Skokie is located within the Niles Township. It is a suburb located on the far north side of Chicago. The village is bordered by Evanston, Chicago, Lincolnwood, Niles, Morton Grove, Glenview, and Wilmette.
Historically, the suburb was a farming community of German-Luxembourger families. As time progressed, a large Jewish population settled in the area, especially after the second World War. Around the mid 60s, almost half of the population was Jewish, the largest population in any Chicago suburb at the time. Recently, its population has become more diverse and many of the Jewish schools and synagogues have closed.
Skokie is a large community with 240 acres of parkland. It boasts a Gold Medal of Excellence for its park and recreation management as well as ethnically diverse festivals within these parks. Residents who live in Skokie are attracted to the area due to its extensive dining, shopping and entertainment, its world class library, its accessibility to public transportation, as well as to its spectacular parks, theatre, and wonderful public spaces. The suburb has mostly single-family homes and condos at very affordable prices.