Highland Park

The Town Of Highland Park, Illinois

ChicagoRelo.com is your source for information on Highland Park. If your moving to Highland Park or just visiting, you will find all kinds of information on real estate, schools, areas, parks, churches, crime, things to do, places to visit, local businesses, dining, and much more!Highland Park is a thriving community diverse in its population and abundant in its educational, recreational and business opportunities. Twenty-three miles north of Chicago’s Loop, the City of Highland Park tightly hugs beautiful Lake Michigan for nearly five miles. West from the lake, it stretches to Deerfield, with Glencoe to the south and Lake bluff, Bannockburn, Highwood and Lake Forest to the north.

Naturally abundant with ravines and wild flowers, the city has enhanced the community’s backdrop with a carefully planned approach to reforestation and public flower gardens. For more than 17 years, the USDA Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters have awarded Highland Park their highest national honor, “Tree City USA.” Highland Park’s neighborhoods are filled with the perfect mix of housing, ranging from historic colonials dating back to the mid-1800s to award-winning contemporary homes and comfortable downtown condominiums. Adjacent to the city is one of Chicago’s major expressways, with the Illinois Tollway just minutes away and O’Hare International Airport only 18 miles away.

At the southern end of the city on more than 36 acres of beautifully landscaped and wooded land lies Ravinia Festival, Highland Park’s world-class year-round venue of the performing arts. It has been attracting music lovers from throughout Chicagoland and around the world since 1899. More than 500,000 attend the festival’s 87-night summer season from early May until late September (the only consecutive-night summer offering in the county). Ravinia festival features a 3,300 seat state-of-the-art pavilion, the 850-seat Martin Theatre, the Bennett-Gordon Recital Hall, five gourmet restaurants and a food court. Ravinia Festival offers something for everyone from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, best in American jazz, to the country’s most popular vocal artists and theatre.


School Address Phone Grade
Braeside School 150 Pierce Road, Highland Park, IL 60036 847-433-0155 Elementary Schools
Indian Trail School 2075 St. Johns Avenue, Highland Park, IL 60035 847- 432-9257 Elementary Schools
Lincoln Elementary School 711 W Lincoln Ave, Highland Park, IL 60035 847-432-1720 Elementary Schools
Ravinia School 763 Dean Avenue, Highland Park, IL 60035 847- 432-4260 Elementary Schools
Red Oak Elementary School 530 Red Oak Ln, Highland Park, IL 60035 (847) 831-4570 Elementary Schools
Sherwood School 1900 Stratford Road, Highland Park, IL 60035 847- 831-9152 Elementary Schools
Stratford School 760 Red Oak Ln Highland Park, IL 60035 (847) 831-4930 Elementary Schools
Wayne Thomas Elementary School 2939 Summit Ave, Highland Park, IL 60035 (847) 433-0090 Elementary Schools
Highland Park High School 433 Vine Ave, Highland Park, IL 60035 847-926-9233 High Schools
Edgewood Middle School 929 Edgewood Road, Highland Park, IL 60035 847- 432-3858 Middle Schools
Elm Place Middle School 2031 Sheridan Rd, Highland Park, IL 60035 (847) 432-9217 Middle Schools
Northwood Jr. High School 945 North Avenue, Highland Park, IL 60035 847- 432-4770 Middle Schools

Important Information For Highland Park:

Dog Licenses

A dog license is $5.00 or $1.00 if your dog is neutered or spayed. A rabies certificate must be brought in for all dogs to receive a license.
For additional information contact the The City of Highland Park’s Finance Department at 847-432-0800.

Vehicle Stickers

Vehicle stickers cost $35.00 for the year which go on sale in August. The sticker must be displayed by October 1st. Depending on when you move into Highland Park, a sticker is 50% off after March 31st and proof of new residency is required. Various parking permits may also be purchased at City Hall. For additional information contact the Finance Department at 847-432-0800.