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Pet Friendly Condos in Winnetka, Wilmette & the North Shore

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Animal lovers are often frustrated in their search for a new condo in Winnetka and other North Shore suburbs. I have had many buyer clients horrified to discover that their favorite condo complex won't allow man's best friend in the door. Pet Friendly Condos in Winnetka & the North Shore

As a dog lover myself, I don't understand why all buildings don't just allow the creatures in their realm. As a pragmatist, I know that some people don't like them, and others have severe allergies and can't like them even if they wanted.


My daughter's downtown rental solved the problem by allowing 3 floors of animals, and then 3 floors sans animals, and so on for 38 floors. That seemed to work out for everyone.

The American Heart Association says that animals, particularly dogs, are good for our health. Their committee who studied this said, "owning a pet was associated with fewer heart disease risk factors and increased survival among patients." The full article can be found: Pets, Especially Dogs, Are Good for the Heart.

In the North Shore suburbs of Winnetka, Wilmette, Glencoe, Evanston, Glenview, Northbrook, and Highland Park there are enough condos that allow pets. But the rules aren't uniform, of course. Some allow dogs and cats, some are cat-only, and many have weight restrictions. 

If you need to buy a condo that does not restrict pets, here are links to pet-friendly condos and townhouses. Just be sure to check with your real estate agent for the specific rules in each building. 


Winnetka Condos Townhouses
Wilmette Condos Townhouses
Glencoe Condos Townhouses
Northfield Condos Townhouses
Evanston Condos Townhouses
Glenview Condos Townhouses
Northbrook Condos Townhouses
Highland Park Condos Townhouse

Check back often to see if new pet-friendly condos have come on the market.


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Comments (6)

Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

This is a great guide for your area. There are so many subdivisions that don't take pets, partial pets, that's its really confusing.  Alot of time is spent looking & searching for dog owners that end in disappointment.

Nov 06, 2013 07:43 AM
Margaret Goss
@Properties - Winnetka, IL
Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate

HI Lyn - that's why I have a little disclaimer at the end.  Even if they do take pets, there could be strings attached.  

Nov 06, 2013 07:50 AM
Wayne Johnson
Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS® - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale
Margaret-The restrictions on pets in condos is just one on the trade offs one has to consider. The alternating floor arrangement seems great for high rise buildings.
Nov 07, 2013 07:29 AM
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Leave it to you, Margaret to find another way to work your love of animals into your work.  I LOVE this creative and informative post!  I've already placed in on #Pinterest, #Twitter, and more ...


Nov 08, 2013 08:31 AM
Margaret Goss
@Properties - Winnetka, IL
Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate

Wayne - I think it's a great solution - thanks for stopping by

Gene- thank you again! and again . . . 

Nov 15, 2013 07:25 AM
Dave Halpern
Dave Halpern Real Estate Agent, Inc., Louisville, KY (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

A friend of mine hates dogs because when he was 10-years old a dog stole his sandwich. He's in his sixties now and still hates them. If he were on a condo association board I'm sure he would ban dogs.

Jul 08, 2017 05:00 PM