|Area/Sqare Miles: 12.5
||Distance from Chicago Loop: 23 Miles|
||Public Transportation: Metra, Pace|
|Township: Moraine & West Deerfield
||Median Household Income: $118,493|
|Zip Code: 60035
||Median Housing Value: $573,772|
|Area Code: 847/224
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.
- For more information about additional educational opportunities in Highland Park, please visit Great Schools.