Location: Western shore of Lake Michigan and a near north suburb of Chicago
Neighboring Neighborhoods: Evanston, Kenilworth, Glenview, Winnetka,Northfield
Zip Code(s) include: 60091

If you’re looking for a village feeling, lovely and upscale homes, plus a location close to Lake Michigan, harbor the idea of living in Wilmette. Located just 14 miles from Chicago, Wilmette is an oldie but goodie village ranked by Business Week as one of the best places to raise children in the country. Schools? That’s elementary with superb grade schools and nationally recognized New Trier high school to get your kids to Yale or Harvard. There’s a wealth of beauty and affluence in this community with a mean income of $147,000 per household. Also, the B’hai Temple on Sheridan Road is acclaimed as one of the “seven wonders of Illinois.”

Downtown Chicago is easily accessible by the Metra, El and I-90-94. You can pull out the shopping stops in historic Plaza Del Lago (right by the lake), smack in the middle of downtown and the Edens Plaza. Gilson Park, the beach, parks galore and the Centennial Recreation Complex keep residents happily and athletically engaged in swimming, hockey and tennis. Follow the real brick roads to the home of your dreams in Wilmette.

Here are some other important things to check out on Kaufman’s Wilmette website menu:

Wilmette Has Become Awesome for Dining
There’s everything your hungry heart could desire: deep dish sausage at Lou Malnati’s Pizza, oodles of fresh noodles at The Noodle. Nick’s Neighborhood Bar and Grill caters to families (bring on the mac and cheese and fish sticks, please). Valley Lodge is great for dinner and outdoor dining and Rock House with live bands and lighter fare actually rocks out on Saturday Night. There are great gyros and fries at the Chuck Wagon andif the occasion calls for Asian, you’ve got Tsing Tao (try the Mandarin Beef), Dowize Bistro and Mike’s favorite is Ao Sushi on Lake Avenue.

Browsing Housing
When you check out the housing prices, the streets may seem paved with gold, but a number of them are down to earth brick. Despite the fact that the average sales price of a home is $742,000, there is a diversity of housing here: single family homes, condos right on the beach, more affordable townhomes not so on the beach and West Wilmette for cul de sacs and housing that doesn’t sack you. Want the best? Let Mike Kaufman can set you loose in the CAGE – multi-million dollar homes on Chestnut, Ashland, Greenwood and Elmwood. Unleash yourself and find the dream.

Property Type: Price Range:
One wonderful bedroom condo $89,000 to $368,000
Two bedroom condo $132,000 to $1,365,000
Three bedroom condo or TH $232,000 to $1,339,000
Detached single family homes $337,000 to $3,271,000

Wilmette Neighborhood Listings