I have lived here my whole life.
I grew up in a North suburb, enjoyed living in the city for 11 years after college graduation, then moved to Lake Forest in 2001. Being a full-time REALTOR has given me an insider's knowledge of neighborhoods, schools, local resources and lifestyle. The links on this page will get you started learning about our wonderful North Shore communities and nearby suburbs

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As a current member of the local elementary school APT (Association of Parents & Teachers), holding the position of Board of Education Liaison, I am well acquainted with area education! I've also held past positions as Community Service Co-Chair and Parent Awareness Co-Char. Please use the resources on this page to access school performance reports and explore top-rated schools throughout the North Shore and other nearby communities.

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"I invite you to experience our hometown atmosphere as you stroll and shop in our beautiful and quaint downtown. We are also fortunate to have 15 developed parks inside the village limits. These facilities provide for the recreational needs of our community. Antioch's newest park is the William E. Brook Wetland Sanctuary and Entertainment Center which is located in our downtown area. This 9-acre area includes an educational wetland sanctuary with a boardwalk, walking path, interpretive nature signs, two ponds and the entertainment center. The Village of Antioch's 'It's Thursday' concerts are held at the entertainment center and the park area is also the location for Antioch's 'Taste of Summer', carnivals, craft fairs and special events throughout the year. These events are sponsored by the Village of Antioch, Antioch Chamber of Commerce and Industry and other organizations of our community." Antioch information and links
As one of the predominant suburbs that make up Chicago's North Shore region, the Village of Deerfield is located on the border of Lake and Cook Counties and has a population over 18,000. The spacious suburban character, superlative schools and quiet atmosphere of Deerfield's residential neighborhoods are among the community's greatest assets. Deerfield information and links
Known as "The Downtown of the North Shore", the City of Evanston is a vibrant community comprising many strong neighborhoods, races, religions and levels of income. Evanston is located just north of Chicago along Lake Michigan. Evanston information and links
Fort Sheridan
Touted as the newest North Shore community in 100 years, the Town of Fort Sheridan is a totally unique residential suburb situated on the bluffs overlooking Lake Michigan. Fort Sheridan information and links
The Village of Glenview had 350 residents when it was incorporated in 1899. Today, the population is almost 45,000. Located in Cook County, the Village's fine amenities and services, excellent schools, 34 parks and playgrounds covering more than 290 acres, numerous options for shopping and dining and proximity to local expressways and commuter trains have made it one of Chicago's premier suburbs -- a vibrant, thriving community that manages growth with success and style. Glenview information and links
The qualities which make the Village of Gurnee an attractive hometown for residents and businesses and a popular destination for tourists have their roots in a planning process which began decades ago. The community integrates open space, a variety of businesses and housing of every size and type. Gurnee information and links
Highland Park
Hugging Lake Michigan for nearly five miles, the City of Highland Park is home for more than 30,000 residents and 850 businesses. This progressive community offers many natural amenities including ravines, lake shore and an abundance of wildflowers and trees! Highland Park's neighborhoods are filled with a mix of housing styles ranging from historic colonials to award-winning contemporary homes to comfortable downtown condos. Highland Park information and links
Incorporated in 1887, the City of Highwood is the highest spot between Milwaukee and Chicago. It is also well known as one of the best places to go for great food on the North Shore. Many of Highwood's homes were beautifully constructed by talented Italian stone and brick masons who settled in the area. Today, residents of many heritages enrich the community through their cultural traditions. Highwood information and links
Nestled in a natural setting with spacious lots and custom homes, the Village of Kildeer is ranked as one of the top suburbs in which to live based on factors such as schools, amenities, services, transportation and crime. The Village is located in the southwest corner of Lake County, in Ela Township, 29 miles northwest of Chicago and neighbor to Lake Zurich, Deer Park, Long Grove, Hawthorn Woods, and Barrington. Lakes, ponds, streams, woods, wetlands and natural habitats prevail throughout the Village's 2,625 acres. There are many golf courses in the surrounding areas, as well as riding stables. Lakewood Forest Preserve is located at Rt. 176 and Wauconda Road with picnic areas, Lake County Museum, lakes for fishing, physical fitness trails, and facilities for hiking, ice skating, and tobogganing. The Village’s growth has been carefully and thoughtfully guided since its incorporation in 1958. There are numerous shopping and dining options within the village, and many more in the surrounding communities of Long Grove, Lake Zurich, Buffalo Grove and beyond. Kildeer is served by three highly accredited public school districts, including Adlai E Stevenson High School, and several parochial schools. Kildeer information and links
