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Edgewater

Edgewater is a lakefront community area on the North Side of the city of Chicago, Illinois seven miles north of the Loop. As one of the city’s 77 official community areas, Edgewater is bounded by Foster Avenue on the south, Devon Avenue on the north, Ravenswood Avenue on the west, and Lake Michigan on the east. Chicago's largest park, Lincoln Park, stretches south from Edgewater for seven miles along the waterfront, almost to downtown. Historically, Edgewater was the northeastern corner of Lake View Township, an independent suburb annexed by the city of Chicago in 1889. Today, the Uptown community is to Edgewater's south, Lincoln Square to its west, West Ridge to its northwest and Rogers Park to its north. Edgewater was first developed around the 1880s as a summer home for Chicago's elite. Today, it provides the northern terminus of both Lincoln Park and Lake Shore Drive. With the exception of pockets acknowledged as historic districts (like the Bryn Mawr Historic District), east-Edgewater (Edgewater Beach) boasts a skyline of high-rise apartment buildings, condominium complexes, and mid-rise homes. To the west, Edgewater is characterized by commercial businesses; single-family homes; and two-, three-, or four-story flats, including the historic neighborhood of Andersonville. (Source: Wikipedia)

Housing stock map

See the share of the area's total housing units that are in single family homes, condominiums, two-to-four unit buildings, buildings with five to 49 units, and buildings with 50 units or more.


The Composition of Cook County’s Housing Market >

Housing market indicators

All of these property level data sets are connected to parcel-level data files from the county Assessors offices that include data on every parcel in the Chicago metropolitan area. All of these parcel-level data sets include historical data and are updated on a regular basis ranging from every week to every year depending on the data set.

Housing Stock Composition

Data on the housing stock provides context about the underlying characteristics of a neighborhood’s housing market and helps in the interpretation of patterns and trends in property sales, mortgage lending activity, foreclosure filings, and completed auctions activity. Understanding an area's housing stock can help determine the appropriate targeted strategies for stabilizing local housing markets, preserving and creating affordable rental housing, and promoting neighborhood investment. Learn more »

Housing Units by Property Type

The share of total housing units in single family homes, condominium units, two-to-four unit buildings, and in rental buildings with five or more units. Learn more »


Property Type 2018
Single Family 5.2%
Condominium 38.3%
Building with 2-4 Units 11.9%
Building with 5+ Units 44.6%


Property Sales Activity

Property sales data provide valuable information on the characteristics of neighborhood real estate markets, such as how active local residential property markets are, what types of properties are being purchased, how they are being acquired, who is buying them, and how much buyers are paying for properties. Learn more »

Total Sales Activity

Total property sales activity in a given year are available for all residential properties. In Cook County, activity is broken out separately for total sales activity in single family homes, condominium units, two-to-four unit buildings, and rental buildings with five or more units. When interpreting neighborhood-level housing market activity by property type, it is also important to consider the characteristics of the neighborhood's housing stock composition. Learn more »


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 1,531 1,268 1,167 694 652 624 532 757 873 843 888 980 1,009 1,291
Single Family 113 91 74 46 47 56 65 59 86 84 71 105 89 93
Condominium 1,319 1,098 1,028 607 570 511 407 634 704 683 707 770 820 1,132
Building with 2-4 Units 82 67 54 25 28 45 44 52 63 59 90 84 77 55
Building with 5+ Units 17 12 11 16 7 12 16 12 20 17 20 21 23 11


Sales per 100 Residential Parcels

Per parcel sales activity allows for comparison of yearly sales activity across geographies. Learn more »


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 9.0 7.5 6.9 4.1 3.8 3.7 3.1 4.5 5.6 5.4 5.7 6.2 6.4 8.1


Share of Sales, Business Buyers

The share of residential property sales that were purchased by self-identified businesses in a given year are available for all residential properties. In Cook County, transactions are broken out separately for total sales activity in single family homes, condominium units, two-to-four unit buildings, and in buildings with five or more units. Learn more »


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 6.2% 5.1% 4.4% 7.6% 7.1% 9.0% 13.5% 10.3% 11.0% 13.5% 10.7% 11.3% 12.2% 32.3%
Single Family 9.7% 6.6% 6.8% -- 2.1% 8.9% 4.6% 15.3% 9.3% 11.9% 9.9% 5.7% 14.6% 11.8%
Condominium 4.5% 4.2% 2.8% 5.6% 6.5% 6.1% 12.0% 8.8% 8.5% 9.7% 7.4% 8.1% 8.7% 33.9%
Building with 2-4 Units 14.6% 9.0% 14.8% 16.0% 14.3% 22.2% 18.2% 7.7% 14.3% 37.3% 20.0% 31.0% 33.8% 20.0%
Building with 5+ Units 76.5% 58.3% 81.8% 93.8% 57.1% 83.3% 75.0% 75.0% 95.0% 94.1% 90.0% 81.0% 56.5% 100.0%


Share of Sales, Extremely Low Value

The share of residential property sales that were purchased for less than $20,000 in a given year are available for all residential properties. In Cook County, transactions are broken out separately for total sales activity in single family homes, condominium units, two-to-four unit buildings, and in buildings with five or more units. Learn more »


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 0.9% 0.5% 0.6% 0.3% 1.2% 1.4% 1.1% 0.8% 0.9% 0.2% 0.5% 0.3% 0.3% 0.7%
Single Family 2.7% -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1.1%
Condominium 0.8% 0.5% 0.7% 0.3% 1.4% 1.8% 1.5% 0.9% 1.0% 0.3% 0.6% 0.4% 0.4% 0.7%
Building with 2-4 Units -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1.6% -- -- -- -- --


