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River Forest

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    825268 average Sale Price
    101 number of Sales
    18 one year price change
    293 price change since 94

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    River Forest Real Estate

    River Forest is an affluent suburb with some of the highest property values in the Chicagoland area. The average home sale price was $825,000 in 2006, with an average market time of around 70 days. Single family homes here range from the mid $300,000s for a three or four bedroom frame house to two- or three-million-dollar McMansions with five bedrooms, professionally landscaped yards and luxury amenities. There is also an inventory of attached residential real estate in River Forest that includes condos, duplexes and townhouses. These properties range from $75,000 for a basic one-bedroom courtyard unit to the high $700,000s for upmarket new developments with deluxe features and great locations.

    With a wealth of turn-of-the-century houses as well as more recently constructed subdivisions and estates, River Forest housing is varied in style and options, giving home buyers their choice of first-rate investment opportunities. One of the most notable properties in River Forest is the Winslow House. This home, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built in 1893, showcases many of the architect's trademark features that would later appear in his Prairie Style design. Known as Wright's inaugural effort to change the face of residential architecture, this treasured example of his work is a toned-down version of his later homes in the area, such as the Chauncey Williams House (1895) and the Arther Davenport House (1901). Winslow is still a private dwelling, and unfortunately, many of Wright's other designs in River Forest have been torn down over the years.

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