A terrific lakeside community about 12 miles north of Chicago, Wilmette is a North Shore village that is considered one of the best places in the country for families. Wilmette is beautiful – not only is it tucked along the Lake Michigan shoreline, it features an urban forest and has been a “Tree City” since 1983. In addition to natural beauty, the village has some beautiful structures, including the Baha’i House of Worship, touted as one of the “Seven Wonders of Illinois” by the Illinois Bureau of Tourism. The Frank Baker House was built by Frank Lloyd Wright. Plaza del Lago is one of the oldest shopping centers in the US, opened in 1928.
Your new Wilmette apartment will also be near several terrific parks. Gillson Park has a marina, a beach, and an off-leash dog park and beach; Centennial Park has an ice-skating rink, a tennis court, and a swimming pool. Wilmette also offers the Green Bay Bike Trail, the Community Recreation Center, and Keay Nature Learning Center. The recreation center offers classes and workshops, dance and exercise studios, a fitness club with running track, an auditorium for performing arts, a gymnastics gymnasium, a sports gym, and an Early Childhood Center.
When looking for an apartment in Chicago, consider the village of Wilmette. Getting around is easy with the Metra Railroad service, CTA rapid transit service, the Edens Expressway, and Pace bus service all available for commuters.