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Nestled on the shore of Lake Michigan in Illinois, Chicago is the third largest city in the United States. First incorporated as a town in in 1833, and later incorporated as a city in 1837, the city of Chicago’s population grew from 4,000 people to over 2.7 million. Read on to learn more about the many Chicago zip codes that make up this world-class metropolis, known as “Chicagoland”.

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Over 2.7 million people call the city of Chicago home. Known for architecture, culture, and a hub where finance, communication, and business intersect, Chicago remains one of the world’s most beloved cities.

Downtown Chicago, which boasts some of the world’s best architecture (including the first skyscraper), numerous theaters, schools, museums, and sports facilities, making downtown the place to be, all the time, anytime.

Several communities comprise the North Shore, most of which border The stunning shores of Lake Michigan. Top-notch schools, world-class parks, and superb transportation make the North Shore a popular home base to those relocating to the region.

Cook County boasts the most populous county in Illinois across its 29 townships of which it governs. Bordering Lake Michigan, residents enjoy a myriad of outdoor activities along with fine schools, making it a great county to raise a family.

DuPage is the second most populous county in Illinois and boasts some of the wealthiest zip codes in the Midwest.

As the third most populous county in Illinois, Lake County shares the shores of Lake Michigan with Cook County and is home to some of the most affluent and desirable towns in Illinois.


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The city of Chicago was incorporated in 1837 with the boundaries between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed. The city’s population exploded early on as it was a major transportation hub and a notable city of finance. After the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, several square miles of the city were destroyed, leaving over 100,000 residents homeless. From there, the City of Chicago focused on rebuilding, spurring a construction boom that accelerated the city’s population even further into the 20th Century. By 1900, Chicago was one of the five largest cities in the world. 

Chicago has left its mark in a myriad of ways, from its glorious architecture as well as initiating new construction styles (including the notable Chicago School of architecture), the City Beautiful Movement, and constructing the first ever steel-framed skyscraper – the Home Insurance Building. Even to this day, Chicago has 4 of the 10 tallest buildings in the United States.

Chicago continues to be an eclectic mix of industries, from finance, commerce, technology, transportation, and telecommunications. No single industry employs more than 14% of the residents, making it one of the most diversified and prosperous economies in the United States.

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Downtown Chicago

Chicago is a big city; however, its downtown area has clear boundaries, with the very center of Chicago at State and Madison. Known as the “Loop”, the central business district of Chicago is encircled by Wacker Drive and the elevated CTA train (which gives the downtown area’s name). At its heart is City Hall and the seat of Cook County. Bounded on the north and west by the Chicago River, Lake Michigan on the east, and Roosevelt Road on the south. Some of the top sights and attractions in the Loop include: the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Willis Tower, Grant Park, State Street, and the Chicago Cultural Center. Chicago’s downtown zip codes include: 60601, 60602, 60603, 60604, 60605, 60606, and 60607.

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Chicago Median Sale Price

Last

6 Months

Single Home

Median Sale Price 

Townhouses/Condos

Median Sale Price 

March 2018

$232,000

$355,000

February 2018

$208,500

$340,250

January 2018

$207,750

$320,500

December 2017

$219,000

$320,000

November 2017

$220,000

$302,450

October 2017

$220,000

$313,750

​The North Shore zip codes



The communities of the North Shore started to blossom following the opening of Evanston’s Northwestern University in 1855. Just two years later, with the opening of Lake Forest College, North Shore’s population grew even more, boosting the need for more extensive transportation connecting the North Shore communities to the city of Chicago.


Even today, the North Shore remains one of the last regions in the United States where you can see the quaint streetcars of yesteryear. North Shore’s communities include: Glencoe, Winnetka, Lake Bluff, Wilmette, Lake Forest, Highland Park, Evanston, and Kenilworth. North Shore is known for some of the most expensive zip codes in the United States. Zip code 60043 – Kenilworth - ranks as the third-richest zip code in the United States. Zip code 60045 - Lake Forest - another North Shore community, ranks thirteenth richest community. On its heels is zip code 60093 – Winnetka – ranks 14th richest zip code.



Northbrook Median Sale Price

Last

6 Months

Single Home

Median Sale Price 

Townhouses/Condos

Median Sale Price 

March 2018

$584,125

$245,000

February 2018

$450,750

$346,000

January 2018

$520,000

$255,000

December 2017

$560,000

$308,000

November 2017

$488,000

$290,000

October 2017

$526,250

$328,000

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​​Lake County


As the third most populous county in Illinois, Lake County was incorporated as its own county in 1839. Located on the shore of Lake Michigan, which it shares with Cook County, Lake County is the 31st richest county in the United States by per capita income. The lakefront communities are particularly affluent: Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, and Highland Park area some of the most notable North Shore communities and belong to Lake County.


The Naval Station Great Lakes is in Lake County, as is the United States Navy’s Headquarters Command for training and exclusive recruit training center for the Navy.


