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Glencoe, IL 60022, 60023, 60024, and 60093 is a village in northeastern Cook County, Illinois, United States. As of the 2010 census, the total population was 8,723. Glencoe, ILocated on Chicago's North Shore and is located within the New Trier High School District. Glencoe is ranked 1st among the richest towns in Illinois and 8th among the richest towns in US.[4]

According to the 2010 census, Glencoe has a total area of 3.781 square miles (9.79 km2), of which 3.72 square miles (9.63 km2) (or 98.39%) is land and 0.061 square miles (0.16 km2) (or 1.61%) is water. 60022, 60023, 60024, and 60093

Glencoe is located on the west side of Lake Michigan. It is separated from suburbs to the north and west by more than 1,200 acres (490 ha) of the Cook County Forest Preserve natural forest area.[7] Three golf clubs also buffer it, with the private Lake Shore Country Club on the north, the public Glencoe Golf Club (operated by the village of Glencoe) on the northwest, and the private Skokie Country Club on the west. 60022, 60023, 60024, and 60093

The village is surrounded on three sides by upper-income communities, with Highland Park on the north, Northbrook on the west, and Winnetka to the south. The Skokie Lagoons are located in the forest preserve to the immediate west of the village. The same forest preserve has a bicycle trail that connects to other forest preserves to the south. In the village, the Greenbay Trail allows bicyclists to travel as far south as Wilmette and north past Lake Forest. The highest point of elevation in Glencoe is 690 feet (210 m) above sea level along Green Bay Road in the northern part of the village. 60022, 60023, 60024, and 60093

Historical population
Census Pop. %±
1880 387 —
1890 569 47.0%
1900 1,020 79.3%
1910 1,899 86.2%
1920 3,381 78.0%
1930 6,295 86.2%
1940 6,825 8.4%
1950 6,980 2.3%
1960 10,472 50.0%
1970 10,542 0.7%
1980 9,200 −12.7%
1990 8,499 −7.6%
2000 8,762 3.1%
2010 8,723 −0.4%
Est. 2019 8,826 [2] 1.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
As of the census[9] of 2010, there were 8,723 people, 3,013 households, and 2,499 families residing in the village. There were 3,209 housing units. The racial makeup of the village was 94% White, 1.2% African American, 2.7% Asian, 0.1% American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.5% some other race, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.7% of the population.[3]

There were 2,499 family households, out of which 44.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.4% were headed by married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.1% were non-families. Approximately 15.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.9% were someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89, and the average family size was 3.23.[3]

In the village, the population was spread out, with 31.6% under the age of 18, 4.3% from 18 to 24, 15.6% from 25 to 44, 34% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44.0 years. There were 4,428 females and 4,295 males.[3]

The median income for a household in the village was $193,571, and the median income for a family was $235,000. Male full-time workers had a median income of $202,083 versus $65,549 for females. The per capita income for the village as of 2011 was $106,649, placing Glencoe among the 20 wealthiest communities in the United States.[10][11] Approximately 4.5% of the population and 4.7% of families were below the poverty line, including 4.7% of those under the age of 18 and 10.5% age 65 or older.[12]

Opinion about the origins of the village's name is divided; some attribute it to an early resident, Matthew Coe; others say it is named for the area of Scotland of the same name. The village's first seal was based on the seal of Glencoe, Scotland.[13]

During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, many elegant homes were built in Glencoe. In addition to several structures by Frank Lloyd Wright, there are houses designed by Howard Van Doren Shaw, David Adler, Robert E. Seyfarth and George Washington Maher, among others.

Glencoe Metra Station in 2012
Glencoe has a Village Manager form of government. It had one of the first public safety departments (combined police/fire/paramedic). In 1921 it adopted the first zoning code in Illinois. Its land-use plan, adopted in 1940, has been adhered to with minor changes since then. Most all nonconforming uses have been eliminated through attrition and it has developed to the allowed uses outlined on the 1940 zoning map. It is predominantly a single-family residential area, with no industrial uses. It has a small cohesive central business district that provides most basic services, including post office, library, Village Hall, performing arts theatre, train station (to Chicago), and other shopping needs

Glencoe, IL 60022, 60023, 60024, and 60093

Since the late 20th century, for 20 years the village has had redevelopment of smaller homes. They have been torn down and replaced by larger homes, spurring debate on historic preservation, the effects of an increasingly wealthy demographic, and rising property taxes.

In addition to such private development, during this time, the village has completed major reconstruction of its street and sidewalk network. The village installed brick sidewalks and period street lights in the business district. Many public buildings have been or are being remodelled or expanded, including the public schools, Village Hall, library, Park District Community Center, and refrigerated outdoor ice rink. The building housing the Glencoe Woman's Club (formerly Woman's Library Club) was torn down. It was replaced by a new building, designed by Jeanne Gang, that houses Writers Theatre, which opened in 2016. The private golf clubs (Lake Shore Country Club and Skokie Country Club) have also conducted major remodeling, additions, and reconstruction.

