Introduction to Lake Forest, Illinois
Lake Forest, Illinois, in Lake county, is 7 miles S of Waukegan, Illinois (center to center) and 29 miles N of Chicago, Illinois. Part of the surrounding Chicago metro area, the city is not an isolated city. Lake Forest is home to some 20,059 residents.
Lake Forest History
The earliest white settlers arrived in this area around 1834. The main occupation of the residents was farming. Lake Forest was founded as a town in 1857. It served as a stop for travelers who were going south towards Chicago. It was incorporated in 1861. Since the town was beautifully planned and offered cultivated landscapes, it attracted the attention of wealthy Chicagoans who made it their home. Since then, Lake Forest has been a wealthy community.
Lake Forest and nearby Attractions
- Raupp Memorial Museum
- Cuneo Museum & Gardens
- Highland Park Historical Society Museum
- Deerpath Park Golf Course
- Old School Forest preserve
- MacArthur Woods Preserve
Things To Do In Lake Forest
Being an affluent and well planned city, Lake Forest is very beautiful. It has the benefit of natural beauty coupled with vast areas of open spaces. The residents have lovingly preserved the history of the city, as is evident by the magnificent historic structures. The Market Square has a quaint nostalgic atmosphere about it. The city is also host to a series of cultural and community events throughout the year.
Lake Forest Transportation
The Chicago O’Hare International Airport offers international and domestic flights.
Lake Forest Higher Education
The local educational institutions include Lake Forest College, Barat College, and Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.