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Real estate and community information for Chicago's North Shore suburbs of Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Northfield, and Glencoe. Selling single family homes, condos, new construction, and land on the North Shore since 1998. Includes market statistics, sold properties, community events, zoning, sports, restaurants and various real estate opinions and thoughts.



Wilmette Flea Market - Sunday May 1 at Heritage Trail Antique Mall 9-5 Heritage Trail Antique Mall in Wilmette and its neighbors are having their twice-yearly flea market on Sunday, May 1 (2011.)  Last time I attended, the back parking lot was filled with vendors,old and new, with great items at ...
How are buyers getting into your home when it's listed for sale?  Do you know - have you asked?  One can never be too careful and there should be a system in place that ensures safety.I am experiencing a growing trend in the Chicago area; listing agents are instructing buyer agents to email or te...
Leoleno in Winnetka - A Unique Young Children's Store Leoleno has Closed! When Catharina Maerklin moved to the United States from Germany in 2009, one of the first things she did was go outside and walk the neighborhoods with her children.  One was in a stroller, the other followed on a sturdy wo...
"Kids Against Hunger" Comes to the Winnetka Community House Today, Saturday, April 16 I volunteered (along with several hundred other people) to pack specially prepared high-protein meals bound for Nicaruaga.  The Winnetka Community House in Winnetka was the location for an assembly-line producti...
Wilmette Retail Space Available Wilmette, as well as Winnetka, has a lot of empty retail space and landlords are more willing to negotiate and help with build out.  When interviewing the owner for a  post about Green Bay Cycles, he told me his landlord was more than accommodating in helping get ...
Chicago Botanic Garden - Antique and Garden Fair Get a jump on spring fever - it's time again for the beautiful and inspiring creations offered by the Chicago Botanic Garden's Antique and Garden Fair in Glencoe.  The event will be held this weekend, Friday through Sunday, April 15-17, from 10 am ...
Calling All Artists to Winnetka Every artist dreams of their own studio - a place full of bright natural light.  A space large enough to spread out and have several easels going at once and where it's quiet and private yet just within reach of other family members.   If you are an artist and are ...
Winnetka Landmark Preservation Awards Nominations Due Thursday,April 12 The deadline is near if you are planning to nominate a home for Winnetka's annual Preservation Awards.  Each year, Winnetka honors construction projects that are done in keeping with the history and character of the village. ...
Affordable Housing in Winnetka Winnetka has gotten a lot of press lately (much of it negative) due to its decision to take up the discussion of affordable housing in the community.  Some of the discussions and comments  have been wildly off mark so it's really  important to be knowledgeable about...
Cook County Forest Preserves Back to Cutting and Burning that Buckthorn! Invasive Species.  Kudzo. Pampas Grass. Yellow Starthistle.  They are are all a problem somewhere, but here in the midwest, it's Buckthorn.  I know, because my neighbor has one that overhangs my yard, and my oh my, what a me...


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