Located along I-94 in Lake County and 38 miles from downtown Chicago, the Village of Lincolnshire was incorporated in 1957. The residential character is largely one-half acre lots and larger with most of the residential development located east of the Des Plaines River. West of the river, a growing commercial and corporate office tax base includes Marriott Resort, several restaurants and retail areas and a corporate center which is home to several Fortune 500 companies.
Enjoying a location 31 miles north of Chicago on the western shore of Lake Michigan, Lake Forest residents have easy access to the Loop, Ravinia Festival and world class golf courses.
According to a Village of Lincolnshire 1997 Resident Survey, the "Top 10 Resident Favorites" list includes trees/wooded lots, schools, location, small town, residential lot sizes, quiet/peaceful, safety/security, highway access, neighbors and parks.
Fun things to do in Lincolnshire include riding the bike paths, spending the day at Spring Lake Park's beach, shopping the boutiques, visiting Florsheim Nature Preserve, canoeing the Des Plaines from the Rivershire Park canoe launch, and much more.
Residents are provided excellent educational opportunities through the public and private elementary and high schools, as well as Lake Forest College and the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.