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Forest Glen
Real Estate and Neighborhood Information

Forest Glen Overview

Forest Glen consists of: Edgebrook, South Edgebrook, Sauganash, Wildwood, and North Edgebrook.

Forest Glen is a small, peaceful community of a few hundred residences, of which almost all are single-family homes, in close proximity to forest preserves and the North Branch of the Chicago River. Parents bring their tots to the Forest Glen Playlot, tucked in among the brick bungalows, quaint cottages, English Tudors and mid-century ranches that occupy the neighborhood blocks. A handful of restaurants provide residents with all the essentials: pizza, Chinese takeout, and a 24-hour diner. Forest Glen's local watering hole packs a punch with pool, darts, jukebox, cheap drinks and live entertainment on certain nights.

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There are a few multi-unit living options in Forest Glen, but single-family homes dominate the small neighborhood. As you walk through this northwest side tree-lined community, you’ll notice a variety of housing styles, including quaint cottages, brick bungalows, ranch houses, English Tudors, Georgians, and even some row houses—all with immaculate landscaping and the greenist grass. Side drives and attached garages are also common in this neck of the woods. Many of Forest Glen’s side streets dead-end right into the forest preserves, giving residents an incredible second backyard.

Forest Glen History

Back in the 1700s, Native American wigwams dotted the land now known as Forest Glen. The inhabitants took full advantage of the area’s valuable natural resources, including its lush forests and the Chicago River. In fact, as late as the 1920s, some Native Americans still returned to the area to pay tribute to their ancestors who were buried along the river’s banks so long ago.

Later, in 1828, the United States gave the land that includes modern-day Forest Glen to Billy Caldwell, in thanks for his work as a mediator between the U.S. government and the Native American groups. Caldwell was of mixed Irish and Native American blood, hence his Native American name, Sauganash ("the Englishman"). Eventually, Caldwell moved west to Iowa, and the land was back in the U.S. government’s hands.

In 1866 the Forest Glen parcel was awarded to Captain Hazelton as his Civil War settlement. Hazelton built a home and barn near present-day Lawler Avenue and started a cherry orchard to supply the sweet fruit to Chicago’s markets. But the ambitious Hazelton didn’t stop there. He built the first grocery store in the area, and eventually subdivided ten acres of his land to encourage more development (near present-day Elston and Forest Glen avenues) by planting trees in orderly rows with a little help from his neighbors. Hazelton called the community Forest Glen.

Although he was a colorful character, Hazelton was also an austere religious man. He organized a Swedish Methodist Church in the 1870s, which remained the oldest in Illinois until it was demolished a little over a century later. He banned smoking, drinking, and other debauchery in Forest Glen, personally interviewing families before accepting them into the community. Needless to say, development of the area was sluggish, although a new railroad stop in the 1880s brought more people to the area.

In the 1940s Forest Glen experienced a building boom, and its desirable new homes and almost-suburban location attracted the well-to-do. Decades later, in the 1990s, many original owners still occupied their homes—a testament to the community’s stability. Not much has changed to this day; Forest Glen’s well-kept homes, natural beauty, and enduring sense of community make it one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in Chicago.


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As Chicago neighborhood experts, Dream Town has successfully sold properties in Forest Glen. Dream Town holds a well-earned reputation for its impressive sales volume and dedication to personal, attentive service. Benefit from the Dream Town advantage when selling your Forest Glen home. Utilizing state-of-the-art technology, Dream Town drives more sales than any other Chicago brokerage.

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Schools In The Forest Glen Area

See grade levels, address, and scores for schools in the Forest Glen area.

School Type Grade Rating

Onahan Elementary School

6634 West Raven St - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8
8

Farnsworth Elementary School

5414 North Linder Ave - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8
7

Our Lady of Victory

4434 N Laramie Ave - private

Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

Fasman Yeshiva High School

7135 Carpenter Road - private

High 9-12
NR

Wonder Montessori School

5644 North Pulaski Road - private

Elementary K-1
NR

CICS Northtown

3900 W. Peterson - charter

High 9-12
5

Hitch Elementary School

5625 North Mcvicker Ave - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8
7

Prussing Elementary School

4650 North Menard Ave - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8
6

Beaubien Elementary School

5025 North Laramie Ave - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8
8

Vaughn Occupational High School

4355 North Linder Ave - public

High 9-12
NR

Hillel Torah North Suburban Day School

7120 Laramie Avenue - private

Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

Luther North College Prep

5700 West Berteau Avenue - private

High 9-12
NR

Queen Of All Saints School

6230 North Lemont Avenue - private

Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

Wildwood Elementary School

6950 North Hiawatha Ave - public

Elementary - Middle K-8
9

Volta Elementary School

4950 North Avers Ave - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8
4

Taft High School

6530 West Bryn Mawr Ave - public

Middle - High 7-12
8

St. Robert Bellarmine School

6036 W Eastwood Ave - private

Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

St John Lutheran School

4939 West Montrose Avenue - private

Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

St. Edward

4343 West Sunnyside Avenue - private

Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

Fairview School District 72

7040 Laramie Ave -

Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

School data provided by GreatSchools.School service boundaries are intended to be used as reference only. To verify enrollment eligibility for a property, contact the school directly. GreatSchools Ratings provided by GreatSchools.org.

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