Forest Glen

Community Area: Forest Glen

Condos & Lofts in Forest Glen


About Forest Glen

Forest Glen is not modest by any means. The neighborhood 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 Metra’s Milwaukee Line to the west.

The affluent area grew in the 1940s, driven in part by a requirement that city workers live within city limits. High-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, 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 nearby.

When it comes to dining, locally-owned eateries and 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 the CTA Blue Line, offering train service to O’Hare International Airport, and the Edens Expressway.