Wilmette is a village located in the Chicago metropolitan area, which is part of Illinois, United States.
Wilmette is a fairly good village to buy a house in for those who prefer a relaxed environment. Public green spaces, such as Forest Preserve and West Park, are very well-spread out and there are about 20 of them close by for residents to enjoy, which makes it easy to reach them. This part of the Chicago metropolitan area is also quiet, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamor - although that is not the case near Interstate 94, Edens Expressway or one of the railway lines.
The main housing types in Wilmette are single detached homes and townhouses. This village is primarily composed of three bedroom and four or more bedroom homes. Roughly 85% of the population of this village own their home whereas renters make up the remainder. Most of the housing growth in this part of the Chicago metropolitan area happened before the 1960s.
It is a reasonably short walk to get to both primary and secondary schools from any location in this part of the Chicago metropolitan area. Along with public schools, there are private elementary and high schools. When it comes to food, home buyers in Wilmette will value that a grocery store is always only a rather short walk away. There are also a limited number of opportunities for those who care about close by restaurants and cafes.
Wilmette will appeal to active home buyers since it is conducive to traveling on foot; running daily errands is convenient. Wilmette is very car friendly. Parking is generally easy. In contrast, Wilmette is not an especially convenient part of the Chicago metropolitan area for getting around by public transit. Nonetheless, property owners benefit from Linden Station with access to the Purple Line. Commuters are served by the Wilmette Station on the Union Pacific North Line. There are a few bus lines crossing the village, and bus stops are not very far from most properties.