Most Expensive Suburb in Illinois: Winnetka

Median home price: $1,026,000

Cost-of-living index: 309

Nonretail spending index: 312

Location: about 20 miles north of Chicago

Population: 12,039

The Village of Winnetka, a wealthy suburb of Chicago, has four beaches along Lake Michigan, numerous parks, athletic fields, an indoor tennis club, ice rink, and public golf course. Winnetka's median household income was $167,458 and per capita income was $84,134, according to 2000 Census data.
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