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Glencoe, Illinois

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Contact Info:
Village of Glencoe, 675 Village Court, Glencoe, IL 60022
Phone: (847) 835-4114
Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm Monday-Friday

Glencoe has been labeled favorite place to live among the North Shore communities of Chicago land. The village was named by its founder, Walter Gurnee, as a combination of his wife's maiden name. The village has retained its rural charm and strives to protect the surrounding environment. The neighborhoods look like neighborhoods, not subdivisions. There are tree-lined streets and the houses come in an assortment of styles, including several built by Frank Lloyd Wright. Village leaders maintain the community with a focus on providing a beautiful place to live while preserving the natural beauty of the area. In 2005, Chicago Magazine ranked Glencoe as the number one healthiest town with a population under ten thousand.

Glencoe's nearly 9,000 residents shop in a business district that reflects the small town feel of days gone by. The stores aren't located in a mall type layout, but rather along the main streets of the downtown section of the village. There are around 80 different shops, some that have been handed down for generations, as well as many more modern high end retailers. Residents of Glencoe can buy home accessories and gifts at Mermaid Moon or Glen Cote Thrift Shop. Olsky Jewelers is the oldest jeweler in the village and offers repair services and goldsmith services. Anne Loucks Gallery contains a selection of European and Contemporary American paintings. The list goes on and Glencoe has truly has something for nearly every shopper.

In keeping with the natural setting, Glencoe offers a number of spring and summer events for residents and visitors. The Chicago Botanic Garden is the location of many of these events. The Garden is made up of more than 20 individual gardens spanning 385 acres on what was swampy marshland. Almost a hundred years of development created the Garden, and now the site is a major attraction in the area.

From strawberries to trains, Glencoe has a wide assortment of summertime events planned this year. So whether you wear a garden hat or engineer’s cap, it’s going to be a busy year.