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Lake View

Lake View, also spelled Lakeview, is one of the 77 community areas of Chicago, Illinois, located on the city's North Side. It is bordered by West Diversey Parkway on the south, West Irving Park Road on the north, North Ravenswood Avenue on the west, and the shore of Lake Michigan on the east. The Uptown community area is to Lakeview's north, Lincoln Square to its northwest, North Center to its west and Lincoln Park to its south. The 2015 population of Lakeview was 98,212 residents, making it the largest of the Chicago community areas by population. Lakeview unofficially includes smaller neighborhood enclaves: Sheridan Station Corridor, Northhalsted, Southport Corridor, Wrigleyville, & Wrigley Plaza. Boystown, famous for its large LGBT population, holds the pride parade held each June. Wrigleyville, another popular district, surrounds Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs. Lakeview is home to the Belmont Theater District showcasing over 30 theaters and live performance venues located near the Belmont El station. (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 5.3%
Condominium 38.9%
Building with 2-4 Units 14.7%
Building with 5+ Units 41.1%


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 3,856 3,321 2,972 2,208 1,472 1,494 1,383 1,869 2,411 2,298 2,399 2,522 2,831 2,530
Single Family 324 255 195 137 133 166 172 208 229 240 196 238 282 253
Condominium 3,284 2,850 2,605 1,907 1,254 1,207 1,049 1,457 1,943 1,747 1,932 2,044 2,357 2,074
Building with 2-4 Units 214 195 150 138 76 102 137 177 218 273 232 191 164 168
Building with 5+ Units 34 21 22 26 9 19 25 27 21 38 39 49 28 35


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 11.0 9.4 8.5 6.3 4.2 4.3 3.9 5.3 7.9 7.5 7.9 8.3 9.3 8.3


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 8.1% 7.9% 6.5% 7.9% 7.5% 10.0% 12.9% 11.8% 10.1% 12.1% 10.5% 13.7% 18.6% 17.7%
Single Family 14.5% 12.2% 8.2% 8.8% 9.8% 12.7% 15.7% 11.1% 13.5% 10.8% 11.7% 8.0% 9.2% 13.4%
Condominium 6.4% 6.1% 4.8% 4.9% 5.0% 5.9% 6.7% 7.2% 4.8% 4.6% 4.4% 9.9% 17.5% 15.3%
Building with 2-4 Units 16.4% 20.5% 20.7% 35.5% 34.2% 39.2% 40.9% 37.9% 45.9% 49.5% 46.6% 46.6% 40.9% 41.1%
Building with 5+ Units 67.6% 90.5% 90.9% 76.9% 88.9% 89.5% 100.0% 92.6% 90.5% 94.7% 92.3% 71.4% 78.6% 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 0.6% 0.5% 0.3% 0.2% 0.7% 0.5% 1.4% 0.9% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% --
Condominium 0.7% 0.5% 0.3% 0.2% 0.8% 0.6% 1.0% 1.0% 0.2% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.2% --
Building with 2-4 Units -- -- -- -- -- -- 7.3% -- -- -- -- 0.5% -- --


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 8,571 8,020 7,526 6,103 5,936 5,336 4,493 6,031 5,407 3,772 4,334 4,673 3,518 3,023
Single Family 991 820 757 643 822 872 786 1,038 774 550 619 756 540 433
Condominium 6,474 6,279 5,868 4,738 4,601 3,860 3,035 4,148 3,818 2,569 3,011 3,240 2,505 2,140
Building with 2-4 Units 961 832 788 566 441 523 531 712 683 547 576 509 352 332
Building with 5+ Units 145 89 113 156 72 81 141 133 132 106 128 168 121 118


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 24.4 22.8 21.4 17.4 16.9 15.2 12.8 17.2 17.8 12.4 14.3 15.4 11.6 10.0


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 73 98 143 232 332 352 324 312 139 71 65 67 73 58
Single Family 8 9 11 19 26 28 23 19 10 10 7 6 5 9
Condominium 57 78 114 172 243 263 253 263 114 49 50 50 55 44
Building with 2-4 Units 7 9 16 33 56 50 38 29 13 9 8 8 12 3
Building with 5+ Units 1 2 2 8 7 11 10 1 2 3 -- 3 1 2


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 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.7 0.9 1.0 0.9 0.9 0.5 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2


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 12 20 50 46 73 113 88 143 148 77 61 34 29 29
Single Family -- 2 1 -- 5 7 8 7 4 3 4 2 2 3
Condominium 8 16 45 43 58 93 65 123 134 69 51 26 24 24
Building with 2-4 Units 4 2 4 3 9 12 13 13 9 5 6 6 2 2
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- -- 1 1 2 -- 1 -- -- -- 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 83.3% 85.0% 92.0% 97.8% 97.3% 94.7% 90.9% 82.5% 85.1% 79.2% 83.6% 70.6% 44.8% 51.7%
Single Family -- 50.0% 100.0% -- 100.0% 100.0% 75.0% 57.1% 100.0% 66.7% 75.0% 50.0% 50.0% 33.3%
Condominium 87.5% 87.5% 93.3% 97.7% 96.6% 96.8% 95.4% 82.9% 85.8% 81.2% 88.2% 65.4% 41.7% 50.0%
Building with 2-4 Units 75.0% 100.0% 75.0% 100.0% 100.0% 75.0% 76.9% 92.3% 66.7% 60.0% 50.0% 100.0% 50.0% 100.0%
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- -- 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% -- 100.0% -- -- -- 100.0% --