We Welcome You. Winnetka has retained the natural beauty that brought early settlers to the area. Picturesquely situated on the shore of Lake Michigan, just 16 miles north of Chicago, the Village is made up of tranquil tree-shaded streets and family-oriented neighborhoods as well as three quaint in-town business districts that are home to a variety of shops and businesses.
The Village’s vision statement describes Winnetka as "...a village in a natural setting committed to its tradition of residential neighborhoods, citizen involvement, local shops and educational excellence...". Whether you are a resident or guest, we welcome you to take part in all of the things that make our village so great.