Winnetka is beautiful inside and out – from its picturesque downtown and scenic public 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, offering residents a variety of boutique shops and eateries just a short walk away.
Three Metra stations and close proximity to the Edens Expressway provide convenient commuting options to downtown Chicago. Of course, with Winnetka’s beautiful beaches, golf courses, A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center, the Winnetka Ice Arena and numerous parks, you may never want to leave.
Winnetka’s public school district includes 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 offers a range of architectural styles and types, from multimillion-dollar lakefront mansions to condominiums, townhomes and cottages. Victorians, Colonials and Tudors are interspersed with contemporary and new construction homes situated 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.