River Forest

A family-friendly Chicago suburb where life slows down and green spaces abound.

Overview for River Forest, IL

11,742 people live in River Forest, where the median age is 40.6 and the average individual income is $81,053. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

11,742

Total Population

40.6 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$81,053

Average individual Income

River Forest, Illinois: A Charming Community with Historic Architecture and Modern Amenities

River Forest, Illinois, is a highly desirable suburb of Chicago renowned for its picturesque and charming houses that seamlessly blend historic architecture with modern amenities. Nestled along the banks of the Des Plaines River just west of the city, this affluent community boasts an array of architectural styles, including elegant Victorian, Georgian, and Prairie-style homes.

Tree-lined streets are adorned with stately mansions, cozy bungalows, and grand estates, showcasing the diverse tastes of its residents. Many of these houses feature meticulously manicured gardens and lush landscapes, adding to the overall aesthetic appeal of the community.

About River Forest Real Estate - A Unique Blend of Historic Charm and Modern Comforts

River Forest is home to a number of historically significant buildings, including the William Winslow House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1893. This iconic home is one of Wright's earliest Prairie-style designs and is considered to be one of the most important examples of American architecture.

Other notable historic homes in River Forest include the Ben Badenough House, designed by William Drummond in 1909, and the Solomon Thatcher Jr. House, a Second Empire-style home built in 1874.

Despite its rich architectural heritage, River Forest also offers residents a variety of modern amenities. The community is home to a number of excellent schools, parks, and recreation facilities. Residents also have easy access to shopping, dining, and entertainment options in nearby Oak Park and Chicago.

Why River Forest is a Great Place to Live

River Forest is a vibrant community with a strong sense of place. Residents enjoy a high quality of life, with access to excellent schools, parks, and recreation facilities. The community is also conveniently located near Chicago, offering residents the best of both worlds: suburban tranquility and easy access to the city's vibrant attractions.

If you're looking for a charming community with historic architecture and modern amenities, River Forest is a great place to call home. Let's connect; you just may find your dream house for sale in River Forest.


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Demographics and Employment Data for River Forest, IL

River Forest has 4,428 households, with an average household size of 2.4. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in River Forest do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 11,742 people call River Forest home. The population density is 4,735.17 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

11,742

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

40.6

Median Age

46.91 / 53.09%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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10-17 Years

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25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
4,428

Total Households

2.4

Average Household Size

$81,053

Average individual Income

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60+ Minutes

Schools in River Forest, IL

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The following schools are within or nearby River Forest. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
5/5
St Luke Parish School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
St Vincent Ferrer Elementary School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Keystone Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Willard Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
5/5
Lincoln Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 4th
5/5
Mosaic Montessori Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available

Around River Forest, IL

There's plenty to do around River Forest, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

41
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
51
Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Sugar Fixation, Born and Braised, and Mp Mall.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$ 4.04 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 2.03 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.96 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.33 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.44 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 3.28 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

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