Moving to the village of Skokie? Did you know that it was once considered the “world’s largest village?” And that its name comes from the Potawatomi word for “marsh?” Located just 16 miles northwest of downtown Chicago, this interesting Suburb full of diversity and history is a great place to live for anyone from younger families to older, retired couples. In fact, it has received many awards for being considered a “fast-growing suburb” and and having a high “livability” rating. It is bordered by Glenview and Wilmette to the north, Lincolnwood and the city of Chicago to the south, Evanston to the east, and the Edens Expressway to the west.
Home to the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, Skokie encompasses several historical sites and public spaces over the span of all of its parkland. This includes the Skokie Public Library, the Northshore Center for Performing Arts, and the Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park. Among its accolades, Skokie received the Governor’s Hometown Award and earned “All America Finalist” distinction from the National Civic League. Living in this award-winning suburb not only offers its residents cultural experiences, but also superior governmental and municipal services.
One thing that you can be sure of is that this village will take care of you at the lowest cost within an area so close to the North Shore. In 1991, the Village Board committed to freezing municipal property taxes while simultaneously enhancing the services of the government. This tax freeze is still in effect. When you live in Skokie, you are paying some of the lowest fees in the area, whether it’s for taxes or for a vehicle registration. Here, you’ll be able to manage your finances, but also be safe! As a bonus, Skokie was the first community within the United States to have an accredited fire, police and public works departments.
In terms of their goals of improvement around the village, the Village Board has put efforts towards redevelopment and improvement in downtown Skokie, the mall at Westfield Old Orchard, the industrial area in the southeast area of town, and the west end of Dempster street. As a founding member of the North Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau, Skokie is an integral part of encouraging the local residents and tourists to contribute to the economy. Now is the time to buy a home in Skokie, and Burrows Moving will help you along the way!