River Forest is located just west of Oak Park and like Oak Park it is situated just west of Chicago. Conveniently located between both airports River Forest is serviced by 3 train lines, bus routes, and a highway system (I-290). You can learn more at Illinois Department of Transportation including tips for winter driveing, current construction projects and maps of the area.
Downtown Chicago is only 20-25 minutes away as is Oak Brook Center to our west. River Forest is a proud community of finer homes and rich architecture. "Proud Heritage and a Bright Future" is the city slogan. The people are caring and loving neighbors. The River Forest Community Center has a wonderful program for young people and there is an excellent school system comprised of both public and private schools. Our public grade school test scores often rank #1 in the state. Amazing! Our public high school is shared with Oak Park and is called "Oak Park River Forest High School". It ranks among the best in the state. To learn more about the school system visit my link to Schools.
River Forest is bordered to the west by three miles of beautiful Forest Preserves. There is a great park system and a thriving centrally located shopping district. It will take only one visit to River Forest for you to fall in love with all this village has to offer. There is a wide selection of fine homes, most on larger lots and all located on mature tree lined streets. They also have wonderful Parks and Recreation for the whole family.
River Forest has many parks through out the village. Some are brand new. All are very well maintained.
River Forest has over 150 years of experience being a strong community, bound by its leadership and strength. You will get a very good idea of what the city has to offer its new residents. The site also lets you know what is required for business applications and employement. Each local school has an outstanding website to visit and learn more about what they have to offer. Including the two Universities and Triton College. River Forest Park District has amazing parks throughout the village. River Forest Parks offer many inexpensive and fun activities, programs & classes designed for a wide variety of tastes and ages. Transportation in River Forest is also unique.
Are you ready to visit River Forest and allow me to show you what this great area has to offer? Well, please contact me today and I will be glad to show you around town!
Below you will find photos I have taken throughout the area of River Forest. This should help you become more familiar with the community and help with your decision to buy River Forest property.
River Forest is bordred on the west with over 3 miles of Forest Preserves featuring winding bike paths and picnic grounds.
The River Forest Metra train station can get you in downtown Chicago in 20 minutes!
The two major supermarket chains have locations in River Forest. Pictured here is a 80,000+ square foot Jewel/Osco.
Panera Bread Bakery opened this location and is a popular destination for area residents.
You will find an abundance of recreation facilities including baseball fields and tennis courts.
Retail shopping is located along Lake St which starts at Harlem Avenue to the east. Here you will find an array of different stores.
The new River Forest Town Center also has a Whole Foods Market.
Pronto Roma is a popular Italian Restaurant. On nice days the outside cafe is a must do.
Please contact me if you have any questions. I would love to help you or better yet meet you. I am a full-time , full-service Realtor specializing in the Oak Park Real Estate or River Forest Real Estate area. Contact me now!