WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT
                     PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
                         SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

                        Date of Report: October 27, 2005
                        (Date of earliest event reported)

                        EQUITY LIFESTYLE PROPERTIES, INC.
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

           MARYLAND                     1-11718                 36-3857664
(State or other jurisdiction of       (Commission             (IRS Employer
 incorporation or organization)         File No.)         Identification Number)

(Address of principal executive offices)                    (Zip Code)

                                 (312) 279-1400
              (Registrant's telephone number, including area code)


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ITEM 8.01         OTHER EVENTS

         Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc. announced its preliminary assessment
of the impact of Hurricane Wilma on its Florida properties.

         Hurricane Wilma entered Florida south of Naples and followed an
easterly path through the state, exiting on the east coast near West Palm Beach.
No injuries to our residents or our employees have been reported. Thirty-three
of our 85 Florida properties, generally between Vero Beach and Miami on the east
coast and between Sarasota and Fort Myers on the west coast, were impacted by
the storm. Most of the impact was related to damage to older homes, carports,
aluminum awnings/siding and other debris. Newer homes held up well during the
storm; however, older homes, particularly on the east coast, experienced higher
levels of damage.

         We are working towards quickly returning our properties to full
operating condition, and expect this process to be substantially completed over
the next few weeks. Utility service in some parts of Florida's east coast
continues to be disrupted, and approximately eight properties have no utility
service or limited utility service. One property, Coral Cay in Margate, Florida,
containing 819 sites, is expected to be evacuated by local agencies due to
disruption in utility service and safety issues resulting from damaged homes and
debris. We will work closely with government officials to re-open the property
as quickly as possible. A second property, Park City West in Ft. Lauderdale,
containing 363 sites, suffered heavy wind-related damage to resident homes.

         The Company believes it has adequate insurance coverage, including
business interruption coverage. The Company does not believe the storm will have
a material impact on its financial condition or operating results. The Company
is assessing its properties and expects utility service to be restored over the
next few days to several weeks, depending on location. The Company believes that
its fourth quarter 2005 net income per share may be reduced by $.03 to $.05 per
fully diluted share. In addition, the Company has historically not offset
business interruption losses with expected insurance recoveries until such
payments are received from insurance providers. As a result, the impact of any
business interruption losses and the timing of insurance recoveries may impact
quarter-to-quarter results of operations. With this accounting policy in mind,
the Company reaffirms its 2006 guidance.

         Commented Thomas Heneghan, ELS' CEO and President, "Our on-site and
regional employees have quickly turned their attention to returning our
properties to full operating status. I appreciate their efforts and we expect
our properties to be ready for the upcoming winter season. Our thoughts are with
those residents whose homes were damaged. We are establishing communication with
our out-of-state customers and attempting to obtain information for them
regarding their homes or their plans for the winter season."

         Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc. owns or has an interest in 285
quality properties in 28 states and British Columbia consisting of 106,492
sites. The Company is a self-administered, self-managed, real estate investment
trust (REIT) with headquarters in Chicago.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
Registrant has duly caused this Report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

                                EQUITY LIFESTYLE PROPERTIES, INC

                                BY: /s/ Thomas P. Heneghan     
                                    Thomas P. Heneghan
                                    President and Chief Executive Officer

DATE:      October 28, 2005