Lake Forest is a residential community located about 30 miles north of
Chicago on the shores of Lake Michigan.
Established in the 1850's, it
has a character and heritage unique to the area. Among its early
residents were many prominent business and corporate leaders from
The 19,375 residents of Lake Forest enjoy a wide array
of community services including outstanding educational, recreational,
and cultural facilities. Beautiful tree-lined parkways enhance gracious
homes in this suburb which enjoys nearby major shopping malls and fine
Travel to Chicago is available on two commuter train
lines (Metra), one located in the downtown area, and the other on the
southwest side of Lake Forest. Interstate 94/294 and U.S. Rte. 41
provide north-south access.
Lake Forest has an excellent beach
and many parks. The suburb and other nearby communities offer extensive
cultural and recreational opportunities, including a symphony orchestra
and music institute. Just minutes away is the internationally renowned
Ravinia, North America's oldest and most diverse summer festival of the
Higher education opportunities are offered in Lake Forest through Lake Forest College, which provides quality
liberal arts educational opportunities for their students, and Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, offering MBA, Graduate Level Certificates and Corporate Education. For those seeking additional opportunities for advanced education, Northwestern
University, The University of Chicago, DePaul University, Loyola
University, and The University of Illinois-Chicago are easily
Lake Forest Hospital is regarded highly for the personalized attention
it provides its patients as well as the caliber of its physicians. The new, state-of-the-art Lake Forest Hospital is anticipated to open in 2017 on a redesigned campus that integrates health, wellness and civic enjoyment.