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Old 10-07-2008, 03:29 AM
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Hi guys,

I've been a viewer of this site for several months now and have been privy to some of the insightful comments that have been made. I wanted to know if the group could weigh in to help me better distinguish between these two areas. I've done significant research on my own so I am somewhat familiar with the demographics of each town with respect to ethnicity, economics, available real estate at my price point, etc. What I cannot get a good sense of is the difference in culture between these two towns. I'd appreciate any insight people may be able to provide.

Thanks in advance
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Old 10-07-2008, 01:11 PM
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Glencoe is smaller, more quaint because of its size, and wealthier overall. Other than that, pretty much the same. School system is different in that in Glencoe there are three elementary level schools that are grade based, not boundary based. South School has K-2, West is for grades 3-4, and Central is for grades 5-8. After that, kids go on to New Trier. In HP, the school system is neighborhood/boundary based. There are several elementary, all have K-5, three middle schools, and one high school.

I would say the culture is about the same, though more of an everyone knows everyone feel in Glencoe. That's true to an extent in HP, but much moreso in Glencoe because of its small size.
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Old 10-08-2008, 09:49 PM
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Glencoe is quite a bit smaller than Highland Park in terms of land area and population. Highland Park has more of a downtown like a small city, whereas Glencoe has just a couple blocks, and is more of a small-town downtown.

Highland Park, being larger, also has a greater variety of housing and neighborhood choices. However, there are some parts of Highland Park, particularly near the lake, that are quite comparable to Glencoe.
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Old 10-08-2008, 10:45 PM
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Both are very similar but I like the vibe and restaurant scence in HP. Also HP has Ravinia and wouldnt it be cool to live within walking distance?
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