Enjoy living in a neighborhood that has so much to offer.
That includes a lush, resort-like setting just three blocks from Lake Michigan with ravines and the convenience of being steps from Highland Park's vibrant downtown and public transit.
Just steps from the vibrant Downtown HP
Walkable and friendly, Downtown Highland Park is home to many professional services businesses: accountants, attorneys, doctors, dentists and architects. The Central Business District is also steps away from Highland Park Hospital, City Hall, the Highland Park Library, the Highland Park Art Center and the North Shore Yacht Club.
One block to the Metra station
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Park Avenue Beach & Boating Facility
Park Avenue features a concrete ramp and sand launching ramp, two parking lots, three boat storage and is home to the North Shore Yacht Club.
The NEW Rosewood Beach
The redesigned beach, which includes a new board walk, guard buildings, restrooms and interpretive center, won the coveted Illinois Facility of the Year Award after it was reopened to the public in 2015. Rosewood Beach is admission-free and ADA-compliant.
Ravinia is home to the oldest and the largest music summer festival in the United States, Ravinia Festival, which goes back to 1904. The classy and wildly popular summer institution brings jazz, classical and pop music to a beautiful park setting where attendees picnic by candlelight on the grounds or, for a closer look, sit near the stage in the pavilion. It is also known as the summer home of the world-renowned Chicago Symphony.
Chicago Botanic Garden
Another draw for nature lovers is the Chicago Botanic Garden. It is one of the most heralded botanical gardens in the United States. People travel from around the country to stroll through its gardens and behold the vast array of plant life.
Glencoe, bordering Highland Park to the south, boasts the Writers Theatre.It has grown to become a major Chicagoland cultural destination with a national reputation for excellence, being called one of the top half-dozen regional theatres in the nation by The Wall Street Journal. The company, which plays to a sold-out and discerning audience each season, has garnered critical praise for the consistent high quality and intimacy of its artistry.
Hugging Lake Michigan for nearly five miles, the City of Highland Park is home for more than 30,000 residents and 850 businesses. This progressive community offers many natural amenities including ravines, lake shore and an abundance of wildflowers and trees! Highland Park's neighborhoods are filled with a mix of housing styles ranging from historic colonials to award-winning contemporary homes to comfortable downtown condos.
The City of Highland Park is located 23 miles north of Chicago's Loop. Neighboring communities include Highwood and Lake Forest to the north, Glencoe and Winnetka to the south.
The Park District of Highland Park operates and manages over 650 acres of land in 44 park areas. Approximately 3,000 recreation and seasonal programs are offered. Facilities include an indoor ice arena, tennis and racquetball complex, two rec centers, nature center, 18-hole golf course, driving range, adventure golf, aquapark, indoor pool, beaches, boat launch ramp and yacht club on Lake Michigan.
Ravinia Festival, the world-class summer venue of performing arts, lies on more than 36 acres of beautifully wooded and landscaped land at the southern end of the city. The festival has attracted lovers of music and dance since 1899. Its 87-night season runs from early May until late September.
LATE NITE HP encourages downtown Highland Park restaurants and other businesses to stay open until 11:00 on Friday and Saturday nights, creating an appealing environment for dining, shopping and socializing later in the evening.
Enjoy a stroll through the Chicago Botanic Garden in neighboring Glencoe. This is a place of ever-changing beauty with 24 spectacular gardens on 385 acres uniquely situated on nine islands surrounded by lakes.
Retail business districts are conveniently located throughout the city. You'll find national retailers, specialty shops & boutiques, a wide variety of services, and plenty of fabulous places to grab a quick bite or enjoy a gourmet meal.
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.