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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. READ MORE

Buffalo Grove
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. READ MORE

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. READ MORE

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. READ MORE

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. READ MORE

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. READ MORE

Hawthorn Woods
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. READ MORE

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. READ MORE

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! READ MORE

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. READ MORE

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. READ MORE

Long Grove
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. READ MORE

Located 35 miles from Chicago, Mettawa residents enjoy a country atmosphere and natural beauty. Home sites are typically 5 acre parcels of meadows and woods. With close proximity to Lake County Forest Preserve areas and the Des Plaines River, outstanding recreational opportunities abound. A number of equestrian trails and centers make this community particularly appealing to those interested in horse properties. Transportation options include Route 60, Interstate 94 and St. Mary's Road. The Lake Forest West Metra train station is also a short distance away. Several public school districts surround the village. Teens attend Adlai E. Stevenson High School or Libertyville High School. READ MORE

Morton Grove
The Village of Morton Grove is a near north suburb located 13 miles north of Chicago's Loop. About 20% of the land in the village is owned by the Cook County Forest Preserve District and is set aside for open space and recreation. Morton Grove is primarily residential, although the village does have significant commercial and industrial areas. The Civic Center is a beautifully designed, tastefully decorated multi-purpose facility for people of all ages to meet, plan activities and socialize. Family Circle magazine recognized the village as one of the "Best Towns for Families" in 2007. Morton Grove's high quality of life combines with relatively low taxes have contributed to its stable population and steady annual growth in tax base. READ MORE

Mount Prospect
The Village of Mount Prospect is a vibrant northwest suburb of Chicago with a diverse population of over 56,000, an extensive school system and a strong base of retail and professional businesses. Mount Prospect's town center is a popular place for pedestrians, shoppers and businesses. Four area park districts maintain almost 400 acres of parks and recreational facilities including the RecPlex and Marvin Weiss recreation centers, outdoor wave pool, two golf courses, mini golf course, sled hill, skating rinks, tennis courts and more. Housing stock in the village is diverse with single family homes, condominiums, town homes and larger estate homes nestled on many tree-lined streets or along the fairways of one of the local golf courses. Quality of life and a financially sound economic base give Mount Prospect "village charm". READ MORE

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. READ MORE

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. READ MORE

Prospect Heights
The City of Prospect Heights is strategically located close to interstate highways, O'Hare Airport, commuters trains, large shopping centers, theaters and world renowned restaurants. Approximately 17,000 residents enjoy convenient access to the best Chicago has to offer! Recreational opportunities abound in Prospect Heights. there are several parks along the river with trails for biking and jogging. Old Orchard Country Club is a four-star 18-hole golf course and banquet facility with a clubhouse catered by Midori Restaurant. The Gary Morava Recreation Center features a fitness center, whirlpool, dance room, meeting rooms, racquetball, tennis, softball and swimming. A key building block and powerful economic engine for the community is the thriving Chicago Executive Airport. Covering 411 acres, approximately 300 aircraft are based on the field and about 200,000 take-offs and landings occur each year. READ MORE

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. READ MORE

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. READ MORE

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. READ MORE

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Cathy "CC" Cascia is a Real Estate broker affiliated with Compass. Compass is a licensed Real Estate broker with a principal office in Chicago, IL and abides by all applicable Equal Housing Opportunity laws. All material presented herein is intended for informational purposes only, is compiled from sources deemed reliable but is subject to errors, omissions, and changes without notice. All measurements and square footages are approximate. This is not intended to solicit property already listed. Nothing herein shall be construed as legal, accounting or other professional advice outside the realm of Real Estate brokerage.