Winnetka, 18 miles from the Loop, has established a reputation as one of the most desirable communities in the greater Chicago area. Its stately homes, unique shopping areas, excellent school districts, and numerous recreation choices add to its appeal.
Many of Winnetka’s small business are clustered in one of three major shopping areas, which resemble Tudor villages. There are antiques stores, gift shops, clothing and shoe stores, book stores, grocers, specialty food stores, and a variety of professional offices situated within these areas.
The Winnetka Community House, a stately old Tudor mansion, serves the community as a hub for local activities and as the meeting place of a variety of local organizations. Programs of all sorts are held in the house, including art classes taught by the North Shore Art League, as well as music, dance, and theater classes.
The village has an extensive park system with over 20 parks within its boundaries, recreation facilities, and recreational programs. Residents have their choice of four well maintained beaches. Lloyd Park has a launching ramp for boats. The A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center and the Winnetka Ice Arena are also available for the enjoyment of residents.
Schools: Elementary school children can attend classes in Winnetka School District 36, where over 90 percent of the students meet or exceed the reading and math standards on the ISAT (Illinois Standards Achievement Test).
High school age students can attend classes in New Trier High School District 203.
Transportation: The Edens Expressway (I-94) is just west of the village. Drive time to the Loop is 30 minutes.
Commuters board Metra trains at three different stations in Winnetka for a 27 minute express trip to the Loop and 42 minutes on the local trains. Chicago O’Hare Airport is a 30 minute drive, and Chicago Midway Airport is 45 minutes away. Bus service is also available throughout the village.
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