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Local Community Guides

I believe it is important to know the real estate market area for which I serve. A resident of the local North Shore area, I am very active in the community. I believe by playing a dynamic role in local events, and staying in touch with those around me, gives me the ability to address the diverse needs, wants, expectations and concerns of various home sellers and buyers. The data provided gives a summary snapshot of North Shore and surrounding areas. Compare and analyze the information as needed, or contact me for further insight.

Bannockburn
Often referred to as "one of the North Shore's best kept secrets", the Village of Bannockburn is located 27 miles north of downtown Chicago. Residents enjoy the privacy afforded by estate-sized lots and carefully planned landscape buffers as well as convenient proximity to the neighboring communities of Deerfield, Lincolnshire, Lake Forest and Highland Park. The first settlers to the area arrived in 1835 from County Meath, Ireland. Later, an architect and builder from Scotland named William Aitken created a master plan covering 110 acres where he intended to build country estates for people who wanted a genteel style of living. Over the years more land was acquired and today the village encompasses 1,318 acres. Aitken's original intent - to create a residential community of homes on large tracts of land within a rural atmosphere comprising natural landscapes and open spaces - is preserved to this day. Bannockburn information and links

Deerfield
As one of the predominant suburbs that make up Chicago's North Shore region, the Village of Deerfield is located on the border of Lake and Cook Counties and has a population over 18,000. The spacious suburban character, superlative schools and quiet atmosphere of Deerfield's residential neighborhoods are among the community's greatest assets. Deerfield information and links

Evanston
Known as "The Downtown of the North Shore", the City of Evanston is a vibrant community comprising many strong neighborhoods, races, religions and levels of income. Evanston is located just north of Chicago along Lake Michigan. Evanston information and links

Fort Sheridan
Touted as the newest North Shore community in 100 years, the Town of Fort Sheridan is a totally unique residential suburb situated on the bluffs overlooking Lake Michigan. Some of the finest dining on the North Shore is within walking distance in downtown Highwood. A convenient Metra station provides access to the Loop, Ravinia Festival, and the rest of the North Shore. The shops of Highland Park and Lake Forest are only minutes away! Fort Sheridan information and links

Glencoe
You'll love living in Glencoe, a beautiful lakefront community along Chicago's North Shore. Enjoy the quaint commercial district with its restaurants, chic shops and acclaimed Writers' Theatre, designed by Studio Gang in 2015. Glencoe's Park District with its many neighborhood parks and playgrounds, the gorgeous Glencoe Beach and Watts Fieldhouse Skating Rink are favorites among residents. All of this combined with award-winning schools make quality of life in Glencoe second to none. Glencoe information and links

Glenview
The Village of Glenview had 350 residents when it was incorporated in 1899. Today, the population is almost 45,000. Located in Cook County, the Village's fine amenities and services, excellent schools, 34 parks and playgrounds covering more than 290 acres, numerous options for shopping and dining and proximity to local expressways and commuter trains have made it one of Chicago's premier suburbs -- a vibrant, thriving community that manages growth with success and style. Glenview information and links

Highland Park
Hugging Lake Michigan for nearly five miles, the City of Highland Park is home for more than 30,000 residents and 850 businesses. This progressive community offers many natural amenities including ravines, lake shore and an abundance of wildflowers and trees! Highland Park's neighborhoods are filled with a mix of housing styles ranging from historic colonials to award-winning contemporary homes to comfortable downtown condos. Highland Park information and links

Highwood
Incorporated in 1887, the City of Highwood is the highest spot between Milwaukee and Chicago. It is also well known as one of the best places to go for great food on the North Shore. Many of Highwood's homes were beautifully constructed by talented Italian stone and brick masons who settled in the area. Today, residents of many heritages enrich the community through their cultural traditions. Highwood information and links

Kenilworth
Located approximately 17 miles north of downtown Chicago, the Village of Kenilworth is the newest of the eight North Shore communities fronting on Lake Michigan. The beauty of the village attracted many distinguished residents including architect and town planner George W. Maher. Kenilworth information and links

