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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.

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2013 

The North Branch Trail in Cook County   During the summer months I love to bike the North Branch Trail south from Winnetka to Chicago.  It's wide, well-maintained and has some interesting scenery along the way, with just a few large streets to cross.   The North Branch Trail winds along the north...
06/28/2013
UPDATED 2019"No Man's Land" is a triangular strip of land along Wilmette's northern border with Kenilworth.  This area had a colorful history during the 1920's speakeasy days and the gangster days of the 1930s.  After much legal wrangling, the land was annexed into Wilmette in 1942 and eventually...
06/24/2013
Winnetka and North Shore Restaurants   Chicago is close to the North Shore and  it's tempting to head downtown for dinner. But wait!  The  North Shore is brimming with good dining spots of all varieties.  Here is a list of our local restaurants by village:Winnetka/Northfield: Avli - 566 Chestnut,...
06/21/2013
Kenilworth Gardens is not in Kenilworth Kenilworth Gardens is not in Kenilworth . . . it's actually in Wilmette!  Newcomers to this area are surprised by this since it abuts Kenilworth. The streets that make up Kenilworth Gardens run east-west just west of Ridge Road.  Kenilworth begins on the ea...
06/19/2013
Wednesdays in the Woods in Winnetka   I think this may be the first year that the Winnetka Park District is calling its summer concert series "Wednesdays in the Woods."   It's held at Hubbard Woods Park on Green Bay Road, right in front of the train station.  The name fits - some rather majestic ...
06/17/2013
Block Parties - a Cherished North Shore Tradition Way back in 1986 when I moved to Roger Avenue in Kenilworth, the moms of the block revived an old tradition - the Fourth of July block party.   I moved away from the block in 1989 - but I have never given up on the block party.  Every year since, ...
06/12/2013
The Winnetka Children's Fair Friday and Saturday, June 7/8 In 1988, my 3-year old son squealed "that was the funnest thing ever!" as we left the Winnetka Children's Fair after an afternoon of rides, ponies, firetrucks, and games.  It's still true today, although it has grown to be a much larger ...
06/06/2013
Kenilworth Real Estate Home Sales for May, 2013   There were 5 home sales in Kenilworth last month - selling between $549,000 and $2,450,000. Average List Price:  $1,241,000 Average Sold Price:  $1,217,612 List Price to Sell Price Ratio:  98% Average Market Time:  16 days Currently on the market...
06/04/2013
Glencoe Real Estate Home Sales for May, 2013   There were 14 home sales in Glencoe last month - selling between $410,000 and $3,600,000.   Average List Price:  $1,234,207 Average Sold Price:  $1,163,165 List Price to Sell Price Ratio:  92% Average Market Time:  84 days Currently on the market:  ...
06/04/2013
Northfield Real Estate Home Sales for May, 2013   There were 5 home sales in Northfield last month - selling between $490,000 and $2,770,800.   Average List Price:  $732,400 Average Sold Price:  $715,700 List Price to Sell Price Ratio:  98% Average Market Time:  74 days Currently on the market: ...
06/04/2013
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