Winnetka Community Information

Towering trees, luscious greenery and manicured lawns compliment the vast selection of homes and properties found in Chicago's northern suburbs. Graced by a beautiful natural setting, a collection of architectural landmarks, a strong sense of community traditions, an inviting central business district and a commitment to excellence in education, Winnetka offers many opportunities for recreational, cultural and civic participation for their respective residents. Hugging the Lake Michigan shoreline, Winnetka and the surrounding villages are located in the center of one of the nation’s most wealthy retail markets. By offering quality, value and personal service, the villages’ business districts draw a sophisticated clientele, not only from locals and their immediate neighbors, but also from other wealthy, upscale markets throughout the Greater Chicago Area.

The name Winnetka, derived from an Indian word meaning “Beautiful Land,” captures the essence of this charming village that for more than one hundred years has been regarded as one of the most prestigious business and residential locations on Chicago’s famed North Shore. Winnetka has a reputation as a solid, stable community reflecting a comfortable blend of both present and past. Long-established business districts with charming tree-lined streets, decorative brickwork, old-world architecture, convenient parking and careful landscaping make this village a delightful place to stroll, browse and buy.

The location of Winnetka in relation to the thriving metropolis of Chicago, Lake Michigan, and the state of Wisconsin some 30 miles to the north, makes living here a unique opportunity. Winnetka is family oriented with programs and facilities to serve residents of all ages. From senior citizen outreach programs to childcare and development centers to continuing education schools for adults, the needs of local residents are being met, making the community of Winnetka stronger as a result.

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