McKenzie Square Homes for Sale in Wilmette IL
McKenzie Square is the neighborhood adjacent to McKenzie Elementary School in Wilmette. Its boundaries are Lake Ave. to the north, Wilmette Ave. to the south, Ridge Rd. to the west and 15th St. to the east. This is not the entire McKenzie School footprint. That extends north of Lake, south of Wilmette and as far as Green Bay to the east.
Why Do People Live in McKenzie Square?
McKenzie Square is a super-convenient place to live because it’s centrally located in Wilmette and you can easily walk to town, the train, the library and several parks, as well as to McKenzie Elementary and Highcrest Middle School and St. Joseph Catholic Church. Homes tend to be more affordable than those on the east side of Green Bay Rd.
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What's the Neighborhood Like?
The neighborhood is full of traditional homes shaded by large trees. Highland Avenue and 16th Street are two of Wilmette’s many brick streets, which adds to the charm. Lot sizes are typically 50 x 160 ft. and most houses have 4-5 bedrooms. Architectural styles include Georgian, Four Square and farmhouse (many with front porches), as well as a few bungalows and cape cods sprinkled throughout. Most homes date from the first half of the 20th century, though some smaller old homes have been torn down and replaced with new construction. Unlike nearby Kenilworth Gardens, most houses in McKenzie Square have garages off the alley rather than driveways in front.
Home prices typically range from $500,000 to $1,200,000, but they can go as high as $1,600,000 for larger new homes.
What Types of Activities Are Offered Nearby?
Downtown Wilmette is a short walk from anywhere in McKenzie Square and there are several restaurants and shops, as well as the Metra train station. Centennial Park, with its pool, ice rink and indoor tennis facility is also nearby. A little further to the west is the community rec center, which has a work-out facility, classrooms, theatre, ports courts, skate park, play lot and ball fields. The Park District also offers a half day enrichment program for kindergarners at the rec center. The lakefront, with its beaches and marina is a short drive from McKenzie Square.
What Schools Will the Kids Attend?
Children attend McKenzie Elementary School through 4th grade, Highcrest Middle School for 5th and 6th, Wilmette Junior High for 7th and 8th and New Trier for high school.
There are also some private schools in and around Wilmette. St. Francis and St. Joseph have Catholic primary schools. Loyola is a Catholic high school. Regina Dominican is a Catholic girls' high school. North Shore Country Day School in nearby Winnetka is a private prep school.
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