— Located just 14 miles north of downtown Chicago, Wilmette is one of the original North Shore communities
. It has been ranked by BusinessWeek
, as one of the best places in the U.S. to raise children and today is home to nearly 28,000 residents. Wilmette boasts excellent elementary schools, the highly acclaimed New Trier High School and a wealth of recreational and cultural attractions.Housing
— Wilmette real estate
offers a diverse range of home prices and styles. Quintessential Cape Cod, Victorian and Colonial homes line the village’s historic streets, many of which are paved with clay-fired bricks from the 1800s. In addition to single-family homes, there are beachfront condominiums and more affordable townhomes. New construction highlights growth, while well kept older homes maintain Wilmette’s character and preserve the community’s enduring architectural history.Lifestyle
— Wilmette’s proximity to the city makes commuting from Wilmette easy via Metra and I-94. The awe-inspiring Baha’i Temple is a highly visible landmark along Sheridan Road, while the historic downtown district and Plaza Del Lago provide excellent shopping. A wealth of recreational activities can be found throughout the village including at Gillson Park and beach, Wilmette Harbor and the Centennial Recreation Complex which includes swimming, tennis and ice-skating.