Lake Forest, Illinois 

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Population

18,931

-2.4% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

4.2%

Median Income

$151,000

Median Home Price

$790,800

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.

Pros
-Economic and cultural diversity
-Arts and culture
-Historic interest and preservation
Cons
-Harsh climate
-Cost of living
-Violent crime

Local Listings in Lake Forest
 $1,175,000 
775 E Illinois Rd
Bed 5 | Bath 5 | 3888 SqFt
 $549,900 
227 Surrey Ln
Bed 4 | Bath 3 | 3135 SqFt
 $1,275,000 
1141 N Green Bay Rd
Bed 6 | Bath 5 | 4200 SqFt

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.


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QUICK FACTS

City: Lake Forest
Zip Codes: 60045
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 623 ft above sea level

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ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Lake Forest is 4.2% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). 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 100.8% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Lake Forest's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Lake Forest, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Lake county voted Democratic in the three most recent Presidential elections, after voting Republican in 2000 and 2004. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Lake Forest's population is 18,931 people. Since 2010, it has had a population decline of 2.4%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 31 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Lake Forest is $790,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -2.7%. Check out the homes in the area

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 not a good time to buy in Lake Forest. Home Appreciation is down -3.8% in the last 12 months. Browse Lake Forest Real Estate

The median home price in Lake Forest is $790,800. Browse Homes in this Range.


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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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NEW LISTINGS IN LAKE FOREST
$1,175,000
775 E Illinois Rd
Bed 5 | Bath 5

$549,900
227 Surrey Ln
Bed 4 | Bath 3

$1,275,000
1141 N Green Bay Rd
Bed 6 | Bath 5

$1,188,000
1115 Bridgeview Ln
Bed 4 | Bath 5

$850,000
125 N Ridge Rd
Bed 4 | Bath 4

$712,000
1901 Surrey Ln
Bed 5 | Bath 5

$925,000
265 Glenwood Rd
Bed 4 | Bath 3

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