Chicago’s Northern Suburbs are located primarily in northern Cook and southern Lake Counties. Two major highways combined with trains to and from downtown Chicago on the Milwaukee Road Metra Line provide residents with easy and convenient commutes to the city. Many of these communities also offer nearby access to Lake Michigan beaches and are noted for the quality of their schools, park districts, abundance of shopping, fine restaurants, nearby forest preserves, and great access to O’Hare International Airport.
The Northern Suburbs are comprised of several communities including; Gurnee, Glenview, Libertyville, Wilmette, Waukegan, Lake Bluff, and Evanston among others. When it comes to great real estate, schools and quality of life, the northern suburbs of Chicago are second to none.
Northern Suburbs Real Estate Insights
The Northern Suburbs of Chicago offer diverse home styles at a range of prices. Whether you are looking for a starter home or more room for a growing family the Northern Suburbs of Chicago has something to offer.
Median list prices in the Northern Suburbs vary depending on the specific community. In Gurnee, the median list price is $299,000 while the median list price for homes in Wilmette is $795,000. Please contact our office directly for more information on the specific suburb you are interested in.
People & Lifestyle
The Northern Suburbs of Chicago is more than just rows and rows of houses, there are so many great things to do within each community, some areas even have temples, zoos, and theme parks! With such a diverse set of communities, Chicago’s Northern Suburbs have something to offer to everyone.
Home to numerous attractions such as Six Flags Great America, Gurnee Mills Shopping Center, and Key Lime Cove Water Park, the northern suburb of Gurnee is one of the economic and entertainment centers of the region. Only a few miles away is the town of Libertyville, an upscale community renowned for its downtown area and once home to stars Marlon Brando and Adlai Stevenson.
One of the most northern Chicago suburbs, Lake Bluff provides easy commuter access to both Chicago and Milwaukee and is consistently praised for being one of the best places to live in the greater Chicagoland area. Wilmette, arguably the premier northern suburb in a group of tremendous communities, has a great mix of small-town feel with big-city attributes and has been hailed by Business Week as the 7th best place to raise a family.