Discover Chicago's North Shore

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Located between Chicago and Wisconsin and extending from the shores of Lake Michigan westward to Milwaukee Avenue is a network of established residential communities known as the North Shore of Chicago.

Real estate ranges from vintage condominiums to luxury lakefront estates. With tree-lined streets and gracious historic homes mixed with recent construction, there are plenty of choices in determining your next home. The North Shore suburbs are an ideal place to live, work, raise a family, and enjoy life, while located within minutes of downtown Chicago.


Deerfield, 21 miles north of the Loop, is an upscale, family community where quiet residential areas mingle with an active and attractive business district.
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Evanston, 11 miles from Chicago's Loop, is one of the most culturally oriented communities on the North Shore. This diverse community has everything a suburban dweller could want.
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Fort Sheridan/Highwood

The Town of Fort Sheridan, the first new community to join the lakefront list in over 100 years, is situated perfectly for you to partake in these cultural, commercial and natural riches.
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Glencoe, 22 miles north of the Loop, began as an experiment in building the "perfect suburb". Alexander Hammond, a retired physician and farmer from Rockford, led the quest to create a this idyllic village.
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Glenview, 20 miles north of the Loop, has often been singled out for its desirable schools, wealth of businesses, parks and lovely homes. Glenview is a spacious and quiet residential community with tree-lined streets.
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Highland Park

Highland Park, 26 miles north of the Loop, is a lovely lakeside suburb with winding tree-lined streets and a charming downtown area. Highland Park was first settled in 1854 as the Lake Michigan Shipping Center of Port Clinton.
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Smallest of all the North Shore areas, Kenilworth,16 miles north of the Loop, is affluent, well-established and picturesque. Residents are within walking distance of their highly rated schools, a train station and the post office.
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Lake Bluff

Lake Bluff provides a traditional and historical neighborhood feeling for both residents and visitors. Although it is a relatively quaint community, Lake Bluff has its own train station, and interstate highway access, providing access for commuters to Chicago or Milwaukee.
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Lake Forest

Lake Forest, an upscale, pristine suburb on Lake Michigan, is located 31 miles North of the Loop. Known for its winding, tree-lined streets and distinctive and stately homes, it has some of the best schools in Illinois.
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Northbrook is located 25 miles north of downtown Chicago at the north border of Cook County. Northbrook has a premier transportation location. The Village features high value residential and complementary commercial and retail development.
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The small but elegant community of Northfield, 17 miles north of the Loop, offers families luxury homes in quiet residential areas. Bordered on the east by the Skokie Lagoons Forest Preserve with easy access to Edens Expressway, Northfield is ideally located.
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Located just 16 miles north of the Loop, Skokie is popular with home-buyers who want a quick trip into the city. Residents also appreciate the diverse, family-oriented, lifestyle that Skokie offers.
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The village of Wilmette, just 15 miles north of the Loop, is considered one of the most desirable of the Chicago suburbs. With its proximity to the city, excellent schools, diverse architecture, access to beaches and well-manicured lawns, it is easy to understand why.
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Chartered as a Village by the Illinois Legislature in 1869, Winnetka has long been recognized as one of the most affluent and desirable communities on Chicago's "North Shore". Winnetka is a community of fine, well-kept homes of unusually high character set along tree-shaded streets.
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