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Winnetka Neighborhoods: Greeley

Greeley School: Go West, Young Man?

“Go west, young man” was advice generally attributed to Horace Greeley, a 19th century American newspaper editor and presidential candidate, and was advice followed by many who arrived in Winnetka in the 19th century. However, Greeley School was not named for him but rather for a popular Winnetka resident, Samuel Sewall Greeley.

Greeley School, an elementary school (grades K-4) located in the southeastern part of Winnetka, opened in 1912. Mr. Greeley encouraged the community to build the school in this area so that students on the east side of town did not have to cross the railroad tracks to get to school. (previously, all elementary students had attended Horace Mann School, located where the post office sits today.) Since its opening a century ago, Greeley School has been modernized many times, most recently in 2009. The school’s attendance area is bounded by Tower Road on the north, Green Bay Road on the west, Winnetka Avenue on the south and Lake Michigan on the east. Basically it covers all of east Winnetka except a small section north of Tower Rd., which is served by Hubbard Woods School.

Homes in the Greeley neighborhood are typically traditional in style like the rest of Winnetka: Colonials, Tudors and the occasional Victorian.  Most have at least four bedrooms but many are much larger. There is no typical lot size but many of the homes on the east side of the village are between a quarter and a half acre.

Homes in the neighborhood range from $649,000 to $15,975,000, but the average sale price during the first half of 2012 was $1,428,319. The four highest priced homes for sale are all lakefront properties along Sheridan Road.

There are currently 22 active listings in east Winnetka. Here’s a sampling:

812 Foxdale – $899,000

761 Lincoln – $1,375,000

835 Humboldt – $1,695,000

790 Bryant – $3,100,000

If you would like more information about these or any other homes in Winnetka, give us a call at 847-881-6657. We’d be happy to help you. You can also search for Winnetka homes here.

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