Margaret Goss Real Estate Team

 Wilmette, Illinois



The Village of Wilmette is a North Shore town located on the scenic shores of Lake Michigan.  It is recognized as a family-oriented community that values children and education very highly.  Many families move here specifically to take advantage of the excellent public and private elementary schools and top-ranked New Trier High School.

Wilmette also has a wide array of public amenities, including an outstanding park system with recreation and events, Gillson Beach, a beautiful beach for swimming and sailing, and an excellent public library. 

East Wilmette features stately older homes with brick-lined streets, and downtown has interesting boutiques and wonderful restaurants.  Wilmette is a safe place to live – the crime rate here is lower than average for the country.  Wilmette is also home to the oldest surviving Baha'i Temple in the world.

Real Estate

If you are looking for picturesque neighborhoods with well-manicured lawns, tree-lined streets, and eye-catching homes . . . then Wilmette is the place for you!  Here you will find spacious custom built Tudors, Victorians, and Colonial style homes.  There are also plenty of bungalows, ranches, condominiums and rentals.  This quiet residential village has been named “Tree City USA” nine times!

The 2017 average sale price for Wilmette homes is $843,730 and the median is $732,500. For condos, the average sale price is $390,000 and the median is $368,000.


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The Village of Wilmette offers excellent transportation for its residents.  Getting around or in or out of Wilmette is easy.  The Village is served by Pace Bus Service, CTA rapid transit, and the Metra Railroad Service (commuter train line to Chicago.)  If you are driving by car, the Edens Expressway runs through the western part of Wilmette and has an on-ramp at Lake St.  



You’ll find exceptional public and private schools, as well as pre-schools, in the Village of Wilmette.  There are two public school districts that serve students in Wilmette:  Wilmette School District 39 and Avoca School District 37.  Wilmette is also home to three top-rated high schools:  New Trier High School, Loyola Academy, and Regina Dominican High School. 

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Wilmette School District 39

     Central Elementary School

     Harper Elementary School

     McKenzie Elementary School

     Romona Elementary School

     Highcrest Middle School

     Wilmette Junior High School

Avoca School District 37

     Avoca West Elementary School

     Marie Murphy Middle School

     New Trier High School- 385 Winnetka Ave. Winnetka IL  60093  847-446-7000

Private Schools

Loyola Academy High School

Regina Dominican High School

St. Francis Xavier School

St. Joseph School

Nearby:  North Shore Country Day School, Winnetka



Wilmette Community Nursery

Wilmette Park District Pre-School

Ronald Knox Montessori



More Links for Wilmette Information:


The “CAGE” Neighborhood

Kenilworth Gardens

Mallincrodt Condos


Green Bay Trail


General Information

Business Week ranks Wilmette 7th on their list of best places to raise children in the U.S

Incorporated:        1872

Population:  approximately 27,000

Area:  5.3 sq. miles

Households:  10,000

Median Age:  42.2

Median Family Income:  $115,044

Average Family Income:  $168,832

Median Home Value:  $441,600

(Source:  Village of Wilmette Website and Multiple Listing Service)

White:  89.7%

African American:   0.6%

Asian:  8.2%

Hispanic:  2.1%

(Source:  US Census Bureau 2000)

Wilmette Churches

East of Green Bay Road:  








Community Church of Wilmette

Trinity United Methodist Church

First Congregational Church

St. Augustine's Episcopal

Congregation Sukkat Shalom

First Presbyterian Church of Wilmette

St. Francis Xavier Parish


West of Green Bay Road









St. John's Evangelical Lutheran

St. Joseph Catholic Church

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints - 2727 Lake St, 847-251-2998

Wilmette Church of Christ

Skokie Valley Baptist Church

Beth Hillel