Tag: New Trier

Under contract quickly in Winnetka

The listing copy for the 4-bedroom, 3 ½ bath home at 349 Hawthorn in Winnetka described it as being “aggressively priced” at $1,150,000. The market apparently agreed, because the home went under contract in less than 10 days. The home is a classic center-hall Colonial on over a third of an acre nearly across the... Read more »

A North Shore real estate news roundup

If you’re homeward bound to Chicago’s North Shore suburbs, the local media can help you learn the flavor of the different communities and keep you up-to-date on real estate news. Not all of the stories linked below qualify as actual “real estate news,” but they may affect your decision on where to move. A foreclosure’s... Read more »

Signs of the times – home of a New Trier grad

I’ve traveled widely throughout Chicagoland for years. The New Trier School District is the only place where I see a concentration of signs in front of homes announcing milestones passed by the children who live there. Although high school graduation is an achievement, it’s one that’s routinely expected on the North Shore, so a bit... Read more »

How New Trier makes a big school feel small

From Winnetka’s New Trier High School: New Trier High School students in the Class of 2011 achieved an average composite score of 27.5 on the ACT, the highest score the school has ever posted and among the top average composite scores in the nation among public open-enrollment high schools. … Overall, New Trier students achieved... Read more »

Open house pick - Winnetka walk-to-school home

Winnetka District 36 public school students attend one of three K-4 neighborhood elementary schools before they all come together at The Skokie School (5-6), Carleton Washburne (7-8) and New Trier High School. There are very few locations in Winnetka where children can have the luxury of a less than 5-minute walk to public school through... Read more »

A 6-bedroom rental in Kenilworth

It’s a gloomy day in late December with about 8 inches of snow on the ground, and I wanted to illustrate the 5-minute walk home from the train station to a 6-bedroom, 3 1/2 bath home renting for $5,000 a month in Kenilworth. Not a fun walk today. Fortunately I have many hours of drives... Read more »

A newer home in Winnetka that respects its context

We’ve all seen the hulking McMansions and faux castles that seem totally out of character in their surroundings. Aside from their visual impact, they may have a negative impact on the value of nearby properties. The experienced of architectural dissonance has been far more striking and common in the western parts of Chicago’s North Shore... Read more »

Six homes in Kenilworth under $600,000

Just a few years ago you’d have been frustrated in a search for under $800K homes Kenilworth. Earlier today I found 9 homes under that level, and six of them were priced between $429K and $585K. Five of those homes were west of Green Bay Rd and the Metra tracks, and one was just east... Read more »

Unfinished new construction on Winnetka's Indian Hill Road

Well, actually, Indian Hill Road, which borders the Indian Hill Club, is in unincorporated Cook County with a Winnetka mailing address. High school students attend New Trier, but the elementary schools are Avoca District 37 rather than Winnetka District 36. Indian Hill Road is a lovely environment, as you can see from my video drive-through... Read more »

An introduction to Kenilworth Gardens, Wilmette

Kenilworth Gardens is the area bounded on the east by Ridge, on the south (approximately) by Lake, on the north by the Indian Hill Club, and on the west by Hunter or Illinois, depending on who you ask. Taylor Lindstrom has lived in Kenilworth Gardens for more than a dozen years, and is raising her... Read more »