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Across from Winnetka’s Crow Island School, and under $500K

by Joe Zekas on 1/23/13

The 3-bedroom, 2-bath home at 1129 Willow Rd in Winnetka has been on the market for almost 4 months despite a sub-$500K price tag. The market time is a sign that buyers have found it deficient in some manner compared to the competition.

There’s nothing comparable currently on the market in Winnetka, but similar homes can be had for less in neighboring Northfield and Wilmette – with the bonus of lower property tax bills.

What this home offers that its competition can’t match, however, is a preK-8 hop-to-school location. The home is directly across the street from Winnetka’s iconic Crow Island School, which is featured in the above video and spans from Junior Kindergarten through the 4th grade. The Skokie School, grades 5 and 6, is three short, tree-lined blocks to the north, and Carleton Washburne, grades 7 and 8, is just west of The Skokie School.

Can you put a price tag on never having to drive the kids to elementary school? Or on walking to their soccer games?

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