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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.



 UPDATED 2020 Gillson Park is a magnificent 59 acres of open lawns, lighted tennis courts, playgrounds, and beach.  Wilmette residents who live in the nearby CAGE can walk to the public beach which is located at the north end of the park.  In addition to the above, the park also offers.  Swimming...
Goose Stopover at New Trier High School It's tough being a goose nowadays - wide open green spaces are hard to come by.  It's a testament to our recently warm weather (now gone) that these geese ares till here in late January. North Shore residents are used to driving around and seeing giant flo...
Updated 2019   Strawberry Hill in Glencoe, IL Strawberry Hill in Glencoe, IL is a subdivision that lies in the western side of Glencoe, abutting the beautiful Cook County Forest Preserves and the Skokie Lagoons. After the main part of Glencoe was developed, this side, which was then called the S...
I often get calls from buyers asking about a foreclosure that they saw online in Winnetka, Wilmette or another North Shore suburb.  Usually, I have to tell them that there is, in fact, no such house for sale.   Foreclosure sites have some valid information, but a lot is very misleading.  And the ...
Indian Hill Estates in Wilmette, IL   Indian Hill Estates in Wilmette is a beautiful, sprawling area of 122 acres that was begun in 1926. The site plan was laid out by prestigious Chicago architect Philip Maher and featured curving streets, expansive lawns, ornamental street lamps, and stone pill...
Property taxes are important - our excellent Winnetka and North Shore schools get the majority of their funding from those taxes. Yet, they are difficult to understand and vex many new, as well as old, homeowners.  Luckily, appeals can be made to challenge the assessment on your home.  Read on fo...
Updated 2019   Along Sheridan Road across from the Plaza del Lago shopping center is the area known as "No Man's Land."  Starting in the 1960s, condos and co-ops were built here, each maintaining its own architecture, style, and price.Starting north and heading south, the buildings in order are:...
Wilmette is on a Roll! For those living in Wilmette it's no surprise that their town is getting some attention. With approximately 27,000 people, Wilmette is the quintessential Midwest town and is a popular place for people of all ages to call home.In April of this year (2010) Chicago Magazine's ...
  If you are thinking of moving to the Chicago area, the North Shore 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 from the city.)  These communites make up...
UPDATED 2019 Condos for Sale in Glencoe, ILCondos in Glencoe are mostly found along the Green Bay Road corridor, with a few found elsewhere in town.  If you are looking to downsize, the availability  here is not as extensive as Winnetka or Wilmette.  The units with the best location in Glencoe we...

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