Real Estate Market Update for Lake Forest, IL
Welcome to October's Market Update. Lets take a look at residential real-estate activity in your area during the month of September. The number of active listings was down 11% from one year earlier, and up 4% from the previous month. This recent increase reflected a larger selection of homes for buyers to choose from. As you can see, the median listing price for the month was 1.15-million dollars. Compared to last year, the average number of days units spent on the market before being sold was down 41%. This lower number of days may signal a positive trend in the local inventory-turnover rate. The median sale price was just under 800-thousand dollars. The number of units sold increased 3% year-over-year, and decreased 29% month-over-month. Higher year-over-year figures indicate that more buyers have been finding what they're looking for. Thanks for watching. We hope you use this information to make smart, informed decisions in your upcoming real-estate transactions. Feel free to contact us for more information or further assistance.
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Map Information for Lake Forest, IL
Area Information for Lake Forest, IL
  • Population: 19,895
  • Median Age: 46.65 yr
  • Median Commute Time: 28 mins
  • Educational Climate*: 5
  • Sales Tax: 7%
  • Population Density: 1,157/sq mi
  • Population Change Since 2000: -1.76%
  • Closest Airport: Chicago O'hare International
  • Closest College: Lake Forest College
  • Closest Jr. College: Worsham College-mortuary Science
  • Median Household Income: $154,380
  • Annual Residential Turnover: 10%
  • Median Home Sales Price: $725,000
  • Closest Major Sports Team: Chicago Sky
  • Change Avg. Household Income Since 2000: 7.71%
* Scale from 1-5  ** Index where 100 is the national average
Demographic Data for Lake Forest, IL
Median Age: 46.65 Married: 55% Number of Households: 6,947 Households with Children: 2,399
    • Occupancy Types
      • 3599 Vacant
      • 8822 Owned
      • 12512 Rented
    • Transportation to Work
      • 43% Drive
      • 47% Public Transportation
      • 8% Walk / Bike / Other
      • 8% Work at Home
    National Index Comparisons:
    (100 National Average)
      • Population By Sex(%)
        • 50% Male
        • 50% Female
      • White/Blue Collar Jobs
        • 50% White Collar
        • 50% Blue Collar
      School Data for Lake Forest, IL

      School Name Distance Type Grades School Rating Parent Rating
      Lake Forest Academy 0.8 mi Private 9-12 0 4
      Deer Path Middle School West 1.2 mi Public 7-8 5 0
      Deer Path Middle School East 1.2 mi Public 5-6 0 0
      Everett Elementary School 1.4 mi Public K-4 5 0
      Bright Horizons - Dearhaven Childcare & Learning Center 1.5 mi Private PRESCHOOL-K 0 0
      Lake Forest Country Day School 1.6 mi Private PRESCHOOL-8 0 0
      School Of St. Mary 1.6 mi Catholic PRESCHOOL-8 0 0
      Cherokee Elementary School 1.8 mi Public K-4 5 0
      Woodlands Academy Of The Sacred Heart 1.9 mi Private 9-12 0 4
      Lake Forest High School 2.3 mi Public 9-12 2 3
      Sheridan Elementary School 2.5 mi Public K-4 4 0
      Montessori School Of Lake Forest 2.8 mi Private PRESCHOOL-9 0 0
      East Lake Academy 3.0 mi Catholic PRESCHOOL-8 0 0
      Rondout Elementary School 3.5 mi Public K-8 5 0
      Proximity to listed schools and their school district(s) does not guarantee enrollment eligibility. Please contact a local real estate professional or the local school district(s) for the most current information relating to schools in the area. Sources: Onboard Informatics © 2016. School Performance data by School Review data by
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        Community information and market data Powered by Onboard Informatics. Copyright ©2016 Onboard Informatics. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. * Based on a 30-year fixed rate of 4.75% with 20% down. The estimated payment is offered for convenience and is not an offer of credit. Due to market fluctuations, interest rates are subject to change at any time and without notice. Interest rates are also subject to credit and property approval based on secondary market guidelines. The rates shown are based on average rates for our best qualified customers. Your individual rate may vary. Rates may differ for FHA, VA or jumbo loans.