DePaul is situated in Lincoln Park, one of Chicago’s 77 Community Neighborhoods. DePaul is an affluent sub-neighborhood and takes its name from DePaul University’s 36-acre campus. Untouched by the Chicago Fire, DePaul became home to the many displaced Chicagoans and much of the architecture reflects that period with Italianate brick walkups or Queen Ann-style homes from the turn of the century. DePaul’s streets are highly walkable, and typically filled with a mix of undergraduates, young singles and mothers with strollers. The bursting commercial and entertainment options in Lincoln Park encircle the DePaul neighborhood; trendy restaurants, local bars, specialty shops and world class theatre.

DePaul real estate boasts top end prices and exquisite residential architecture. New construction condos and single family homes are a common sight, however, the community is steeped in elegant traces of the Victorian era with stately brownstones and towering hundred-year-old trees. Real estate prices are in the upper bracket, with condos priced from $500,000 to $1million plus. Single-family homes tend to start around $1.4 million, and often fetch more than $5 million.

The streets of DePaul are alive with bars, cafes and restaurants that reflect the student body. Coeds flock to pubs like Kelly’s, The Local Option, State and McGee’s, and sip coffee at Floriole or Jam and Honey. A favorite breakfast spot is Chicago Bagel Authority, or CBA to the locals.
For entertainment, Facets Cinematheque is one of a handful of Chicago movie theaters that screens indie films, and the adjacent rental store has a deep collection obscure movies. The new Theater School building is a beautiful piece of architecture and home to a line up of cutting edge theatre productions.

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Community Summary
Population Density (ppl / mile) 18,700
Household Size (ppl) 2.04
Households w/ Children 19%

Housing Inventory of DePaul

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Housing Stability
Annual Residential Turnover 25%
5+ Years in Residency 18%
Median Year in Residency 2.26

Population Demographics of DePaul

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Workforcedepaul workforce Income by dollar range – Median Income: $116,779depaul income
The Fair Market Rents show average gross rent estimates based on figures provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Studio $717
One Bedroom $815
Two Bedroom $966
Three Bedroom $1,231
Four Bedroom $1,436

Crime in DePaul

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