Originally, Skokie was a German farming community; however, after World War II, it had a Jewish population of 58%. It now has a much more diverse populace. It was originally called Niles Center in 1888, which is a Potawatomi word for "marsh". In 1940, the name of Skokie was chosen over the name of Devonshire; and on many maps, it can still be found as "Chewab Skokie", meaning Skokie marsh. It shares a border with the city of Chicago and enjoys the service of the Chicago transit Authority. In 2013, it was rated as #71 of America's top 100 places to live by a popular website.

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If you are looking for a great place to raise a family or to get away from the big city, then Skokie, Illinois may be the place you are looking for. It is easy to find a beautiful higher-end home or townhouse in a quaint, quiet neighborhood. The median price for a home here is in the mid $200,000's. You are out of the big city atmosphere, but you can still enjoy plenty of restaurants and a famous sculpture park.

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