Posts tagged "Wilmette"

A sad day for the Wilmette restaurant scene

“Wilmette restaurant scene” is a phrase that doesn’t come easily – dining options in this North Shore suburb being as limited as they are. C.J. Arthur’s, one of downtown Wilmette’s few offerings, and its most family-friendly, has announced that it will be closing at the end of this month. I’ll head over there tomorrow, as... Read more »

A North Shore news roundup

If you’re homeward bound to Chicago’s North Shore, 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 recent stories linked below qualify as actual “real estate news,” but they may affect your decision on where to move. A historic... Read more »

Tour week – a drive through Indian Hill Estates and West Wilmette

While I’m away on vacation this week, I’m dipping into the archives to show you around parts of Wilmette we haven’t visited in a while. We begin with Indian Hill Estates, a 170-acre subdivision planned by architect Philip Maher in the 1920s. It’s bounded by Hunter and Hibbard Roads, Lake Avenue on the south, and... Read more »
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Tour week – a drive through Wilmette's Kenilworth Gardens

While I’m away on vacation this week, I’m dipping into the archives to show you around parts of the North Shore suburbs we haven’t visited in a while. Kenilworth Gardens is the area of Wilmette bounded on the east by Ridge, on the south (approximately) by Lake, on the north by the Indian Hill Club,... Read more »

Tour week – driving the CAGE in Wilmette

While I’m away on vacation this week, I’m dipping into the archives to show you around parts of the North Shore suburbs we haven’t visited in a while. Wilmette’s historic CAGE neighborhood takes its name from four streets: Chestnut, Ashland, Greenwood and Elmwood. The CAGE has stately old homes, broad brick streets with deep setbacks,... Read more »

Wilmette ranks as Chicago's second most transit-friendly suburb

A recent Tribune article alerted me to a report from DePaul’s Chaddick Institute ranking Chicago’s top 20 transit suburbs. Wilmette ranked second on the list, behind west-suburban La Grange. It ranked first on a measure of “community connectivity to transit.” The report’s summary: More public transit users walk or bike to the Wilmette station than... Read more »
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Wilmette's Mallinckrodt finally nears a sellout

The old Mallinckrodt College building at 1041 Ridge Rd has been a fixture in Wilmette and the North Shore for almost a century. The 180,000 square-foot building sits on 14 acres of park space, just a short walk or bus ride away from Wilmette’s shops and restaurants and the Metra’s rail line into Chicago. In... Read more »

Home sales heating up in Wilmette

We agonized (a teeny bit) over that headline. Who wants to think about the heat, given our current weather conditions? Real estate broker and blogger Eric Rojas recently took a look at the sales pace of Wilmette homes in the first half of this year, found a substantial increase over last year, and the possibility... Read more »

Wilmette starter homes sell quickly

You’ll occasionally find a livable home in Wilmette selling for under $300,000. What you won’t find is a home that fits that description and lingers on the market for more than a few days. If you’re looking in this price range in Wilmette, be prepared to act quickly, and don’t expect the home to be... Read more »
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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 »