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. Westfield Old Orchard, a premier outdoor shopping center offers over 140 department stores, specialty shops and restaurants. Major stores include Macy’s, Bloomingdales and Nordstrom. Experience outdoor works of art at the Skokie North Shore Sculpture Park. Thrill to the sounds of the symphony or the latest theatrical production at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie.
The Skokie Park District has nearly 500 programs at its community centers. Facilities include nicely maintained swimming pools, parks, playgrounds, tennis courts and an indoor ice skating facility.
Elementary school Districts 65, 68, 69, 72, 73, 73.5, and 74 all serve Skokie and all provide a variety of comprehensive programs. High school students attend District 219, which operates the highly-regarded Niles North and Niles West high schools.
The Edens Expressway (I-94) runs through the western edge of the village. Drive time to the Loop is 40 minutes. The CTA Yellow Line is handicapped accessible and offers commuters a 32-minute ride into the Loop via a connection to the 24hr CTA Red Line. Metra trains from the Evanston Davis station reaches the Loop in 21 minutes by express, 35 minutes by local. O’Hare Airport is a 30 minute drive, and Midway is a 50 minute drive. Bus service is available.