About Lake Forest
Neighborhood — Located 30 miles north of Chicago, Lake Forest features some of the finest estates on the North Shore. Rich in history, the community is known for its lakefront setting, natural beauty and wide-open spaces. It offers quiet tree-lined streets, pristine beaches, quaint downtown districts and top-notch public and private schools, including the prestigious Lake Forest Academy, which consistently ranks as one of the Midwest's best college preparatory schools. The town is also home to Lake Forest College and Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.
Housing — Lake Forest real estate offers homeowners true luxury in a resort-style setting. Historic estates built by legendary architects Howard Van Doren Shaw, David Adler and Henry Ives Cobb, are interspersed among elegant homes lining the lakefront and towns. The community offers Lake Forest properties ranging from multi-million dollar mansions to new-construction condominiums and townhomes.
Lifestyle — Towering trees, picturesque street plans and bluffs overlooking Lake Michigan contribute to this town's unique beauty. Market Square is the heart of Lake Forest, offering fantastic shops and restaurants. Cultural and recreational opportunities in Lake Forest can be found at the Gorton Center and Lake Forest Recreation Center, as well as at beautiful beaches, golf courses, and jogging and bicycling trails.