- Our Community
- About Skokie
Great LocationThe Village of Skokie, Illinois, located 16 miles northwest of downtown Chicago and 12 miles east of O'Hare International Airport, provides high-quality government services to the over 67,824 residents, 24,000 households and 2,400 businesses that call Skokie their home. Accessibility to transportation is a key advantage in Skokie, with the Edens Expressway (Interstate 94) spanning the community's western edge, seven Chicago Transit Authority and10 Pace suburban bus lines and the CTA's Skokie Swift rail line offering numerous options for public transportation.
Bordering VillagesSkokie covers 10 square miles of land and is bordered by the Villages of Glenview and Wilmette on the north, the Village of Lincolnwood and the City of Chicago (West Rogers Park and Edgebrook neighborhoods) on the south, the Villages of Morton Grove and Niles on the west and the City of Evanston on the east.
Weekly Snow Plowing are some of the many unique Village programs that enhance Skokie residents' quality of life.
Superior municipal services together with the nationally acclaimed Skokie Park District, superb Skokie Public Library, and preeminent North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, exceptional Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park and outstanding school districts make Skokie an excellent place to live.
Hometown AwardThe Village is a recipient of a Governor's Hometown Award and has received "All America City" finalist distinction from the National Civic League.
Money magazine named Skokie among the 80 fastest-growing suburbs in the entire nation. Chicago magazine continues to rank Skokie near the top in its suburban livability rating, praising the Village's:
- Entertainment Options
- Municipal Services