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The CAGE Neighborhood in Wilmette

Typical house in Wilmette's CAGE neighborhoodThe CAGE neighborhood in Wilmette is named for the four main streets of this 24 square block neighborhood on the east side of Wilmette: Chestnut, Ashland, Greenwood and Elmwood. Bounded on the east by Sheridan Road, on the west by Green Bay Road, by the village of Kenilworth to the north and Forest Avenue on the south, the CAGE is one of the priciest neighborhoods in Wilmette.

This beautiful neighborhood derives its charm from the brick streets, mature trees, old homes set back from the street and old-fashioned street lamps. Most of the homes in the CAGE were built between the 1890’s and 1930’s, though there is some newer construction. The largest lots with the most impressive homes tend to be along Chestnut Avenue. Architectural styles vary but are mostly traditional: colonials, Tudors, Victorians, 4-squares, etc.

Housing prices are typically $1 million and up, though deals can be had if you are looking for a home that needs work.

The CAGE neighborhood is served by Central School, the largest of four elementary schools (K-4) in Wilmette. You can walk to downtown Wilmette, Gillson Park and the Metra commuter train from anywhere in the CAGE.

At this writing there are 11 homes for sale in the CAGE (see below).  If you would like up to date information on homes currently for sale in the CAGE, you can go here. Or call me at 847-687-5957 if you would like to see one (or more) of them.

1028 Chestnut Ave - $3,299,000

1028 Chestnut Ave – $3,299,000

721 Elmwood Ave - $1,249,000

721 Elmwood Ave – $1,249,000

1020 Ashland Ave - $1,400,000

1020 Ashland Ave – $1,400,000

512 Elmwood Ave - $1,499,000

512 Elmwood Ave – $1,499,000

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