Lake Forest is located 29 miles north of downtown Chicago. This prestigious North Shore city has a beautiful sandy beach with a sailboat launch and 400 acres of managed parkland. Lake Forest is famous for its early conservation efforts, which have preserved miles of original prairie, woodlands, wetlands and savanna.
The neighborhoods near the Lake Michigan shoreline are scenic and secluded; these historic estates include rare architectural gems. Lake Forest’s attention to historic preservation and natural conservation make it one of the most desired communities in the North Shore area. The vintage, tree-lined neighborhoods and quiet interior parks offer sanctuary from urban bustle.
Lake Forest is home to Lake Forest College, Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, and several Fortune 500 companies. Three business districts provide Lake Forest with abundant shopping and dining. Commuting to Chicago is easy using either of the two Metra stations.