Both of us grew up in Highland Park, and Stephanie lives here with her husband, two children and two dogs. We love it here! If you're new to the area, please browse this page to see just how much "lifestyle" will come with your new home in Highland Park.
Hugging Lake Michigan for nearly five miles, the City of Highland Park is home for more than 30,000 residents and 850 businesses. Our progressive community offers many natural amenities including ravines, lakeshore and an abundance of wildflowers and trees! our neighborhoods are filled with the perfect mix of housing choices, and our schools are among the best on the North Shore.
Ravinia Festival, the world-class summer venue of performing arts, lies on more than 36 acres of beautifully wooded and landscaped land at the southern end of the city. The festival has attracted lovers of music and dance since 1899. Its 87-night season runs from early May until late September. LATE NITE HP encourages downtown Highland Park restaurants and other businesses to stay open until 11:00 on Friday and Saturday nights, creating an appealing environment for dining, shopping and socializing later in the evening. Enjoy a stroll through the Chicago Botanic Garden in neighboring Glencoe. This is a place of ever-changing beauty with 24 spectacular gardens on 385 acres uniquely situated on nine islands surrounded by lakes.
More things to do:
Highland Park Pops | The Comic Thread | Midwest Young Artists
Parks & Beaches | Highland Park Country Club | North Shore Yacht Club
Approximately 3,000 recreation and seasonal programs are offered. Facilities include an indoor ice arena, tennis and racquetball complex, two rec centers, nature center, 18-hole golf course, driving range, adventure golf, aquapark, indoor pool, beaches, boat launch ramp and yacht club on Lake Michigan.
Shop, Dine & Play Quick Links
The vibrant downtown Highland Park district contains an upscale outdoor shopping destination filled with unique boutiques, jewelry stores, home decor shops, amazing restaurants, and businesses catering to beauty and personal care. Walkable and friendly, it is home to many professional services businesses: accountants, attorneys, doctors, dentists and architects. The Central Business District is also steps away from Highland Park Hospital, City Hall, the Highland Park Library, the Highland Park Art Center and the North Shore Yacht Club. Downtown Highland Park is also fortunate to serve as the City’s growing multifamily residential area.
There are eight other diverse business districts. Each offers special opportunities for both retail and service businesses: Crossroads, Briergate, North Skokie Highway Corridor, Ravinia Business District, Braeside, Garrity Square, Old Elm and Moraine North Business District.
North Shore School District 112 | Township High School District 113
The first school to open in Highland Park was Elm Place School - in 1869! Today, 140 years later, more than 4,400 Highland Park elementary and middle schoolers attend the 11 distinguished schools in North Shore School District 112. High school kids attend either Highland Park High School or Deerfield High School, both operated by Township High School District 113.