Welcome to Skokie
An upscale and diverse Chicago village
Sitting just 15 miles outside of Chicago’s bustling downtown loop is Skokie village. Skokie is known for its excellent parks and festivals. This friendly town is near the north suburban—with easy access to downtown life while offering a peaceful residence filled with nature. You can have city life and spacious yards in Skokie!
This town was a German-Luxembourger farming community until becoming a major Chicago suburb following World War II. Skokie was once named “Niles Center'' until being changed in 1940 due to confusion with surrounding neighborhoods. This rapid growth has given Skokie the name of “World’s Largest Village.”
The village offers a quick commute to the city while maintaining historical interest and providing space to grow. Due to the town's charm and accessibility, a single-family home will cost slightly more than the state's average listing price. A single-family home in the heart of Skokie will run right under $300,000, still giving you a great bang for your buck.
What to Love
- Short commute to downtown Chicago
- Winner of the national “Gold Medal for Excellence” in parks
- Upscale shopping, dining, and activities
People & Lifestyle
The Skokie community remains diverse, vibrant, and dynamic. With its parks, arts, schools, shopping, and excellent transportation, the village can be home to many. Skokie’s location is perfect for local professionals and those working in the heart of the city. The town provides space for families to live and grow while maintaining their careers. Skokie has everything you’d need while allowing easy access to the city. The village of Skokie is the perfect, peaceful place to call home.
Dining, Shopping & Entertainment
Skokie is filled with plenty of options to shop and dine. With upscale shopping centers and modern restaurants, you’ll never go bored or hungry in this town.
If you live in Skokie, you don’t have to venture downtown to shop. This village is home to Westfield Old Orchard
—the third largest mall in all of Illinois. With major department stores such as Nordstrom
and delicious bites to eat like Shake Shack
, you’ll have no problem spending your day shopping in Skokie.
Skokie proves that you don’t need the bustling city for amazing food. EJ’s Place
has been a Skokie staple since 1997, earning it a place among the North Shore’s top restaurants. If you’re looking to embrace the town's culture, Herm’s Hot Dog Palace
can give you a taste of Poland with its Vienna Beef Hot Dog Hall of Fame hot dogs.
Things to Do
With a diverse culture and a dedication to preserving the past, Skokie isn’t sparse on activities or historical places. Regardless of the season or your interests, you’re sure to find something to do in Skokie!
The month of May always brings the Skokie Festival of Cultures
. This annual event first started in 1991, celebrates the village’s diverse ethnic composition. Over two days, residents and visitors have the opportunity to enjoy ethnic foods, music, arts, and crafts. Skokie is also home to the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center
, honoring the village’s Jewish roots.
The Skokie Park District
is made of more than 240 acres. This area is made up of parkland and facilities known for seasonal activities. With events throughout the year, the Skokie Park District has something for all ages. The beautifully maintained parkland earned the district “Gold Medal for Excellence” in parks and recreation management.
Skokie is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
- John Middleton Elementary School, 1-5, a top-rated school in Illinois
- Fairview South Elementary School, PK-8, students attending this school perform above average on state tests
- Niles West High School, 9-12, students attending this school have above average college readiness measures
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