Glencoe is also well known as an affluent and well-educated community that offers first class schools to residents, including New Trier High School. Glencoe, Illinois is a charming, quaint, and beautiful North Shore village. Glencoe is unique in having wetlands (at the Skokie Lagoons) and dramatic wooded bluffs and ravines that run down to Lake Michigan. In addition to all this diverse and natural beauty, Glencoe is home to the world famous Chicago Botanic Garden.
Glencoe is centrally located for a myriad of fine dining options, as well as being on the North Metra line directly to Chicago. The village also has three country clubs and a variety of shopping to choose from nearby.
There is a bathing and sailing beach at Hazel and Park Streets. Lakefront Park is fun in the summer for picnicking, grilling or playing tennis at one of the three tennis courts.
Glencoe offers a diverse selection of housing options set among some of the North Shore's most lush and natural beauty.
In the 1870s and 1880s Victorian Gothic and Italianate homes were all the style - many of these beautiful old homes still stand today. In the 1950s, Glencoe's architecture went more modern with architects such as Keck & Keck, and Greta Lederer building homes featuring flat roofs, skylights, and split levels.
Single family homes in Glencoe can range from $400,000 up to $8 million for a lakefront estate. There is also a wide selection of townhouses and condos throughout Glencoe, perhaps more than any other suburb except Wilmette.
Glencoe is home to some of the finest schools in Illinois making it a favorite destination for families with children. Glencoe's school system is set up differently from other suburbs in that all students stay together from kindergarten through 8th grade while transitioning through three different schools.
South School (grades K-2nd) - 266 Linden
West School (grades 3-4) - 1010 Forest Way
Central School (grades 5-8) - 620 Greenwood
New Trier High School - 385 Winnetka Ave, Winnetka
DEMOGRAPHICS (as of 2014)
Per capita income: $112,027
American Indian: .06%
A Am Shalom Synagague
B Glencoe Union Church
C Korean Carmel Presbyterian Church
D North Shore Congregational
E North Shore United Methodist
F St. Elisabeth's Episcopal
G St. Paul American Methodist Episcopal Church
H Trinity Lutheran
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