Highwood enjoys the good life, with a thriving dining scene, festivals and nightlife that attracts visitors from across the North Shore.
The city is known for its award-winning restaurants offering everything from Italian to French cuisine. In the summertime, residents enjoy Highwood’s popular Evening Markets, recognized among the best on the North Shore with numerous vendors and a variety of musical acts.
Additional community events include the annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony and Highwood Days, the city’s oldest festival. The city is also home to one of the area’s premier bocce facilities, Highwood Bocce Club.
Aptly named for its high elevation relative to Lake Michigan and its wooded setting, Highwood is located just north of Highland Park. Real estate varies from duplexes and ranches to luxury apartments, condominiums, and single-family homes. The community also includes part of Fort Sheridan, a master-planned residential community and national historic landmark that was originally a U.S. military base.
The main highway to Highwood is US-41, which connects Chicago to Milwaukee. Commuter rail service includes two Metra train stations offering direct access to downtown Chicago.