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

$517,700

Best Places to Live in River Forest, Illinois

National center - Northeastern Illinois along Lake Michigan
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, IL
 $529,000 
739 Forest Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 | 2394 SqFt
 $529,000 
739 Forest Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 | 2394 SqFt
 $429,000 
115 Park Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 | 1334 SqFt
 $425,000 
7902 Chicago Ave
Bed 4 | Bath 2.0 | 1876 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.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Illinois
County: Cook County
Metro Area: Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area
Political Ideology: Somewhat liberal
City: River Forest
Zip Codes: 60305
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 623 ft above sea level

Highlights

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 0.16%. Learn More...

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, River Forest's cost of living is 65.60% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare River Forest's Cost of Living

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 0.44%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 33 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in River Forest is $517,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 6.40%. Check out the homes in the area or Find top agents in River Forest

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. Learn More...


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Housing Market in River Forest

It's not a good time to buy in River Forest. Home Appreciation is down -0.7% in the last 12 months. Browse River Forest Real Estate or Find top agents in River Forest

The median home price in River Forest is $517,700. Browse Homes in this Range.


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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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MAPS OF RIVER FOREST, ILLINOIS
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ZIP CODES IN RIVER FOREST, ILLINOIS
60305

NEW LISTINGS IN RIVER FOREST IL
$529,000
739 Forest Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

$429,000
115 Park Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

$425,000
7902 Chicago Ave
Bed 4 | Bath 2.0 |

$489,900
525 Forest Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

$579,000
1514 Monroe Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 3.0 |

$450,000
704 Monroe Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

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