Cozy neighborhood? Check. Lakefront views? Check. Spacious homes? Check. Thriving local businesses? Check. Access to the great outdoors and fun activies? Check and check. What's not to love about living in Glencoe?
Heart of the Neighborhood
If you're looking for history and luxury, you should make a visit to the Lake Shore Country Club in Glencoe. In 1910, this 127-acre property house a lawn where members played on the baseball diamond and the tennis courts. Today, the Country Club offers an upscale clubhouse with formal and informal dining areas, an 18-hole golf course, a swimming pool complex complete with cabanas and grilling areas, and of course proximity to Lake Michigan.
What We Love Most
The luxurious nature of the suburb of Glencoe means its residents heavily invest in their communities. There are numerous public projects and spaces that celebrate Glencoe. For example, the Chicago Botanic Garden, which opened more than 40 years ago, has become a living museum, dedicated to the study of flora and fauna. In 2017, the garden had more than 1 million visitors who enjoyed the 27 gardens and natural areas that cover 385 acres of land, including six miles of shoreline along Lake Michigan. The crown jewel of the botanic garden is its bonsai collection.
Best Way to Get Around
Glencoe is an upscale suburb located approximately 24 miles north of the city of Chicago. Driving is the most convenient way to get around Glencoe. Chicago is easily accessible via I-94 expressway or the I-90. Commuters can also hop on the Metra's Union Pacific North train line which takes you directly to the Ogilvie Transportation Center in downtown Chicago.
Glencoe is an affluent village on the North Shore of Chicago, about 19 miles north of the Loop and sandwiched between the Edens Expressway and Lake Michigan.
Enclosed by forest preserves, lagoons, golf clubs, ravines, scenic bluffs, a great lake, and other affluent suburbs (Winnetka to the south and Highland Park to the north), Glencoe has a number of amenities and benefits. It boasts outstanding public schools (including Central School for grades 5-8 and New Trier High School for older kids) and features a tiny cluster of small businesses to serve the commercial desires of the local community. For commuters there's a Metra stop right in the middle of town, enabling a 35-minute trip to and from Chicago. Most of the Glencoe rentals are luxurious single-family homes at a higher price point, but there are a number of reasonably-priced townhomes too.