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The first houses in Winnetka were built in 1836, the year Erastus Patterson and his family arrived from Vermont to open a tavern and service passengers on the Green Bay Trail Post Road. The Village was first subdivided in 1854 by Charles Peck and Walter Gurnee. The oldest surviving house is Winnetka is the Schmidt-Burnham log house, which was originally constructed on the land now known as Indian Hills Country club, but was moved to Crow Island Woods in 2003.
Winnetka has a total area of 3.893 square miles of which 3.81 square miles is land and .083 square miles is water.
Education in Winnetka
The Winnetka Public Schools System (District 36) consists of three elementary schools (Hubbard Woods, Crow Island, Samuel Seawall Greeley) and two middle schools (Skokie and Carleton Washburne).
Some Neighborhoods in the southern part of Winnetka are served by Avoca School District 37, which has schools in Glenview (Avoca West Elementary) and Wilmette (Marie Murphy). Kenilworth School District 38 (Sears School) also includes a small portion of Winnetka Homes.
Winnetka is in the New Trier Township and students who reside in Winnetka attend New Trier High School.
Private School Options in Winnetka
- Hadley Institute for the Blind
- La Petite Ecole (bilingual)
- North Shore Day Academy
- Sacred Heart School
- The School of Saints Faith, Hope and Charity
Famous Films Featuring Winnetka
The most notable film featuring Winnetka is "Home Alone," but Winnetka has also been feautured in many other famous films like; Oceans 12, Breakfast Club, National Lampoon's Vacation, Sixteen Candles, Risky Business, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, She's Having a Baby, and Uncle Buck.