If You Move Out of the City Move to Wilmette
There’s that cliché that once you get married and start having children, the days of city life are behind you. With better schools in the burbs, backyards and just more space to roam, Wilmette has all of the suburban qualities families are looking for while maintaining a small thread of city throughout the village.
Wilmette is one of the first technical North Shore areas, while some people consider Evanston the first North Shore neighborhood, others beg to differ. Wilmette offers simply spectacular views, has plenty of shopping, family friendly activities, plenty of parks and even a beach! The district has a rich history, stunning architecture and is home to the Baha’i House of Worship, recognized as one of the Seven Wonders of Illinois. The Village of Wilmette is also best known for its superior private schools and nationally renowned New Trier High School. In addition to its incredible school systems, Wimette has been awarded an AAA credit rating, the highest award proving the responsible financial management of its residents.
With a population of nearly 28,000 recorded in 2013, with only a little less than 6-mile radius, the village remains a very tight-knit and welcoming community. Personally I wouldn’t want to live in the suburbs, but I understand people’s needs change and sometimes the suburbs are the best alternative, but if I had to choose a suburb, I’d choose Wilmette. It has the cozy feel to it, while remaining relatively close to the city. (Sheridan connects you back to Lake Shore Drive and in turn the road back to the city.) With the Purple line ending in Wilmette at Linden, running express for daily city commutes, it’s possible to travel downtown in no time. This attracts me more than anything else, the fact that you are so separated, but if you so choose can have the city contact back in an instant.
In general I love a good farmers market, but Wilmette takes it to the next level with their French Market. Running every Saturday during the warmer months, the fun and vibrant French-style market gives you all the farmers’ market classics with a twist. You already know you’re going to find great cheeses and meats, but you will also be surprised with the quality of jewelry and craft items made available.
A true classic! Do you remember the ending of the movie “Mean Girls” when Aaron Samuels offers Cady Heron two gift certificates to the Walker Bros Pancake House? It’s because this place rocks and delivers quality, delicious food every time. Dutch babies, Belgium waffles, breakfast food galore. If you can dream of a breakfast fantasy, chances are Walker Bros is cooking it up. A serious breakfast staple on the North Shore, if you haven’t gone yet, what have you been waiting for? They have bacon pancakes, people. You’re welcome.
A unique concept, AO Sushi serves up fresh sushi for all of your to-go needs. Not a standard sit-down restaurant, AO strictly gives your orders to-go or delivers them. The pricing is extremely reasonable, the fish is fresh and the concept opens up a whole new world of potential sushi parties. Just order up and get your sushi on with your closest buddies without breaking the bank. Try the Godzilla roll for a truly monstrously delicious sushi experience.
Eclectic is one word you could use to describe the vibe at Rock House. With everything you’d get from a funky coffee house, you also can add music lesson space and small venue to the list of Rock House duties. You can hit all of your funky needs in one spot, start you afternoon with some coffee, take a guitar lesson and end the day with a live show in the small space while grabbing a beer. Oh, and don’t forget they sell candy here too. A true entertainment one-stop shop.
A beautiful park and beach in Wilmette that gets you stellar views, clean beaches and good fun. Like most North Shore beaches, Gillson charges a fee, but you do get free parking, cleaner beaches and on-duty lifeguards for added safety. Definitely worth the $6-8 fee, you get what you pay for after all.
Baha’i House of Worship
As previously mentioned, the Baha’i House of Worship is known as one of the Seven Wonders of Illinois. The truly spectacular building is breathtaking. You don’t have to be a member of the religion or religious at all for that matter to enjoy the beauty and marvel of the magnificent temple. This is the only temple of its kind in North America which is truly something to think about. Of all the cities and communities in the United States and Canada, Wilmette was chosen to house one of only eight Baha’i temples in the world. While in Wilmette it is absolutely essential to pay a visit, stroll through the gardens and take in everything.
Wilmette Hot Spots:
722 Green Bay Rd
Wilmette, IL 60091
Walker Bros Pancake House
153 Green Bay Rd
Wilmette, IL 60091
3217 W Lake Ave
Wilmette, IL 60091
1150 Central Ave
Wilmette, IL 60091
800 Gillson Park Dr
Wilmette, IL 60091
Baha’i House of Worship
100 Linden Ave
Wilmette, IL 60091
HOW CAN I ENTERTAIN WHEN I DON’T HAVE ENOUGH TIME?
