Located 19 miles north of Chicago’s “loop,” this suburb incorporated in 1869, as the Village of Winnetka, an Indian word meaning “beautiful land.” Winnetka is home to nationally renowned New Trier High School, serving students from Winnetka and five surrounding suburbs. Winnetka’s prime location, adjacent to miles of Forest Preserve area, is enhanced by its parks and open space with 18-hole golf course and vibrant Downtown area with charming Boutiques shops and restaurants. Winnetka is proud of its diverse architecture that includes homes designed by noted traditional, Prairie Style and modern architects. Throughout the village you will find Winnetka real estate including charming bungalows, traditional Colonial homes and stately mansions.
Because of it’s proximity to the forest preserve, real estate such as homes for sale and condos for sale in Winnetka often sell quickly.
Distance to Downtown Chicago
Average Drive Times
32 minutes to Chicago Loop | 35 minutes to O’Hare Airport | 44 minutes to Midway Airport
There are many residents of Winnetka that work in the city. That is one advantage of buying houses for sale in Winnetka. Express commuter trains reach Chicago’s Loop in about 40 minutes from 3 stations: Elm Street, Indian Hill, and Hubbard Woods. Sheridan Road to Lake Shore Drive or the Edens Expressway (I-94), provide easy access to the city.
Shopping & Dining
The village features 4 small business districts or downtown areas with restaurants, shops, and small businesses. All these areas are a short walk or drive from many condos and homes for sale. You can eat outside at O’Neil’s on a crisp, fall evening, grab a steaming hot beverage at Caribou Coffee or shop for clothes at E Street Denim. Edens Plaza shopping Center is located nearby and has many fine stores. Old Orchard mall in Skokie features a variety of department stores including Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, Lord & Taylor and Macy’s.
Winnetka residents are served by the Winnetka Public School System, District 36, which consists of:
Hubbard Woods Elementary Schools
Crow Island Elementary School
Samuel Sewall Greeley Elementary School
St. Faith Hope & Charity
Sacred Heart School
North Shore Country Day School
There are many houses for sale within walking distance to many of these schools.
The Winnetka Park District provides residents with programs including sports, camps, classes, performing arts, and waterfront activities. Winnetka’s stunning parks, green space, and beaches plus The Skokie Lagoon are perfect for residents who love biking, fishing, boating, and bird watching. Winnetka also features an indoor tennis club, a public golf course, an ice rink, and a boat launch at Lloyd beach. There is also the Neilsen center, where you can enjoy year round tennis, in door ice rink, and paddle ball courts thanks to the generosity of the Neilsen family. Last year  new turf was added to the sports field making play easier for all outdoor sports.
It is for these reasons and more that Winnetka continues to grow and prosper. Property values for condos for sale, and homes for sale in this charming community continue to rise, making Winnetka real estate a sound investment. If you are looking for condos & houses for sale in Winnetka or you want any help regarding Winnetka Real Estate, then contact Eileen Brennan today.
- Distance to Downtown Chicago: 22 miles
- Average Drive Times: 32 minutes to Chicago Loop | 35 minutes to O’Hare Airport | 44 minutes to Midway Airport
- Transportation: Express commuter trains reach Chicago’s Loop in about 40 minutes from 3 stations: Elm Street, Indian Hill, and Hubbard Woods. Sheridan Road to Lake Shore Drive or the Edens Expressway (I-94), provide easy access to the city.
- Website: www.winnetkachamber.com