Glencoe

Location: 24 miles from Chicago on the North Shore
Neighborhoods Nearby: Northbrook, Kenilworth, Glenview, Highland Park, Wilmette
Zip Code: 60093

Situated on Chicago’s affluent North Shore, the village of Glencoe (population 8,400),offers exclusive homes, lovely ravines, gorgeous parks and a location that could be the setting for a movie, like perhaps, Ferris Buehler’s Day Off, Sixteen Candles and Risky Business. The famed Chicago Botanic Gardens are a short hop away, Frank Lloyd Wright and Frank Adler built homes here, but perhaps an even great claim to fame is the fact that Hoover, the inventor of the vacuum cleaner, lived here and swept everyone off their feet.

If you live here or try to, it’s literally a smart choice because: 1) The per capita income per family of four is over $300,00 annually; 2) The public schools earn a high grade, with New Trier at the head of the class; 3) 94.6% of the adult population is college educated; 4) The acclaimed Writer’s Theatre is here: 5) And, if you want to be re-created, recreation areas like the gorgeous Glencoe Beach make a big splash. *Also, your favorite real estate broker, Mike Kaufman, lives here in Glencoe with his family in their new home!

For Foodies
One top choice for “lots of healthy choices and helpings” is the Garden Café. Meg’s Café, better known for lunch than dinner. You can also take comfort at Home Comfort, one of the best places around for meat loaf and mashed potatoes (with gravy, of course) and a grilled cheese that will please anyone. Add spice to your life with top notch Mexican fare at Guanajuato with super tacos, enchiladas and fish that is so fresh it practically leaps off the plate at you. Mike’s favorites are Guildhall for American fare and Cibo Trattoria for Italian. You can get hooked on dining in Glencoe!

Browsing Glencoe Housing
Though the homes are definitely upscale with beachfront mansions and a number of stunning estates inland, you can find housing “within reach,”including single family homes, townhomes, condominiums with the maximum, plus new construction is also an option. The average price per home might seem a bit up there at $1,223,000, but down-to-earth Michael Kaufman always has his ear to the ground and his eyes glued to the MLS for exceptional bargains.

 

Property Type: Price Range:
Two bedroom condo $125,000 to $380,000
Three bedroom condo or TH $430,000 to $683,000
Detached single family homes $290,000 to $3,600,000

 

 

Glencoe Neighborhood Listings