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Old 09-04-2018, 06:27 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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It is very Jewish. JUF estimated it at upwards of 50% in the last article I read. North Shore Congregation Israel is one of the largest Reform synagogues in the country, and it's not the only synagogue in the village. It's an unfortunate reality that a substantial amount of people will decide that they don't want to live in a community like that.
I suspected that was probably the answer. But I would think today that Glencoe is considerably less Jewish than that. I'm sure the Jewish percentage in HP is a lot larger.

I wouldn't consider having a significant Jewish population in a NS suburb to be an outlier. Since after WWII, Jews formed an important part of the North Shore's population. For Evanston, that is meant a rather spread out Jewish community, although for a time, the southwest corner of the city (south of Oakton, west of Asbury) was pretty Jewish. Wilmette: when Jews moved north from the city (Albany Park on up to Hollywood Pk and Peterson Park) after WWII, they ended up (in a straight line) to Lincolnwood, Skokie, and then....west Wilmette). Winnetka's Jewish population was centered more in Hubbard Wood. Glencoe and Highland Park were viewed as the heaviest Jewish concentration. The newer sections of Lake Forest, far to the west, attracked Jewish residents.

And the inland NS.....places like Deerfield and Northbrook, of course, had and have large Jewish populations. Though one suburb removed from the lake also, I wouldn't call Skokie "NS", but its Jewish population is obvious.

I don't think I'd be going out on a limb in saying that the only NS burbs that never had a Jewish community are Kenilworth (once known as being highly restricted) and Lake Bluff.
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Old 09-04-2018, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Evanston & Lake Forest, Illinois
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I suspected that was probably the answer. But I would think today that Glencoe is considerably less Jewish than that. I'm sure the Jewish percentage in HP is a lot larger.

I wouldn't consider having a significant Jewish population in a NS suburb to be an outlier. Since after WWII, Jews formed an important part of the North Shore's population. For Evanston, that is meant a rather spread out Jewish community, although for a time, the southwest corner of the city (south of Oakton, west of Asbury) was pretty Jewish. Wilmette: when Jews moved north from the city (Albany Park on up to Hollywood Pk and Peterson Park) after WWII, they ended up (in a straight line) to Lincolnwood, Skokie, and then....west Wilmette). Winnetka's Jewish population was centered more in Hubbard Wood. Glencoe and Highland Park were viewed as the heaviest Jewish concentration. The newer sections of Lake Forest, far to the west, attracked Jewish residents.

And the inland NS.....places like Deerfield and Northbrook, of course, had and have large Jewish populations. Though one suburb removed from the lake also, I wouldn't call Skokie "NS", but its Jewish population is obvious.

I don't think I'd be going out on a limb in saying that the only NS burbs that never had a Jewish community are Kenilworth (once known as being highly restricted) and Lake Bluff.
What is your source for this? However, it's very off-topic.
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Old 09-04-2018, 04:11 PM
 
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I suspect that there has been a great deal of shifting religious affiliations in every community, especially as the various factors that influence where folks live have shifted. That said it is very difficult to find accurate counts for how that shift has played out.

There is mostly solid county level info -- http://www.usreligioncensus.org/


http://www.thearda.com/Archive/Files...s/RCMSCY10.asp


The data from "Best Places" is an unfortunate example of how many such sites "roll up" county level data --

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Old 09-21-2018, 08:34 PM
 
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If you have young children, Winnetka’s parks are much better than Glencoe’s.
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Old 09-23-2018, 09:19 PM
 
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Default But if park district programs are important to you...

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If you have young children, Winnetka’s parks are much better than Glencoe’s.



...Glencoe wins ...




https://en.calameo.com/read/002854155e0699e7189a8


vs


http://www.glencoeparkdistrict.com/P...18%20final.pdf
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Old 09-25-2018, 12:53 PM
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Splitting hairs, perhaps?
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Old 09-27-2018, 10:21 PM
 
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My kids are older so the park situation isn't a high priority for us but thanks for replying.
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Old 09-19-2019, 11:36 PM
 
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Default Would love more info on Glencoe current day

[quote=rocky12345;52977725]Glencoe taxes are very high and increasing every year. 600-700k home there may be around 18-20k in taxes which is ridiculous. “

Really curious about this observation - we are debating between Glencoe and Wilmette and I’m curious if Glencoe taxes are uniquely high and why so different. I’d also appreciate any other thoughts or observations or recommendations about the 2 - I lived in Glencoe for a bit as a child and remember it very fondly, but that was 30+ years ago and I’m grateful for more recent perspectives. We have 2 young/elementary aged kids, have a mixed Jewish/Christian family, relocating from the West coast. Schools and strong community are very important to us. Thanks so much!!
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Old 09-19-2019, 11:44 PM
 
Location: Glencoe, IL
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Ok, first, the Hubbard Woods station is on the border of Glencoe and Winnetka. It's not actually in either village in any meaningful sense.

Winnetka has *far* more stuff in its much larger commercial areas. Not even close. 50% more people, but like 400% more businesses. The school system in Glencoe is sort of weird, there's one k-2 school, a 3-4 school, and a 5-8 school. Winnetka has local schools, so a kid where I grew up would go pk-5 in Greeley with just local students, then Skokie and Washburn

Taxes are not significantly different.
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Old 09-20-2019, 12:40 AM
 
Location: Evanston & Lake Forest, Illinois
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Within New Trier Township, Wilmette has the lowest effective rates and Kenilworth the highest. Glencoe's are higher than Winnetka's. So, from highest to lowest: Kenilworth, Glencoe, Winnetka, and Wilmette.

Look up your effective property tax rate (database)
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