Best Places in Chicago & the Suburbs to buy a Home

Crain's Chicago Business has looked at data from 77 city neighborhoods and 200+ suburbs and has compiled a list of 18 neighborhoods —10 in the suburbs and 8 in the city—where the schools are good, crime is low and transportation is accessible and easy. 

Home values in all of these neighborhoods has been going up which has negatively impacted affordability, in some areas faster than others. Nevertheless, in most of the chosen locations, buyers are still paying less than they would have a decade ago.