Welcome to Highland Park
This accessible lakefront community has a dense, suburban feel and great schools.
Located 25 miles north of downtown Chicago, Highland Park, home to some 30,000 residents, features an eclectic mix of real estate, including unique French Country estates, Georgian revival mansions, renovated vintage farmhouses, and restored Colonials and capes.
Revered by celebrities and professional athletes alike for its “mansion district,” Highland Park boasts several landmark structures listed in the National Register of Historic Places, each designed by famous architects like Frank Lloyd Wright, John S. Van Bergen, Howard Van Doren Shaw, Robert E. Seyfarth, and David Adler.
There are three public beaches here: Rosewood Beach, Moraine Beach, and Park Avenue Beach. Highland Park is also home to the North Shore Yacht Club. This 12.2 square mile area encompasses six miles of Lake Michigan shoreline and features a vibrant downtown business district consisting of an upscale outdoor shopping destination filled with boutiques and restaurants.
What to Love
- The eclectic mix of architecture
- Beautiful beaches
- Many movies and television shows have been filmed in this bucolic setting
People & Lifestyle
A respite for affluent families, Highland Park has also been called home by Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, and several other members of the Chicago Bulls due to its proximity to the team’s practice facility. Singer-songwriters Richard Marx and Billy Corgan have also lived in the area, as have many other actors and celebrities.
Dining, Shopping & Entertainment
Dining options abound in Highland Park. At Bluegrass
, you’ll find American fare with a Southern accent plus an all-American wine and beer list. Longitud315
serves small and large Latin American plates, and Abigail’s American Bistro
features creative craft cocktails and patio seating. Hungry for a New York bagel? Once Upon a Bagel
serves them plus challah, sandwiches, and more.
Things to Do
The Ravinia Festival hosts many classic, pop, jazz, and Latin concerts during the summers in Highland Park. Home to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since 1936, this open-air pavilion seats 3,200 concert-goers who can purchase seats in the covered pavilion or on the lawn.
Parks, bike trails, and a Nature Center are also among the community’s highlights.
Highland Park is home to a number of excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
- North Shore School District 112, which operates an early childhood center, eight elementary schools, and two middle schools.
- Township High School District 113, which operates Highland Park High School and Deerfield High School in nearby Deerfield, Illinois.