Bordering Chicago along Lake Michigan, Chicago's North
Shore is the most picturesque region in the Chicagoland area and a preferred location for families wishing to combine the natural beauty with accessibility to the City of Chicago. Strategically located within easy reach of the city of Chicago by trains and highways, Chicago's North Shore and is culturally rich, diverse in housing and abundant in community services and activities.
All of the communities covered by Chicago's North Shore Convention and Visitors Bureau (Evanston, Glenview, Northbrook, Skokie and Wilmette) lie in Cook County. Information about Cook County and its taxing structure can be found on the link provided to the right.
Bounded to the east by Lake Michigan, and the City of Chicago to the south, Evanston is home to Northwestern University. Thanks to the dedicated "el" line which provides direct access to the city, Evanston has continued to grow in appeal as a choice place to live and visit. Evanston is also served by Metra, Chicago's premier commuter rail system. Downtown Evanston has experienced tremendous growth with many people choosing to live in a modern, cosmopolitan setting with all the amenties of a large city with the accessibility and beauty of a lakefront community. Diverse neighborhoods offer condominiums, townhouses as well as spacious homes. Evanston boasts over 175 restaurants representing dozens of cuisines. Progressive public schools and scores of uniques shops and all enhance Evanston's desirability.
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The Village of Skokie is located just 16 miles from downtown Chicago, three miles west of Lake Michigan and nine miles northeast of O'Hare International Airport. Skokie's reputation as "The Village of Vision" is well-deserved. Carefully planned zoning has created quiet and attractive residential areas and bustling retail districts including Westfield Old Orchard, a single-level, open-air, 1.8 million square foot shopping center. Skokie's village government is widely recognized for the high quality and breadth of its services - all at one of the lowest tax rates in the Chicagoland region. Skokie schools have won national awards for their excellence. The Skokie Park District is a leader in the field of parks and recreation and winner of the 1997 National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Parks and Recreation Management. Skokie Public Library is unquestionably one of the finest libraries in the metropolitan area.
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Glenview is a dynamic community rich in history and offers a wide range of opportunities for working and playing with sophisticated attractions and natural beauty. Centrally located between I-94 (Edens Expressway) and I-294 (Tri-State Tollway), residents have their choice of two Metra train stops, one of which is also serviced by Amtrak . Glenview has excellent amenities and services, excellent schools, 34 parks and playgrounds covering more than 290 acres. A number of major U.S. corporations have major facilities or offices in Glenview, including Avon, Anixter International, Illinois Tool Works, Kraft Foods and Pearson Scott Foresman. Glenview is home to Abt Electronics, Chicagoland's premiere electronics, appliance and home design store. - perfect resource for those relocating to the area. From The Glen Town Center to Glenview's traditional downtown, shopping abounds as well as the only children's museum on the North Shore, The Kohl Children's Museum. The Glenview Park District features parklands and attractions such as The Grove and Wagner Farm that are visited by families from across the North Shore.
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Northbrook is one of the most vibrant communities on Chicago's North Shore. Located just 25 miles north of Chicago's downtown, easy accessibility is one of Northbrook's most notable attributes including immediate access to the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) and the Edens Expressway (I-94). It is also served by Chicago's Metra commuter rail. Downtown Northbrook boasts a charming downtown, which is the true center of the community. Not only will you find numerous restaurants but also boutiques and specialty stores. The Village is graced with top-rated schools, outstanding recreational facilities and civic-minded residents. In addition, The Village has a strong retail community that is anchored by Northbrook Court, the North Shore's premier shopping center.
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