The village of Skokie, Illinois is located in the Chicago metropolitan area.
The character of Skokie is exemplified by its slower-paced ambience. Access to green spaces, including Forest Preserve and Gross Point Park, is easy from most locations in the village since there are over 50 of them nearby for residents to enjoy. This village is also quiet, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamor - although that is not the case around Edens Expressway or one of the railway lines.
Single detached homes are the most common housing type, representing many of buildings in Skokie, while large apartment buildings and small apartment buildings make up most of the remaining housing stock. This village also has a variety of housing sizes - properties range from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Home owners occupy roughly three quarters of the units in the village while the remainder are rented. This village experienced its latest housing boom before the 1960s, so most of the available housing is from this time period.
It is a rather short walk to get to both primary and secondary schools from most homes for sale in Skokie. Along with public schools, there are private elementary and high schools. In terms of food, it is usually possible for house buyers in Skokie to shop for groceries by walking. Likewise, a restaurant is often just around the corner, and property owners benefit from approximately 20 cafes as well. It is also easy to access a variety of clothing stores on foot.
It is convenient for pedestrians to navigate Skokie; many daily needs can be met without the use of a car. This village is a very good part of the Chicago metropolitan area for driving. Nearby highways, such as Edens Expressway, are reasonably easy to drive to from anywhere in Skokie, and it is convenient to park. On the other hand, commuting by transit can be sometimes challenging in this village due to the infrequent service. Nonetheless, there is Dempster Station and Oakton-Skokie Station on the Yellow Line. The village is linked by about 10 bus lines, and most homes are very close to a bus stop.