ASK THE EXPERT: Nancy Brussat, Convito Cafe & Market
A guide to a quick and easy gathering, especially in the holiday season
By Nancy Brussat
Welcoming friends and family into my home is one of my favorite holiday activities. It is such a festive time of the year. But it is also a busy time of the year for everyone. So I have figured out how to entertain simply. Whether you have decorated a lot or very little, candlelight goes a long way in setting a festive mood. Rather than a full bar, just offer wine and beer. And with food, lately I have embraced an antipasti theme. That only requires arranging some salami, prosciutto and cheeses on a platter accompanied by bowls of your favorite marinated vegetables or spreads – like olives, peppers and artichokes and tapenade. And that is really simple – just opening a few jars. Include some crackers and breadsticks and voila! You have the ingredients for a perfect holiday gathering – big or small. This can be a large platter, or small. People can even make their own sandwiches on the bread with salami or prosciutto with a little tapenade and brie, and voila! Your guests can either snack or fill-up!
IDEAS for YOUR LIST TO BUY/GATHER
- Cutting boards, platters, bowls (arranged as photographed)
- Red Wine : Like an every day Sangiovese (Banfi col di Sasso) or Montepulciano (La Masciarelli) from Italy
- White Wine: New Zealand Saugvignon Blanc (Root 1 Organic) or Frascati (Fontada Candida)
- Beer (maybe a lager like Moretti and an IPA like Revolution Anti Hero to please both palates)
- Sliced salami (you can buy it in a pack already sliced, or have the deli slice it fresh)
- Prosciutto (ditto)
- Fontinella cheese in cubes
- A wedge of Brie (just put out with a knife)
- Jar of chutney (like Old Farmhouse Chutney from Stonewall Kitchens)
- Jar of marinated artichokes
- Olives (mixed and pitted are a good option, or some provencal)
- Marinated roasted peppers, sliced
- Fig almond cake from Spain, sliced or left on the plate for people to cut themselves
- Slices of crunchy french baguette
- Crackers (we love the Panzanella mini croccantini)
- Tapenade to spread (black olive, or sun dried tomato is a great option)
- Breadsticks (like Colleen’s homemade artisanal cheese breadsticks that come in a variety of flavors)
For more details on our menus and offerings of Convito visit our website www.convitocafeandmarket.com
For more details regarding please contact Candace Barocci Warner at email@example.com
For details on Founder and Partner, Nancy Brussat’s blog on the beginnings of Convito visit her blog at https://nancybrussat.wordpress.com
Founder/Proprietor, Convito Café & Market
Nancy Brussat is the founder and moving force behind Convito Café & Market which opened its first location under the name of Convito Italiano in 1980 in Wilmette. A long time interest in Italian food blossomed during a three-year residency in England. Brussat made frequent trips to Italy, becoming increasingly enchanted by the regional wines, cuisine and character of the country.
When Brussat moved back to America in 1980, she decided to open Convito Italiano, a shop which would be part grocery, part pasta and sauces, part education center, part wine center, and part deli.
By 1982, the shop was too small to contain all of Brussat’s ideas, so she moved Convito to larger quarters in Wilmette’s Plaza del Lago, with three times the space and three new features; hot foods, an on-the-premise Italian bakery, and a 28 seat Italian cafe serving lunch and early dinner.
In October of 1984, a second Convito location opened in the Chestnut Galleria on Chicago’s near north side: a post-modern, Euro-style shop on two levels, that included a 62 seat white linen tablecloth restaurant and a 35 seat wine bar. The new location was larger (10,000 square feet) and grander than the Wilmette store, but was every bit as dedicated to presenting fresh, authentic dishes in the great Italian regional tradition. The Chestnut location has been closed (Spring 1994). A fire occurred in the kitchen in November of 1993 making it difficult to continue operation.
In 1992, Brussat opened a new, casual Riviera-style Bistro, Bêtise, in Plaza del Lago. It featured fresh and unpretentious dishes transported from the Cote d’Azur and the lively Bistros of Paris to a warm, honey-colored art-filled suburban setting.
Barocci was chosen to serve on American Airlines’ Chef’s Conclave in 1989, a group of 10 chef’s from around the country who strive to improve and maintain the quality of dishes offered on first and business class. She is also an active Past President in Les Dames d’Escoffier, an international women’s food & wine organization.
She is also an active Past President in Les Dames d’Escoffier, an international women’s food & wine organization.
