Crow Island neighborhood (and the school for which it is named) is located in the southwestern section of town. Crow Island School was opened in 1941 and expanded and remodeled in 1954 and 1975. Its attendance area (shaded in blue on the map) is defined by Pine Street on the north, Hibbard Road on the west, Winnetka Road/Hill Road on the south, and Green Bay Road on the east.
The houses here are mostly traditional in style: Colonial, Georgian and Tudor, plus a few Capes, Victorians and American Four Squares. The majority of the homes here were built between 1920 and 1940. However, during the recent housing boom many smaller homes were torn down and replaced by new construction. Lots sizes are typically 50 x 187 but vary greatly depending on where the property is located. In many cases the garages are detached and accessible via alleys.
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Crow Island is a charming neighborhood of single family homes that is conveniently located just 20 miles outside of Downtown Chicago. The schools are excellent and there are many amenities geared to families and children. On the western edge of the neighborhood, on Hibbard Road, is the Skokie Playfields, Nielsen Tennis Center, Winnetka Golf Course, paddle tennis courts and an ice rink. The Village Center is a short walk to the east, with restaurants, shops, Starbucks and the Metra train station.
If you buy a home for sale in the Crow Island Neighborhood of Winnetka IL, the local schools serving this area are Crow Island Elementary School (grades K-4), Skokie Middle School (grades 5-6), Carleton Washburne Junior High (7-8), and New Trier High School grades 9-12). To get local school scores and more information about these schools check out the Illinois School Report Card website. There are also several excellent preschools in the area. You can get our guide to North Shore Schools here.
Crow Island is named for a geographic feature that no longer exists. Originally, the western part of Winnetka bordered the Skokie swamp. Within this swamp were a few islands, one of which was called Crow Island because many crows nested there. During 1933 through 1940, the swamp was drained to form the present-day Skokie Lagoons. While most of the crows now nest elsewhere, the former island location, just west of Crow Island School, is now called the Crow Island Woods and serves as an outdoor laboratory for learning, where wildlife and wildflowers abound.
The Crow Island School building is considered by many to be the jewel of elementary schools, not just within Winnetka but within the nation. In 1971, the original architects received the American Institute of Architects' 25-Year Award for the school. (The award had been given only once before, to the Rockefeller Center in New York City.) Further, in 1975 Crow Island School received architectural recognition when its recently completed Resource Center was awarded citations for excellence of design by a number of state and national organizations and was featured in a display at the AASA Convention in Dallas. More recently, the U.S. Department of the Interior designated Crow Island School as a National Historic Landmark in 1990.
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