Winnetka is picturesquely situated on the shore of Lake Michigan, just 17 miles north of Chicago. The Village is made up of tranquil tree-shaded streets and family-oriented neighborhoods as well as three quaint in-town business districts that are home to a variety of shops, restaurants and businesses.
The Village’s vision statement describes Winnetka as "...a village in a natural setting committed to its tradition of residential neighborhoods, citizen involvement, local shops and educational excellence...". Whether you are a resident or guest, you are welcomed to take part in all of the things that make the village so special.
The Winnetka Park District (WPD) operates and maintains a total of 27 parks—encompassing over 242 acres. The Park District primarily serves the Village of Winnetka, but also includes portions of the Village of Glencoe and Village of Northfield.
Within Winnetka, there is also forest preserve land operated by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County (FPDCC). The District maintains over 68,000 acres of land in Cook County, 80% of which is estimated to remain in a wild or semi-wild, natural state. Forest preserve areas are open sunrise to sunset 365 days a year.
The FPDCC’s district wide map displays the many natural areas and activities available at its numerous facilities. Located within Winnetka are the Skokie Lagoons—a Forest Preserve site that offers picnicking, trail hiking/riding, horseback riding, fishing, and birdwatching opportunities.
The median home value in Winnetka is approximately $990,000. As for educational opportunities, the Winnetka Public Schools system (District 36) consists of three elementary schools and two middle schools: Hubbard Woods, Crow Island, and Samuel Sewall Greeley. Winnetka is in New Trier Township, and public school students who reside in Winnetka attend New Trier High School, named the 17th best high school in the country.
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