Highland Park

Highland Park has several attractions including a vibrant downtown shopping district and the Ravinia Festival. Ravinia Festival is an open-air pavilion seating 3,200, which hosts classical, pop and jazz concerts in the summer. It has been the summer home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since 1936. Concert-goers can purchase seats in the covered pavilion or tickets to sit on the lawn. Many visitors arrive early and picnic on the lawn before and during the concerts. The Ravinia Festival is located in the Ravinia District, originally an artists’ colony which still retains much of its early character and architecture.

Highland Park has several landmark structures listed in the National Register of Historic Places, notably the Willits House by Frank Lloyd Wright. In addition to several houses designed by Wright, the National Register lists homes designed by prominent architects including John S. Van Bergen, Howard Van Doren Shaw, Robert E. Seyfarth, and David Adler. Landscape architect Jens Jensen lived in Highland Park and designed a number of projects in the community that are listed on the register.

There are two public beaches in Highland Park, Rosewood Beach and Park Avenue Beach (which also has a boating facility). Highland Park is also home to the North Shore Yacht Club.

The main highway in Highland Park is US Rt 41, which connects Chicago to Milwaukee. There are four Metra stations within city borders (Braeside, Ravinia Park, Ravinia, and Highland Park), as well as two in nearby Highwood (Highwood and Fort Sheridan) on the Union Pacific/North Line, which begins in Chicago and terminates in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Pace also offers several bus routes. Boat launch facilities are available along Lake Michigan. O’Hare Airport is located approximately 20 miles southwest.

 

Schools

North Shore School District 112

  • Edgewood Middle School
  • Elm Place School
  • Northwood Junior High School

Township High School District 113

  • Highland Park High School

 

Demographics

As of the 2010 census, the population was 29,763. The median income for a household in the city was $100,967, and the median income for a family was $117,235. Males had a median income of $83,121 versus $41,175 for females. The per capita income for the city was $55,331.

Newest Highland Park Listings

$5,999,999
5 Beds 8 Baths MRD11677125 MLS
One of the only North Shore's Marvin Herman's Residences... this is a sensational understated beauty that is flawless as now all the pieces are in place with the just completed reengineered bluff & all re-landscaped to perfection by Bill Eiserman in Nov. 2022. Over the top in features with 6 heated garage spots (calling all car buffs), elevator, coach house and 175 ft sandy private beach. Marvin's timeless take on lakefront living is defined in this comfortable yet ultra luxurious Nantucket custom home set on 1.5 acres of private grounds. The pinnacle of design was created by stepping outside the box and ahead of its time with incredible finely crafted details, conceptual open floor living, all with the beautiful backdrop of panoramic lake views from every room. Sensational level of build quality throughout with detailed door casings & moldings, chestnut wide plank floors, floor-to-ceiling pictures windows, gorgeous stones & marbles, all accented with meticulous trim carpentry. Dramatic first floor floods with natural light that highlights the easy living combined space from dining to entertaining. The vibe of this Nantucket beauty radiates from the Chef's kitchen that overlooks the entire area with nooked in breakfast booth, butcher block w/ soapstone countertops, Ann Sacks tile work & Waterworks farm sink. Fully loaded features on this floor: elevator, huge walk-in pantry, mudroom, 2nd bath (full), 2nd laundry, and 3 car attached garage. Expansive second floor with 4 beds (one is now being used as an office), family room, laundry room, and viewing deck overlooking the lake with hot tub for those cold winter nights. Sensational primary suite that is a complete departure into relaxation mode with stunning lake views complemented with automatic window treatments, walk out balcony, retail store like custom walk-in closet, and exquisite white statuary marble bath out of a Four Seasons hotel. 2nd bed with more beautiful views and spa stone custom bath, built-ins, and closets. Hall oversized laundry room is just as beautiful as other rooms and in a convenient location. 2 other designer bedrooms, both with high-end Ann Sacks tile and Calista. The best hang-out space between these bedrooms is welcoming and ideal for kids wanting their own space. The lower level serves many functions with built-out rec space, walk in storage closet for fine items, full bath and meticulous mechanical room Best yet, current owners enhanced this property to even a higher level of beauty & added valuable space with designing a matching coach house that seamlessly blends with main house as if this structure as always been here. Beautiful breezeway accenting with matching porch swings signals a welcoming transition to a spectacular coach house with commercial level luxury 3 car garage with custom auto body shelving & cabinetry, epoxy flooring, and custom silent garage doors. Separate entrance with staircase up to a beautifully designed in-law suite that is now used as an exercise studio with full bedroom, spa bath and kitchenette. Universal space that could serve as in-home office, nanny suite or studio of any kind. Best yet, on Oct 2022, all bluff work was completed, which included the shoring of the bluff with new concrete stair entrance to the tableland that was re-engineered. Gorgeous new yard was designed to allow this space to take on an infinity pool overlooking the lake. This newly completed bluff work will allow the next buyer to take this sensational entertaining outdoor space to a new level. Rare opportunity that is turn key lake front perfection.

55 Prospect Avenue, Highland Park

$1,350,000
3 Beds 3 Baths MRD11675305 MLS
Another J & B Design North Shore luxury floor to ceiling renovation, working in tandem with Stuart Shayman & Associates Architects (renovation starts December 2022 with delivery in May 2023). This time it's the largest home in the prestigious Edgewood Development, just down the street from Northmoor Country Club. This is an absolutely stunning 2,665 sf, 3 bedroom/3 bath single family maintenance-free ranch home with breathtaking pond views in Highland Park. The exterior improvements include new roof, windows, patios and tuck-pointing/limestone repair and cleaning The designer finished open concept features a chef's kitchen with Sub-Zero and Viking SS appliances, custom cabinetry, a large island, quartz countertops, recessed lighting, wood flooring and so much more. The great room has dramatic vaulted ceiling with a wall of windows that overlook an absolutely stunning lake. The open oversized kitchen and island with seating, beverage and wine refrigerators, allows for endless entertaining. The primary suite includes a fully custom ensuite bathroom with a double vanity, oversized walk-in shower and walk-in closet. The guest bedroom features an ensuite bathroom and walk-in closet. The 3rd bedroom is planned to be converted into an office or den with 6'-8' glass paneled french doors adjoining the great room. Open the double doors from the great room and step out to the newly finished outdoor patio. There is a 2nd kitchen patio for grilling and enjoying a morning cup of coffee. Large laundry room with new side by side washer and dryer. The oversized 2 car garage has ample space for storage. Bring your buyers as there is still time to customize the finishes. J & B's design team works with each client to customize the finishes and bring our inspirations and your dreams to reality. Photos are of previous projects (some options are available at an additional cost). Contact Bob or Jenny today to schedule your personal appointment.

670 Crofton Avenue, Highland Park



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