Winnetka

Welcome to Winnetka

Serene, community-centric area brimming with suburban charm

Idyllic suburban living is made perfect in Winnetka. Cozy and tranquil, it is easy to understand why so many individuals have fallen in love with this neighborhood. In fact, this village is home to the gorgeous and sprawling house featured in the movie Home Alone. Residents enjoy close proximity to Downtown Chicago, Lake Michigan, several beautifully-maintained community parks, and golf and country clubs.
 
Real estate in Winnetka comes at a premium. However, locals agree that the investment is well worth it. This prime location delivers ample privacy, tranquility, and amenities. 
 

What to Love

  • The peaceful and affluent suburban community
  • Exceptional public schools
  • Convenient access to Downtown Chicago
  • Situated along Lake Michigan
 

Local Lifestyle

Winnetka offers comfortable, high-end living for its residents. Situated about 20 miles north of Downtown Chicago, this suburb is a picturesque enclave for commuters. Nestled away from the hustle and bustle of city life, Winnetka is a peaceful, tree-lined escape. Homes are nothing shy of elegant and awe-inspiring and are designed with ultra-premium features. Schools in this community are also outstanding. Many of Winnetka’s elementary, middle, and high schools have earned perfect ratings from GreatSchools.org.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Winnetka’s shopping and dining scene is appropriately matched to its upscale vibe. Around town, you can treat yourself to unparalleled experiences at acclaimed stores and restaurants. 
 
Enjoy authentic Italian cuisine? Mino’s is the place to be. Featuring a marvelous menu of antipasti, entrees, and desserts, this is the perfect spot for a cozy evening out. Bright, minimalistic, and trendy, Towne & Oak is another favorite among locals. This cafe features all-day breakfast, light lunch fare, and specialty coffee. At Pomeroy, indulge in upscale French cuisine — including steak tartare, Coq Au Vin, and an extensive wine menu.
 
Access to exclusive boutiques and stores is also the main perk of living in Winnetka. As you explore the area, see what’s just arrived at Bunny and Babe Boutique, Neapolitan Collection, Maze Home, Ellen's on Elm, and Valentina.
 

Things to Do

Seeking fun ways to fill your days as a new resident of Winnetka? Whether it is chilly and snowy or warm and sunny, there is plenty to do around town.
 
Music enthusiasts should be sure to snag tickets to the annually-held Emerge Winnetka music festival. This thrilling celebration is hosted outdoors and features food vendors and a VIP experience. Another place to spend time in the summer months is Winnetka’s local beaches. Centennial Park, Cherry Street Beach, Maple Street Park/Beach, and Tower Road Park/Beach are all fantastic spots to relax while taking in views of Lake Michigan.
 
Want to explore the village even more? Other leisure-related highlights include Winnetka Golf Club, Crow Island Woods, Hubbard Woods Park, and the green spaces along the Skokie River.


Schools

Schools in Winnetka are some of the best in the area. Multiple schools across grade levels have a perfect 10/10 score from GreatSchools.org.
 
Search All Homes

Work With Us

With nearly 30 years of combined real estate experience and over 10 years as a team, The Smart LeMire Group has been continually recognized with top producing accolades and awards. This success has cultivated a loyal clientele who wouldn’t use anyone else when the time comes to buy or sell.