What Were Chicagoland’s 10 Busiest Suburban Housing Markets in 2013?

by Peter Thomas Ricci

2013 was a great year for real estate in Chicagoland, but what suburban marketplaces put up the best numbers?


The year of 2013 was a great one for Chicagoland real estate, with home sales rising 23.0 percent and median price rising 10.9 percent.

However, amidst those impressive numbers, which suburban marketplace performed the best? To find out, we analyzed home sales data from MRED (provided by the wonderful folks at MORe), and put together the following graphic.

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  • Kevin says:

    Evanston beat out several of these suburbs with SFH home sale numbers of 489 on the year and 48 in December and condo sales of 612 and 52. Not sure how you decided on the busiest burbs but clearly you missed one.

  • Peter Ricci says:

    Hey Kevin, thanks for your comment! Evanston was actually not included in the data we received, simply because Evanston is not one of MORe’s communities; we’ll surely receive Evanston’s numbers as part of our reporting on the North Shore, though, and when we do, we’ll be sure to include it in our analysis.

  • Kevin says:

    Fair enough, but I think the title of your article is very misleading given the lack of data. It would clearly lead anyone who read it to believe that these were the top performing suburbs in the entirety of Chicagoland, not just a specific geographic portion of it. “What Were Chicagoland’s 10 Busiest Suburban Housing Markets in 2013“ sounds pretty definitive and all encompassing to me.

  • Vicki says:

    Does this include foreclosures and short sales? The Beacon News always had on average 4 pages of foreclosures in Aurora.

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