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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.



Winnetka Holiday Sale Sunday, December 4 For those of you wanting to shop locally AND get some things on sale, this is the weekend you have been waiting for.  The annual Winnetka Holiday Sale is this Sunday, December 4 with some stores offering as much as 20% off all items in their store. The fes...
UPDATED 2019 Plaza del Lago Condos for Sale Plaza del Lago is a tiny strip of lakefront land along Sheridan Road in Wilmette that has a history all its own. There are a total of seven condos or co-ops that were mostly built in the late 60s.  They have been a perennial favorite of people that have...
Wonderland Express at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe Friday, November 25 through January 1, 2012   Kick off your holiday season this year by taking the family to the Chicago Botanic Gardens' Wonderland Express.   Can you imagine 750,000 glittering lights (energy conserving, of course) welc...
Updated 2019   Fun Off-the-Beaten-Track Museums for Kids in Chicago's North Shore Communities   Whenever kids have time off - whether summer or school holidays, parents find that children's energy levels are overwhelming. If you need to find some new and different experiences, try a little quiet...
Wilmette Homes for Sale Market Snapshot as of November 21, 2011 Wilmette has had fairly strong sales all year - and by strong I mean more sales than Winnetka, Kenilworth and Glencoe.  Strong also means that homes were priced better and sold faster.  Today is the Monday before Thanksgiving, so the...
UPDATED 2019 Winnetka Nursery SchoolsWhen I first moved to the North Shore in 1986 I had a one-year old in tow - thoughts of any type of school were not on my radar. When I began hearing that I needed to sign him up ASAP otherwise there's no chance of getting in, I got to work.  The most wonderfu...
Winnetka and Northfield Homes for Sale Market Snapshot Inventory in Winnetka is higher than in previous years, but sales are holding fairly steady. In fact, the total number of sold homes year-over-year since 2007 has been remarkably similar, the big differential is the price.  More homes are com...
UPDATED 2019  Moving to the Suburbs? Winnetka or Hinsdale?  Hinsdale or Winnetka?   Hmmm . . . The truth is that if you are living in Chicago and considering one of these suburbs in which to buy a home, you are indeed a very lucky person. The price point of homes, good schools, and a cute downtow...
Things to Do on the North Shore November 11-13, 2011 Winnetka,Wilmette, Kenilworth  Saturday, November 12 Wilmette - Comedy at the Mette:  Adam Burke from 9:00pm to 10:30 pm (aren't Midwesterners supposed to be asleep by then?) The Wilmette Theater, 1122 Central Ave, Wilmette 847-251-7424 This is...
Relocating to the Chicago Area? If you are thinking of moving to the Chicago area, the North Shore suburbs is one area you should definitely explore. The North Shore stretches north from Chicago and includes the suburbs of  Wilmette, Kenilworth,Winnetka, Northfield, and Glencoe (heading north fro...

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