15 Reasons Why Wilmette IL is a Great Place to Live

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Wilmette IL Updated 2019

Wilmette IL has repeatedly outpaced its North Shore neighbors in home sales.  Yes, Wilmette is larger and more diverse than Kenilworth or Winnetka, but Wilmette homes regularly sell more quickly and for more money year after year.

What makes Wilmette so special?

 

The short list:

  1. Wide range of home prices (as of today homes are listed between $325,000 and $3,350,000.) Who can't find a home in that price range!

  2. Interesting architectural styles including Victorian, Prairie, bungalow, ranch, Colonial, and contemporary.

  3. Great restaurant scene - new, trendy restaurants are opening in Wilmette regularly making downtown a happening place

  4. Shopping - shop downtown, in Plaza del Lago, at 4th and Linden, or Edens Plaza!
  5. Antiques - tucked away here and there are many intriguing antique stores, including Heritage Mall

  6. Proximity to Chicago - take the train, drive along Sheridan/Lakeshore Drive, or hope on the Edens Expressway to head downtown. The train commute is 25 minutes maximum, drives depend on traffic.

  7. Gillson Park - the lakefront jewel of Wilmette. A beautiful beach with concessions, tennis courts, playground, barbecuing areas, and concert arena. It's the place where people from all over come to watch the Fourth of July fireworks.

  8. Schools - your children will receive an excellent education in Wilmette where all schools feed into the well-regarded New Trier High School.

  9. Wilmette Park district - the Wilmette park district offers 314 acres of parks, sports programs, Centennial pool, Centennial indoor ice rink, Gillson park, and Gillson dog beach. Too many things to talk about here!

  10. Brick streets - OK, not everyone loves these. Most of the CAGE, located in east Wilmette CAGE brick streetWilmette are bricked streets where residents don't mind that it helps to slow traffic.
  11. Wilmette harbor - scenic harbor where you might have to wait a while to get in

  12. Bahai Temple - One of ten dedicated temples of the Bahai faith, it is the oldest surving Bahai hosue of worship in the world. 

  13. Elmwood Dunes - a nature preserve on the lakefront created from neglected land.

  14. Wilmette French Market - offers the usual farmer's market fare along with, shall we say, je ne sais quoi

  15. Plaza del Lago - a shopping area located across the street from the lake with a storied history. There is a Jewel grocery store, CVS drug store, Convito Italiano restaurant, Starbucks, Fannie May, plus clothing, and jewelery stores. 

 

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Why Wilmette is a Great Place to Live

Why Wilmette is a Great Place to Live

Why Wilmette is a Great Place to Live

Why Wilmette is a Great Place to Live

 

Why Wilmette is a Great Place to Live

 

 

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Margaret Goss is a full-time real estate agent since 1998 practicing in the North Shore communities of Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe, Northfield, Glenview, and Evanston.

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Rainmaker
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Catherine Ulrey
Keller Williams Capital City - Salem, OR
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I read your title and thought someone was writing about my area, "Willamette."  Glad I reread that.  Looks like a beautiful area, love the architecture!

Feb 14, 2015 07:26 AM #1
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Margaret Goss
Baird & Warner Real Estate - Winnetka, IL
Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate

Catherine Ulrey - I have heard of Willamette.  Actually, Wilmette is the American spelling of an Indian French name, Ouilmette.  Thanks for reading!

Feb 14, 2015 07:53 AM #2
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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

Once again, Margaret Goss ... you prove why YOU are the best cheerleader and advocate that Wilmette has.  You provide a great argument for living there along with visual proof of the validity of those reasons ...

Gene

Feb 15, 2015 03:30 AM #3
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Margaret Goss
Baird & Warner Real Estate - Winnetka, IL
Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate

Gene Mundt, Chicago-area Mortgage Lender - www.genemundt.com  Hi Gene, thank you.  Wilmette is an immensely popular place to live and I love to show it off.

Feb 15, 2015 03:58 AM #4
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Margaret,

What a great post on Wilmette, and I love that you added all the pictures to go with it, and the range of home prices certainly makes it even more appealing. A

Feb 15, 2015 05:16 AM #5
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Margaret Goss
Baird & Warner Real Estate - Winnetka, IL
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Ron & Alexandra Seigel - that's is one of the most appealing aspects of living in Wilmette - the wide variety of home prices.  Thanks for reading!

Feb 15, 2015 05:27 AM #6
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Roy Kelley
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Relocation families will certainly appreciate you local market reports.

Have a very special week.

Feb 15, 2015 07:19 AM #7
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