River Forest, Illinois 

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Population

11,215

+0.4% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

4.2%

Median Income

$108,563

Median Home Price

$513,200

Best Places to Live in River Forest, Illinois

National center - Northeastern Illinois along Lake Michigan. September, June and August are the most pleasant months in River 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 River Forest
 $1,525,000 
221 Keystone Ave
Bed 5 | Bath 5 | 6732 SqFt
 $1,100,000 
555 Edgewood Pl
Bed 4 | Bath 4 | 3636 SqFt
 $1,975,000 
1046 Franklin Ave
Bed 5 | Bath 6 | 6500 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: River Forest
Zip Codes: 60305
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 623 ft above sea level

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ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in River Forest is 4.2% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Negative. River Forest jobs have decreased by 0.2%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, River Forest's cost of living is 65.6% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare River Forest's Cost of Living

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

VOTING
Cook county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
River Forest's population is 11,215 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 0.4%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 33.1 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in River Forest is $513,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 0.2%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
River Forest public schools spend $18,107 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 13.1 students per teacher in River Forest. More Education


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Housing Market in River Forest

It's a good time to buy in River Forest. Home Appreciation is up 0.2% in the last 12 months. Browse River Forest Real Estate

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Reviews for River Forest   5 Reviews
Quiet Upscale Neighborhood - 12/16/2010
River Forest as a whole is an old suburb outside of Chicago, very quiet and upscale. River Forest neighbors Oak Park, which does have much more to offer in terms of... Read More

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Quiet Upscale Neighborhood - 12/16/2010
River Forest as a whole is an old suburb outside of Chicago, very quiet and upscale. River Forest neighbors Oak Park, which does have much more to offer in terms of... Read More

Quiet Upscale Neighborhood - 12/16/2010
River Forest as a whole is an old suburb outside of Chicago, very quiet and upscale. River Forest neighbors Oak Park, which does have much more to offer in terms of... Read More


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60305

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NEW LISTINGS IN RIVER FOREST
$1,525,000
221 Keystone Ave
Bed 5 | Bath 5

$1,100,000
555 Edgewood Pl
Bed 4 | Bath 4

$1,975,000
1046 Franklin Ave
Bed 5 | Bath 6

$549,000
558 Lathrop Ave
Bed 4 | Bath 3

$499,000
303 Gale Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 3

$1,999,000
1105 Park Ave
Bed 5 | Bath 6

$979,000
628 William St
Bed 5 | Bath 5

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