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The Greater Chicago Area's Top 10 Toughest Neighborhoods To Build Housing

Crews replace a slate roof on a single family home in Bridgeport.
Crews replace a slate roof on a single-family home in Bridgeport.

The greater Chicago area ranked 30th on BuildZoom's toughest metro markets in which to build housing. BuildZoom Chief Economist Issi Romem researched the cost of building multifamily and single-family housing across the country. Chicago's 10 toughest ZIP codes to build in are:

1. 60616 (South Loop, Motor Row, Chinatown, East Pilsen, Douglas and Bridgeport)

2. 60563 (Naperville, Lisle, Warrenville and Aurora)

3. 60523 (Oak Brook and Westmont)

4. 60517 (Woodridge and Bolingbrook)

5. 46321 (Munster, Indiana)

6. 60607 (South Loop/Museum Campus, University Village, Little Italy and Near West Side)

7. 60108 (Bloomingdale and Keeneyville)

8. 46368 (Portage, Burns Harbor and Ogden Dunes, Indiana)

9. 46311 (Dyer, St. John, Kreitzberg and Hanover Township, Indiana)

10. 60053 (Morton Grove)