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Arlington Heights is an established community of small-town charm and big city amenities. The appeal of this established community lies in the combination of friendly neighborhoods and an abundance of cultural, educational, entertainment and recreational opportunities. Arlington Heights information and links
The Village of Buffalo Grove is located 35 miles northwest of downtown Chicago and overlaps Cook and Lake Counties. Buffalo Grove's adjacent Cook County neighbors include the Villages of Arlington Heights and Wheeling. In Lake County, adjacent communities include Long Grove, Vernon Hills, Lincolnshire and Riverwoods. Buffalo Grove information and links
Part of the West-Town community area, the Wicker Park neighborhood was founded by the Wicker brothers in the 1870s and named for the triangular-shaped public park the brothers donated to the city. Large residences line the park and nearby streets. Some of the best examples of Victorian-era architecture can be seen on Pierce and Hoyne Streets. An explosion of development in Wicker Park continues today, with restaurants and entertainment co-mingling with classy shops that offer everything from couturier garments to contemporary and antique home furnishings. The local art scene has become known for exciting new work, with good venues to exhibit and perform like the Double Door and the Empty Bottle. The long-running Around the Coyote festival is an annual gathering of the neighborhood's artistic highlights. Transportation is convenient in Wicker Park with the CTA's Blue Line elevated train and the major arteries of North, Milwaukee, and Damen converging upon the center of the area. Chicago - Wicker Park information and links
One of Chicago's most treasured residential areas with its quiet, tree-lined streets, stately homes and connections to the city's past, the prestigious Gold Coast neighborhood is home to the world renowned Magnificent Mile on Michigan Avenue. The Gold Coast is a mix of grand 19th century mansions, luxury high-rise condominiums and renovated gray and brownstone walkups. Chicago's Gold Coast Neighborhood information and links
Active lakeside park and beach meet upscale boutique shopping and world-class dining. With its blend of commercial shopping centers, swank eateries, thriving bars and magnificent historic mansions along tree-lined streets, Lincoln Park is a charming near north side Chicago neighborhood. Chicago's Lincoln Park Neighborhood information and links
The Uptown neighborhood has experienced a huge upswing in construction, beautification and development in the last few years. Anchored by its theater and culture, the grand history of bygone eras can be seen in the interior and exterior architecture of venues such as the Aragon Ballroom, Riviera Theatre and Uptown Theatre. The historic, 120-acre Graceland Cemetery is also located in Uptown, as are the Green Mill Jazz Club, Little Saigon along Argyle Street, and Sheridan Park - a National Register Historic District. Chicago's Uptown Neighborhood information and links
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
Incorporated in 1958, the Village of Hawthorn Woods is a residential community boasting more than 2,300 homes, all situated on one-acre parcels of land spread over 3.7 square miles. Hawthorn Woods information and links
"Kildeer, is an established small community, ranked as one of the top suburbs in which to live. Ranking is based on various livability factors; schools, amenities, services, transportation and crime...Since its incorporation in 1958, the Village's growth has been carefully and thoughtfully guided. At the present time we are nearing a population of 4,200, with approximately 1,200 residences. The entire area is comprised of custom homes, wooded areas with picturesque ponds and lakes." Kildeer information and links
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
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
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. Lincolnshire information and links
The Village of Long Grove is unique among suburban communities - an oasis from suburban sprawl where residents can enjoy a relaxed and rural lifestyle. The village covers about 18 square miles, which translates into many acres of open space. Named for the groves of oak and hickory trees that covered a vast area that now includes the Deer Grove Forest Preserve, the village of Long Grove is a Lake County treasure. Long Grove may be best known for its Historic Business District which attracts visitors with specialty shops, fine galleries, boutiques and special dining along the cobblestone sidewalks. Sensible planning and carefully styled merchandise have produced a unique retail business community. Home sites are often multi-acre in size. Historic farmhouses, country mansions, Cape Cods, and stunning custom-built Tudors are among the housing choices. Transportation is convenient and easily accessible on Metra rail and major highways including the Edens Expressway (I-94), the Tri-State Tollway (I-294), and the Northwest Tollway (I-90. Long Grove information and links
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