The Lake Forest Area

Location, location, location: Lake Forest College has a great one! Situated in the City of Lake Forest on Chicago’s North Shore, the College community has access to a variety of resources for recreation, entertainment, culture, and enrichment in the surrounding communities and nearby Chicago.

The City of Lake Forest, population 20,000, is a safe, suburban community recognized for its natural beauty, sensitivity to open space and preservation of its historic structures and landscapes. A vibrant downtown business district, including historic Market Square and the Metra train station, is a ten minute walk from campus. The beautiful Lake Michigan beach is a five minute walk from campus.

The College’s shuttle makes regular runs into downtown Lake Forest as well as to other communities and shopping districts. The Metra train also provides access to towns along the North Shore and Chicago.

Historic Market SquareHistoric Market Square