Located 16 miles northwest of downtown Chicago, the Village of Skokie is 10 square miles of land bordered by Glenview and Wilmette on the north, Lincolnwood and Chicago to the south, Morton Grove and Niles on the west, and Evanston on the east. The Village is highlighted by the nationally acclaimed Skokie Park District, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, and multiple shops and dining options at Westfield Old Orchard Mall. Skokie was the first community in the entire U.S. to have the Fire, Police, and Public Works Departments all nationally accredited. The Skokie Public School District serves the village and offers K-12 education options.