About Highland Park
You had me at Ravinia. Yet there’s so much more to love about Highland Park.
Located 23 miles north of downtown Chicago, Highland Park is known for its vibrant downtown business district, abundant recreational facilities and world-class cultural amenities including Ravinia Festival, a one-of-a-kind outdoor concert venue.
Highland Park is home to several landmarks, including homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Highland Park also created the first community land trust in Illinois to develop and preserve high-quality affordable housing for residents. High-end homes in Highland Park include custom lakefront mansions, multi-million-dollar contemporary estates. Mid-century moderns and in-town bungalows are plentiful at more modest price points. There also are a number of luxury condominiums. All within walking distance to downtown shops, restaurants and commuter train stations.
Residents enjoy two public beaches and the North Shore Yacht Club, a not-for-profit membership organization for sailors, kayakers, power boaters and stand-up paddle boarders. Downtown Highland Park thrives year-round thanks to an eclectic mix of businesses including local restaurants, national retailers and upscale boutiques.
While the locals enjoy Highland Park living year-round, it shines brightest in the summertime when the sprawling outdoor Ravinia Festival welcomes the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and a diverse lineup of popular musicians. Ravinia attracts audiences from near and far, including city-dwellers who can pack a picnic and hop on the Metra train that conveniently stops at Festival gates.
And there you have it, Highland Park, the beauty of nature, homes by the masters of architecture and music under the stars.