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 amenities.
The city 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 range from custom lakefront mansions to multi-million-dollar contemporary estates. Mid-century moderns and in-town bungalows are plentiful at more modest price points, while a number of luxury condominiums offer maintenance-free living close 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.
Highland Park 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 concert-goers from near and far, including locals and city-dwellers who can hop on the Metra train that conveniently stops at the festival gates.