Mortgage Activity

Mortgage activity data measures the flow of mortgage credit into an area and is indicative of the level of lender investment. The level of mortgage activity in a neighborhood relative to other areas can be used to assess how access to credit has changed over time in a community and how the flow of credit differs across geographies and for different property types within a geography. Learn more »

Total Mortgage Activity

Total mortgage recordings in a given year are available for all residential properties. In Cook County, data are broken out separately for total mortgage activity on single family homes, condominium units, two-to-four unit buildings, and rental buildings with five or more units. When interpreting neighborhood-level housing market activity by property type, it is also important to consider the characteristics of the neighborhood's housing stock composition. Learn more »


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 3,988 3,640 3,172 2,054 1,964 1,685 1,439 1,972 1,805 1,225 1,471 1,673 1,411 1,191
Single Family 500 431 404 325 356 354 308 392 325 189 254 330 209 184
Condominium 3,027 2,759 2,395 1,472 1,371 1,127 896 1,273 1,219 837 928 1,055 973 826
Building with 2-4 Units 393 373 313 179 188 173 186 252 195 135 229 219 162 134
Building with 5+ Units 68 77 60 78 49 31 49 55 66 64 60 69 67 47


Mortgages per 100 Residential Parcels

Per parcel mortgage activity allows for comparison of yearly mortgage activity across geographies. Learn more »


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 23.5 21.4 18.7 12.1 11.6 9.9 8.5 11.6 11.7 7.8 9.4 10.6 8.9 7.5


Foreclosure Filing Activity

Foreclosure filings data can be used to understand the number and density of foreclosure filings activity in different communities and to assess the cumulative impact of the foreclosure crisis on properties and housing units. The level of foreclosure filing activity in a neighborhood relative to other areas is an indicator of distress in a local housing market. Learn more »

Total Foreclosure Filings Activity

Total foreclosure filings in a given year are available for all residential properties. In Cook County, data are broken out separately for total foreclosure filing activity in single family homes, condominium units, two-to-four unit buildings, and rental buildings with five or more units. When interpreting neighborhood-level housing market activity by property type, it is also important to consider the characteristics of the neighborhood's housing stock composition. Learn more »


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 64 112 149 223 309 384 320 296 160 89 68 56 69 70
Single Family 7 12 11 20 31 37 30 25 9 7 5 6 5 11
Condominium 49 86 114 180 238 310 261 246 139 73 55 42 58 52
Building with 2-4 Units 8 7 21 23 35 36 18 21 10 8 5 5 5 6
Building with 5+ Units -- 7 3 -- 5 1 11 4 2 1 3 3 1 1


Foreclosure Filings per 100 Residential Parcels

Per parcel filings activity allows for comparison of yearly filings activity across geographies. Learn more »


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 0.4 0.7 0.9 1.3 1.8 2.3 1.9 1.7 1.0 0.6 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4


Foreclosure Auctions

Completed foreclosure auctions data can be used to understand the flow year-over-year of REO properties into a market, how third-party demand at auction is different for different property types, and to understand the density of REO activity in a given year across geographies. The level of completed foreclosure auctions activity in a neighborhood relative to other areas is an indicator of distress in a local housing market and is related to high levels of foreclosure-related distressed property sales. Learn more »

Total Auction Activity

Total foreclosure auction activity in a given year is available for all residential properties. In Cook County, this indicator is broken out separately for total foreclosure auction activity on single family homes, condominium units, two-to-four unit buildings, and rental buildings with five or more units. When interpreting neighborhood-level housing market activity by property type, it is also important to consider the characteristics of the neighborhood's housing stock composition. Learn more »


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 26 23 55 58 117 109 121 144 174 115 79 42 28 23
Single Family 2 2 4 3 5 7 9 7 6 3 4 3 3 2
Condominium 23 19 45 50 102 93 99 130 160 107 72 35 22 19
Building with 2-4 Units 1 1 4 4 10 9 10 7 7 4 1 4 3 1
Building with 5+ Units -- 1 2 1 -- -- 3 -- 1 1 2 -- -- 1


Share of Auctions Resulting in REO

The share of foreclosure auctions resulting in REO in a given year is available for all residential properties. In Cook County, this indicator is broken out separately for REO activity in single family homes, condominium units, two-to-four unit buildings, and in buildings with five or more units. Learn more »


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 73.1% 82.6% 87.3% 94.8% 95.7% 94.5% 96.7% 92.4% 92.0% 84.3% 78.5% 61.9% 67.9% 60.9%
Single Family 100.0% 50.0% 75.0% 100.0% 100.0% 85.7% 100.0% 85.7% 100.0% 66.7% 75.0% 66.7% 100.0% 50.0%
Condominium 69.6% 84.2% 91.1% 94.0% 95.1% 98.9% 97.0% 92.3% 91.3% 85.0% 80.6% 60.0% 63.6% 63.2%
Building with 2-4 Units 100.0% 100.0% 50.0% 100.0% 100.0% 55.6% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 75.0% 100.0% 75.0% 66.7% --
Building with 5+ Units -- 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% -- -- 66.7% -- 100.0% 100.0% -- -- -- 100.0%


REO per 100 Residential Parcels

Per-parcel REO allows for comparison of properties entering REO status across geographies. Learn more »


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.8 1.0 0.6 0.4 0.2 0.1 0.1