Laramie Avenue, one of West Wilmette's L streets



West of Skokie Rd (Rte 41) in Wilmette all of the north -- south streets have names that begin with an L: Lacrosse, Lamon, Laporte, Lavergne, Lawler, Leclaire, Long, Leamington and Laramie.

This is an area that belies the North Shore's reputation as a wealthy enclave. Homes are typically priced from the mid-$200s to the low $400s and include 3 or 4 bedrooms, 2 baths and a free-standing garage.

North of Wilmette Ave the area is served by Avoca School District 37. South of Wilmette Ave children attend Wilmette District 39 schools. The entire area is served by New Trier High School.

The area has a diverse population, including a strong Asian presence.

Join me for a drive along Laramie Ave from Lake Ave to Glenview Rd. And stay tuned for more drives along West Wilmette's L streets.

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