Spanning nearly 17 square miles, the City of Lake Forest
is one of Chicago's largest suburbs by land area.
It is also home to one of the most charming, walkable downtown areas in the suburbs.
Downtown Lake Forest owes much of its personality to the Lake Forest Improvement Plan of 1916. Market Square, sited directly opposite the Metra station, was a centerpiece of that plan.
Albert Meers, an individual who was instrumental in the preservation of Market Square, recently passed away, and his contributions are noted in this recentLake Forester article.
Lake Forest also offers home buyers the unusual opportunity of living on acreage within two blocks of downtown. The home 6,400 square foot, 6-bedroom, 5 ½ bath home at 435 E Illinois Rd is on a 3-acre site yet boasts a "Very walkable" WalkScore of 83.