The Standard Chicago Lot Size

Part of a Chicago Plat Map with Standard Chicago LotsIf you see the term, “Standard Chicago Lot”, on listings and don’t know what it means, you’re not alone. In fact, a lot Chicago sellers’ agents don’t know what it means either!

In a very non-scientific test yesterday, I picked 3 areas of Chicago and searched for listings with a lot size of Standard Chicago Lot. I went through the first 50 listings noting the lot dimension for these homes with Standard Chicago Lots. (I really do have a life, but one of my pet peeves is listings where the lot size (e.g. 0.25 to 0.50 acres) isn’t supported by the lot dimensions. (e.g. 85×150).

Here are all the different lot dimensions I found:

22×50 (This must be a REALLY SMALL house!)
24×125
25×107
25×108.08
25×116
25×120
25×123
25×124
25×125
25×128
25×150
29×50
30X115.65X41.96X85.78 (I’m pretty sure this isn’t any kind of standard lot!)
30×125
35×115
43×103
50×175
56×47
62×26
66.50×28

Out of 50 listings with a lot size of Standard Chicago Lot size, only half of them had the correct dimensions, 25×125! Now you know something that many Chicago sellers’ agents don’t!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Fran Bailey Fran Bailey is a Realtor who has been quoted in numerous Chicago and national publications. To schedule showings for any listings, get a free market analysis for your home or to contact Fran email her at fran.bailey@bairdwarner.com or call 773-793-4516. Learn More