Lake Bluff
Some call Lake Bluff a great place to live. Others may refer to its unique character and hometown values. Chicago Magazine ranks Lake Bluff as one of 20 great towns and neighborhoods of the Chicago Metropolitan Region, and Coastal Living Magazine raves Lake Bluff is "a community for the community-minded." Whatever is said, one can't beat the community atmosphere found in this North Shore town! Lake Bluff information and links
Lake Forest
The community of Lake Forest is recognized for its natural beauty, sensitivity to open space and preservation of its historic structures and landscapes. Vibrant business districts, including the historic and charming Market Square, welcome residents and visitors alike. Chartered in 1861, the City of Lake Forest is home to prestigious businesses and residential locations and offers many excellent schools and cultural opportunities. Lake Forest information and links
Lake Villa
"Originally settled in the early 1800's, Lake Villa was once a resort town where the affluent and many other tourists came to relax. Several of the early mansions built here at that time, still stand and are a rich part of our history." Lake Villa information and links
Lake Zurich
The Village of Lake Zurich is an established residential community with above-average wealth and housing values. Lake Zurich grew slowly after its incorporation in 1896. With its rural setting and 250-acre lake, the village was a popular summer resort community during the early 20th century. The population has more than quadrupled since 1960, to about 18,000, as the village has shared in the economic growth that has come from an expanding Chicago metropolitan area. Lake Zurich information and links
Located along I-94 in Lake County and 38 miles from downtown Chicago, the Village of Lincolnshire was incorporated in 1957. The residential character is largely one-half acre lots and larger with most of the residential development located east of the Des Plaines River. West of the river, a growing commercial and corporate office tax base includes Marriott Resort, several restaurants and retail areas and a corporate center which is home to several Fortune 500 companies. Lincolnshire information and links
Located only a few minutes west of the I-94 Tollway, the Village of Lindenhurst offers an ideal residential and business environment. Its neighborhoods incorporate scenic wetland preserves, lakes, rolling hills, woods and over 400 acres of forest preserve. In addition to the 18 sites maintained by the park district, recreational pursuits can be enjoyed at nearby Hastings Lake YMCA, Chain-of-Lakes state Park and Six Flags Great America theme park. According to the village website, over 90 percent of the residences are owner-occupied, detached, single-family homes. The park district has over 110 acres spread throughout the community and a 25,000 sq. ft. community center with full-size gymnasium, walking/jogging track, dance studio, senior/adult room, preschool, multi-purpose rooms and conference room. Lindenhurst's motto, "Developing Today for Tomorrow" expresses an attitude for planned positive growth both for commercial trade and suburban living. Lindenhurst information and links
North Shore
Nothing compares to the unsurpassed beauty and distinctive charm of Chicago's North Shore. Nestled along the glorious shores of Lake Michigan, these inviting communities are convenient to Chicago's city center and offer value and diverse options for residents and visitors. North Shore information and links
Located just 25 miles north of downtown Chicago, the Village of Northbrook has long been regarded as one of the premiere communities on the North Shore. With its outstanding community amenities, highly ranked educational system, excellent transportation routes, outstanding business climate and prime north shore location, Northbrook is an excellent place to live, work, shop and play. Graced with outstanding recreational facilities, upscale retail centers, and civic-minded residents, Northbrook has something for everyone. Northbrook information and links
Vernon Hills
Originally rolling farmland, Vernon Hills has been one of the fastest growing villages in the metropolitan area. Residents are served by 3 public school districts, Vernon Hills High School, Libertyville High School and Stevenson High School. More than 350 acres of parks and three lakes provide a wealth of recreational opportunities, including a jogging path, tennis courts, and an outdoor pool. Vernon Hills information and links
Known for its beautiful lakefront, the Village of Wilmette is located approximately 16 miles north of downtown Chicago and extends about 5 miles west from Lake Michigan. Residents enjoy diverse architecture, tree-lined brick streets, well maintained parks and excellent public and private schools. Wilmette information and links
Incorporated in 1869 and picturesquely situated on the shore of Lake Michigan, just 16 miles north of Chicago, the Village of Winnetka offers tree-shaded streets and neighborhoods as well as three quaint in-town business districts. "Winnetka" is a Native American word meaning "beautiful land", and the village has retained the natural beauty that brought early settlers to the area. Winnetka information and links

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