About Skokie, Illinois
Skokie is one of Chicago’s most culturally vibrant suburbs. Just a 30 minute train ride from Chicago, Skokie residents can take full advantage of the city’s nightlife and culture while still enjoying the advantages of a suburban lifestyle. Homes in Skokie range from large Georgian-style homes to more compact ranch houses. Contemporary townhouses and condominiums are also becoming more popular, especially in the downtown Skokie area.
Skokie’s park district operates 49 parks, comprising almost 250 acres of land for recreation, bicycling, or simply enjoying a summer day. The park district also operates a golf course, two large water parks, an indoor ice skating arena, and a boathouse on the Chicago River. Skokie’s rich heritage provides residents with dining and shopping possibilities far beyond those of most other suburbs, and home owners are just a short drive from Westfield Shoppingtown Old Orchard, an upscale mall that offers a unique shopping experience.