About Forest Glen
Forest Glen is not modest by any means. The neighborhood on the city’s Northwest Side that proclaims itself “Chicago’s Finest Community” has plenty to back that up.
Forest preserves, golf courses and parks surround the community bounded by the Chicago River to the north and the Metra Milwaukee Line to the west.
What the Forest Glen neighborhood lacks in size with only 550 households, it makes up for in charm, character and convenience.
The affluent area grew in the 1940s, driven in part by a requirement that city workers live within city limits. Higher ranking administrators, lawyers, judges and police and fire commanders longing for a more suburban lifestyle found it in Forest Glen. The area continues to attract those looking for peaceful seclusion and an easy commute to work downtown.
Homes are a mix of 1940s bungalows, vintage, ranch houses, Tudors and Georgian single-family homes; many still in the original owner’s family.
The Chicago Public Schools’ secondary school serving the neighborhood is William Howard Taft High School; there also are several private schools, charter schools and city selective schools including Northside College Prep and Whitney Young Magnet High School.
Locally owned fine dining as well as chain restaurants provide plenty of options. Recreation abounds with access to bike trails in neighboring Sauganash and wooded forest preserves.
Commuters have two stops on the Metra Milwaukee District/North Line with a station in Forest Glen and Edgebrook; and two other stops just outside the community’s boundaries. Also nearby is CTA blue line service to O’Hare and the Edens Expressway (I-94) has several interchanges here as well.