Mortgages in Wilmette
1st Eagle Mortgage offers mortgages in Wilmette for as little as 3 percent down, even if you have declared bankruptcy, had a short sale or foreclosure. You can refinance or buy a new home in Wilmette the day after you’ve completed the process.
The Village of Wilmette is located within in New Trier Township, Cook County, Illinois, United States. Bordering Lake Michigan, it is located 14 miles north of Chicago’s downtown district and had a population at the 2010 census of 27,087.
In 2007, Wilmette was ranked as the seventh best place to raise children in the U.S., according to Business Week. In 2015, Wilmette was ranked the best place to live in the state of Illinois based on a variety of factors including its low unemployment rate, median income, low housing vacancy rate, high education expenditures per student, low crime, and short commute times. Wilmette is home to 2 of Illinois’ 17 elementary schools (Romona Elementary, St. Joseph School) to be awarded the 2017 National Blue Ribbon award.
The village ranks 47th on the list of highest-income places in the United States with a population of over 10,000.
For grade school education, Wilmette is served by Wilmette Public Schools District 39 which includes elementary schools (grades K–4) Central, Harper, McKenzie, and Romona, Highcrest Middle School (grades 5 & 6), and Wilmette Junior High School (grades 7 & 8). Marie Murphy School, also located in Wilmette, is part of Avoca School District 37. It has the longest school day in the state of Illinois.
There are also several parochial elementary schools in the area, including St. Francis Xavier and St. Joseph. Other private schools in Wilmette include the Ronald Knox Montessori School.
For public secondary or high school education, serving grades 9 to 12, Wilmette students attend New Trier High School. High school freshmen attend classes at the Northfield campus while other grades attend the Winnetka campus. Wilmette is also home to Catholic high schools Loyola Academy and Regina Dominican High School.
Arlyn School in Wilmette is an alternative school supported by member school districts in the area. It serves junior high and high school students who have been referred by school districts, community agencies, private practitioners, and parents.
The Wilmette Public Library provides educational support to students at all grade levels, including those residing in neighboring Kenilworth.
Wilmette is home to the Bahá’í House of Worship, the continental Bahá’í House of Worship for North America and presently the only one in the United States, as well as the administrative offices for the Bahá’í National Spiritual Assembly.
Wilmette has three shopping centers. Plaza del Lago, one of the nation’s oldest shopping centers, is located along the Lake Michigan shoreline on Sheridan Road. Edens Plaza and West Lake Plaza, are on Lake Street east of the Edens Expressway.