Winnetka was incorporated on March 10, 1869. Its founders named the new community Winnetka, a Native American word meaning “beautiful land.”
Winnetka has retained the natural beauty that brought early settlers to the area. Picturesquely situated on the shore of Lake Michigan, just 16 miles north of Chicago, the Village is made up of tranquil tree-shaded streets and family-oriented neighborhoods as well as three quaint in-town business districts that are home to a varietyof shops and businesses.
The Village’s vision statement describes Winnetka as “…a village in a natural setting committed to its tradition of residential neighborhoods, citizen involvement, local shops and educational excellence…”
Recreational facilities abound in Winnetka. Four public beaches and a boat launch, numerous parks, athletic fields, an indoor tennis club, ice rink, public golf course and forest preserve areas can be enjoyed by Winnetka residents.
The Winnetka Public Library boasts over 106,000 books, as well as video and audio items (including books on tape and compact discs), periodicals, reference materials, internet access and direct computer link to 25 area libraries.
Numerous recreational programs and activities for all age groups are available through the Winnetka Community House, a non-profit community organization. The Community House also serves as a meeting place for clubs and organizations.
The Village of Winnetka
510 Green Bay Road, Winnetka, IL 60093 | (847) 501-6000
Winnetka Chamber of Commerce
841 Spruce Street, Winnetka, IL 60093 | (847) 446-4451
Winnetka Public Library
768 Oak Street, Winnetka, IL 60093 | (847) 446-7220
Winnetka Park District
540 Hibbard Road, Winnetka, IL 60093 | (847) 501-2040
New Trier High School – District 203
385 Winnetka Avenue, Winnetka, IL 60093 | (847) 446-7000
Hubbard Woods Elementary School (K-4) – District 36
1110 Chatfield Road, Winnetka, IL 60093 | (847) 446-0920
Crow Island School (K-4) – District 36
1112 Willow Rd, Winnetka, IL 60093 | (847) 446-0353
Greeley School (PK-4) – District 36
275 Fairview Avenue, Winnetka, IL 60093 | (847) 446-6060
The Skokie School (5-6) – District 36
520 Glendale Avenue, Winnetka, IL 60093 | (847) 441-1750
Carleton W. Washburne School (7-8) – District 36
515 Hibbard Road, Winnetka, IL 60093 | (847) 847-446-5892
For more information about additional educational opportunities in Winnetka, please visit Great Schools.