Welcome To Highland Park Real Estate
First settled in 1854 as the Lake Michigan Shipping Center of Port Clinton, This "All American City" is a prestigious residential community with one of the North Shores most diverse assortment of real estate from stately Southern Colonials to soaring contemporaries...Impressive lake front estates to sprawling multi levels...trim bungalows to luxurious townhomes/condominiums. Ravinia Festival, the summer home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, attracts people of all ages to enjoy a wide variety of musical offerings.
Streets are tree lined and winding, criss-crossed by numerous deep ravines; there are several upper bracket subdivisions, but the majority of housing consists substantially older residences interspersed with the new. Characterized by a high percentage of residents engaged in the "professions", the highly educated populace is both concerned and involved in city matters.
Ravinia Festival, the summer home of the Chicago
Symphony Orchestra, attracts people of all ages to
enjoy a wide variety of musical offerings.
Highland Park Profile
Size: 12.5 square miles
Distance to Downtown Chicago: 21 miles
Transfer Tax: $5.00 per $1,000 (paid by seller)
Average Home Price: $518,417
Median Home Price: $331,000
Average Tax Per $100: $7.39
Median Family Income: $157,861
Median Age: 40.9
City Hall: 1707 St. Johns
Phone: (847) 432-0800
Chamber of Commerce: (847) 432-0284
Hospital: Highland Park (847) 432-8000
Chicago and Northwestern has four commuter stations - 40 minutes to downtown. The city is bisected by US-41, which becomes the Edens Expressway - 45 minutes to downtown. Pass bus routes serve local are and Northbrook Court, Old Orchard, Davis Street "EL" and Skokie Swift. 35 minute drive to O\'Hare Airport.
Highland Park Recreation
Park District outdoor swimming pool, indoor and outdoor ice skating rinks, boat launch facility and beaches on Lake Michigan Shore. World famous Ravinia Park provides year-round musical festivities. Chicago Botanic Gardens adjacent to city provides acres of greenery.
Highland Park Schools
High School District 113
Highland Park High School
Phone: (847) 432-6510
Expenses Per Pupil: $11,834 (1995)
College Bound: 88%
Elementary School District
District 112: (847) 831-4370
Additional Educational Opportunities
College of Lake County-South Lake Center