Lake Forest

Lake Forest, Illinois is a beautiful and affluent community located in Lake County.

Welcome to Lake Forest

 
Lake Forest, Illinois is a beautiful and affluent community located in Lake County, about 30 miles north of Chicago. The city is known for its stunning natural beauty, historic architecture, and top-rated schools.
 

Real Estate Market: 

 
Lake Forest is a highly sought-after community with a strong real estate market. The median home value in Lake Forest is $1.1 million, and the average listing price is $1.5 million. The city offers a mix of historic homes, modern estates, and luxury condos. The real estate market is competitive, and homes tend to sell quickly.
 

Area Highlights: 

 
Lake Forest is known for its stunning natural beauty, with over 17 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline and more than 700 acres of parks and open spaces. The city is home to several historic landmarks, including the Gorton Community Center, the Deer Path Inn, and the Market Square Historic District. The city also offers plenty of shopping, dining, and entertainment options, including the Lake Forest Book Store, the Lake Forest Symphony, and the Lake Forest Recreation Center.
 

Community Amenities: 

 
Lake Forest offers a wide range of community amenities, including several parks and beaches, a golf course, a community center, and a library. Residents can enjoy activities like hiking, biking, swimming, and boating. The city also hosts several community events throughout the year, including the Lake Forest Festival & Fireworks, the Lake Forest Open Air Market, and the Lake Forest Christmas Walk.
 

Area Schools: 

 
Lake Forest is home to several top-rated schools, including Lake Forest High School, which is consistently ranked as one of the best high schools in Illinois. The city also has several highly rated elementary and middle schools, including Cherokee Elementary School, Everett Elementary School, and Deer Path Middle School.
 

Things to do in Lake Forest 

 
  1. Visit the Lake Forest Beach: Enjoy a day at the beach, swimming, sunbathing, and exploring the beautiful shoreline of Lake Michigan.
  2. Explore the Lake Forest Open Lands: Take a hike or bike ride through the beautiful natural areas and scenic trails of the Lake Forest Open Lands.
  3. Visit the Lake Forest Library: Check out the latest books, attend a reading, or participate in a workshop at the Lake Forest Library.
  4. Tour the Historic Homes: Take a tour of the historic homes in Lake Forest, including the Gorton Community Center and the Deer Path Inn.
  5. Visit the Wildlife Discovery Center: Explore the interactive exhibits and meet the animals at the Wildlife Discovery Center.
  6. Play Golf: Play a round of golf at one of the many golf courses in Lake Forest, including the Lake Forest Country Club and the Deerpath Golf Course.
  7. Visit the Ragdale Foundation: Take a tour of the Ragdale Foundation, a historic artist's retreat that has hosted many famous writers and artists over the years.
  8. Shop and Dine: Enjoy shopping and dining in the charming downtown area of Lake Forest, which features a variety of boutiques, restaurants, and cafes.

Local Resources Websites: 

 
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Overview for Lake Forest, IL

19,450 people live in Lake Forest, where the median age is 46.4 and the average individual income is $99,558. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

19,450

Total Population

46.4 years

Median Age

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Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$99,558

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Lake Forest, IL

Lake Forest has 7,014 households, with an average household size of 2.61. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Lake Forest do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 19,450 people call Lake Forest home. The population density is 1,130.79 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

19,450

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

46.4

Median Age

48.49 / 51.51%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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  • High School Degree
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7,014

Total Households

2.61

Average Household Size

$99,558

Average individual Income

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Commute Time

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30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Lake Forest, IL

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The following schools are within or nearby Lake Forest. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Everett Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 4th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Sheridan Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
4/5
Dearhaven Childcare & Learning Center
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Cherokee Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 4th
5/5
School Of St Mary Primary Center
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Deer Path Middle School West
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
5/5
Deer Path Middle School East
PUBLIC
5th - 6th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
7th - 12th
No rating available
Fusion Academy Lf: Chicago- Lake Forest
PRIVATE
7th - 12th
No rating available

Around Lake Forest, IL

There's plenty to do around Lake Forest, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Car-Dependent
Walking Score
41
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Move Studio Pilates & Fitness, Irina Makkai Classical Ballet & Dance School, and Fitness Together - Lake Forest.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Active 4.33 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.34 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.27 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.93 miles 18 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.3 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.37 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
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