The neighborhood known as the CAGE is comprised of Chestnut, Ashland, Greenwood and Elmwood and Forest Avenue, thatâ€™s where the acronym comes fromâ€¦..leaving off the Fâ€¦.. (however I have heard a few of the locals endearingly refer to the area as CAGE-F!) The CAGE is between Sheridan Road on the East & Green Bay Road on the West, in Northeast Wilmette.
This beautiful, historic neighborhood is chock-full of gracious, typically older and well-maintained homes, lush landscapingâ€¦and those unforgettable cobblestone roads!! It tends to be one of the more expensive neighborhoods in Wilmette, where the median sale price for a single family home is $1,030,000. The desirable homes, and the areaâ€™s proximity to the Lake, parks and shopping, are second to none. Particularly noteworthy are the many Victorian â€œPainted Ladies,â€ located in the CAGE, which offer a beautiful alternative to the gracious Colonials.
Residents of the CAGE enjoy access to Central School, the largest of Wilmetteâ€™s elementary schools. And the nearby Metra stop makes for a hassle-free business commute. Gillson Park along the Lake Michigan shore is a delight for all ages. Plaza del Lago offers shopping without the big mall headaches! For more information about local housing inventory in the CAGE, visit NewTrierLiving.info.