Thursday, September 15, 2011

Wilmette parks, beaches via Lincoln Square

The path to Langdon Park Beach
One of many advantages to living in Lincoln Square on the North Side of Chicago is that it's close to the beautiful North Shore communities of Evanston and Wilmette. We often pack up the kids for the scenic 30 minute drive down Ridge and Sheridan Roads to Wilmette parks and beaches.

View the video below of Langdon Park beach from

Here are a handful of photos taken just prior to the Labor Day weekend about a month ago. We spent the day at Langdon and Gillson Parks. We also return in the fall for terrific walks along the beaches and gorgeous neighborhood blocks near the lake.

Baha'i Temple views from lunch at Wilmette Harbor

Gillson Park play lot

Wilmette Harbor

Cobblestone streets near Langdon Park, Wilmette

Langdon Park beach

Au pair Vero and the kids at Langdon Park beach

Old school fun at Langdon Park play lot

Waterfront condos just north of Langdon Park

Wilmette waterfront home at Langdon Beach

Wilmette waterfront home at Langdon Beach
As my wife will tell you, I sometimes schedule a few home showings on our afternoons in Wilmette (our second choice to Lincoln Square when we were home shopping).  We're always ready for a great deal in excellent locations.  One day, we may not make it back!


Anonymous said...

so what are you spending on those bottom 2 lakefront homes?

Eric Rojas said...

Actaully, the home pictured with the grassy area and colorful adirondack chairs is at 1300 Sheridan Rd... sold in 2010 for $3.8 million (16,000 sq/ft lot, 5000+ sq/ft house). Cash deal, 70K in taxes a year, which, helped subsidize our great time on the beach!