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.
Enjoying a location 31 miles north of Chicago on the western shore of Lake Michigan, Lake Forest residents have easy access to the Loop, Ravinia Festival and world class golf courses.
The village boasts many educational and recreational opportunities for all ages, with many public and private programs and services available. Points of interest in Glencoe include the Chicago Botanic Garden, the Glencoe Golf Club, the Skokie Lagoons, the Glencoe Sailing Beach, Watts Ice Arena and Writers Theatre. The excellent transportation system includes Metra commuter trains with frequent service to the Chicago Loop - a quick 30-minute trip - and an extensive PACE bus system providing connections to other suburban destinations.
Glencoe is home to many architectural treasures including an entire subdivision of Frank Lloyd Wright homes - the third largest collection of Wright houses in the world. The village also boasts Revival, Tudor, Georgian, Victorian Gothic, Italianate and contemporary architecture by such notables as David Adler, Howard Van Doren Shaw, Charles S. Frost, William H. Furst, Robert Seyfarth and others. The Village of Glencoe has been home to poets, statesmen, skating champions, generals and captains of industry.
Among the many quality services and anemities of Glencoe is access to some of the finest public schools in the region. Specifically, Glencoe is home to School District 35 and New Trier High School.