Lake Bluff
Some call Lake Bluff a great place to live. Others may refer to its unique character and hometown values. Chicago Magazine ranks Lake Bluff as one of 20 great towns and neighborhoods of the Chicago Metropolitan Region, and Coastal Living Magazine raves Lake Bluff is "a community for the community-minded." Whatever is said, one can't beat the community atmosphere found in this North Shore town! Lake Bluff information and links

Lake Forest
The community of Lake Forest is recognized for its natural beauty, sensitivity to open space and preservation of its historic structures and landscapes. Vibrant business districts, including the historic and charming Market Square, welcome residents and visitors alike. Chartered in 1861, the City of Lake Forest is home to prestigious businesses and residential locations and offers many excellent schools and cultural opportunities. Lake Forest information and links

Lincolnshire
Located along I-94 in Lake County and 38 miles from downtown Chicago, the Village of Lincolnshire was incorporated in 1957. The residential character is largely one-half acre lots and larger with most of the residential development located east of the Des Plaines River. West of the river, a growing commercial and corporate office tax base includes Marriott Resort, several restaurants and retail areas and a corporate center which is home to several Fortune 500 companies. According to a Village of Lincolnshire 1997 Resident Survey, the "Top 10 Resident Favorites" list includes trees/wooded lots, schools, location, small town, residential lot sizes, quiet/peaceful, safety/security, highway access, neighbors and parks. Lincolnshire information and links

Northbrook
Located just 25 miles north of downtown Chicago, the Village of Northbrook has long been regarded as one of the premiere communities on the North Shore. With its outstanding community amenities, highly ranked educational system, excellent transportation routes, outstanding business climate and prime north shore location, Northbrook is an excellent place to live, work, shop and play. Graced with outstanding recreational facilities, upscale retail centers, and civic-minded residents, Northbrook has something for everyone. Northbrook information and links

Northfield
The Village of Northfield is nestled just beyond the bustling energy of Chicago in the North Shore. It is perfect for discerning families who value their privacy and a laid-back lifestyle. Living in Northfield is comfortable by nature and connected by choice, so you can have what you want in life and still be yourself. Northfield information and links

Riverwoods
Incorporated in 1959, the Village of Riverwoods is the home of major employers including Commerce Clearing House and Morgan Stanley Dean Witter. Residents enjoy easy access to Chicago and O'Hare airport. Metra rail service is available in nearby Deerfield. Homes within Riverwoods include custom, rustic, contemporary and ranches. The trees and forests throughout the village are a treasured community asset, and the protection and enhancement of these resources has been a priority of village residents for many years. Riverwoods information and links

Skokie
In the early 1800s, the area that became Skokie was a land of swamps and forests, a place where buffalo, wildcat, fox, and deer were plentiful. From those early beginnings rose the Village of Skokie that today is a culturally diverse and economically progressive community. Skokie's history is rich with influences of the American Indian, French and British explorers, and the emigration of European settlers. The Village's rich cultural heritage continues to grow as members of many ethnic and cultural backgrounds choose to call Skokie home. Each year, in May, the Skokie Festival of Cultures celebrates the heritage of the residents of Skokie. Flags from participating Festival of Culture's members are on display throughout the year at the Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park. Skokie's population approximately 63,679 people continues to embrace the past and enjoy their vibrant community of today while still envisioning a dynamic future for the community. Skokie information and links

Wilmette
Known for its beautiful lakefront, the Village of Wilmette is located approximately 16 miles north of downtown Chicago and extends about 5 miles west from Lake Michigan. Residents enjoy diverse architecture, tree-lined brick streets, well maintained parks and excellent public and private schools. Wilmette information and links

Winnetka
Incorporated in 1869 and picturesquely situated on the shore of Lake Michigan, just 16 miles north of Chicago, the Village of Winnetka offers tree-shaded streets and neighborhoods as well as three quaint in-town business districts. "Winnetka" is a Native American word meaning "beautiful land", and the village has retained the natural beauty that brought early settlers to the area. Winnetka information and links