Twenty-three miles north of the Chicago’s Loop, the City of Highland Park is nestled along beautiful Lake Michigan for nearly five miles. Highland Park is bordered to the west by the City of Deerfield, with Glencoe to the south and Lake Bluff, Bannockburn, Highwood and Lake Forest to the north.
First settled in 1845 as the Lake Michigan shipping center of Port Clinton, this “All American City” is a prestigious residential community with one of the North Shore’s most diverse assortments of housing from stately Southern Colonials to soaring contemporaries … impressive lakefront estates to sprawling multi-levels … trim bungalows to luxurious townhouse/condominiums.
Streets are tree-lined and winding, crisscrossed by numerous deep ravines; there are several upper bracket subdivisions, but the majority of housing consists of substantially older residences interspersed with the new. Characterized by a high percentage of residents engaged in the “professions”, the highly educated populace is both concerned and involved in city matters.
At the southern end of the City on more than 36 acres of beautifully landscaped and wooded land lies Ravinia Festival, Highland Park’s world-class summer venue of the performing arts. The festival has been attracting lovers of music and dance from throughout Chicagoland and the world since 1899. More than 500,000 attendees enjoy the festivals 87-night season, which runs from early May until late September (the only consecutive night summer offering in the country). Ravinia Festival features a 3,300 seat state-of-the-art pavilion, the 850 seat Martin Theatre, the Bennett-Gordon Recital Hall, five gourmet restaurants and a food court. Ravinia Festival offers something for everyone.
City of Highland Park
1707 St. Johns Avenue, Highland Park, IL 60035 | (847) 432-0800
Highland Park Chamber of Commerce
508 Central Avenue, Suite 206, Highland Park, IL 60035 | 847-432-0284
Highland Park Library
494 Laurel Ave, Highland Park, IL 60035 | 847-432-0216
Highland Park Park District
636 Ridge Road, Highland Park, IL 60035 | 847-831-3810
200 Ravinia Park Rd, Highland Park, IL 60035 | 847-266-5000
Highland Park High School – District 113
433 Vine Avenue, Highland Park, IL 60035 | (224) 765-2000
North Shore School – District 112
1936 Green Bay Road, Highland Park, IL 60035 | (847) 681-6700
For more information about additional educational opportunities in Highland Park, please visit Great Schools.