Location: Situatedin northern Cook County, 16 miles north of Chicago.
Neighborhoods Nearby: Kenilworth, Glenview, Glencoe, Highland Park, Wilmette
Zip Code: 60093

On the North Shore, Winnetka has earned its claim to glory, coolness, quaintness and fame. It’s not just because this is a small village of 12,000 people; it’s because of the big things and large living most of the residents have managed to extract out of life. The people are sharp, the shops are classy, the real estate is off the charts –price wise and luxurious-estate wise. Oh yes, and the exquisite landscaping won’t escape the discerning home-gardener’s eye. According to Biz Week it has the 14th richest zip code in America. Oh, yes, the public beaches are awesome and then there are schools like New Trier, perfect for aspiring entrepreneurs who may get into Risky Business.

“So what if there’s affluence here?”says Mike Kaufman, master of North Shore turf. “We can and often dowork with significant wealth. There are housing alternatives, there are finds, there are circumstances that compel bargains, so let’s keep our minds and eyes open together.”

For Foodies
Let’s start with Mike’s favorite upscale dining restaurant: George Trois, Pomeroy, Aboyer. If you find Greek sheik, try Avli on Chestnut Street, famed for classic, regional and new cuisine. For the breakfast or brunch bunch, there’s Café Buongiorno and Taste on Chestnut has earned a reputation for seasonal masterpieces like the Lobster Club sandwich or the pan-roasted Salmon with saffron risotto. Mike also likes for dinner Trifecta Grill, Fred’s Garage and Minos. Graeters Ice Cream on Green Bay Road for dessert to top things off.

Browsing Winnetka Housing
Winnetka is truly a different, high-scale, home community, though it does boast a diversity of housing alternatives that include condominiums, townhomes, and in-town cottages. Scattered among the distinguished single family homes are architectural masterpieces created by renowned architects , including George Maher and David Adler (stellar mastermind behind Adler Planetarium).Not at home in that high end universe where the average single family dwelling swells to $1,331,626? Let Mike Kaufman find someplace in this exquisite community, more ideally suited to your budget and lifestyle. Ask Mike for more details, like the ones that follow:

Property Type: Price Range:
One wonderful bedroom condo $154,000 to $284,000
Two bedroom condo $196,000 to $814,000
Three bedroom condo or TH $423,000 to $763,000
Detached single family homes $423,000 to $8,240,000

Winnetka Neighborhood Listings