Forest Park

Located approximately 10 miles west of Chicago's Loop, Forest Park combines easy city access with a small-town sense of community. Forest Park is well-known for its many beautiful parks and its award-winning dining scene.

Incorporated as the Town of Harlem in 1884, the village was renamed Forest Park in 1907. Forest Park features a strong mix of industrial and commercial businesses, including a major shopping mall and a bustling commercial center on historic Madison Street. Forest Park's cemeteries are well known for housing many famous deceased individuals, including Ernest Hemingway's parents and members from the Haymarket Day riot.

Forest Park offers a wide variety of residential real estate, including single-family homes, town homes and condominiums. Chicago housing architecture has influenced many Forest Park homes, with bungalows and split-level styles prevalent throughout the town. The average sales price for a single-family home in Forest Park was $180,978 in 2012, and the average condominium was $94,170 (source: Midwest Real Estate Data, LLC).

Students attend Forest Park School District 91's four grammar schools and one middle school. The village is also home to the prestigious Proviso Central Math and Science Academy, the town's high school, in addition to two private parochial schools.

The Park District of Forest Park, located near the center of the village, has a 15-acre park with an aquatic center, which houses two large water slides and a volleyball court. Forest Park has been home to the Midwest's annual





Nearby Public Transportation

CTA Rail

at Forest Park, Harlem, Harlem/Lake

Metra
Milwaukee District West, Union Pacific West

at Oak Park Metra, River Forest Metra, Maywood Metra, Oak Park, River Forest, Maywood


School Districts

Forest Park Sd 91

Proviso Twp Hsd 209



Middle Schools

No Data Found



Data supplied by the National Center for Education Statistics

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Average Sales Price

$233,712

Average Days on Market

75

Sales Prices vs. List Price

95%


Data represents the average over the past 12 months. All information deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.