Local Communities

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Lake Forest

Lake Forest is a vibrant city located in Lake County with award-winning schools and dozens of shops and restaurants. For outdoor fans, Lake Forest offers beautiful parks and trails, plus beaches along the shore of Lake Michigan. Lake Forest has something to offer everyone.


Weaving together small-town charm with easy access to Sunrise Beach, parks, recreation trails and a host of experiences, village life has a distinct culture all its own — one that is buoyed by lively residents, a thriving commercial historic district (circa 1895), a burgeoning commercial corridor and award-winning schools.


Nestled along Lake Michigan’s North Shore, Winnetka is a community of tree-lined streets, sandy beaches, award-winning schools, outstanding parks, quality recreation facilities, and plentiful non-profit and religious organizations.

Highland Park

Twenty-five miles north of the Chicago Loop, the City of Highland Park is nestled along Lake Michigan for nearly five miles, in the heart of the North Shore. Residents will tell you that it’s more than living in the heart; it’s living with heart that creates one of the largest, most vibrant towns north of Chicago.


Located 24 miles north of Chicago’s Loop, the Village of Glencoe is bordered by Lake Michigan, the Cook County Forest Preserve and the Glencoe Golf Course. It's also home to the lovely Chicago Botanical Garden, regionally acclaimed Writers Theatre and 13 Frank Lloyd Wright-designed structures

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With a fabulous location directly on the shores of Lake Michigan, the enchanting lakefront community of Wilmette is 16 miles north of downtown Chicago and is easily accessible by car, bus, bike and even boat! Wilmette is also home to one of the world’s most spectacular architectural wonders, the famed Bahá’í House of Worship.


Lincolnshire boasts tree-lined winding roads, luxurious homes and a variety of fine dining choices. The village hosts many events throughout the year.  The Lincolnshire Marriott Resort, offers a wealth of leisure activities including a PGA championship golf course, fitness center and live theatrical productions at the intimate Marriott Theatre.


Kenilworth is located approximately 17 miles north of downtown Chicago, and is the newest of the 8 Chicago suburban communities fronting on Lake Michigan, commonly referred to as “the North Shore.” Of the communities in the area, Kenilworth is the only one developed as a planned community.

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Located 25 miles north of downtown Chicago, Northbrook is one of the most vibrant communities on Chicago’s North Shore and an ideal place to live, work, shop and play. The Village is graced with a diverse business community, award-winning schools and outstanding recreational facilities.

St. Marys

The Village of Libertyville is located in south central Lake County, approximately 37 miles from Chicago and seven miles west of Lake Michigan. The Village is an established residential community and has traditionally served as a major market and service center for central Lake County.


Evanston is home to approximately 75,000 residents and located just north of of Chicago. Bordering Lake Michigan and home to Northwestern University and Rotary International, Evanston's unique beauty and character delights visitors and residents of all ages. With a vision to create the most livable city in America, Evanston celebrates the diversity of its opportunities and residents.


Nestled in the prairie near the southern end of the grand Lake Michigan resides the quaint village of Deerfield, Illinois. As a north shore suburb of Chicago, the majority of the Deerfield township is within Lake County whereas a small part extends into Cook County. Deerfield is recognized for award-winning schools and is and home to many corporate headquarters.

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