The community of Lake Forest is recognized for its natural beauty, sensitivity to open space and preservation of its historic structures and landscapes. Vibrant business districts, including the historic and charming Market Square, welcome residents and visitors alike. Chartered in 1861, the City of Lake Forest is home to prestigious businesses and residential locations and offers many excellent schools and cultural opportunities.
Enjoying a location 31 miles north of Chicago on the western shore of Lake Michigan, Lake Forest residents have easy access to the Loop, Ravinia Festival and world class golf courses.
Lake Forest is an exceptional place. Its natural beauty, special characteristics and generous residents create a wonderful environment in which to live. It is a city that values its rich heritage, offers high quality educational opportunities, and preserves its historic structures and natural open spaces.
In addition to the many services it offers to the community, the City provides excellent facilities for seniors and youth (CROYA), offers a state-of-the-art fitness center and 18-hole golf course.
Residents are provided excellent educational opportunities through the public and private elementary and high schools, as well as Lake Forest College and the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.