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Welcome To Lake Forest Real Estate

Lake Forest is a community blessed with abundant natural beauty, a fact not overlooked by its founding fathers that made sure that its original 1857 plat followed and accented stands of trees, ravines and bluffs. Incorporated as a city on February 21, 1861, Lake Forest is primarily a residential community. Its low density and careful attention to zoning and architecture are testaments to its sound planning over the city\'s 130 years.

Lake Forest boasts excellent city services and wonderful public and private schools. Its housing ranges from significant historic mansions to new construction, to small homes. Market Square, designed by Howard Van Doren Shaw, acknowledged as the countries first shopping center, is the historic hub of the downtown business district. The city\'s one of the finest along Lake Michigan.

Community Profile

Population: 18,606

Number of Households: 6718
Size: 17.1 square miles
Distance to Downtown Chicago: 31 miles
Hospital: Lake Forest, 660 N. Westmoreland (847) 234-5600
Average Home Price: $1,285,594
Median Home Price: $1,050,000
Average Tax Per $100: $4.90
Median Family Income: $111,641
Median Age: 37
City Hall: 220 East Deerpath
Phone: (847) 234-2600
Chamber of Commerce:(847) 234-4282



Chicago and Northwestern Railroad and the Milwaukee Railroad. It is approximately 45 minutes to downtown. Edens Expressway (I-94) - 55 minutes to downtown. Tri-State Tollway (I-294) - 30 minute drive to O\'Hare Airport.



Recreation Center (400 Hastings Road. 847-234-6700) with year round programs for all ages, 18 hole public golf course, 3400 lineal feet of magnificent beach on Lake Michigan with snail and power boat launch area, seven community parks, bike paths and open land trails. Gorton Community Center (400 Illinois, 847-234-6060) also has programs for all ages.



High School District 115
Lake Forest High School
Phone: (847) 234-3600
Enrollment: 1101
Expenses Per Pupil: $15,531

Elementary School District 67
Cherokee: (847) 234-3805 (K-3)
Deer Path: (847) 234-6010 (K-3)
Everett: (847) 234-5713 (K-3)
Sheridan: (847) 234-1160 (K-3)
Deer Path Middle: (847) 234-0550 (4-5)
Deer Path Junior High: (847) 234-6010 (7-8)

Addition Educational Opportunities
Barat College
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest Academy
Lake Forest County Day School
School of St. Mary
Woodlands Academy of Sacred Heart