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Winnetka
Real Estate and Suburb Information

Winnetka Overview

Situated approximately 16 miles north of Chicago, the village of Winnetka is ranked among one of the wealthiest places in the nation and richest community in Illinois. An easy drive or train commute to the city, Winnetka’s strategic location frequently draws residents looking for the amenities of a larger city at a more leisurely pace. The school system has served as a model for educators across the country, while well-developed recreational facilities and parks delight locals and visitors alike.

131 Winnetka Homes For Sale

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Winnetka real estate reflects the high average income of the village residents, ranging from classically structured homes to new construction, and including a gorgeous selection of multi-million dollar luxury properties. Many Winnetka homes have an impressive architectural pedigree, with names such as George Maher and David Adler listed among the noteworthy designers. Admired far beyond its borders, Winnetka homes and its picturesque streets consistently attract major film and television productions to shoot both interiors and exteriors.

Winnetka History

Winnetka suburb

The Winnetka suburb is located approximately 14 miles north of downtown Chicago, and is both the most affluent municipality in Illinois and second-most affluent in the United States. Vermont native Erastus Patterson and his family were the first American settlers to arrive, establishing a tavern for Green Bay Trail travelers in 1836. The town began to grow after being subdivided in 1856 by Charles Peck and Walter S. Gurnee, and it was incorporated as Winnetka in 1869. Population growth was gradual through 1900, when the Winnetka suburb experienced a rapid increase, tripling in size over the next two decades and nearly doubling that number by 1930—which remains its current population level. Today, Winnetka is known for its high standards of living and well-developed downtown area, which features several options for shopping, dining, and other recreations.

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As suburban experts, Dream Town has successfully sold properties in Winnetka. Dream Town holds a well-earned reputation for its impressive sales volume and dedication to personal, attentive service. Benefit from the Dream Town advantage when selling your Winnetka home. Utilizing state-of-the-art technology, Dream Town drives more sales than any other Chicago brokerage.

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Schools In The Winnetka Area

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

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.