Forest Glen

The Neighborhood Of Forest Glen

Forest Glen is not a suburb; it is one of Chicago’s best-kept secrets. That fact is obvious enough to residents of this northwest neighborhood, but ask anyone else where Forest Glen is and they are likely to shrug and ask if it is on the North Shore. If you include Edgebrook Terrace to the west and Sauganash Avenue to the east, Forest Glen has more than 17,000 residents. The Edens Expressway (I-94) runs down the middle, with Forest Glen proper to the south between Bryn Mawr and Lawrence Avenues.

Stick to surface streets, though, and major thoroughfares will be hard to find. A Metra train station eases the route downtown, but by car the northern suburbs are more accessible than the rest of the city. This seclusion is what gives this quiet community its suburban feel. Large lots also contribute to the illusion, along with numerous forests. The community contains the Caldwell Woods Forest Preserve (among others) so that a deer stepping tentatively onto a lawn is not unusual. Count on raccoons wreaking havoc among garbage cans, too.

The community is over a century old and was started by Capt. Charles Hazelton, who after the Civil War founded the first of the area’s many churches and built a home on what is now Forest Glen Avenue. His house still stands and is a local landmark. Newer houses are largely the legacy of the late Mayor Richard J. Daley, whose decree that city employees live within the city’s boundaries sparked a building frenzy by public servants. Only the affluent can afford Forest Glen, so the bulk of its residents are upper middle class. Many of the children in the mostly white, heavily Catholic neighborhood attend parochial schools.

Schools:

School Address Phone Grade
Edgebrook School 6525 N Hiawatha Ave, Chicago, IL 60646 (773) 534-1194 Elementary Schools
Rufus M Hitch Elem School 5625 N Mcvicker Ave, Chicago, IL 60646 (773) 534-1189 Elementary Schools
Sauganash Elementary School 6040 N Kilpatrick Ave, Chicago, IL 60646 (773) 534-3470 Elementary Schools
Wildwood School 6950 N Hiawatha Ave, Chicago, IL 60646 (773) 534-1188 Elementary Schools
Bais Yaakov High School 3333 W Peterson Ave, Chicago, IL 60646 (773) 267-1494 High Schools
Good Counsel High School 3900 W Peterson Ave # 1 Chicago IL 60636 (773) 478-3655 High Schools
Jacqueline Vaughn High School 4355 N Linder Ave, Chicago, IL 60646 (773) 534-3600 High Schools
Luther High School North 5700 W Berteau Ave Chicago IL 60636 (773) 286-3600 High Schools
Resurrection High School 7500 W Talcott Ave Chicago IL 60636 (773) 775-6616 High Schools
William Howard Taft High Schl 6545 W Hurlbut St, Chicago, IL 60646 (773) 534-1000 High Schools
Edgebrook School 6525 N Hiawatha Ave, Chicago, IL 60646 (773) 534-1194 Middle Schools
Rufus M Hitch Elem School 5625 N Mcvicker Ave, Chicago, IL 60646 (773) 534-1189 Middle Schools
Sauganash Elementary School 6040 N Kilpatrick Ave, Chicago, IL 60646 (773) 534-3470 Middle Schools
Wildwood School 6950 N Hiawatha Ave, Chicago, IL 60646 (773) 534-1188 Middle Schools

Important Information For Forest Glen:

City of Chicago Vehicle Stickers

All Chicago residents driving, parking, leasing and/or owning a vehicle for which they are responsible in the City of Chicago are subject to the Chicago Wheel Tax and must purchase a Chicago City Vehicle Sticker. This includes Chicago residents that maintain their registration outside of the City of Chicago, but use the vehicle in the City. We want motorists to avoid costly tickets: You must purchase a Chicago Vehicle Sticker within 30 days of residing in the City or acquiring a new vehicle to avoid late fees and fines.

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Residential Parking Permits

Chicago’s Residential Parking Permit program is designed to restrict parking on designated residential streets during specified hours, except for the residents of that street, guests of the residents or those who provide a service to the residents. This program helps to ensure that residents of densely populated areas have reasonable access to parking near their residences. Cars parked in violation of this ordinance are ticketed.

The City of Chicago does not mess around. The city has a dillignet parking patrol staff that will ticket you if you are in a spot where a permit you don’t have is required. All spots that require permits are marked with white street signs. Please look out for them!

For more information, contact the city clerk at 312-744-6861 or email info@chicityclerk.com. We also recommend that you ask your Real Estate Agent, Leasing Agent, or Land Lord about parking permit requirements in your area.