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Living in Wilmette, IL


Located just 14 miles north of Downtown Chicago, Wilmette is a picturesque suburban community widely recognized for its family-friendly environment. As a village largely comprised of residential neighborhoods, you'll find Wilmette to be a quiet, peaceful community offering a graceful blend of housing options. Real estate here ranges from the stately single-family homes on expansive lots to the luxury condos overlooking the sparkling shores of Lake Michigan. Among Wilmette Illinois real estate, the most enviable homes are those that come with riparian rights to the lake - with Sheridan Road and Michigan Avenue boasting some of the most exclusive waterfront properties in the Village.


As a village named in honor of Antoine Ouilmette, a French Canadian fur trader who married a Native Potawatamie, Wilmette holds a rich and vibrant history that dates as far back as the early 1800s. In 1829, Antoine Ouilmette was first granted the prized land that is now Wilmette after procuring a signature from the Native Americans to enact the Treaty of Praire du Chien. To find heritage properties that still embody the essence and charm of Wilmette’s past, the Oak Circle Historic District contains a beautiful collection of luxury homes which display the architectural styles of the American Craftsman and Prairie School movements.


Wilmette’s elegant estates blended with parklands and beaches managed and maintained by the dedicated Wilmette Park District, shape the glorious reputation of the city. Those who are living in Wilmette, can enjoy numerous recreational opportunities by the water. Bordering the Wilmette Harbor, Gilson Park offers beach access for swimming as well as a marina for mooring. Langdon Park also contains a beautiful beach for residents to enjoy. Residents will also find recreation facilities like tennis courts, public swimming pool and an ice skating rink available at Centennial Park. With a wealth of leisure and recreation opportunities nearby, living in Wilmette affords locals some of the finest luxury lifestyle amenities in the North Shore.


For shopping, Wilmette contains seven distinct commercial areas, offering a unique shopping experience. Downtown Wilmette boasts a mélange of local boutiques and one-of-a-kind shops, while the historic Plaza Del Lago offers locals a uniquely elegant shopping experience with its Spanish styled architecture. Shoppers at Plaza Del Lago will find upscale boutiques, fine dining opportunities, and personal services such as day spas. For arts and rare antiquities, the Ridge Road District holds a collection of antique dealers. Of course, a multitude of shopping, dining, and entertainment options can be found in Downtown Chicago as well, and residents are just about half an hour's drive away from it all. With the METRA and CTA interconnecting the community, residents can also take advantage of Wilmette's public transportation system whether it's to shop, play or work.


Spread out over five square miles of land along the western shore of Lake Michigan, the Village of Wilmette embraces a population of just under 30,000 people. Nearly half of Wilmette's households include children under the age of 18. With its outstanding schools such as the New Trier Township High School, and its distance from the fast-paced lifestyle of the inner city, Wilmette is, notably, a family-friendly suburb. Business Week ranked Wilmette as the seventh best place to raise children in the United States. Consistently placing high value on their children's education system, the community of Wilmette has earned an excellent reputation as a family-oriented community.


To find the finest collection of Wilmette Illinois real estate, be sure to ask your real estate agent about homes currently available in Wilmette.


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