Originally Posted by mikeelm
While I generally think of the towns on the lake being the so called North Shore towns, I often hear Skokie, Northbrook also being referred as part of the North Shore inspite the fact they're west of the towns on the lake.
Why is that?
I'm not sure there's city-wide consensus in Chicago on what the north shore really is. It seems somewhat arbitrary to stick to municipal boundries, but they do play a role. I generally consider the north shore as the older and more established, less sprawling, more quaint areas north of chicago. Homes generally go for over $1mi.l So Wilmette, Winetka, Glencoe, Highland Park, etc. Northbrook is in part spillover from the north shore. It also doesn't really have the same character however. Skokie to me is completely different.