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Bannockburn
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Bannockburn Overview

The village of Bannockburn was originally settled in the 1920s as a tranquil retreat from the commotion of city life. This idyllic suburb is located 30 miles from Chicago and only 4 miles from Lake Michigan. Once home to former Bears coach Mike Ditka and former Bulls coach Phil Jackson, Bannockburn is well-known for sprawling properties and multi-million dollar homes. The Bannockburn Elementary School District boasts small class sizes, while students in grades 9-12 attend the award-winning Deerfield High School.

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Bannockburn takes pride in its unique character. Long-time residents and newcomers appreciate the privacy afforded by the large lots of Bannockburn real estate and carefully planned landscape buffers. Bannockburn homes include large houses on the large-sized plots—many of which are set back from main roads and surrounded by mature trees. Similarly to many other suburbs on the North Shore, Bannockburn real estate values are high, and include a few homes of architectural significance, including the Friedman House by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Bannockburn History

Bannockburn suburb

The Bannockburn suburb was founded by Scottish real estate developer William Aitken, who named the area in honor of the village of Bannockburn in Scotland. Aitken’s vision for the 110-acre land parcel was a community of “country estates.” These properties were developed specifically with large lots to emulate country living and entice the affluent members of his bridge and country clubs. The construction of the Bannockburn suburb began in 1924, and by 1929 the community had progressed enough to achieve incorporation. Bannockburn has maintained a deliberately gradual growth since its establishment, taking pains to preserve as much of Aitken’s original “country” character. The construction of the Tri-State Tollway in the 1950s encouraged further development in the Bannockburn suburb, as did the construction of several business parks along the village’s northern edge in the 1960s and a commercial zone in 1984. Municipal services also expanded slowly in an effort to limit residential taxes—Bannockburn established its first police station in the 1970s and its village hall in 1992.

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The Sights of Bannockburn

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Schools In The Bannockburn Area

See grade levels, address, and scores for schools in the Bannockburn area.

11 schools in area
School Type Level Grade(s) Rating

Walden Elementary School

630 Essex Ct

Public Elementary K-5
9

Holy Cross School

720 Elder Lane

Private Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

Bannockburn School

2165 Telegraph Rd

Public Elementary - Middle K-8
9

Wilmot Elementary School

795 Wilmot Rd

Public Elementary K-5
9

Everett Elementary School

1111 Everett School Road

Public Elementary K-4
NR

Deerfield High School

1959 Waukegan Rd

Public High 9-12
10

Classroom Connection Day School

2225 Lakeside Drive

Private Elementary - High n/a
NR

Bannockburn School District 106

2165 Telegraph Rd

Elementary - Middle K-8
NR

Deerfield School District 109

517 Deerfield Rd

Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

Charles J Caruso Middle School

1801 Montgomery Rd

Public Middle 6-8
9

Laura B Sprague School

2425 Riverwoods Rd

Public Preschool - Elementary PK-2
NR

School data provided by GreatSchools.School service boundaries are intended to be used as reference only. To verify enrollment eligibility for a property, contact the school directly. GreatSchools Ratings provided by GreatSchools.org.