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Known world-wide as “The Windy City”, Chicago is located in Illinois along the western shores of Lake Michigan. It is the largest inland city in the United States, and the third largest city in the nation, falling behind New York and Los Angeles. The city itself covers over 230 square miles, which includes its residential counties and downtown districts. Chicago is best known for its cultural and ethnic diversity and history. Its unique selection of restaurants, skyscrapers, and athletic teams are some of the most recognized symbols of the city. There are museums, art galleries, performing arts centers, and an endless selection of restaurants and cafe's. Chicago is home to prestigious institutions such as the University of Chicago and Northwestern University. Chicago is also home to many sports teams such as the Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Cubs, the Chicago Bears, and the Chicago Bulls. Public transportation is easily accessible as the Chicago Transit Authority is the second largest public transportation company in the United States. There are also a few international airports in the area such as the O'Hare International Airport and the Gary/Chicago International Airport. Along with the large selection of activities and attractions, Chicago offers a wide selection of housing options including multi-unit homes, single family homes, and condominiums. Currently, condominiums are averaging around $400,000 while single family homes are priced between $750,000 to over $1 million.

2010 Census Data Chicago Cook County Illinois United States
Population 2,695,598 5,194,675 12,830,632 308,745,538
Land area in square miles 228 945 55,519 3,531,907
People per sq. mi. 11,822 5,497 231 87
Median Age 33 35 37 38
2010 Real Estate Market Data Chicago Cook County Illinois United States
Total Housing Units 1,194,337 2,180,359 5,296,715 131,704,730
Owner Occupied 39% 52% 62% 58%
Rental Units 48% 38% 30% 31%
Vacant Units 13% 10% 8% 11%
U.S. Census Bureau

Chicago Neighborhoods

Albany Park, Amour Square, Archer Heights, Armour Square, Ashburn, Auburn Gresham, Austin, Avalon Park, Avondale, Belmont Cragin, Beverly, Bridgeport, Brighton Park, Burnside, Calumet Heights, Chatham, Chicago Lawn, Chicagp Lawn, Clearing, Douglas, Dunning, East Garfield Park, East Side, Edgewater, Edison Park, Englewood, Forest Glen, Fuller Park, Gage Park, Garfield Ridge, Grand Boulevard, Greater Grand Crossing, Hegewisch, Hermosa, Humboldt Park, Hyde Park, Irving Park, Jefferson Park, Kenwood, Lake View, Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Square, Logan Square, Loop, Lower West Side, McKinley Park, Montclare, Morgan Park, Mt. Greenwood, Near North Side, Near South Side, Near West Side, New City, North Center, North Lawndale, North Park, Norwood Park, Oakland, O'Hare, Portage Park, Pullman, Riverdale, Rogers Park, Roseland, South Chicago, South Deering, South Lawndale, South Shore, Uptown Chicago, Washington Heights, Washington Park, West, West Elsdon, West Englewood, West Garfield Park, West Lawn, West Pullman, West Ridge, West Town, Woodlawn

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Did You Know? Built in 1914, Wrigley Field, one of the oldest major-league baseball parks in the United States, has been home to the National League Chicago Cubs since 1916. It was within the "friendly confines" of Wrigley Field that Babe Ruth purportedly "called" his home run during the 1932 World Series.

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