Welcome to Highland Park
Cultural haven draped in serenity and stunning landscape views
Nestled among ravines and lakes, Highland Park lies about 25 miles outside of Chicago, encompassing both affluent communities of Highwood and Fort Sheridan. Reputed as a cultural and architectural destination, homeowners are drawn to this neighborhood for its iconic landmark structures, recreational amenities, and vibrant festivals, making Highland Park an ideal location for anyone seeking a tranquil suburban lifestyle with all the upsides of urban cities.
With a diverse range of elegant residences, Highland Park is not only luxurious but architecturally significant. Drive down the quiet, tree-lined streets for an array of condos, townhomes, custom-built duplexes, and lakefront mansions. You'll be delighted to know that several houses in this neighborhood have been named to the National Register of Historic Places for the unsurpassed craftsmanship embodied by each structure, many designed by noteworthy architects, from John S. Van Bergen to David Adler and others.
What to Love
- Chic neighborhood with beautiful landscape views
- Community beach access within walking distance of your luxury retreat
- Historic Willits House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright
Peaceful and quiet, Highland Park is the perfect place for families seeking an escape from the frenzy of the city. If you're looking for a community with a ton of outdoor activities to engage in — be it birdwatching or relishing the aesthetic of nature while biking, hiking, running, and swimming — this is the neighborhood for you. Residents enjoy the community's beach access and fun playgrounds for little kids.
Contributing to the community’s fine lifestyle are its numerous cultural festivals, which are a great way to connect with your neighbors and spend quality time with your family. Whether you're a couple looking to raise your kids near excellent schools or an empty nester here to enjoy the surroundings, Highland Park's is great for any taste.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
The outcropping of classy restaurants, cosmetic stores, high-end boutiques, and bars make Highland Park a shopper's dream. Need shiny new tableware, lighting, and home décor? Stop in at Pottery Barn — an upscale furniture store housed in a chic, beach cottage-style building. For your edgy, on-trend fashion pieces, Rock-N-Rags is the perfect boutique, and you can find signature footwear to compliment your outfit at Lori's Shoes.
Once you've had your fill of shopping, stop into Norton's for a classic American fare of club sandwiches or lettuce-wrapped burgers and Brussels sprouts. Craving a Chicago-style hotdog instead? Michael's has you covered. At Abigail's bistro, you can enjoy a quick craft cocktail or stop at Country's Kitchen for a hearty lunch.
Things to Do
With beautiful parks and vivacious festivals, Highland Park boasts some of the most spectacular activities to keep residents happy on the North Shore.
Immerse yourself in the country’s oldest music festival, Ravinia Festival, and enjoy performances from a range of the nation's finest orchestras to acts like John Legend. Kick-off your healthy, organic lifestyle with a stroll through the Wednesday Farmers Market, picking up fresh, locally sourced produce for your next family breakfast. Or perhaps, you've marveled at the idea of making history? Why not do it with the entire community, carving and lighting multiple pumpkins to claim a Guinness world record at the Highwood Pumpkin Fest? It even allows you to raise money for the Illinois Make-A-Wish foundation simultaneously. Win-win? Yes!
Enjoy a sunny weekend at Rosewood Beach or skate with friends at Sunset Park, and if you're into Sailboat racing or sun fishing, joining the Yacht Club would be more than perfect.
Highland Park is served by North Shore School District 112, home to a number of excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include: