Located just 16 miles northwest of downtown Chicago and a mere three miles west of Lake Michigan, Skokie covers an area of 10.5 square miles and is home to some 67,000 residents. Skokie is one of the most diverse cities in Illinois. Dubbed "The Village of Vision," Skokie's location has aided its development and maintained its prosperity.
Skokie has many quiet and attractive residential areas, busy retail districts—including Old Orchard Center—and successful light industrial zones. The community offers abundant opportunities in the educational, recreational, cultural, and employment realms.
Every May, the Skokie Festival of Cultures celebrates the heritage of the Skokie residents and members' flags are displayed throughout the year at the Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park. Skokie area schools boast many national awards for their individual excellence. A National Gold Medal Award winner for Excellence in Parks and Recreation Management, Skokie offers excellent parks and recreation facilities and services.
Just nine miles northeast of O'Hare International Airport, the community’s pro-business environment and successful mix of residential, commercial and industrial areas, Skokie is well established as a sought-after place to work, live, and raise a family.
Skokie, IL Real Estate Market – Price Range of Skokie Houses for Sale
Single-family homes in Skokie start at $130,000 and ascend to $850,000 with a variety of home styles such as older ranch homes, split-level, Georgian and Colonials. Some estate properties in Skokie run as high as $1.3 million for large homes on wooded lots. Condominiums and townhouses in Skokie range from $75,000 to nearly $890,000 for newer models with amenities.
Skokie Real Estate Stats and Trends for the week of May 2nd, 2016: homes priced around $350,898 compared to $347,358 the previous week, showing a increase of more than +1%. For Monday, May 2nd, the current national mortgage rate for a 30 year fixed mortgage is 3.68%; the 15 year fixed rate is at 2.79%. For a loan larger than conventional conforming loans, or 'jumbo' loan, the 30 year rate is 4.17%, while the 15 year jumbo rate currently is at 3.80%. You can calculate your mortgage rate with our mortgage calculators. Get local info and homes for sale in Skokie IL. View active real estate listings for different types of properties including new homes, houses for sale, foreclosures, short sales, and price reduced listings. Find information and property resources including prices of recently sold homes, neighborhood information, crime stats, home values, and schools in Skokie to help you find the best home!