Lake Forest, Illinois 

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Population

19,379

-2.4% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

6.4%

Median Income

$151,000

Median Home Price

$832,600

Chicago Gifts

Best Places to Live in Lake Forest, Illinois

National center - Northeastern Illinois along Lake Michigan. June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Lake Forest, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Lake Forest, IL Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Economic and cultural diversity
Arts and culture
Historic interest and preservation
Cons
Harsh climate
Cost of living
Violent crime


What Bert Has To Say About Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area

A world-class commercial, industrial and cultural city, Chicago functions as is a major national center and as the major regional center for America’s heartland. It originally emerged as a transport center for cargo headed west and agricultural products headed east by land and water. Although transportation technology has changed, the role has not. The city is the most important passenger and freight transport hub in the country with the largest number of air departures and the most rail traffic in the nation. The commercial and manufacturing economy stands out both for its size and diversity. Over 30 Fortune 500 companies in an assortment of industries have headquarters here. Factories and warehouses extend for miles from the downtown area. Chicago is also a major center for small manufacturing and business. There is probably no more diverse an economy in the country.


QUICK FACTS

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Country: United States
State: Illinois
County: Lake County
Metro Area: Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area
Political Ideology: Somewhat liberal
City: Lake Forest
Zip Codes: 60045
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 623 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Lake Forest is 6.4% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Lake Forest jobs have increased by 2.4%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Lake Forest's cost of living is 69.6% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Lake Forest's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Lake county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 60.8% to 36.8%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Lake Forest's population is 19,379 people. Since 2020, it has had a population decline of 2.4%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 31.2 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Lake Forest is Real Estate: $832,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -1.2%.

SCHOOLS
Lake Forest public schools spend $20,018 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 11.5 students per teacher in Lake Forest. More Education



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Housing Market in Lake Forest

It's a good time to buy in Lake Forest. Home Appreciation is up 11.4% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Lake Forest is $832,600.

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Reviews for Lake Forest   4 Reviews
Nice place to raise a family - 6/24/2018
We relocated cross county to Lake Forest about a year ago due to a job change. We looked at nearby communities, within proximity of the work commute (the office is in... Read More

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One of the most snotty, rude places I ever stayed - 8/23/2015
Be prepared for a so called upscale town with entitled, overpaid, snooty people from teenagers who sneer at you to adults who look you up and down, who make demands on a... Read More

climate - 7/27/2010
Long cold winters, short cold springs, hot humid summers, nice... Read More


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60045

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