Touted as the newest North Shore community in 100 years, the Town of Fort Sheridan is a totally unique residential suburb situated on the bluffs overlooking Lake Michigan.
Encompassing both Highland Park and Highwood, Fort Sheridan is nestled among the lakes and ravines, distinguishable from any other Chicago suburb. It's a sought after community to raise a family, or relax and enjoy the surroundings as an empty nester. Residences include new and historic single family homes, as well as townhomes, condos, and duplexes.
Fort Sheridan is ideal for homeowners seeking outdoor activities and enjoying nature. The community has its own beach access; popular hotspot for biking; trails for hiking and running, playgrounds, and forest preserves within a short walk.
Some of the finest dining on the North Shore is within walking distance in downtown Highwood. A convenient Metra station provides access to the Loop, Ravinia Festival, and the rest of the North Shore. The shops of Highland Park and Lake Forest are only minutes away!
Fort Sheridan was originally developed as a US Army installation on 640 acres of prime Lake Michigan property in the late 1890s. Today the Fort Sheridan buildings have been painstakingly and lovingly restored to their original historic beauty. On the inside, however, these elegant structures have been totally renovated to reflect the modern needs of a non-military residential community. The result is condos, town homes, single family residences and even brownstone-like living where 11-20 foot ceilings are the rule, and eight foot windows give full view to the restored beauty of the Fort. The unique building configurations allow for spacious grounds for play, exercise, or a stroll through the beautiful grounds. Each living space is totally unique unto itself.
Amidst these historical restorations, new residential construction has also been meticulously developed to provide new single family, condo and town homes in a compatible architectural style that allows for total community cohesion and beauty. There is even a mid rise, state-of-the-art elevator condo building with its own pool and amenities.
The community of Fort Sheridan has truly become a historically significant residential way of life offering something for everyone. Every day here at Fort Sheridan, is a walk in the park!
The first school to open in Highland Park was Elm Place School - in 1869! Today, 140 years later, more than 4,400 Highland Park elementary and middle schoolers attend the 11 distinguished schools in North Shore School District 112. High school kids attend either Highland Park High School or Deerfield High School, both operated by Township High School District 113.