Everything You Need to Know about Public and Private Elementary Schools in Wilmette
By: Rebecca Lee
District 39 elementary schools, like all other public schools of the North Shore, are among the best of the state and even the country. Yet, many parents choose to send their young children to local private schools, which often meet the various unique needs of students in ways even the most well-resourced public education cannot.
If you are a Wilmette parent of an elementary aged child, and you are exploring all of his or her options, here’s what you need to know:
D39 Elementary Schools
The majority of Wilmette students are serviced by District 39 schools. Only the northwestern area of Wilmette goes to District 37/Avoca/Marie Murphy Schools instead. In D39, there are four public elementary schools that service grades K-4: Central, Harper, McKenzie, and Romona! Children attend a school based on the location of their homes. This being said, all four schools offer equally rigorous and diverse education, and have been recognized throughout the state and country. In fact, Central and Romona have both received the prestigious Blue Ribbon School! After 4th grade, all D39 students join together at Highcrest Middle School for 5th and 6th grades and then move to Wilmette Junior High for 7th and 8th grades.
The elementary education of District 39 is made up of a curriculum map, which dictates the topics of Math, General Music, Physical Education, Science, Social Studies, Spanish, and Technology to be covered throughout the year. Teachers can control the timing and sequence of these topics based on the needs of their students. In fact, District 39 encourages teachers to not only assess but appreciate differences among students and adjust instruction to maximize their learning and growth. In addition, students regularly work in the library and attend art classes, both of which are exceptionally well-resourced. As students progress from first to fourth grade, they are exposed to different and more elevated material that prepares them for middle school.
The Parent Teacher Association at each school provides crucial support. Such relationships between parents and the schools are unique to public education at District 39. Specifically, these volunteers are responsible for the fundraising to support numerous field trips, guest speakers, events, and extracurriculars that enrich the education of students. Throughout the school year, students can join groups from Math Team to Robotics Club, take classes such as Cooking or Beading, and play sports and games before and after school. Events such as the International Festival at Romona teach students about the world around them in an interactive and exciting way.
The kind of well-resourced public education offered at District 39 elementary schools is very difficult to find elsewhere, which is why so many families move here to raise their children!
The Cove School
In 1947, The Cove School was the first school in the country built exclusively for the education of children with learning disabilities. Originally founded as a residential facility for young children, the school later added a day program and a high school program and moved locations several times as enrollment grew. Ten years ago, The Cove School moved to its current location in Northbrook.
The Cove School, approved by the Illinois State Board of Education, serves approximately one hundred and fifty students from all over Chicagoland area. These students, who could not learn and thrive in other academic environments, find Cove to be a safe haven. To meet each and every need of each and every student, the academic program at Cove is based on small classroom sizes and a strong faculty. A specialized teacher and his or her assistant, supported by a speech and language pathologist, social worker, reading specialist, occupational therapist, and technology specialist, teach a class of approximately ten students. The teacher and specialists often teach together, and occasionally the specialists work with students in small groups outside of the classroom. Furthermore, the recently renovated campus of The Cove School provides students with spaces to exercise, socialize, express themselve, meet with social workers, receive therapy, and even explore potential career paths. As a result of such a strongly equipped faculty and state-of-the-art facility, education at The Cove School addresses not only academic but emotional and social growth of children, which is especially crucial to develop throughout elementary school.
Additionally, students at The Cove School are offered a wide range of extracurriculars! The Fine Art Department specifically offers classes such as drawing and printmaking, as well as music and dance programs that encourage students to perform. Students of all ages can also play on athletic teams, participate in the student council, contribute to the school newspaper and yearbook, or plan for Prom on a committee. All of these extracurriculars are overseen by highly qualified faculty members, who work to foster not only ability, but cognitive and emotional growth of students. Furthermore, to encourage community between families, the school hosts events such as the Cove 5K Run-Walk and Bowling Night.
Most students of The Cove School are funded by their home school districts. Those who pay tuition privately pay $39,500 a year. Financial assistance, payment plans, and scholarships are available to those who qualify.
Baker Demonstration School
Baker Demonstration School was founded as the laboratory school of National Louis University. In 2005, Baker became an independent school that currently serves approximately 360 preschool to middle school-aged students from all over the area!
Baker offers a progressive education, which fosters the physical, social, emotional, and cultural development of each student through hands-on teaching that challenges and cultivates.
