Large Lots & Lovely Tree-lined Streets
Ideally located in the
near-west Chicago suburbs, River Forest is a small village with many
architecturally interesting vintage homes - some of them the work of famous
architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Homes have large lots and are situated on lovely
tree-lined streets. The Village's easy commute via the Metra and CTA Green Line
trains into Downtown Chicago, as well as its proximity to Oak Park's numerous
entertainment and shopping options keeps River Forest real estate in high
The Des Plaines River and Cook County Forest Preserve run through the western edge of town providing excellent nature hiking trails and picnic spots. Close up views of local wildlife are available at Trailside Museum. Keystone Park features 2 soccer fields, baseball, softball, t-ball, batting cages, lit tennis courts, a climbing wall and a sledding hill.
The Village of River Forest is home to excellent elementary and middle schools, as well as 2 private colleges: Dominican University and Concordia University. The award-winning Oak Park and River Forest High School, located in adjacent Oak Park, serves both communities.
Population in 2015: 11,199
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Updated: 20th June, 2019 9:55 AM.