Skokie, Illinois is one of Chicagoland’s most pleasant suburban communities. With lots of tasty restaurants, beautiful parks and outdoor spaces, and wonderful real estate, it’s as great a place to visit as it is to call home!
Looking for a little local inspiration? Here are just 10 of the things that our caregivers and senior clients love most about Skokie:
1.) The Astonishing Outdoor Art
One of the most unique attractions in Skokie is the Northshore Sculpture Park, a free open-air park featuring enormous and stunning sculptures by local artists. You can also see some astonishing sculptures and buildings in the Memorial Park Cemetery, which features many gorgeous natural gardens to explore.
2.) The History
There is a story around every corner in Skokie — and you can learn them all at the one-of-a-kind Skokie Heritage Museum. This community is also home to the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, which encourages visitors to “take history to heart and take a stand for humanity.”
3.) The Great Outdoors
When you want to enjoy a quiet afternoon in nature, Skokie is the place to be. This lush area features many wonderful parks where you can get close with nature, including the Emily Oaks Nature Center and the Skokie Lagoons. For a more active day out, hop on the North Branch Bike Trail or enjoy your favorite sports in Devonshire Park.
4.) The Mall
Skokie is one of Chicagoland’s best destinations for serious shoppers, thanks to the Westfield Old Orchard Mall. which features dozens of stores and a wide variety of dining and entertainment options to enjoy.
5.) The Entertainment
You’re never far from amazing art and live entertainment in Skokie! See a performance at the comfortable and modern North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, or in the Art Deco glory of the old Skokie Theatre.
6.) The Festivals
Throughout the year, the Skokie community finds lots of fun and unique ways to come together. Every summer, the Backlot Bash celebrates the town’s connection to the early days of the motion picture industry with food and live music. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade is a beloved local tradition in the spring, while the Skokie Festival of Cultures celebrates the area’s tremendous diversity.
7.) The Small Business Community
When you want to shop local, Skokie is full of charming and unique stores. Stock up on local produce at the outdoor Skokie Farmers’ Market. You can stock up your bar cart at Schaefer’s Wine and Liquors, or find clothes at one of Skokie’s many unique boutiques. Enjoy a sweet treat from Illinois Nuts & Candy, or get a fun gift at Cigar King or Aw Yeah Comics.
8.) The Tasty Food
Whatever you love to eat, Skokie is sure to have a place that satisfies your cravings. This area is home to Kaufman’s Bagel & Delicatessen, one of Chicagoland’s best Jewish restaurants. You’ll find morning classics at Alexander’s Breakfast & Lunch , tasty Latin at Libertad, and fresh Mediterranean flavors at Nineveh, to name just a few of the area’s faves.
9.) The Unbeatable Location
Skokie is close to the heart of it all, while still giving you plenty of room to stretch out. Skokie is located nine miles from O’Hare and 15 miles from the Loop. The Edens Expressway makes it easy to connect with the rest of Chicagoland, while the CTA Yellow Line and PACE buses provide quick and reliable public transit.
10.) The Golf
Skokie is a wonderful community for anyone who likes to hit the links, thanks to the Skokie Sports Park and the Weber Park Golf Course. And don’t let the name fool you — the top-notch private facilities of the Evanston Golf Club are actually located in Skokie!
Want to Help Your Elderly Loved One Enjoy Some Time In Skokie?
We could just go on and on listing the fun and unique things to see and do in Skokie. If you want to help your older loved ones enjoy all the unique benefits that this special community has to offer, we are here and ready to help!
At Companions for Seniors, making life easier for elderly adults and family caregivers is our passion. We’re always here to field your questions and help you find the best course of action for both yourself and your senior loved one.
Our mission is to help seniors live independently and with dignity in the comfort of their own homes by empowering them to lead an active and enriched lifestyle, connecting them with their community, and nurturing meaningful relationships. We are proud to be locally owned and operated in Chicago, Illinois, with services conveniently available in the city and suburbs.
Our companions are trained and bonded, and can help provide a variety of services designed to help your loved one age in place with ease. As a company, we believe in fostering an open dialogue and sharing ideas; always going the extra mile; and providing flexible care that’s the right price and right fit for every household. We have experience scheduling and coordinating all kinds of trips and outings in the Chicagoland area, so that elderly adults never have to worry about giving up on their active lifestyles.