Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, Winnetka is a charming village known for its sophisticated atmosphere and historic homes.

Welcome to Winnetka


A charming and sophisticated lakefront community with historic homes and tree-lined streets

Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, Winnetka is a charming village known for its sophisticated atmosphere and historic homes. Winnetka is also convenient to downtown Chicago, making it an attractive option for those who want to live in a smaller community but still have easy access to the city. In addition to its convenient location and beautiful setting, Winnetka is also home to excellent schools, which makes it a popular choice for families. Lakefront properties and historic homes are popular choices in Winnetka.

Like neighboring North Shore communities, Winnetka offers its residents small-town charm and big-city amenities. The tree-lined streets are home to a mix of styles, from stately Colonials and Tudors to cozy Cape Cods and ranch houses. In recent years, the real estate market in Winnetka has boomed thanks to its convenient location, physical beauty, and excellent schools. Your neighbors in Winnetka might be young families or empty-nesters. 

What to Love

  • Quaint, historic community 
  • Lush green spaces and lakefront parks
  • Convenient access to downtown Chicago 
  • Excellent schools 
  • A variety of spectacular eateries and stores

Local Lifestyle


Winnetka residents enjoy an outstanding quality of life, with plenty of shopping, dining, and recreation opportunities. The community has a strong sense of tradition and pride, and its residents are warm and welcoming. In short, Winnetka is the perfect place to call home. And with its convenient location just north of Chicago, you'll have easy access to everything in the Second City. If you're looking for a community that offers the best of both worlds, small-town charm and big-city convenience, look no further than Winnetka. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping


This charming community is known for its tree-lined streets, upscale shops, and quality restaurants. The local retail scene offers a unique mix of boutiques and well-known brands, while the dining scene ranges from casual cafes to Michelin-starred restaurants. 

Avli is a modern Greek eatery that serves fresh, seasonal dishes. The restaurant has an extensive wine list and a beautiful outdoor patio for dining al fresco. 

Fred’s Garage is a cozy spot for American comfort food. The restaurant has a vintage feel, with exposed brick walls and hanging Edison bulb light fixtures. The menu features classic dishes like burgers, fries, and milkshakes. 

Tocco, the neighborhood Italian restaurant, is an intimate spot for a tasty and filling meal. The restaurant has dark wood floors and exposed brick walls, giving it a warm and inviting feel. The menu features classic dishes like pasta carbonara and tiramisu. 

Spirit Elephant is a vegan eatery that offers a unique twist on traditional dishes. The menu features items like hand-cut french fries and tofu banh mi. The restaurant has a sleek and industrial design, with high ceilings and white lots of plants. 

Among Winnetka’s unique shopping storefronts, Ellen's on Elm stands out as a popular gift shop with a bright atmosphere known for its items made by local artists, including candles, hats, and accessories. 

Things to Do


Winnetka is home to beautiful Victorian-style homes and manicured gardens, and there’s more exquisite grass in the form of quality golf courses, like the Winnetka Golf Club

For those interested in history, the Schmidt-Burnham Log House is one of the oldest structures in Winnetka and is open to the public for tours. The village also has many vibrant parks, including Village Green Park, where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a speech in 1965, and Tower Road Beach and Park, where residents can swim, picnic, and enjoy various recreational activities. 

Lastly, Community House Winnetka is a popular gathering place for locals and visitors, offering various programs and events throughout the year. 



Winnetka Public School District 36 serves residents. Students and parents in Winnetka will be pleased to know that the area has many great public and private schools. Prestigious private schools include Northshore Country Day School and Northridge Preparatory School. Public school options include:


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