Specifically, students of first through fifth grades are taught through a curriculum that coordinates all classes from Music to Mathematics to Reading to present one topic in a variety of ways. In doing so, the curriculum ensures that students expand the width and especially the depth of their knowledge! This has proven especially effective at Baker, where the student to faculty ratio approximates 9 to 1. In addition to core academic classes, students participate in physical education everyday and Spanish class two days a week. They also regularly attend music and art classes, work in the library, and use technology to supplement instruction. Baker also houses a state-of-the-art science lab, a swimming pool, an art studio, a music and drama suite, an auditorium, and a gardening and compost center!
Yearly tuition for elementary school students ranges from approximately $18,000 to approximately $20,000. Because Baker seeks to serve a socioeconomically diverse student body, the school offers financial assistance to those who demonstrate the need. This being said, Baker maintains a small and select student body, so the application and admission process is quite thorough!
St. Francis Xavier School & St. Joseph School
St. Francis Xavier School (a Blue Ribbon school) and St. Joseph School both offer education that emphasizes academic excellence and social awareness in a distinctly Catholic environment. The core curriculums of both elementary schools are made up of Language Arts, Math, Science, Religion, and Social Studies.
Specifically, the curriculums are designed to support students of a wide range of learning aptitudes. At St. Francis Xavier, students who are deemed gifted are placed in elevated math classes so that they are appropriately challenged. At St. Joseph, beginning in third grade, students are grouped in every subject according to ability, which again ensures that they are appropriately challenged. Science and Social Studies teachings are dictated by a curriculum based on Catholic values. Additional music, technology, Spanish, and physical education classes are offered.
St. Joseph uniquely offers a number of organized service opportunities to students throughout the school year, as service is an aspect of the school’s mission. Similarly, clubs at St. Francis Xavier are dedicated to community service. Both schools also offer extracurriculars such as Girls on the Run, concert bands, student council and Cub Scouts. An integral part of Catholic elementary education is the development of the spiritual lives of children. Students participate in regular Mass, study Religion, and receive Communion and eventually Confirmation.
Yearly tuition at St. Francis Xavier costs approximately $6,160 for one enrolled child. Additional fees support the use of technology and purchase supplies. Yearly tuition at St. Joseph costs approximately $5,630 with an additional fee for technology use. Both schools offer payment plans.
North Shore Commuters Enjoy Amazing Metra Rail Service Options
By: Rebecca Lee
“The commuter rail station is to a suburb what the airport is to a city–the gateway to the world,”
-Joseph Schwieterman, DePaul University expert on public policy and transportation.
Wilmette and Glenview were ranked among the top five optimal suburbs for commuters in a report from the Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development at DePaul University.
The towns at the top of the list are generally older suburbs that settled years before cars were a popular means of transportation. Thus, train stations are located in central areas so that much of the population can walk or bike then take car-free commutes to work. The study also evaluated facilities, amenities and services available to those without cars, retail areas surrounding stations, clocks and community information accessible to riders, cleanliness of trains, and even nighttime light level of parking lots. Stations were also rewarded for power outlets, free WiFi, and coffee places. Evidently, the stations that ranked high on the list are of towns that prioritize residents who are commuters to work and school. Therefore, those seeking suburban housing who also want a variety of options of transportation should consider towns such as Wilmette, Glenview, Highland Park, and Winnetka.
Specifically, Wilmette boasts two transit service stations: CTA and Metra. CTA Linden Station, found at 349 Linden Ave, runs on the Purple Line and takes passengers to Howard Station in Evanston at various times all days of the week, or stops throughout the Loop in Chicago at rush hours on Monday through Friday. Specifically, the express transit services from Linden Station to the Loop begin at 5:20 AM until 9:25 AM, then run again from 2:25 PM to 6:30 PM. From the Loop to Linden, trains run from 6:05 AM to 10:10 AM, then 3:10 PM to 7:15 PM. All of these arrive and depart approximately every fifteen minutes. These trains, of course, primarily and conveniently serve those who work and study in downtown Chicago. Riders can park their bikes in a sheltered area or pay $4 a day to park their cars at the station. A single ride on the CTA costs $3, and riders can purchase passes for as many rides as they need. Metra Train Service, located at 722 Green Bay Road, runs from Kenosha, Wisconsin to downtown Chicago. Metra trains are almost continuously available and stop more frequently than do CTA trains. A one-way ride costs anywhere from $3.50 to $7, depending on the time and location. Similarly, a monthly pass costs from $95 to $200. Both the CTA and the Metra discount ticket prices for students. Clearly, a resident of Wilmette has convenient access to not only Chicago, but a variety of other suburbs as well.
