09/21/2012 04:58 pm ET Updated Sep 21, 2012

Chicago Real Estate: 11 Hot ZIP Codes In August (PHOTOS)

The Chicago-area real estate market has shown some signs of improvement in recent weeks, according to a new report.

The Illinois Association of Realtors reported this week that sales of existing homes in the Chicagoland area were up 28.5 percent in August when compared to the same month the previous year. The Chicago Sun-Times notes that the sales are at their highest level in more than five years.

In July, while sales rose a comparable 30 percent, median sales prices in the area continued to lag. In August, though, prices appeared to be on the rebound. recently shared their most recent data, breaking down which ZIP codes in the market are home to the highest median prices.

All photos appear courtesy of unless otherwise noted. Next to each property image is its ZIP code's median price -- which roughly corresponds to the property's price.

Top Chicago Real Estate ZIP Codes