Midway Moving & Storage has trained and certified movers in Wilmette, Illinois. Trained at our Mover Training Center in Chicago, they safely move valuable furniture, appliances, valuables, and office equipment, whether you’re relocating locally or to or from somewhere long distance. Making moves stress-free, we can provide storage and the boxes and packing materials you need, so moving to Wilmette is easy.
History of Wilmette
Located 14 miles north of downtown Chicago, the village is part of New Trier Township in Cook County. It has been ranked as the best place to live in Illinois, and it was seventh on BusinessWeek’s 2007 list of places to raise children. Two of its elementary schools receive the 2017 National Blue Ribbon Award.
The village is named for Archange Ouilmette, daughter of a French fur trader, and Antoine Ouilmette. The couple was involved in land disputes in the 1830s. After their deaths, seven of their children petitioned the government to sell the land, which was approved by President James K. Polk in 1845. The Chicago and Milwaukee Railroad arrived in 1855, a first step in the development of the North Shore; the Village of Wilmette was incorporated in 1872.
Wilmette’s population tripled between 1900 and 1920. The Village of Gross Point was annexed in sections, in 1924 and 1926. In 1920, construction of the Bahá’í House of Worship began, and today is the oldest surviving such facility. During World War II, life revolved around the war effort, and 83 service members from here lost their lives. The USS Wilmette transported President Franklin D. Roosevelt to McGregor and Whitefish Bay in August 1943.
A disaster relief fundraising campaign was held after the September 11th attacks, raising more than $10,000. The Olympic Torch passed through downtown during the 2002 Winter Olympics torch relay. Today, the village’s architecture and numerous properties are on the National Register of Historic Places. It has 300 acres of parks and open land, three public beaches, and a 10,000 square foot gymnastics facility, plus numerous sporting facilities at Centennial Park.
Best Neighborhoods in Wilmette, IL
Wilmette is a convenient place to live, thanks to its proximity to I-94, major thoroughfares, and public transportation. Those who use moving companies to relocate here buy some of the most expensive homes in Illinois. Most of the workforce hold white-collar jobs.
The most popular properties our moving company helps customers begin their new life in are found in Wilmette Village Center. This is an urban neighborhood consisting of medium- and large-sized single-family homes, and it includes a commuter train line. There are apartment complexes and high rises as well. If large beautiful homes on big lots are your thing, The CAGE is a good area; mid-rise condos and co-ops are found in No Man’s Land, a previously unincorporated area known as Plaza del Lago.
Young families often choose Kenilworth Gardens, and many artist bungalows can be found in Oak Circle. The Sheridan Road neighborhood affords access Gillson Park, Wilmette harbor, and the beach.
Call Midway Moving & Storage Today
There aren’t too many moving companies you can rely on for packing, shipping, unpacking, supplies, and personalized service. We’re here to make your Wilmette, IL, move stress-free, from Sheridan Road to Skokie Boulevard. For a free quote and help planning your move, call us today at 800-300-0002.