Welcome to Glencoe
Affluent lakeside village dotted with amenities and tree-lined streets
Flecked with parks, excellent schools, and notable sights, Glencoe establishes itself as one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in Illinois. A cozy enclave located west of Lake Michigan and approximately 24 miles north of Chicago's Loop, this affluent village sits cocooned within a greenbelt, sharing borders with beloved natural and recreational open spaces while residents enjoy the unparalleled convenience of living in one of the most attractive business districts along the North Shore.
With tree-lined residential streets flaunting an array of architectural styles dating from the Village’s incorporation in 1869 to the present day, Glencoe is one elegant community to call home. Most homes were designed by renowned architects as Frank Lloyd Wright, Howard Van Doren Shaw, David Adler, and George Washington Maher, with structures ranging from grand colonials to Georgian-revival estates and Victorian mansions testaments to this charming neighborhood’s architectural aesthetic.
What to Love
- Hip community with world-class amenities
- 70,000 acres of lush open spaces in the Cook County Forest Preserve
- Glencoe Metra station
- Upscale diners flecking the quaint streets of Downtown
- Specialty stores, boutiques, and salons
- Abundance of parks, recreation facilities, gardens, lakes, and beaches
Served by top-rated schools with residents enjoying some of the finest attractions and local amenities of the North Shore, Glencoe is a great destination for families and business owners. So, whether you need a nice place to eat downtown, are looking to spend a day exploring the Chicago Botanic Garden, or want to settle into a cozy seat for an intimate show at the regionally acclaimed Writers Theatre, you’ll find more than enough to see and do in Glencoe.
Here, you'll mingle with a diverse community of active and engaged locals who share many interests and passions fostered by a host of community organizations, from Friends of the Green Bay Trail to the Glencoe Youth Services, Historical Society, and so much more.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Glencoe's sprawling environment has a plethora of classy eateries and trendy boutique shops to explore. For your gourmet grocery needs, a stop at Food Stuffs will do the trick. Kick back on a cozy seat at Guildhall for a dinner of wood-roasted chicken, carrot salad, and spring artichoke soup served in an atmosphere tinged with rustic vibes. Hometown is a perfect place to grab a coffee and avocado toast before work, and you can pop into Jill Alberts Jewelry to browse a curated collection of designer earrings and necklaces or shop at Valentina for aesthetic clothes and accessories. The Lux Lab also offers great designer picks, from Blanc Noir to Christina Lehr, DiGiovanni jewelry, Perfectwhitetee, and more.
Things to Do
In Glencoe, it's almost impossible to run out of things to do — from parks to beaches to hiking trails teeming with blossoms. Gather in downtown Glencoe for the vivacious 4th of July Parade or rent a kayak at the Glencoe Beach, and enjoy the salty spray of the ocean breeze as you get ready to dive into fine waters. There are tons of spaces for personal BBQs, so rest assured the whole family can enjoy that sizzling sirloin steak everyone's been craving.
Garden connoisseurs and nature lovers will delight in a tour of the Chicago Botanic Gardens, strolling through pretty blooms and trees, from the English walled garden to the Japanese garden island and every incredible sight of nature in between. Be sure not to miss out on the spectacular shows performed at Writer’s Theatre. Many residents and guests can't stop talking about the fantastic talents of the various casts, the building's architecture, and the overall intimate ambiance.
Glencoe is home to some of Illinois' most quality educational facilities, renowned for their innovative and engaging curricula. A few of the community’s most revered academic institutions include: