SOLD - November 2022

171 W. Laurel Ave., Lake Forest

Fort Sheridan

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.

Town of Fort Sheridan

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!


Metra Rail

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!

Forest Preserve

Openlands Lakeshore Preserve

Midwest Young Artists

Fine Art Studio

Ravinia Festival

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.

Oak Terrace Elementary

Northwood Junior High

Highland Park High School

Neighboring Communities

Lake Forest

Highland Park


171 W. Laurel Ave.

Lake Forest, Illinois 60045

sold for

View 49 Photos

Watch Video

All Features


Listing Agent

Marcia Rowley

(847) 682-9100


Coldwell Banker Realty

675 Forest Ave
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045

Real estate agents affiliated with Coldwell Banker are independent contractor sales associates and are not employees of Coldwell Banker. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Operated by a subsidiary of NRT LLC. Coldwell Banker and the Coldwell Banker Logo are registered service marks owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC.