homes

Chicago's East Village A Mecca For New Construction Homes
About 5 years ago I got really intrigued by the strange land west of the Kennedy between Grand and Division. I noticed quite a few new construction homes going up there and thought for sure this was some kind of misguided construction boom – the wrong homes in the wrong neighborhood at the wrong time.... Read more »
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Where Are Homes Selling In Chicago?

As another follow up to the reported 41.5% increase in Chicago home sales in February I looked at the breakdown by neighborhood since it was apparent that not all neighborhoods were participating equally in the rebound. In the map below, which can be expanded by clicking on it, dark green corresponds to a 300% or... Read more »