Situated in the middle of the North Shore of Chicago, Highland Park was named for its park-like features on an elevated setting. Its geography includes deep, wooded ravines extending in heights over one mile high, and its shores run along six miles of lakefront. Also home to the renowned North Shore Yacht Club, Highland Park is a beautiful area rich in history perfect for families and couples who want to cherish and learn about their community.
Because it lies right next to the lake, there are several beaches within Highland Park. Two public beaches include Rosewood Beach and Park Avenue Beach. Within this park-like environment lies several notable landmark structures. Most recognized and listed in the National Register of Historic Places is the Willits House by designer Frank Lloyd Wright. Other homes by prominent and well-known architects and designers, like David Adler and Howard Van Doren Shaw, are also listed within the National Register. Landscape architect, Jens Jensen, has properties listed within the register as well.
Aside from its pristine beaches and structures, Highland Park offers residents many attractions including a shopping district in its downtown area and Ravinia Festival. Highland Park annexed with the Village of Ravinia in 1899, when it was previously an artists’ colony. Ravinia festival is an open-air pavilion that seats over 3000 people and welcomes entertainment from musicians to comedians to full orchestras. It’s actually the summer home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Tickets are available for the covered pavilion or the lawn. For those residents who love attending pop, classical or jazz concerts in the summer, Ravinia Festival is where to go!
With several transportation options available, families can live in Highland Park and commute to anywhere within the North Shore or to and from Chicago via US-41, the main highway, or one of the four Metra stations within the community. Families can live within a unique suburban community and travel to any part of Illinois or to the borders of Wisconsin whenever they choose. With O’Hare International Airport only 20 miles away and boat launch facilities along Lake Michigan, the possibilities for regular or frequent travel are endless.
Highland Park offers everything from an ideal location to all of the finest experiences within a North Shore suburb of Chicago. If you’re looking to relocate to this beautiful suburb, give Burrows Moving a call to get your move started!