Glencoe, IL 60022, 60023, 60024, and 60093 offers a variety of tourist attractions 

  • Chicago Botanic Garden
  • Cook County Forest Preserves
  • Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Sylvan Road Bridge (concrete) (1915 design)
  • Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Ravine Bluffs Subdivision entry light/planter monuments at Sylvan/Franklin and at Franklin/Meadow (circa 1915)
  • North Shore Congregation Israel synagogue designed by Minoru Yamasaki
  • Glencoe Metra station (circa 1891)
  • Friends Park
  • Glencoe Golf Club
  • Glencoe Park District, featuring disc golf
  • Glencoe Public Library
  • Glencoe Sailing Beach
  • Phil Thomas Park
  • Kalk Park
  • Men's Library Club (MLC)[16]
  • Skokie Lagoons
  • Am Shalom Synagogue
  • Skokie Country Club
  • St. Paul A.M.E. Church
  • Watts Ice Arena
  • Writers Theatre
  • Glencoe Historical Society including the Eklund History Center Museum and Garden
  • Grand Food Center
  • Secret Park
  • Glencoe Beach Chicago Botanic Garden
    Cook County Forest Preserves
    Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Sylvan Road Bridge (concrete) (1915 design)
    Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Ravine Bluffs Subdivision entry light/planter monuments at Sylvan/Franklin and at Franklin/Meadow (circa 1915)
    North Shore Congregation Israel synagogue designed by Minoru Yamasaki
    Glencoe Metra station (circa 1891)
    Friends Park
    Glencoe Golf Club
    Glencoe Park District, featuring disc golf
    Glencoe Public Library
    Glencoe Sailing Beach
    Phil Thomas Park
    Kalk Park
    Men's Library Club (MLC)[16]
    Skokie Lagoons
    Am Shalom Synagogue
    Skokie Country Club
    St. Paul A.M.E. Church
    Watts Ice Arena
    Writers Theatre
    Glencoe Historical Society including the Eklund History Center Museum and Garden
    Grand Food Center
    Secret Park
    Glencoe Beach

Glencoe, IL Located just 24 miles north of Chicago’s Loop, the Village of Glencoe is bordered by Lake Michigan, the Cook County Forest Preserve and the Glencoe Golf Course. With abundant parks, convenient beach facilities and one of the most attractive business districts along the North Shore, Glencoe is a great place to visit. Whether you come to shop and eat downtown, to spend the day at the Chicago Botanic Garden, to enjoy a show at the regionally acclaimed Writers Theatre or to take in the sight of one of our thirteen Frank Lloyd Wright-designed structures—there is plenty to see and do in Glencoe, IL  60022, 60023, 60024, and 60093

Glencoe is a small, historic Village (pop. 8,700) located approximately 20 miles north of Chicago accessible by the Edens Expressway, Metra’s Union Pacific North Line, and Pace Bus Route 213. The Village was developed as a planned community around a central downtown serving as its main focal point. Outside of downtown the Village is primarily residential, its neighborhoods dotted with parks, schools, and houses of worship. The Village is nestled within a greenbelt. Three of its four borders are surrounded by natural and recreational open space – including the Chicago Botanic Garden, Cook County forest preserves, the Skokie Lagoons, one public and two private golf courses, and Lake Michigan with public beach access provided at Lakefront Park.

Character abounds in Glencoe, IL. The tree-lined residential streets include a broad variety of architectural styles dating from the Village’s incorporation in 1869 to present day. Many of the homes were designed by noteworthy architects including Frank Lloyd Wright, Howard Van Doren Shaw, Robert Seyfarth, Keck & Keck, and many others. For the architecture enthusiast, a stroll through one of Glencoe’s neighborhoods is a treat.
If the nostalgia of “Main Street” appeals to you, then Downtown Glencoe is the place to be. It continues to function as the central meeting place for residents with the post office, library, theatre, and shopping all within a few blocks. But don’t be fooled by its simplicity. Behind the historic facades of this commercial center are several upscale restaurants, unique specialty stores, and a variety of salons and personal care services. While shopping downtown enjoy uninterrupted views of Lake Michigan from Park Avenue.

The ambiance of Glencoe is not only known to residents and visitors – it has also attracted Hollywood. Glencoe was the setting for the 1983 film Risky Business, starring Tom Cruise. Scenes from the 1986 John Hughes film Ferris Bueller's Day Off were filmed in Glencoe including one scene at the Glencoe Beach, as were scenes from Sixteen Candles and Uncle Buck. The Glencoe train station is featured in scenes from Clint Eastwood's Flags of Our Fathers, as well as John Hughes' She's Having a Baby. The 2011 film Contagion featuring Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet, Jude Law and Matt Damon also has scenes that were filmed in Glencoe.


