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Top 6 Reasons to Live in Highland Park

  • Highland Park is a suburb located 26 miles north of the city of Chicago. Highland Park is in Lake County on the North Shore. Its Metra train line access and burgeoning downtown area make Highland Park an ideal town for those looking to enjoy entertainment close to home and while still easily commuting to the city for work.

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  • Ravinia Festival! Ravinia is a summer-long outdoor music festival that takes place on Ravinia Park's grounds. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra has used it as its summer home sine 1936, and the park has hosted guests including James Taylor, the Moody Blues, Maroon 5 and Carrie Underwood. Ravinia Park has its own stop on the Metra line, making it convenient for suburban and city residents to access with ease.
  • Quick access to world-class city! Highland Park is a quick Metra train ride or drive to Chicago's cultural, dining and historical institutions. For residents who aren't interested in traveling to Chicago, there are shopping and dining options in downtown Highland Park, including the Olive Tap, Love that Spice and Uncle Dan's Great Outdoor Store.
  • Baller status! Former Bulls star Michael Jordan, quite possibly the greatest basketball player of all time, owned a 56,000 square foot home in Highland Park. The home was set behind large gates that displayed his iconic number jersey number 23. The home unsuccessfully went to auction in 2012 and 2013. Highland Park is a popular place for professional athletes to live, especially players on the Chicago Bears and the Chicago Bulls. Both the football and basketball teams have practice facilities in nearby Deerfield and Lake Forest.
  • Home to iconic films! Director and producer John Hughes, who is synonymous with 1980's movies, filmed many of his movies in Highland Park, including Sixteen Candles, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Uncle Buck and Home Alone.
  • Rising home values! The median sales price is up 1.3 percent over last year, according to Trulia. Interested buyers have many options, whether it is choosing a rent to own home, a house for sale by owner or buying through a real estate broker.
  • Ideal for city transplants! Buyers who have outgrown their city home and are looking to establish roots in the suburbs can explore Highland Park's rental housing options. Wilmette's rental inventory includes homes close to area favorites, like including Bluegrass, Merlo's Italian Restaurant, Norton's Restaurant and Abigail's American Bistro.