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About Glencoe Chicago

Glencoe is a village located in Cook County, Illinois, United States. It is situated approximately 20 miles north of downtown Chicago along the western shore of Lake Michigan. Here are some key points about Glencoe:


Glencoe is part of the North Shore region of the Chicago metropolitan area. It is bordered by Lake Michigan to the east, Highland Park to the north, Northbrook to the northwest, Winnetka to the south, and Lake Forest to the west.


Glencoe is known for its affluent population and picturesque neighborhoods. It has a reputation for being one of the wealthiest communities in the Chicago area.


Glencoe is served by two highly-regarded school districts: Glencoe School District 35 for primary education and New Trier Township High School District 203 for secondary education. New Trier High School, located in neighboring Winnetka, consistently ranks among the top public high schools in the country.


The village offers various parks, recreational facilities, and outdoor spaces for residents to enjoy. Glencoe Beach, located along Lake Michigan, is a popular destination for swimming, sunbathing, and picnicking during the summer months.

Cultural Attractions

Glencoe is home to the Chicago Botanic Garden, a renowned botanical garden spanning 385 acres with themed gardens, walking trails, and seasonal events. Additionally, the Writers Theatre, a professional theater company, is located in Glencoe and offers performances year-round.


Glencoe is conveniently located near major transportation routes, including Interstate 94 and Metra commuter rail stations, providing easy access to downtown Chicago and other suburbs.

Community Events

The village hosts various community events and festivals throughout the year, including the Glencoe Festival of Art, Fourth of July celebrations, and holiday events. These events help foster a sense of community among residents.


Glencoe features a mix of architectural styles, including historic homes, modern estates, and luxury condominiums. The village's tree-lined streets and well-maintained properties contribute to its upscale residential appeal.

Overall, Glencoe offers a high quality of life with its excellent schools, beautiful surroundings, and abundant recreational opportunities, making it an attractive place to live for families and individuals seeking a suburban lifestyle near Chicago.

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