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Living in Highland Park, IL

What's it like living in Highland Park?

  • Highland Park has a Livability Score of 78/100, which is considered exceptional
  • Highland Park crime rates are 63% lower than the Illinois average
  • Cost of living in Highland Park is 56% higher than the Illinois average

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Highland Park: The Best of Both Worlds 5 rating By Anonymous ( May 14, 2018) Highland Park is a beautiful city outside of Chicago. It has an upscale yet quaint feel. There are many beautiful homes and landscapes throughout the town. I love Highland Park because of the high quality of life that it offers me and my family. There is always something to do, a ...Read More lways opportunities to learn new things, and beautiful views to take in.

Highland Park has a lot of places to eat and shop. While a lot of them are chains, there are several places that are strictly from Highland Park. One of the more memorable of these places being Cafe Central. Cafe Central is like walking into Paris. There is great French food and drinks in a warm and very Parisian style bistro.

While Highland Park might be a bit more quiet and calm than the city, it is just a short drive into the heart of Chicago. I think that the proximity to the city while maintaining the safer and more reserved lifestyle is the biggest benefit of Highland Park living. Read Less
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Highland Park Awards


Manot Park
Hybernia Nature Preserve
Foley’s Pond
Moroney Park
Longview Park


Landmark Renaissance Cinema

Food & Drink

The Original Pancake House
Burger King
Piero's Pizza
Drive to Work

5% lower than the US average

Take Public Transit

6% higher than the US average

Walk to Work

1% lower than the US average

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