What is this tool?
This generator gets random addresses in Chicago using real map data. Each address is formatted according to guidence from the appropriate authorities and contains the building number/street address, road, town/city/region, county, state and postcode.
Are the Addresses in Chicago Fake or Real?
The simple answer is yes and no. To get Chicago addresses we use a technique called geocoding which involves converting latitude longitude coordinates to an address on a map. If The lat-lon contains a street address, it is put into our random generator. In practice, sometimes a street address is reported but there is no house, making the address fake.
What Can I Use The Random Chicago Addresses For?
You can use them for research purposes and to fill forms on websites that require valid addresses but you don't want to give them your actual home address.