Lake Forest

Welcome to Lake Forest, one of Illinois's most beautiful and prestigious communities.

Welcome to Lake Forest


A historic lakeside neighborhood with tree-lined streets and access to expansive nature preserves

Welcome to Lake Forest, one of Illinois's most beautiful and prestigious communities. Nestled along the shores of Lake Michigan, Lake Forest is known for its rolling hills, stately homes, and well-manicured lawns. The real estate market in the area is very competitive, with properties selling for an average price of $1.5 million. However, these prices are well worth it for buyers looking for luxury living at its finest. In addition to sprawling mansions and elegant estates, Lake Forest also boasts a variety of architecturally significant homes. From historic Victorian mansions to modernist masterpieces, homes here are ideal for luxurious primary residences and stylish vacation homes.

The historic Lake Forest community is situated on the shores of Lake Michigan and has over 800 acres of nature preserves to explore. The area is also home to several parks and recreational facilities. There are also various cultural and entertainment options in the area, making Lake Forest an attractive place to live, work, and raise a family.

What to Love

  • Plenty of green spaces
  • Location on the shores of Lake Michigan 
  • Access to hiking, walking, and biking trails 
  • Local market square with unique stores and restaurants 

Local Lifestyle


Lake Forest is a beautiful, historic community with a rural feel. In addition to businesses and restaurants, the neighborhood is also home to several golf courses, parks, and recreation areas. Residents enjoy hiking, biking, and exploring the community's vast green spaces and nature preserves. The overall vibe and ambiance of the area is one of luxury and sophistication. Lake Forest is noteworthy for its architecture and historic buildings.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping


Lake Forest is also home to an array of retail and dining options. For sushi lovers, Sushi Kushi Toyo is a must. This popular spot offers an extensive menu of both traditional and contemporary sushi rolls and an impressive selection of sakes. For those in the mood for something heartier, The Lantern of Lake Forest offers a variety of classic American dishes, including wings, ribs, and flatbreads.

Sweet's of Lake Forest is the perfect dessert spot for those with a sweet tooth. The shop specializes in homemade ice cream, cookies, and pies.

Things to Do


There are plenty of exciting attractions and things to do in Lake Forest. Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve is a nature lover's dream come true with more than 300 acres of forest preserve to explore. The Wildlife Discovery Center is another excellent place to learn about the local Illinois wildlife and their habitats. Market Square is the perfect place to pick up fresh produce and locally made goods. There are also various restaurants, shops, and cafes that are hidden gems waiting to be discovered.



Lake Forest is primarily served by Lake Forest School District 67. Lake Forest College is home to about 1,550 students from across the United States and representing more than 100 countries. The college offers more than 50 majors and programs of study, including business, communication, economics, education, English, history, international relations, and political science.
Besides Lake Forest College, Lake Forest is home to many excellent schools, such as Lake Forest Academy, a private boarding school for grades 9–12. The excellent public schools here include:

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