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Lake County Median Sale Price

Last

6 Months

Single Home

Median Sale Price 

Townhouses/Condos

Median Sale Price 

March 2018

$265,000

$172,000

February 2018

$254,000

$180,000

January 2018

$241,000

$162,500

December 2017

$251,500

$161,000

November 2017

$251,000

$159,500

October 2017

$259,000

$175,000

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Cook County


Everyone’s heard of Los Angeles County, the most populous county in the United States. What you might not know is that Illinois’ Cook County is our nation’s second-most populous county. More than 40% of Illinois residents live in Cook County. Cook County runs up along the shores of Lake Michigan, with nearly 43% of its square miles include water. In 1831, Cook County became incorporated and named after the youngest statesman in Illinois history, Daniel Cook.


There are 128 municipalities in Cook County, the most famous being the City of Chicago, which is where the central seat of Cook County stands.

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Cook County Median Sale Price

Last

6 Months

Single Home

Median Sale Price 

Townhouses/Condos

Median Sale Price 

March 2018

$250,000

$257,000

February 2018

$226,000

$240,000

January 2018

$224,900

$225,000

December 2017

$228,000

$225,000

November 2017

$232,000

$215,501

October 2017

$227,000

$219,500

​Dupage County


DuPage was carved out of Cook County in 1839 and is the state’s second most populous County, after Cook County. DuPage is named after the DuPage River, which was named after a French fur trapper, DuPage, who had a station on the bank of the river. The county seat of DuPage is Wheaton. Although there are still some areas of farmland in DuPage county, it’s by and large developed with suburbs; however, stunning parks and open space do remain for walks, hikes, and bike riding.

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DuPage Median Sale Price

Last

6 Months

Single Home

Median Sale Price 

Townhouses/Condos

Median Sale Price 

March 2018

$218,000

$180,000

February 2018

$224,500

$164,200

January 2018

$200,000

$141,000

December 2017

$226,000

$161,250

November 2017

$214,900

$138,700

October 2017

$225,032

$166,200

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As you can see, Chicago offers much in its various counties and municipalities to both locals and visitors. Whether you visit or are relocating, you will rave over Chicago’s eclectic museums, including the Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Field Museum of Natural History. Chicago is known for its daring architecture, iconic skyline dotted with skyscrapers such as the John Hancock Center, the Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower), and the Tribune Tower. As the largest meatpacking hub in the United States up until the 1920s, Chicago’s legacy as a foodie haven persists. Barbecue, hot dogs, the Italian beef sandwich, and of course Chicago’s famous deep-dish pizza are absolute favorites.


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34 Fortune 500 Companies in Chicagoland

Company Name

Address

2017 Rank

Walgreens Boots Alliance

108 Wilmot Rd, Deerfield, IL 60015

17

Boeing Company

100 N Riverside Plaza, Chicago, IL 60606

24

Archer Daniels Midland Company

77 W Wacker Dr #4600, Chicago, IL 60601

45

United Continental Holdings, Inc.

233 S Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606

83

The Allstate Corporation

2775 Sanders Rd, Northbrook, IL 60062

84

Exelon Corporation

10 S Dearborn St 48th Floor, Chicago, IL 60680

89

Kraft Heinz Company

200 E Randolph, Suite 7600, Chicago, IL 60601

106

Mondelez International

3 Parkway N, Deerfield, IL 60015

109

Abbvie

1 Waukegan Rd, North Chicago, IL 60064

111

McDonald's

2111 McDonald’s Plaza Oak Brook, IL 60523

112

US Foods

9399 W Higgins Rd #500, Rosemont, IL 60018

112

Sears Holdings Corporation

3333 Beverly Rd, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179

127

Abbot Laboratories

100 Abbott Park Road. Abbott Park, IL 60064

135

Conagra Brands

222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza #1300 Chicago, IL 60654

197

CDW Corporation

75 Tri State International, Lincolnshire, IL 60069

199

Illnois Tool Works, Inc.

155 Harlem Ave, Glenview, IL 60025

202

Discover Finacial Services

2500 Lake Cook Rd, Riverwoods, IL 60015

277

Baxter International, Inc.

1 Baxter Pkwy, Deerfield, IL 60015

281

W. W. Grainger, Inc.

100 Grainger Pkwy, Lake Forest, IL 60045

282

LKQ Corporation

500 W. Madison Street, Suite 2800, Chicago, IL 60661

304

Tenneco, Inc.

500 N Field Dr, Lake Forest, IL 60045

322

Navistar International Corporation

2701 Navistar Dr, Lisle, IL 60532

337

Univar

3075 Highland Pkwy #200, Downers Grove, IL 60515

338

Anixter International

2301 Patriot Blvd, Glenview, IL 60026

359

RR Donnelley

35 W Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601

388

Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated

200 E Randolph St # 430, Chicago, IL 60601

391

Dover Corporation

3005 Highland Pkwy, Downers Grove, IL 60515

392

TreeHouse Foods, Inc.​​​​

2021 Spring Rd #600, Oak Brook, IL 60523

427

Motorola Solution, Inc.

500 W Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60661

433

Old Republic International Corporation

307 Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60601

439

Packaging Corporation of America

1955 W Field Ct, Lake Forest, IL 60045

450

Ingredion Incorporated

5 Westbrook Corporate Center, Westchester, IL 60154

456

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

2850 Golf Rd, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

462

Essendant

1 Parkway N, Deerfield, IL 60015

487

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