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A 4-story single-family house with ground floor commercial space is under construction in the South Loop.  (751 S Dearborn St, Chicago, IL)
Author: Steven Vance

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Market info for Loop

Submarket 3 53.9% of Loop

Higher density urban, high income, young, high home prices and rents

The majority of submarket 3 falls within the boundaries of Chicago, as well as parts of Oak Park and Evanston and can generally be characterized as a strong urban market. High and growing incomes generally mitigate high and increasing home prices and rents, resulting in lower levels of cost burden. Submarket 3 has the lowest transportation costs of any submarket. The housing stock can be characterized as high density urban, primarily consisting of older homes. While many residents of this submarket rent, only in submarket 3 did the share of households renting decline. Lower levels of subsidized housing are found in this submarket. Submarket 3 has a very active housing market with high levels of mortgage activity, turnover, and low vacancy. There are low levels of foreclosure activity and cash sales. The households in this submarket are younger, middle and higher income, with high levels of educational attainment. Smaller households, often 1-person, with few children fit the submarket’s high-density design. Submarket 3 was the only submarket to see an increase in median household income.

Submarket 7 46.1% of Loop

High population growth, newest housing stock

Rapid population growth since 2000 defines this submarket. In fact, it is the fastest growing of all eight segments tracked in this study. Submarket 7 primarily consists of exurbs in McHenry, Kane, Kendall and Will Counties but also includes the downtown core of Chicago. The housing stock in the exurbs is primarily low density and has few rental units. Housing in Chicago’s downtown core is a mix of high rise owner-occupied and rental units. The shared traits of recent growth and expansion help to define this submarket, but there are big variations in data. High transportation costs in the fringe areas of the submarket contrast with the low transportation costs found in the core of Chicago. Despite strong market conditions before 2008, moderate levels of lending, foreclosure activity, and distressed sales are present in the exurbs. Overall, the submarket typically consists of middle to higher income households with children and a relatively high level of educational attainment.

What are submarkets?

The Regional Housing Solutions website has a page dedicated to Loop showing where the submarkets are on a map, alongside specific strategies to address problems with housing identified here.

There are eight submarkets, or clusters of similar housing issues and neighborhood characteristics. The "cluster" information is from the Regional Housing Solutions and is based on data from the American Community Survey, collected in 2009-2013, and is a collaboration among CMAP, Institute for Housing Studies, Metropolitan Mayors Caucus, and Metropolitan Planning Council.


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Community Area map source: City of Chicago

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