What you need to know
Often called the North Shore, Chicago’s northern suburbs extend all the way up the coast of Lake Michigan and into Lake County, Illinois. Though exactly which communities fall under the North Shore title is hotly debated among Chicagoans and suburbanites alike, there is no denying that these residential areas are home to some of the region’s best attractions and events. Just a short train ride from The Loop, these neighborhoods play host to much of the city’s commuter population and have been immortalized in film’s like Mean Girls and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
Counties: Cook, Lake
Zip: 60202, 60201, 60091, 60043, 60035 etc.
Communities: Wilmette, Evanston, Winnetka, Lake Forest, Highland Park, Lake Bluff, Glencoe, Glenview, Northbrook, Deerfield, Glenview, Skokie etc.
Major CTA Stops: CTA Red Line, CTA Purple Line, Metra Union Pacific North, Metra Milwaukee District North