Beautifully balances access to nature and the city.

Welcome to Forest Glen

Forest Glen is a dream come true for nature lovers because of its easy access to beautiful parks and forest preserves. Tucked away on the northwest side of Chicago, this mostly residential area is adjacent to the sprawling green space that surrounds the North Branch of the Chicago River. 
Forest Glen comprises the neighborhoods of Forest Glen, Edgebrook, and Sauganash, with sub-neighborhoods of Sauganash Park, Wildwood, North Edgebrook, and Old Edgebrook.
Interestingly, many of the side streets in Forest Glen are dead ends and drop residents directly into forest preserves. You can’t get much closer than that!
This area has miles of hiking and biking trails, fishing ponds, picnic areas, and much more. The stunning Forest Glen Woods is a beautiful 15-acre nature preserve that is home to a variety of wildlife. Bunker Hill Forest Preserve features spots for picnicking in prairie and groves along with hiking and biking paths. The Sidney Yates Flatwoods is a peaceful, leafy area along the river, with unpaved walking trails. 
And that’s not all! The neighborhood is also home to LaBagh Woods and the North Park Village Nature Center, where you can explore the great outdoors and soak up the natural beauty of the area.
There’s even two golf courses - the Edgebrook Golf Course, a scenic 18-hole public golf course operated by the Chicago Park District and the Billy Caldwell Golf Course which boasts 9 holes.
Local, family-owned eateries dominate the dining scene in Forest Glen and range from formal to casual. Some have live performances for entertainment, and many offer kid-friendly menus. Cafes and bars offer late-night bites or a refined place to grab a drink. 
Forest Glen is well-connected to the rest of the city. Working residents can easily commute from two stops on the Metra or hop the Blue Line to the city or O'Hare. The Edens is also convenient for drivers.

Forest Glen Real Estate

Single-family home styles dominate the real estate market in Forest Glen and range from classic single-story Chicago bungalows, charming cottages, and mid-century ranches to historic and well-maintained Tudor Georgian homes. There are also some row homes and multi-unit options.

What to Do in Forest Glen

  • Enjoy a day outdoors - Forest Glen residents and visitors are spoiled with choice for beautiful, peaceful outdoor areas. Take a walk or bike ride through Forest Glen Woods, explore the North Park Village Nature Center, or stroll along the Sauganash Trail, which offers beautiful views of the Chicago River and its surrounding greenery.
  • Go for the Golf - Golf enthusiasts will love the challenging and picturesque 18-hole Edgebrook Golf Course, which features rolling fairways, beautiful trees, and scenic views. Others might fancy a quick 9-hole game at Billy Caldwell Golf Course.
  • Explore the Forest Glen Woods - Take a walk or bike ride through the stunning Forest Glen Woods, a beautiful 15-acre nature preserve that is home to a variety of wildlife, including birds, rabbits, and squirrels.
  • Relax at LaBagh Woods - Enjoy a peaceful day of fishing, hiking, or birdwatching at LaBagh Woods, a beautiful 500-acre forest preserve located on the northern edge of Forest Glen.
  • Shop at the Edgebrook Farmers Market - Stock up on fresh produce, artisanal foods, and other locally-made goods at the popular Edgebrook Farmers Market, which takes place every Saturday during the summer and fall months.
  • Attend the Forest Glen Community Garage Sale - Join in the fun at the annual Forest Glen Community Garage Sale, which takes place each spring and offers a chance to browse and buy unique treasures from local residents.
  • Let the kids play at the Forest Glen Playlot - Located on the corner of Forest Glen Ave & Berwyn Ave. Open from sunrise to sundown.
  • Make plans to attend the annual July 4th Parade & Picnic - This highly anticipated annual parade takes place in the morning and is followed by a community picnic in the afternoon, making it a fun-filled day for residents and visitors alike.

Overview for FOREST GLEN, IL

20,311 people live in FOREST GLEN, where the median age is 44 and the average individual income is $66,720. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Demographics and Employment Data for FOREST GLEN, IL

FOREST GLEN has 7,112 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in FOREST GLEN do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 20,311 people call FOREST GLEN home. The population density is 8,050.081 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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The following schools are within or nearby FOREST GLEN. 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.
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Sauganash Elementary School
K - 8th
Sauganash Montessori School
PreK - K
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Edgebrook Elementary School
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Wildwood Elementary School
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St Mary Of The Woods School
PreK - 8th
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