Tag: Wilmette

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Wilmette Christmas lights and holiday cheer

Wilmette Christmas lights and holiday cheer

Two years ago the Maris home at 1200 Cleveland in Wilmette boasted more than 50,000 lights computer-controlled by more than 300 channels. This ...
Wilmette teardowns are back

Wilmette teardowns are back

Travel back in time to the spring of 2006 and you would have found more than 100 homes on the Village of Wilmette's list of pending and approved d ...
MLS-listed North Shore rentals are scarce

MLS-listed North Shore rentals are scarce

If you thought there was a shortage of homes for sale on Chicago's North Shore, take a look at how the rental market has shrunk over the past two ...
Wilmette’s winter wonderland annoys a neighbor

Wilmette’s winter wonderland annoys a neighbor

A year ago I wrote the following about a Wilmette home at the northeast corner of Cleveland and Thornwood: Wilmette resident Steve Maris has ou ...
Can an off-lakefront Wilmette home command $4.5 million?

Can an off-lakefront Wilmette home command $4.5 million?

The asking price for the 6-bedroom, 6 ½ bath home at 723 8th St in Wilmette is $4,500,000. The home, built in 2011, boasts an outdoor pool and a 3 ...
Seat slots available for Evanston 4th of July parade

Seat slots available for Evanston 4th of July parade

If you're familiar with all the hoopla that surrounds the 4th of July parade in Evanston, you know that lawn chairs begin lining a more than mile- ...
Wilmette’s well-fed birds – and squirrels

Wilmette’s well-fed birds – and squirrels

Some suburbs are obsessive about preventing their citizens from placing anything in the public parkway abutting their property. That's not the cas ...
Remembering Wilmette’s C.J. Arthur’s and Art Falzer

Remembering Wilmette’s C.J. Arthur’s and Art Falzer

Last September, just before it closed, my son and I visited C.J. Arthur's in Wilmette for the last of the 100s of meals we'd eaten there over a mo ...
An update on Wilmette demolition permits

An update on Wilmette demolition permits

Several weeks ago we asserted that Wilmette no longer makes demolition permit data available online. We wrongly relied on looking for the data whe ...
Christmas on Cleveland, Wilmette’s winter wonderland

Christmas on Cleveland, Wilmette’s winter wonderland

The northeast corner of Cleveland and Thornwood in Wilmette is home, once again, to an enchanting display of Christmas lights and music. Wilme ...
A Wilmette teardown trio

A Wilmette teardown trio

Wilmette no longer makes available an online list of demolition permits, so I don't have accurate data about the current pace of teardowns in the ...
Wilmette and Kenilworth come together separately for the fireworks

Wilmette and Kenilworth come together separately for the fireworks

Wilmette dwarfs Kenilworth in land area (5.4 square miles vs 0.6) and population (27,087 vs 2,513). Despite their size differential, these nei ...
A rare rental on the beach in Wilmette

A rare rental on the beach in Wilmette

There are only a few dozen single-family homes in Wilmette that have private beaches, and it's extremely rare to see one of them become available ...
A renovated and expanded East Wilmette classic

A renovated and expanded East Wilmette classic

618 Central Ave in Wilmette is the setting for a classic side-entrance center-entrance vintage charmer that's been completely updated. The home ha ...
Live two doors from the Wilmette Christmas house

Live two doors from the Wilmette Christmas house

I'm a sucker for a front porch, and the home at 2022 Wilmette Ave in Wilmette has a great south-facing one that wraps around the sides of the home ...
North Shore rental pick – Wilmette’s Kenilworth Gardens

North Shore rental pick – Wilmette’s Kenilworth Gardens

It's been a while since I spotlighted a North Shore rental pick. This week's focus falls on 2240 Kenilworth Ave, a 3-bedroom, 2 ½ bath home in ...
A tight North Shore rental market

A tight North Shore rental market

We've been following the market for rental homes and condos on the North Shore for several years and the market appears to be as tight as I've see ...
A video tour of Chiasso’s new Wilmette showroom

A video tour of Chiasso’s new Wilmette showroom

If you're shopping for home furnishings and accessories you may find it easier to head for the Old Orchard mall in Skokie rather than the traffic- ...
How to sharpen your North Shore new construction search

How to sharpen your North Shore new construction search

Looking back to 2007 it's now clear that a cottage industry of home builders overbuilt the market for new single-family homes in the $1 million an ...
A New Year’s Day open house at a new Wilmette home

A New Year’s Day open house at a new Wilmette home

If you guessed that no one would want to visit open houses on New Year's Day, you would have guessed wrong. Within 50 minutes of the time it op ...
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