Lake Forest


Lake Forest was founded with Lake Forest College and was laid out as a town in 1857, a stop for travelers making their way south to Chicago. The Lake Forest City Hall, designed by Charles Sumner Frost, was completed in 1898. It originally housed the fire department, the Lake Forest Library, and city offices.

Photo gallery: A history of Lake Forest -- Chicago Tribune

Attractions and Events

The Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve is a shoreline forest preserve with rolling terrain & trails for hiking, biking & cross-country skiing. The Market Square is Lake Forest's shopping center full of shops, restaurants, and much more. The Wildlife Discovery Center is an animal center featuring alligators, plus other reptiles & amphibians, with hands-on experiences.

272 Market Sq, Lake Forest, IL 60045 - Market Square | LoopNet

Homes In Lake Forest, IL

Lake Forest is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 19,450. Lake Forest is in Lake County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Lake Forest offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Lake Forest there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks.

Top 10 Subdivisions in Lake Forest, IL - April 2019 | Lake Forest, IL Patch

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