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Grand Boulevard

Grand Boulevard, located on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois, is one of the well-defined Chicago Community Areas. The boulevard from which the community area takes its name now bears the name of Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive. The area is bounded by 39th to the north, 51st Street to the south, Cottage Grove Avenue to the east, and the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad tracks to the west. This is one of the two community areas that encompass the Bronzeville neighborhood, with the other being Douglas. Grand Boulevard also includes the Washington Park Court District neighborhood that was declared a Chicago Landmark on October 2, 1991.The Harold Washington Cultural Center is one of its newer and more famous buildings. Among the other notable properties in this neighborhood are Daniel Hale Williams House, Robert S. Abbott House and Oscar Stanton De Priest House (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 7.0%
Condominium 18.7%
Building with 2-4 Units 17.0%
Building with 5+ Units 57.4%


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 592 715 538 320 233 289 233 273 333 278 260 318 333 305
Single Family 83 85 44 51 36 32 27 29 50 45 40 72 58 48
Condominium 405 519 423 222 158 193 140 178 209 168 160 162 181 176
Building with 2-4 Units 86 98 59 41 38 54 46 51 52 44 43 63 79 61
Building with 5+ Units 18 13 12 6 1 10 20 15 22 21 17 21 15 20


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 12.0 14.5 10.9 6.5 4.7 5.8 4.7 5.5 7.3 6.2 6.0 7.3 7.7 7.1


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 13.0% 10.5% 10.6% 12.8% 23.2% 42.9% 39.9% 38.8% 44.4% 38.8% 41.2% 34.9% 28.5% 28.5%
Single Family 19.3% 14.1% 6.8% 19.6% 22.2% 25.0% 25.9% 27.6% 26.0% 35.6% 35.0% 23.6% 27.6% 27.1%
Condominium 9.4% 6.7% 7.3% 7.2% 25.3% 47.7% 39.3% 38.8% 45.0% 33.9% 40.0% 35.2% 22.7% 20.5%
Building with 2-4 Units 15.1% 21.4% 25.4% 26.8% 13.2% 33.3% 32.6% 35.3% 40.4% 40.9% 32.6% 30.2% 32.9% 36.1%
Building with 5+ Units 55.6% 53.8% 66.7% 66.7% 100.0% 60.0% 80.0% 73.3% 90.9% 81.0% 88.2% 85.7% 80.0% 80.0%


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 1.0% 0.7% 0.4% -- 10.3% 19.7% 12.4% 12.1% 5.1% 3.2% 4.2% 2.5% 0.6% 0.3%
Single Family 1.2% -- -- -- 5.6% -- -- 3.4% 2.0% -- -- -- -- --
Condominium 1.2% 1.0% 0.2% -- 13.3% 28.5% 20.7% 15.7% 6.7% 5.4% 6.9% 4.3% 1.1% --
Building with 2-4 Units -- -- 1.7% -- 2.6% 3.7% -- 5.9% 3.8% -- -- 1.6% -- 1.6%
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 6.7% -- -- -- -- -- --


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 1,604 1,818 1,337 626 369 281 225 337 391 322 319 409 467 420
Single Family 294 310 229 134 89 66 42 67 83 68 72 113 101 94
Condominium 899 1,119 857 367 201 142 104 171 198 166 152 167 230 205
Building with 2-4 Units 353 340 213 97 62 63 63 74 76 51 68 88 100 82
Building with 5+ Units 58 49 38 28 17 10 16 25 34 37 27 41 36 39


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 32.5 36.8 27.1 12.7 7.5 5.7 4.6 6.8 8.6 7.2 7.3 9.4 10.8 9.7


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 98 188 278 397 315 290 230 237 170 99 80 84 69 70
Single Family 29 41 46 51 43 48 34 35 28 22 20 21 17 18
Condominium 37 86 156 262 213 168 154 167 108 58 41 42 41 33
Building with 2-4 Units 29 49 67 74 49 60 35 31 28 16 17 17 11 13
Building with 5+ Units 3 12 9 10 10 14 7 4 6 3 2 4 -- 6


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 2.0 3.8 5.6 8.0 6.4 5.9 4.7 4.8 3.7 2.2 1.8 1.9 1.6 1.6


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 21 50 108 137 201 180 115 104 131 117 73 43 50 29
Single Family 3 9 14 20 12 17 16 13 7 15 16 9 10 4
Condominium 14 22 63 81 155 134 78 73 99 83 46 27 29 16
Building with 2-4 Units 4 19 28 32 32 22 18 14 17 15 11 6 8 9
Building with 5+ Units -- -- 3 4 2 7 3 4 8 4 -- 1 3 --


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 90.5% 72.0% 95.4% 99.3% 98.5% 96.7% 95.7% 91.3% 91.6% 85.5% 82.2% 76.7% 72.0% 55.2%
Single Family 33.3% 44.4% 92.9% 100.0% 91.7% 76.5% 100.0% 69.2% 100.0% 80.0% 81.3% 66.7% 90.0% 25.0%
Condominium 100.0% 90.9% 100.0% 100.0% 99.4% 98.5% 96.2% 97.3% 96.0% 92.8% 82.6% 77.8% 72.4% 62.5%
Building with 2-4 Units 100.0% 63.2% 96.4% 96.9% 96.9% 100.0% 94.4% 85.7% 76.5% 60.0% 81.8% 83.3% 50.0% 55.6%
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 66.7% 75.0% 62.5% 50.0% -- 100.0% 66.7% --


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 0.4 0.7 2.1 2.8 4.0 3.5 2.2 1.9 2.6 2.2 1.4 0.8 0.8 0.4