Lake Forest

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Picturesque Lake Forest is nestled on the north shore of Lake Michigan. Incorporated in 1861, it has a rich history. Some of the wonderful features include award-winning public and private schools, top-rated hospital, charming historic Market Square shopping area, great restaurants, and two commuter trains serving Lake Forest to downtown Chicago.

Lake Forest boasts a wonderful Parks & Recreation department offering a wide variety of activities for people of all ages. Forest Park Beach is a 29-acre park, which includes walking paths, a playground, and a beautiful beach and convenient boat launch area for swimming and other water activities. There are 12 parks in the community with playgrounds, pavilions, sport fields, walking trails and much more.

Originally, Lake Forest streets were laid out to follow the natural contours of the land rather than in grid fashion. An idea popular at the time was to have the feel of a city within a park. Open land abounds in Lake Forest with over 800 acres of open space forming six nature preserves. There are 12 miles of walking trails within the city limits. Lake Forest has been named a Tree City USA for more than 25 straight years.

Driving up and down Lake Road.  Not only is it a beautiful drive but it is a historical and architectural experience. This is where many of the captains of industry lived who once shaped the history of our country and the Midwest. The Armours, the Wrigleys, the Edward Byron Smith family are a few. Lake Road is the home to wonderful  examples of architects like Howard Van Doren Shaw, David Adler, Ike Colburn, and Walter Frazier.

Touring around town is not only a beautiful drive, but it is a historical and architectural experience, as well. This is where many of the captains of industry lived who once shaped the history of the Midwest and our country. Additionally, the list of significant architects who have built homes in Lake Forest includes Howard Van Doren Shaw, David Adler, Ike Colburn, Walter Frazier and Edwin H. Clark.

Currently the population of Lake Forest is just under 20,000. We are proud to be residents of this special community and are happy to show you all Lake Forest has to offer.

Let me know if you have questions or would like to look for properties. I can be reached at 847-858-4131 or  email me.

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City of Lake Forest
Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Chamber of Commerce
Lake Forest Amenities
Lake Forest Library
Peoples Energy
Water and Sewer
Chicago Transit Authority
Metra Milwaukee North Line
Metra Union Pacific North Line
PACE Suburban Bus Service
Lake Forest Hospital
East Lake Academy
Lake Forest Academy
Lake Forest Country Day School
Lake Forest Elementary School District 67
Cherokee Elementary School
Everett Elementary School
Sheridan Elementary School
Deer Path Middle School
Lake Forest High School District 115
Lake County Regional Office of Education
Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart
College of Lake County
School of St. Mary
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest Graduate School of Management
Deerpath Inn
Egg Harbor Café
Francesco’s Intimo
The Grille on Laurel
Lantern of Lake Forest
Citadel Theatre
Lake Forest Police Department
Lake Forest Fire Department
Lake Forest Public Works Department
Local Regional & National News:
Daily Herald Newspaper
Chicago Tribune Newspaper
Chicago Sun Times Newspaper
Weekly newspapers: Lake Forester
Center Stage Community Theater
Elawa Farm
Encore Club
Gorton Community Center
Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Historical Society
Lake Forest Senior Center
The Newcomers’ Club of Lake Forest and Lake Bluff
Ragdale Foundation
Lake Forest Parks and Recreation
Deerpath Golf Course
Lake Forest Dance Academy
Lake Forest Fitness Center
Ridge Teams & High Ropes Course
Stirling Hall Art Center
Wildlife Discovery Center
Lake County Forest Preserve

Christ Church of Lake Forest
Church of the Holy Spirit
Church of St. Mary
Faith Lutheran Church
First Baptist Church
First Church of Christ Scientist
First Presbyterian Church
Lake Forest Friends Meeting
St. Basil Serbian Orthodox Church
St. James Lutheran Church
St. Catholic Patrick
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