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Real estate and community information for Chicago's North Shore suburbs of Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Northfield, and Glencoe. Over 15 years of experience selling single family homes, condos, new construction and land. Includes market statistics, sold properties, community events, zoning, sports, restaurants and various real estate opinions and thoughts.
You can tell when we're going into the holiday season - no new listings in Hubbard Woods in November. There were 6 new listings in Winnetka but none were in the Hubbard Woods school district. There were, however, 6 closed sales in November. CLOSED SALES256 WoodlawnOriginal list price:  $929,000So...
 Below are the charts for home sales in Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Northfield, and Glencoe in December.  Wilmette has the highest number of closed sales at 24.  There was one foreclosure sale in Northfield and the highest sale was in Winnetka for $2,270,000. WINNETKA    WILMETTE KENILWORTH N...
I appreciate that the North Shore communities of Winnetka, Glencoe, Glenview, Skokie, and Evanston have such good local theater and performing arts.  While we have excellent theater in downtown Chicago (the Goodman, Chicago Theater, and many more) often local theater provides equally good enterta...
There is an update to my original post:   Solutions Sought for Winnetka Schools' Enrollment Imbalance.Winnetka School District 36 decided to take redistricting off the table after the advisory committee felt it was not a viable option.  Temporary classrooms have been previously installed at Crow ...
Of the 157 homes currently listed for sale in Winnetka (as of November 21), 8 homes are distressed sales. Though the recession is behind us, there are still homeowners who cannot keep up with the mortgage or taxes.  This chart shows the dramatic change in inventory from the recession to now for d...
 I was reminded again last night why Wilmette is such a wonderful place to live.  I had dinner with my daughter at Nick's Neighborhood Bar & Grill and the streets in downtown Wilmette were packed.  There are so many restaurants there - good restaurants - that it's a destination for Winnetka, Keni...
Some Winnetka residents have been alarmed by hearing news that Winnetka is proposing closing one of its elementary schools due to "unbalanced enrollment."  Which is another way of saying that one is overcrowded and the rest running at less than full capacity.The three Winnetka elementary schools ...
My son moved back home to Winnetka recently after a job change made his commute from the city intolerable.  He had been planning to re-register to vote in the suburbs . . . but never got around to it.  As usual, he waits until time has run out.He decided yesterday to vote in our local Winnetka pr...
In the North Shore villages of Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Northfield, and Glencoe, there are 44 homes listed for sale that are priced over $3,000,000.  They are broken down like this:Glenoce:  10 homes  (priced between $3,175,000 - $4,595,000)Kenilworth:  4 ($3,495,000 - $7,749,000)Winnetka:...
I won't be writing a lot of background about the Chicago Cubs' long wait for a World Series win - just about everybody knows about it.  But unless you were born here or have lived here for a while, you just really don't know how big a deal this is.I grew up watching the Los Angeles Dodgers face o...

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