Lake Forest / Lake Bluff

Perched on a bluff overlooking Lake Michigan, Lake Forest and Lake Bluff’s neighborhoods and amenities offer a sought after way of life just minutes north of the offerings of Chicago. From quaint Victorian cottages to the majestic lakefront estates, Lake Forest and Lake Bluff’s winding tree-lined streets, public safety and security, variety of excellent schools, and vacation pleasures surrounding Lake Michigan spell a lifestyle that is the best of all worlds.

Residents enjoy year-round beach access with park amenities including sheltered pavilions, a fishing pier, boat launching ramp and storage area, walking paths and a concession stand open during the summer months. Sailing classes and camps, sailboat and kayak rentals, volleyball nets, and grills are just some of the opportunities available through the Lake Forest Parks and Recreation Department.

Designed by Howard Van Doren Shaw, Lake Forest's Market Square is known as one of the earliest planned shopping centers.Both communities offer public (with private-club caliber amenities) 18-hole golf courses, recreation centers, and private clubs.  

Serviced by two Metra train lines, access to Chicago is effortless. 

Lake Forest is home to approximately 20,000 people according to the 2010 Census. Residents are provided excellent educational opportunities through the public and private elementary, montessori, high school, and college grade levels. 

Additionally, the new Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, with award-winning facilities and ranked 1st in Illinois, is centrally located right off of Rt. 41.

With its natural beauty every season, these communities are remarkable because of the individuals who call it home.

For further information, please contact one of the MercFoss team members Donna, Chris, or Donielle.

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