Wilmette

The Park sits adjacent to The Wilmette Harbor home to Sheridan Shores Yacht Club to the south and the private Gillson Sailing Beach available for residents to the north.

Welcome to Wilmette

 
Favorite Restaurants:
 
  • Pescadero - it's great for seafood and one of my favorite cocktail menus!
  • Sophia’s Steakhouse - it is great for a special occasion dinner. If it’s a birthday, make sure the staff knows in advance!! The bar is great for a casual gathering for drinks and apps with friends.
  • Michigan Shores Club - it’s a private social club but has the best al fresco dining in town in the summer and is close to Gillson Beach!
 
Shopping:
 
  • Vibrato - it is an upscale, but casual boutique where I always find something unique and different. It’s not stuffy, and they have a great selection of professional clothes, purses and awesome jewelry!
  • Exhibit - it is a go-to for funky and classic clothes. There is always a rotation of local artists pieces and vintage finds.
  • Hubba Hubba - this is the girlfriends shopping experience. It’s the perfect place to go if you want an affordable trendy piece or gift. Julie, the owner, is warm and welcoming!
 
Situated on the shores of Lake Michigan, Wilmette’s Gillson Beach spans much of the shoreline within the village limits offering tons of beach space, an outdoor beach restaurant, sailing and paddle rentals and lessons and more. Gillson Park offers 60 acres of play space featuring a playground, tennis courts and tons of open land.
 
The Park sits adjacent to The Wilmette Harbor home to Sheridan Shores Yacht Club to the south and the private Gillson Sailing Beach available for residents to the north. The vibrant village center offers tons of restaurants, shopping, coffee shops and Village Green where you’ll often find local bands playing in the summer. Wilmette is also home to both the el and Metra train stops offering commuters an easy way to go north or south.

Overview for Wilmette, IL

27,895 people live in Wilmette, where the median age is 45.6 and the average individual income is $97,355. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

27,895

Total Population

45.6 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$97,355

Average individual Income

Around Wilmette, IL

There's plenty to do around Wilmette, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Walkable
Walking Score
55
Bikeable
Bike Score
30
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Al Sham Sweets, CVS Pharmacy, and Fonseca Martial Arts - Wilmette.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 2.76 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.11 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.17 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.99 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.62 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.72 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Wilmette, IL

Wilmette has 10,331 households, with an average household size of 2.69. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Wilmette do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 27,895 people call Wilmette home. The population density is 5,163.1 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

27,895

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

45.6

Median Age

49.11 / 50.89%

Men vs Women

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10,331

Total Households

2.69

Average Household Size

$97,355

Average individual Income

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Schools in Wilmette, IL

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The following schools are within or nearby Wilmette. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Harper Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 4th
4/5
Wilmette Junior High School
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
5/5
Ronald Knox Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Highcrest Middle School
PUBLIC
5th - 6th
No rating available
Central Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
McKenzie Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 4th
5/5
Romona Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
5/5
Regina Dominican High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Baker Demonstration School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
St Francis Xavier School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Marie Murphy School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
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