LakeCounty, 27 miles N of the Loop. Lake Forest, a favorite retreat of Chicago's upper class,
is tied to the network of suburbs north of Chicago along Lake Michigan regarded as the North Shore.
Earliest white habitation, circa 1834, was for farming. The area was initially beyond Chicago's reach,
but starting in 1855 railroads enabled daily commutation.
Lake Forest Population (year 2000): 20,059.
Estimated Lake Forest population in July 2005: 21,123 (+5.3% change)
Males: 9,545 (47.6%), Females: 10,514 (52.4%)
Zip code: 60045
Lake Forest Median resident age: 41.0 years
Lake Forest Median household income: $136,462 (year 2000)
Lake Forest Median house value: $662,400 (year 2000)
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Quick Links for Lake Forest
City of Lake Forest Web site
Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Historical Society
Lake Forest Open Lands
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