The Metra Station at the Glen of Glenview, another North Shore suburb, was also highly lauded as an accessible, spacious, and even clean station. Both Amtrak and Metra trains depart daily from the station. Although most riders of the Amtrak are travelers, the Metra primarily serves commuters. As previously stated, the Metra arrives and departs during popular hours of commute from and to various areas of Chicago. The station stands at a prime location for residents of Glenview: the Glen. So, not only can one easily catch a train to virtually anywhere at almost any time, he or she can grab dinner, drink coffee, or even shop while waiting.
What Do Wilmette Teens Do For Fun?
By: Rebecca Lee
Many, if not all, parents looking to purchase homes in the North Shore are especially concerned with the types of environments in which they will raise their children. Not only do families of this community boast of spacious backyards and access to swimming pools their toddlers and elementary age children enjoy, their teenagers are also offered a great and unique variety of activity.
As a teenager who has lived in Wilmette her entire life, I have fond memories from sixth grade about the countless weekend evenings I spent with many of my peers at Panera Bread. All forty of us middle schoolers would have bagels and Mac ‘n Cheese for dinner, then spend hours running around the restaurant giggling and yelling. Every day throughout the summer, we would ride our bicycles to the Gilson Beach, Cocomero Frozen Yogurt, school playgrounds, Homer’s Ice Cream, and the local library. In the winter, we would hit Centennial Ice Rink for Friday Night Skate! Along with the amount of free time I had, I played soccer and basketball and swam for years through various local programs, where I met some of my closest friends. Clearly, especially at an age when I had few worries, I never struggled to find something to do.
Although I am now older, I find that I have an equally as abundant amount of options. My friends and I can drive to Westfield Old Orchard, where we shop, eat, and watch movies. Wilmette is home to both a Metra station and a CTA station, which we frequently ride to Evanston, Chicago, and Highland Park, among others. This being said, certain places, such as the local beaches, are timelessly popular locations. Although, as I am a student in high school, I find that I very frequently visit one of the many nearby locations of Starbucks to grab coffee, work on homework, or chat with friends. In general, teenagers in the North Shore have a great amount of freedom to walk, bicycle, and drive around our communities.
Residency Requirements for Wilmette D39 Schools
As summer draws to a close, you may find that your home purchase doesn’t coincide with the start of school (which, this year is August 24, 2016). Wilmette D39 schools require proof of residency before admitting your child(ren) to school.
There are three ways to qualify:
1) Own your home within D39 boundaries (and live there – you must show proof of utilities in your name);
2) Rent a home within D39 boundaries; or
3) Live with someone who owns or rents in Wilmette (this option requires an affidavit and form to be completed).
Download this form to review the necessary residency criteria to establish: 2016-2017 Affirmation of Residency & Required Residency Wilmette schools.
Check out the D39 school boundary interactive map below and click here for the interactive school locator.
I remember declaring that I would raise my kids in the city and couldn’t imagine a move to the ‘burbs. We had our school, our friends, our church, our routine. But our excellent private school kept raising tuition, the kids got bigger, the house seemed smaller and without a yard, spontaneous play was a challenge. My husband pushed for it and in 2008 we moved our 3rd, 1st and Pre-schooler to Wilmette, Illinois (I, begrudgingly). Once on the North Shore, I was amazed at how much easier and cheaper our life became. An attached garage, free and plentiful parking spaces, top notch FREE public schools – all while still having access to the Lake, shopping and excellent restaurants (albeit not quite so many). Life is great in Wilmette and I am thankful we made the move when we did. This excellent article from the Chicago Tribune runs through some of the considerations and emotions of such a move. As a local Realtor, I especially love working with people relocating from the city. I feel a connection with what they are going through and, as a highly involved suburban resident and parent, I feel well qualified to walk buyers through all of the little details of finding that perfect home and creating a new life in the ‘burbs! Check out my website for lots of information on Wilmette and other North Shore communities.
The backpacks will be overflowing in the next few weeks with all of the treasures from the schoolyear. Instead of letting your child’s drawings clutter your fridge door or countertops, hang a few artfully and don’t feel guilty about tossing the others. (More)
By: Rebecca Lee
Happy New Year, everyone! According to a study done by the University of Scranton Journal of Clinical Psychology, the following are some of the most common resolutions that Americans have made for 2016. Because we all understand how difficult commitment to these can be, here are resources and tips specific to the North Shore community that will hopefully keep you from breaking those resolutions within the first four days!
