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Lake Forest is located in the North Shore area, at 42°14′5″N 87°51′3″W (42.234788, -87.851042).[3]

According to the 2010 census, the city has a total area of 17.24 square miles (44.7 km2), of which 17.18 square miles (44.5 km2) (or 99.65%) is land and 0.07 square miles (0.18 km2) (or 0.41%) is water.[4]

As Lake Forest was first developed in 1857, the planners laid roads that would provide very limited access to the city in an effort to prevent outside traffic and further isolate the tranquil settlement from neighboring areas. Though considerably more accessible today, due in part to the extensive new construction taking place further west, the much smaller neighborhood of eastern Lake Forest, near the coast of Lake Michigan, remains relatively secluded and is one of the most scenic, historical, and architecturally significant suburbs of Chicago. These neighborhoods include estates and homes designed by distinguished architects like Howard Van Doren Shaw, David Adler, Frank Lloyd Wright, Arthur Heun, Jerome Cerny, Henry Ives Cobb, and modernist George Fred Keck among others. Landscape architects Frederick Law Olmsted and Jens Jensen also designed projects in Lake Forest. Market Square, designed by Howard Van Doren Shaw, was completed in 1916 as a commercial center for Lake Forest.

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220 Deerpath
Lake Forest, IL

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Events

View the Super Moon at the Beach (05:00 PM - 07:00 PM)

Event's details
February 19, 2019
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Time:05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location: Forest Park Beach - South Pavilion, Lake Forest, IL -60045


Biggest Super Moon of the Year!
 

City Council Meeting (06:30 PM - 09:00 PM)

Event's details
February 19, 2019

Time:06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Location: City Hall, Lake Forest, IL -60045


 

Park and Recreation Board Meeting (06:30 PM - 09:00 PM)

Event's details
CANCELLED
February 19, 2019

Time:06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Location: Municipal Services Building, Lake Forest, IL -60045


The public is welcome to attend.
This meeting is not televised.
 

CANCELLED 

Public Works Committee (07:30 AM - 09:30 AM)

Event's details
February 20, 2019

Time:07:30 AM - 09:30 AM
Location: Municipal Services Building - Training Room, Lake Forest, IL -60045


 

Comprehensive Plan Working Group Meeting- rescheduled from Jan. 29 (06:30 PM - 08:00 PM)

Event's details
February 20, 2019
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Time:06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Location: Fire Station 2, Lake Forest, IL -60045


 

Third Thursday Taize Prayer Service (06:30 PM - 07:00 PM)

Event's details
February 21, 2019
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Time:06:30 PM - 07:00 PM
Location: First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest, Lake Forest, IL -60045


 

Woodlands Academy to Host Top Chef Event for Middle School Girls (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Event's details
February 23, 2019

Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Woodlands Academu of the Sacred Heart, Lake Forest, IL -60045


 

Winter Wellness Pop Up Event (01:00 PM - 04:00 PM)

Event's details
February 24, 2019

Time:01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location: West Lake Forest Train Station, Lake Forest, IL -60045


 

NEWS

Friday, October 26, 2018

Enhanced Train Schedule at Telegraph Road Station

The new services will launch this spring.more >

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THE CITY OF LAKE FOREST
220 E. Deerpath, Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 234-2600
Non-Emergency Police:  (847) 234-2601

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