One of the original North Shore villages, Wilmette is a role model for communities aspiring to be all they can be.
With highly rated schools and a wealth of amenities, Wilmette has been ranked by Chicago magazine as one of the Chicago area’s best places to live.
Wilmette offers a wide range of housing 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. While well-kept homes maintain Wilmette’s rich architectural history in all of its glory, new construction attests to the Village’s enduring popularity.
Wilmette’s proximity to the city (just 14 miles north) makes commuting a breeze via Metra and I-94. There are plenty of sights to see along the way: The awe-inspiring Baha’i Temple, a highly visible landmark along Sheridan Road; and the historic downtown district and Plaza Del Lago with exceptional shopping.
Wilmette’s schools are among the best. In Fact, two Wilmette elementary schools are among the 17 schools in the state awarded the prestigious National Blue Ribbon Award.
After school, work and a short commute home, there’s this: Recreation. The village enjoys an abundance of lakeside and recreational activities. There’s 60-acre Gillson Park and Beach, Wilmette Harbor, and the Centennial Recreation Complex, which includes swimming, tennis and ice-skating.