If you have resolved to stay fit and healthy this year, you have several resources here in Wilmette! Purchase a membership at the Center Fitness Club in the Wilmette Park District Center, located on 3000 Glenview Road. The Fitness Club provides members with state-of-the-art equipment for individual use. Members can also participate in a multitude of different group classes that teach all kinds of activities, from Zumba to Pilates to Conditioning. Clearly, there are options for everyone!
Although, experts do say that fitness is only twenty percent exercise, and eighty percent diet! Citizens of Wilmette enjoy and sometimes even take for granted the fresh and organic food that is readily available in grocery stores such as Fresh Market in Edens Plaza Shopping Center and the newly constructed Whole Foods Market on Green Bay Road. Additionally, the great majority of restaurants located in Wilmette, such as Depot Nuevo Restaurant and Walker Bros Original Pancake House, are locally owned and serve high quality meals. You do not see a lot of fast food around here!
There are plenty of opportunities around Wilmette for those who have resolved to get organized in 2016! If you are looking for simple supplies, check out the enormous Office Depot on Greenbay Road, where you can find everything from a planner that you’ll actually use to a filing cabinet that will help clear the mess of papers on your desk that you haven’t touched since last January.
Or, maybe you’re seeking to de-clutter your wardrobe, where you have trouble ridding of pants that haven’t fit in years. To make the experience easier for you, there are several locations where you can donate or even sell clothes that you no longer wear. Consider donating to Salvation Army on Oakton Street or Connections for the Homeless on Lake Street in Skokie, which are only fifteen minutes from Wilmette. You can sell gently used items to stores such as Plato’s Closet, conveniently located a couple of minutes away from Old Orchard Shopping Center in Skokie. Not only can you clear your closet, you can simultaneously earn quick cash or help another in need!
Those who wish to learn something exciting this year have an abundance of choices in the North Shore! For those looking to explore creatively, the Center for the Arts at the Wilmette Park District offers classes to everyone from children to adults in theater, dance, music, and art. Similarly, at the the North Shore Art League, teens and adults can learn to create different forms of art, or simply work on their own pieces in open studios.
If you are looking to push yourself out of your physical comfort zone, at Yogaview Wilmette on Green Bay Road, you can take all sorts of classes, from Prenatal Yoga to Trauma-Informed Yoga, where you will learn not only the activity, but the transforming philosophy.
Or, maybe you’re someone who struggles to boil water or successfully crack an egg. Then, take a culinary class at Sur La Table or Williams-Sonoma at Old Orchard Shopping Center, where you’ll learn to use your oven to do more than heat up leftover take-out!
There are so many opportunities to help others succeed in the North Shore! If you are a student at New Trier High School, you can attend one of the long list of clubs that provide opportunities for social service. Specifically, you can distribute goods to local food pantries, tutor at-risk children at schools in Chicago, or even simply work in a soup kitchen for a couple of hours. These are such invaluable opportunities that are so readily available to us!
Even if you are not a student, you can volunteer to do all kinds of work! Through the Winnetka Youth Organization, you can not only work with but mentor adolescents in this community. Similarly, you can work at programs at Angles, a clinic that provides sexual health and education services for teenagers. If you work well in the outdoors, volunteer for the Friends of the Green Bay Trail, who maintain (as the name suggests) the nature of the Green Bay Trail. If you wish to step outside of your comfort zone, you can work for the Night Ministry, which provides housing and health services to impoverished or homeless citizens of Chicago. Again, there are so many places in the North Shore where you can not only check off an item on your to-do list, but more importantly, give back to the community.
My new website offers Chicago’s North Shore residents (or those looking to move here) the most engaging community information and unique market statistics not found anywhere else!
For example, some of my favorite North Shore Living features include:
- Search for homes by local elementary school boundaries with the “Search by School” feature!
- Instantly learn what homes on your block have sold for with the Home Valuation Tool.
- Get a handle on hyper-local pricing trends with Neighborhood Market Statistics.
- Understand the home buying and selling process from A to Z.
- Get recommendations for the BEST vendors in town!
- Add your name to my Buyer Board to find the perfect new home.
- And more!
I want my friends and neighbors to stay informed. I want my clients to gain every advantage in this competitive marketplace. Wilmette homes, Glenview homes, Winnetka homes, Kenilworth homes, Northbrook homes and Evanston homes – find everything you need to live, buy and sell on Chicago’s North Shore!