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Lake Forest

Lake Forest Homes

Recognized for it’s distinguished beauty and open space, Lake Forest is a suburban community 30 miles North of Downtown Chicago. Lake Forest is boarded by Lake Bluff, Highland Park and Lake Michigan to the East.

Lake Forest offers homeowners pure comfort in a resort-style setting. Historic estates built by legendary architects Howard Van Doren Shaw, and Henry Ives Cobb, are interspersed among elegant homes lining the lakefront.The community offers properties ranging from multi-million dollar mansions to recently constructed condominiums and townhomes.

In Lake Forest, there’s plenty of vintage charm to go around: homes with vaulted beam ceilings, plantation shutters, and terra cotta floors, towering trees, picturesque street plans and bluffs overlooking Lake Michigan contribute to this town’s unique beauty.

Lake Forest has two distinct shopping districts: Market Square and Western Avenue. Market Square, also known as the “first artfully designed shopping center in the country,” is in the heart of Lake Forest. Residents strolling the Market will discover fantastic shops and restaurants like: J. Crew, Ej Mirage / Izzy & Jo, The Talbots, and the Lake Forest Bookstore.

Lake Forest provides a multitude of dining options from casual American and pizza to coffee shops and upscale restaurants including: Egg Harbor, Chief’s Pub, and The Grille on Laurel.

Cultural and recreational opportunities in Lake Forest can be found at the Gorton Center and Lake Forest Recreation Center, as well as at beautiful beaches, golf courses, and jogging and bicycling trails. The Wildlife Discovery Center is along the beautiful Middlefork Savanna in Lake Forest, Illinois. With the help of over 150 resident animals, the WDC host interactive displays and education programs with an emphasis on wildlife conservation and education.

Golf fanatics will enjoy Deerpath Golf Academy, located in Lake Forest. This academy has the finest golf instructors that offer lesson programs for adults and children.

Forest Park Beach is probably the most beautiful on the North Shore. This beach has a top-notch picturesque view, a large beach and grass areas, walking trails, restrooms, a playground and fishing pier, and concessions.

The City of Lake Forest maintains outdoor skating facilities at West Park with a warming house with bathrooms and ice rink guards. West Park also has lights for night skating and hockey boards.

The Lake Forest school district houses its 2,023 students in three elementary schools, and a middle school (5-8). Lake Forest Academy, a college preparatory boarding school nearby consistently ranks as one of the Midwest’s best college preparatory schools. Lake Forest Country Day School, founded in 1888, is a highly acclaimed independent school located on a 29-acre campus in Lake Forest.

The town is also home to Lake Forest College and Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.Skokie Highway 41 runs through Lake Forest taking residents further North or South.
Rich in history, Lake Forest is known for its lakefront setting, natural beauty and wide-open spaces. Real Estate in this area simply sells itself.

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