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Glencoe, Illinois

Glencoe has two elementary school districts including, Glencoe School District 35 and Sunset Ridge School District 29. The nearest high school to Glencoe is New Trier Township High School, which is District 203. The main campus for sophomores through seniors is located in Winnetka and the freshman campus is located in Northfield.

Glencoe is a village in northeastern Cook County, IL. Situated on Lake Michigan in the heart of Chicago’s North Shore, Glencoe has long been praised as an idyllic place to live. Glencoe was first settled in 1835 by Anson Taylor, a young storekeeper. The village began to thrive thanks to Walter Gurnee, who was one of Glencoe’s early residents and President of the Chicago and Milwaukee Railroad. Gurnee moved to Glencoe in the mid 1850s and established a railroad stop across the street from him home in 1855. Dr. Alexander Hammond arrived in Glencoe in 1867 and helped shape the village into the model suburban town it is today. Glencoe’s population is about 8,700.

Glencoe’s downtown has many small boutiques on Park Avenue and Vernon Avenue. If you’re shopping for women’s clothing, accessories, or jewelry, check out Three Twelve Tudor, Valentina, and Temptations. There are so many great places to eat at in Glencoe. One of the most well known restaurants in town is Valor. This upscale New-American bistro prepares their dishes from scratch daily and offers menus that are constantly changing based on a seasonal market selection. Another great place to check out is Guildhall. This bright, modern space has rustic touches with local, contemporary fare, craft cocktails, beer, and wine.

20 minutes to Chicago Loop 

27 minutes to O’Hare Airport 

50 minutes to Midway Airport

Distance to Downtown

20 miles

Glencoe is located on the west side of Lake Michigan. The village is surrounded on three sides by Highland Park on the north, Northbrook on the west, and Winnetka on the south. The Metra Union Pacific North Line stops in Glencoe.

Perhaps one of the most popular places to visit in Glencoe is the Chicago Botanic Garden. The Gardens opened more than 40 years ago and has matured into one of the world’s great living museums and conservation science centers with more than one million people visiting last year. Close to the Chicago Botanic Garden is Ravinia Festival, the oldest outdoor music festival in the U.S. with a series of outdoor concerts and performances held every summer from June to September. If you are interested in performing arts theatre, check out Writers Theatre, which has been around for 25 years and has captivated Chicagoland audiences with inventive interpretations of classic work. Through their bold approach to contemporary theatre, they have dedicated themselves to creating the most intimate theatrical experience possible. In the summer, check out Glencoe beach, where you can rent sailboats, kayaks, and paddleboards.

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