Winnetka is beautiful inside and out – from its picturesque downtown and scenic beaches to homes designed by renowned masters of architecture. It’s all right here in the Village of Winnetka, just 16 miles north of downtown Chicago.
Pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods surround the village’s downtown business district, putting residents just steps from a variety of boutique shops and eateries. Three Metra stations are also located throughout the community, providing convenient commuting options to downtown Chicago. Of course, with Winnetka’s beautiful beaches, golf courses, A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center, Ice Arena and numerous parks, you may never want to leave.
Public schools in Winnetka include three elementary schools, two middle schools and New Trier High School, which consistently ranks among the best in the country. There also are a number of prestigious private schools within the community.
Winnetka’s housing choices range from multimillion-dollar lakefront mansions to in-town condominiums and townhomes. Victorians, Colonials and Tudors are interspersed with contemporary and new-construction homes on graceful tree-lined streets. Neighborhoods feature homes by some of the most distinguished architects of their day including George Maher, Howard Van Doren Shaw, and David Adler.
For all of its beauty, residents will tell you it’s what’s on the inside that counts. They love Winnetka’s “Mayberry” feeling and sense of community, with neighbors coming together for block parties, parades and fireworks.