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The Village of Glencoe is a lakefront community with small town charm and intimacy. Shopping, art galleries, restaurants and specialty shops fill the quaint downtown. The sandy beaches, historic homes and tree-lined bike and walking paths give Glencoe an unparalleled beauty that residents and visitors alike enjoy year round.
The village boasts many educational and recreational opportunities for all ages, with many public and private programs and services available. Points of interest in Glencoe include the Chicago Botanic Garden, the Glencoe Golf Club, the Skokie Lagoons, the Glencoe Sailing Beach, Watts Ice Arena and Writers’ Theatre. The excellent transportation system includes Metra commuter trains with frequent service to the Chicago Loop – a quick 30-minute trip – and an extensive PACE bus system providing connections to other suburban destinations.
Glencoe is home to many architectural treasures including an entire subdivision of Frank Lloyd Wright homes – the third largest collection of Wright houses in the world. The village also boasts Revival, Tudor, Georgian, Victorian Gothic, Italianate and contemporary architecture by such notables as David Adler, Howard Van Doren Shaw, Charles S. Frost, William H. Furst, Robert Seyfarth and others. The Village of Glencoe has been home to poets, statesmen, skating champions, generals and captains of industry.
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