Highland Park is located 26 miles north of downtown Chicago. This scenic North Shore city has two public beaches and a public boat launch on the shores of Lake Michigan. Highland Park is home to the North Shore Yacht Club, which offers boating education, use of club watercraft and nautical events.
Highland Park offers a wealth of public recreation. The park district includes a golf course, an ice arena, an aqua park, sports facilities, a nature preserve, and several parks and trails. There are cultural opportunities to explore at the Art Center of Highland Park. The popular Ravina Festival runs each summer from June to September, featuring a series of outdoor concerts and live performances. It is also the summer home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Highland Park has 9 business districts with diverse retail and dining options. Homes in Highland Park include affordable single-family residences and townhomes, as well as luxury homes and estates. There is a Metra station for easy commuting to Chicago.