Highland Park, IL


Highest Appreciating Highland Park Neighborhoods Since 2000

Highland Park, IL Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q4 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2016 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Highland Park Housing Market Information

With a population of 29,641, 11,525 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $564,739, Highland Park house prices are not only among the most expensive in Illinois, Highland Park real estate also is some of the most expensive in all of America.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Highland Park, accounting for 76.54% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Highland Park include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 14.71%), row houses and other attached homes ( 5.47%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 3.27%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Highland Park. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 81.95% of Highland Park's homes, and 62.89% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

At the end of World War II, American soldiers returned home triumphant and, with the help of the GI Bill, built homes by the millions on the edges of America's cities. These homes were predominantly capes and ranches, modest in size, but built to house a growing middle-class as the 20th century became the American century. Highland Park's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 39.99% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Highland Park include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 28.53%) and housing constructed before 1939 ( 21.20%). There's also some housing in Highland Park built between 2000 and later ( 10.27%).

Highland Park Home Appreciation Rates

Homes have actually lost value in Highland Park over the last then years, as home values have seen a decline of 15.69% during the ten year period. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout appreciation rate data shows Highland Park home appreciation rates at -0.79%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of -3.12%.

Over the last year, Highland Park appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Highland Park's appreciation rate has been -1.83%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Highland Park were at -0.79%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of -3.12%.

Notably, Highland Park's appreciation rate in the latest quarter is one of the lowest in America.

Relative to Illinois, our data show that Highland Park's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 80% of the other cities and towns in Illinois.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Highland Park differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Highland Park - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Highland Park real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:

Highland Park, IL HOME PRICES

Value Range
> $1,052,000 13.3
$789,001 - $1,052,000 14.7
$526,001 - $789,000 25.8
$421,001 - $526,000 16.3
$315,001 - $421,000 13.2
$210,001 - $315,000 10.4
$105,001 - $210,000 4.6
$52,001 - $105,000 0.8
$0 - $52,000 0.9

Very High for IL
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
4.85277761517298 2.53164556962025

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Highland Park Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2017 Q3 - 2017 Q4
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q4
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q4 - 2017 Q4
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q4 - 2017 Q4
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q4 - 2017 Q4
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q4
26.24% 1.30% 5 2
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,773 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 81.95
Renters 18.05
Vacant 6.20

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Highland Park HOMES
2000 or Newer 10.3
1970 - 1999 28.5
1940 - 1969 40.0
1939 or Older 21.2

Types of Homes

TYPE OF Highland Park HOMES
Single-Family 76.5
Townhomes 5.5
Small Apt. Buildings 3.3
Apt. Complexes 14.7
Mobile Homes 0.0
Other 0.0

Home Size

SIZE OF Highland Park HOMES
No Bedroom 0.64
1 Bedroom 5.14
2 Bedrooms 16.37
3 Bedrooms 31.28
4 Bedrooms 31.61
5 or more bedrooms 14.97