Just eighteen miles north of Chicago’s Loop and hugging Lake Michigan’s shoreline, Winnetka is located in the heart of one of the nation’s most affluent retail markets. By offering quality, value, and personal service, Winnetka’s business districts draw a sophisticated clientele, not only from Winnetka and its immediate neighbors but also from other affluent, upscale markets throughout the Chicago area.
The name Winnetka, derived from an Indian word meaning “Beautiful Land,” captures the essence of this charming village which for over a hundred years has been regarded as one of the most prestigious business and residential locations on Chicago’s famed North Shore.
Winnetka has a reputation as a solid, stable community which reflects a comfortable blend of both the present and the past. Long-established business districts with the charming tree-lined streets, decorative brickwork, old-world architecture, convenient parking, careful landscaping and quiet corners to sit, make the village a delightful place to stroll, browse and buy.