North Shore Chicago Real Estate Community Guide

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Relocating or Moving to North Shore Chicago, IL

When it comes to highly coveted Chicago real estate, North Shore Chicago has it. Located right off the shore of Lake Michigan, these north Chicago suburbs are a network of gorgeous communities. Residents adore the uniqueness of each of their communities on the North Shore. They also enjoy convenient proximity to Chicago through a quick train ride. If you’re considering moving to the North Shore, you have options to find the suburb that fits your lifestyle.

Deerfield, IL 

Deerfield is a lovely suburb for families to settle. The metropolitan area is ideal for commuting or working in their thriving business district. Families enjoy excellent schools and open space between homes. Bustling stores and delicious restaurants line the downtown area. The Deerfield Park District offers acres of parks and nature areas for recreation.

Evanston, IL

Home of the renowned Northwestern University, Evanston has a unique culture. Students, parents, and families alike flock to the village for its captivating mood. Lake Michigan is a quick walk away from residential homes. The area has preserved nature for history buffs. There are also many museums and theaters that foster the artistic community.

Glencoe, IL

This lakefront community is a gorgeous place to live. Many residents live in coveted homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The suburb was originally built as an “experiment” to create the perfect place to live. To this day, residents enjoy wide open space between their homes. The lake is near by and there is a plethora of nature to explore.

Glenview, IL

Glenview’s quaint residential community is a popular choice for a reason. Residents enjoy great shopping options and proximity to the lake. The dense suburb was once a quiet religious community. Preserved historical homes on streets lined with trees streets still stand from this era. Other communities like Glenayre Park offer a renovated, newer homes right next to exciting nightlife.

Highland Park, IL

Highland Park has a densely suburban place to live. Residents enjoy close proximity to everything they need, including the lake! The Park District manages over 700 acres of parks and beaches. It’s easy to commute thanks to the centralized Metra station in town. 

Kenilworth, IL

Kenilworth offers a small community experience near the heart of Chicago. It is certainly the smallest of all North Shore communities, with a population slightly over 2,000. All residents can walk to school of the nearby beach. Simultaneously, residents have options for easy commuting with proximity to the Metra and Edens Expressway.

Northbrook, IL

Northbrook is an idyllic place to live with employment opportunities. The community is densely suburban, with fun activities for kids and shopping options. The local economy is strong thanks to the commercial development in the suburb. Residents enjoy high quality parks as a result.

Northfield, IL

Northfield is a small but exciting community. Located in the middle of North Shore Chicago, residents enjoy quiet luxury homes in the area and the proximity to I-94. The suburb’s feel is sparsely suburban, with space between neighbors. Northfield has quick access to Edens Expressway for an easy commute. Local parks and trails line the gorgeous small village.

Wilmette, IL

Wilmette has a densely suburban feel and is also a popular choice for many reasons. Public amenities are high quality in Wilmette. Residents enjoy well-maintained beaches and parks. Several communities exist within Wilmette like The CAGE with older homes. Or Fairway Estates for newer homes next to the golf course. There’s a community for everyone’s preferences.

Winnetka, IL

Winnetka was originally founded as a vacation hub for businesspeople to escape the city. In modern day, this charming village still feels like a vacation. Residents enjoy incredible beaches and parks. There are delicious restaurants next to highly coveted Tudor homes.

Find a North Shore Chicago Real Estate Agent

Jake McClure is a licensed real estate broker, REALTOR, and the group leader of the Burling Square Group - Your North Shore Chicago Real Estate Experts! Burling Square Group is a division within Fulton Grace Realty. Contact Burling Square Group today to get your home search started!