Discover an amazing lifestyle on Chicago's North Shore.
As a 26-year resident of Lake Bluff and the mother of a two Lake Forest High School graduates I am very involved in the local communities. On my community guides you will find plenty of useful links to schools, community resources, shopping & dining, and more.
Situated high above Lake Michigan on steep bluffs interspersed with deep ravines, the town is a haven for those in search of close-knit community spirit. A charming gazebo on the village green serves as a focal point for the small central business district and a setting for many well-organized community activities.
With an area of approximately 17 square miles and a population of just over 20,000, the City of Lake Forest is one of the most affluent communities in the United States. Lake Forest real estate reflects the wealth of its owners. With its grand estates laid out on gigantic, landscaped lots, Lake Forest real estate combines stately Georgian and vintage Victorian mansions with modern conveniences and amenities.
Our public & private schools are consistently ranked among the best in the nation.
Use the resources on this page to access school performance reports, explore top-rated schools, find local information, talk "school" with local parents, and much more. Check out the Interactive Illinois Report Card web site - the premier web site for test results and other school improvement information for Illinois schools! Locate public and private schools in any community, read parent reviews, access reports and more on the map below.
Lake Forest Public Schools
Cherokee Elementary | Everett Elementary | Sheridan Elementary | Deer Path Middle School | Lake Forest High School
Lake Forest Private/Parochial Schools
Lake Forest Academy | Lake Forest Country Day School | School of St. Mary | Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart
Lake Bluff Public Schools
Lake Bluff Elementary | Lake Bluff Middle School
Lake Bluff Private Schools
Forest Bluff Montessori School
The North Shore Communities
As one of the predominant suburbs that make up Chicago's North Shore region, the Village of Deerfield is located on the border of Lake and Cook Counties and has a population over 18,000. The spacious suburban character, superlative schools and quiet atmosphere of Deerfield's residential neighborhoods are among the community's greatest assets. Deerfield information and links
Known as "The Downtown of the North Shore", the City of Evanston is a vibrant community comprising many strong neighborhoods, races, religions and levels of income. Evanston is located just north of Chicago along Lake Michigan. Evanston information and links
Touted as the newest North Shore community in 100 years, the Town of Fort Sheridan is a totally unique residential suburb situated on the bluffs overlooking Lake Michigan. Fort Sheridan information and links
You'll love living in Glencoe, a beautiful lakefront community along Chicago's North Shore. Enjoy the quaint commercial district with its restaurants, chic shops and acclaimed Writers' Theatre, designed by Studio Gang in 2015. Glencoe's Park District with its many neighborhood parks and playgrounds, the gorgeous Glencoe Beach and Watts Fieldhouse Skating Rink are favorites among residents. All of this combined with award-winning schools make quality of life in Glencoe second to none. Glencoe information and links
The Village of Glenview had 350 residents when it was incorporated in 1899. Today, the population is almost 45,000. Located in Cook County, the Village's fine amenities and services, excellent schools, 34 parks and playgrounds covering more than 290 acres, numerous options for shopping and dining and proximity to local expressways and commuter trains have made it one of Chicago's premier suburbs -- a vibrant, thriving community that manages growth with success and style. Glenview information and links
Hugging Lake Michigan for nearly five miles, the City of Highland Park is home for more than 30,000 residents and 850 businesses. This progressive community offers many natural amenities including ravines, lake shore and an abundance of wildflowers and trees! Highland Park's neighborhoods are filled with a mix of housing styles ranging from historic colonials to award-winning contemporary homes to comfortable downtown condos. Highland Park information and links
Incorporated in 1887, the City of Highwood is the highest spot between Milwaukee and Chicago. It is also well known as one of the best places to go for great food on the North Shore. Many of Highwood's homes were beautifully constructed by talented Italian stone and brick masons who settled in the area. Today, residents of many heritages enrich the community through their cultural traditions. Highwood information and links
Located approximately 17 miles north of downtown Chicago, the Village of Kenilworth is the newest of the eight North Shore communities fronting on Lake Michigan. The beauty of the village attracted many distinguished residents including architect and town planner George W. Maher. Kenilworth information and links
Some call Lake Bluff a great place to live. Others may refer to its unique character and hometown values. Chicago Magazine ranks Lake Bluff as one of 20 great towns and neighborhoods of the Chicago Metropolitan Region, and Coastal Living Magazine raves Lake Bluff is "a community for the community-minded." Whatever is said, one can't beat the community atmosphere found in this North Shore town! Lake Bluff information and links
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. Lake Forest information and links
Located just 25 miles north of downtown Chicago, the Village of Northbrook has long been regarded as one of the premiere communities on the North Shore. With its outstanding community amenities, highly ranked educational system, excellent transportation routes, outstanding business climate and prime north shore location, Northbrook is an excellent place to live, work, shop and play. Graced with outstanding recreational facilities, upscale retail centers, and civic-minded residents, Northbrook has something for everyone. Northbrook information and links
The Village of Northfield is nestled just beyond the bustling energy of Chicago in the North Shore. It is perfect for discerning families who value their privacy and a laid-back lifestyle. Living in Northfield is comfortable by nature and connected by choice, so you can have what you want in life and still be yourself. Northfield information and links
Known for its beautiful lakefront, the Village of Wilmette is located approximately 16 miles north of downtown Chicago and extends about 5 miles west from Lake Michigan. Residents enjoy diverse architecture, tree-lined brick streets, well maintained parks and excellent public and private schools. Wilmette information and links
Incorporated in 1869 and picturesquely situated on the shore of Lake Michigan, just 16 miles north of Chicago, the Village of Winnetka offers tree-shaded streets and neighborhoods as well as three quaint in-town business districts. "Winnetka" is a Native American word meaning "beautiful land", and the village has retained the natural beauty that brought early settlers to the area. Winnetka information and links
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