A handful of the North Shore’s villages vie to be recognized as the “best” the Northern suburbs has to offer; if Wilmette doesn’t take the cake, it comes close.

Just 15 miles north of the Loop, it offers both proximity to the City as well as beautifully manicured neighborhoods, diverse architecture, an extensive park district, of course beach access, and one of the finest school districts in the country.

These factors add up to make a wonderful community, but none can come close to the village’s crowning jewel: The Baha’i Temple. The nine-sided dome temple took forty years to complete, is surrounded by nine fountains and nine flower gardens, and draws tourists from all over the world.


School Address Phone Grade
Central Elementary School 910 Central Ave, Wilmette, IL 60091 (847) 251-3252 Elementary Schools
Harper Elementary School 1101 Dartmouth St, Wilmette, IL 60091 (847) 251-6754 Elementary Schools
Mc Kenzie Elementary School 649 Prairie Ave, Wilmette, IL 60091 (847) 251-2295 Elementary Schools
Romona Elementary School 600 Romona Rd, Wilmette, IL 60091 (847) 256-0211 Elementary Schools
Highcrest Middle School 569 Hunter Rd, Wilmette, IL 60091 (847) 853-2900 Middle Schools
Marie Murphy Jr High School 2921 Illinois Rd, Wilmette, IL 60091 (847) 251-3617 Middle Schools
Wilmette Junior High School 620 Locust Rd, Wilmette, IL 60091 (847) 256-7280 Middle Schools