Writers Theatre Center: Opened in early 2016, the new Writers Theatre Center features two intimate performance spaces under one roof. A true “Theatre in a Park,” the new center, designed by internationally renowned Studio Gang Architects led by Founder and Design Principal Jeanne Gang, includes patron access to surrounding parks, outdoor rooftop terraces and landscaped and rooftop gardens. A spacious main atrium with seating tribunes functions as a central gathering area, where patrons and students will enjoy supplementary artistic, family and educational programs. And a luminous grand gallery walk is suspended around the atrium, inviting the entire community to experience the iconic spaces inside. The lobby and public spaces are open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Downtown Glencoe: Nestled in the center of the Village, you'll find quaint tree-lined streets with upscale dining options including Guildhall, as well as unique specialty stores and boutiques, and a variety of salons and personal care services.
Chicago Botanic Garden: On the west side of the Village, the world-renowned Chicago Botanic Garden, the fifth most visited public garden in the United States offers many opportunities to enjoy earth’s bounty. Opened more than 40 years ago as a beautiful place to visit, and it has matured into one of the world's great living museums and conservation science centers. Last year, more than one million people visited the Garden's 26 gardens and four natural areas, uniquely situated on 385 acres on and around nine islands, with six miles of lake shoreline.
The Skokie Lagoons are located in the forest preserve to the immediate west of the Village. It features a bicycle trail that connects to other paths allowing bicyclists to travel as far south as Wilmette and north past Lake Forest.
Glencoe Golf Club: The Glencoe Golf Club, a public golf course owned and operated by the Village of Glencoe was established in 1921 by a group of Glencoe residents in search of an alternative to private country club membership. In 1922, the Cook County Board approved an agreement with the Glencoe Golf Club granting the use of land for the first nine holes and construction began using funds from those Glencoe residents. The second nine holes were constructed on 31 acres owned by the Village of Glencoe adjacent to the golf course. And in 1927, the Village of Glencoe purchased an additional 29 acres. Expansion of the back nine holes to the present condition was completed in 1930 with the full 18 holes put into play in 1931. Since its inception as one of the first public golf courses, the Glencoe Golf Club has grown to become one of the finest public golf facilities on the North Shore.
Glencoe Beach: Right in Glencoe’s own backyard is Lake Michigan's most beautiful spot on the North Shore, Glencoe Beach. The beach is ideal for group and family outings, work picnics, summer camp groups, and other events. Lifeguards are on duty daily during beach season Memorial Day through Labor Day. The Beach offers a playground and waterplay area for kids, full-service concessions, and a beach house with bathrooms and showers. There are also sand chair, umbrella, and sun shelter rentals available.
Glencoe Public Library: The Glencoe Public Library was organized in 1909 by a Glencoe school teacher, Sarah Hammond, daughter of a Glencoe founder, acting as the first librarian. Miss Hammond served as Librarian until 1935, and the second floor assembly room in the present building was named for her. Today the Glencoe Library is one of the most frequently visited places in the Village by residents and visitors, with an almost 100% library card holder rate among Glencoe residents, one of the highest in the state.
Frank Lloyd Wright: The Village of Glencoe is home to 13 structures designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright, the third largest collection in the world. The majority are grouped together in the Ravine Bluffs subdivision, a housing development that Frank Lloyd Wright and landscape architect Jens Jensen collaborated on, built in 1915. Ravine Bluffs includes six Wright-designed single-family homes, three Wright-designed entrance sculptures marking the subdivision boundaries, and a bridge over a ravine, the only Wright-designed bridge ever built. Additional information on Frank Lloyd Wright’s work in Glencoe is available through the Glencoe Historical Society’s museum and archives.
Bike & Walking Trails: Several regional trail systems lead to, connect with, and/or pass through the Village of Glencoe. The North Branch Trail is a 20-mile paved bicycle trail beginning at Devon Avenue in Chicago and ending at Dundee Road (Route 68) in Glencoe. Trailgoers may continue on after this point, passing through the Chicago Botanic Garden north to Lake Cook Road. A new multiuse trail meanders along Lake Cook Road through the McDonald and Turnbull Woods Forest Preserves and connects to the east with the Green Bay Trail at the Braeside Metra station. The 10-mile Green Bay Trail is a combination of paved and crushed limestone trail beginning in Wilmette and connecting with Lake County’s significant trail system to the north. A section of the Green Bay Trail in Glencoe, between Harbor Street and Woodlawn Avenue, has been undergoing restoration thanks to the efforts of the Friends of the Green Bay Trail. In this section a targeted effort is underway to remove invasive species and replant native trees, wildflowers, grasses, sedges and shrubs. Look for informational signage in this area as you pass through.

Located approximately 20 miles north of downtown Chicago, Glencoe is easily accessible off I-94 (Edens Expressway), by Metra commuter rail (Union Pacific North Line) as well as the CTA Purple Line with a connection with Pace Suburban Bus service. Summer shuttles to the CBG from the Metra station.