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One of Chicago’s most prestigious neighborhoods is the affluent North Shore, which over time has come to include a few communities that do not border Lake Michigan. All North Shore communities are located in Cook County and Lake County. While other communities claim North Shore status, the suburbs of Evanston, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Winnetka, Glencoe, Highland Park, Lake Forest and Lake Bluff are North Shore mainstays.


Following a treaty with Native Americans in 1833, Europeans began to settle the North Shore. With the opening of Northwestern University in Evanston in 1855 and Lake Forest College in 1857, railroads were constructed to give students and faculty access. Indeed, railways and streetcars have always been integral parts of Chicago’s North Shore.


The area hosts many local events such as the
Ravinia Festival and the annual lighting of 32,000 Jack O’ Lanterns. Chicago’s North Shore is recognized as one of the most affluent neighborhoods in the United States. The Book of the North Shore (1901) and The Second Book of the North Shore (1911) were written by Marian A. White and are prominent works about the area. The term North Shore came into use broadly with the founding of the North Shore Improvement Association in 1890.


Chicago’s North Shore is the setting for numerous films and television shows, including Home Alone, Risky Business, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The Breakfast Club, Mean Girls, Contagion and many others.


Northwestern University and Lake Forest College remain North Shore educational centers and are joined by such cultural centers as the North Shore Performing Arts Center, the Chicago Botanic Garden, Kohl’s Children’s Museum and Ravinia Park in Highland Park and others to give the area the cultural diversity it merits.

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