Introduction to Winnetka, Illinois
Winnetka, Illinois, in Cook county, is 5 miles NW of Evanston, Illinois and 17 miles N of Chicago, Illinois. The village is located in the Chicago metropolitan area. Winnetka has a population of 12,419.
The first houses in Winnetka were built way back in 1836, when Erastus Patterson and his family arrived and set up a roadside tavern for people traveling on the Green Bay Trail post road. In 1854, the village was established, while the first school in the region was built in 1856. Winnetka was officially incorporated in the year 1869.
Winnetka and nearby Attractions
- Winnetka Golf Club
- Winnetka Public Library
- Winnetka City Hall
- Maple Street Park
- Wilmette Historical Museum
- Saint Joseph Cemetery
Things To Do In Winnetka
Winnetka has a number of beautiful parks, such as the Winnetka Park, Maple Street Park, Indian Hill Park and the Edgewood Park. Winnetka Golf Club allows visitors to unwind with a relaxing game.
Air transportation facilities are provided by Chicago O'Hare International Airport.
Winnetka Higher Education
National-Louis University and the School of Art Institute of Chicago provide opportunities for higher education to people of Winnetka.