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Come enjoy the quiet charm of the sleepy little town of River Forest real estate. Adjacent to Illinois’ bustling Oak Park, experience some good, old Chicago hospitality here. River Forest and the surrounding area is home to many unique properties. Small town charm paints the landscape. Homes and neighborhoods are close knit and filled with friends. Those seeking to check out the area will find an array of vacation rentals nearby, including authentic artists' flats and houses big enough for a whole family vacation. Delicious eateries and dining opportunities are found nearby in Oak Park, Elmwood Park, and Forest Park.

River Forest Homes Are Filled With Good Times

Life in a River Forest home is perfect for those who prefer a quiet place to get away from the bustle of life. Moments away from big city amenities including a wealth of entertainment, should the mood strike, is only a quick trip away. Truly the best of both worlds, River Forest short commutes make this an ideal place for employees working hard in the city.

Children enjoy a carefree childhood with plenty of year round activities and events. Anytime is the right time and place to experience the small town community and hospitality of River Forest real estate.

The River Forest Library keeps folks of all ages active in body and in mind. Classes, lectures and workshops fill the calendar alongside teen programs and children’s story times. A very involved Board of Trustees, many volunteer and community activities, and local events such as Coffee Monday at the library and Chicago True Stories (River Forest’s version of live history!) promotes friendship and fellowship within the safety of the village walls!

River Forest is a hidden gem in the midst of busy Chicago, and perfect for your family, distant family, and friends of all life stories! If you love the feel of a close community and small town, but need the hustle and bustle of the city within arm's reach, River Forest is the place for you. Let the windy city blow you our way!


Newest River Forest Homes For Sale

4 Beds 5 Baths MRD11709326 MLS NEW Status
The uncompromising quality will astound you in this 5000 + sq. ft. custom built home! Luxury finishes and attention to detail are evident in every room. Situated on a 50 x 200 lot across from Thatcher woods this home was designed to offer unprecedented privacy and feel like a retreat. The 1st floor features a vaulted foyer, living room, dining room, gourmet chefs kitchen with pantry and butler's pantry, open to a huge family room and terrace. A well appointed bar room off the foyer is incredible for entertaining and could be reimagined as a guest room. There is also a full bathroom, powder room and laundry room on the first floor. A gorgeous staircase takes you to the 2nd floor where you will find a sweeping primary suite featuring vaulted ceilings, fireplace and double walk-in closets. The en-suite bath is truly a spa retreat with heated floors, steam shower, soaking tub and double vanities. Three additional bedrooms are on this level, each with custom closets. The shared bathroom is spacious and features custom double vanity. The basement has high ceilings and features a large family room, gym room and office with separate entrance. Tons of additional storage and a half bath round it out. The two-car garage is heated, offers storage and separate entrance to basement office. The driveway and apron allows room for 3 additional parking spaces and a turn-around. The backyard and stone terrace are lushly landscaped and offer entertainment and play spaces with dining and seating areas, a built-in grill, fire pit and fountain! The serenity and luxury of this fine home will truly take your breath away.

1349 Thatcher Avenue, River Forest

3 Beds 4 Baths MRD11695130 MLS ACTIVE Status
Start the new year off right with this beautiful 3BR/2.2BA townhome in River Forest! This multi-level home offers so many options to relax, entertain and enjoy life. Beautiful hardwood flooring, crown molding and soaring ceilings are featured in the first floor living room, second level dining room and family room. This freshly decorated unit has a unique open concept, not found in any other townhome in this complex, bringing together space, height and flooding the home with natural sunlight. You will love cooking and entertaining in the fully appointed kitchen with granite counters, recessed lighting, plus all stainless steel appliances, including a new oven and microwave in 2022. The adjacent family room has access to an outside balcony and will be great for parties and large gatherings. Every bedroom on the top level has brand new carpeting and custom closets in two of the three bedrooms. The primary bedroom en suite features a spacious full bathroom with dual sinks, walk-in shower, and a separate soaking tub. The walk-in professionally designed closet is a dream. Enjoy the convenience of having your laundry just off the bedrooms. The basement level has a media/entertainment room with surround sound, perfect for movie night! Extra storage in the basement would make a nice wine cellar. Oversized two car garage, central air, thermopane windows, Award Winning Schools and conveniently located to transportation, shopping and more. Make the call today!!

4 Park Avenue, River Forest

3 Beds 3 Baths MRD11642184 MLS ACTIVE Status
Get ready to be impressed by this 2,400 square foot, 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath condo in the desirable Valencia building! The unit has been beautifully remodeled with fine attention to detail and high quality materials. Features include fresh paint throughout, new porcelain tile floor in foyer, kitchen, powder room and 2nd full bath, recessed can lighting, stylish chandeliers, new bedroom carpet, pristine condition parquet floors and abundant closet space, including a cedar closet. A wall was removed between the kitchen and dining room to create a stunning, huge, open concept living area. A juliet balcony overlooks the lovely garden and floods this wonderful space with natural light. Here you will gather casually with friends and family or entertain more formally with ease and comfort. The Christine Baumbach designed kitchen has custom cabinets, stainless steel appliances, Ceasarstone quartz counters, new tile backsplash and a casual eating area. Both the powder room and full guest bath have been remodeled with a designer's flair. The large primary bedroom has multiple closets with new doors, new carpet and a well-appointed bath with double vanity, walk-in shower and glass tile accents. Bedroom #2 is very spacious with double closets and offers flexibility as a family room or 2nd primary suite. The 3rd bedroom is ideal for guests or in-home office. The large laundry room has a utility sink and generous storage. 2 garage parking spaces come with this unit.The Valencia is an extremely well managed and maintained building , with a very healthy reserve fund. Make this wonderful, move-in ready condo your own!

1009 Bonnie Brae Place Unit #2B, River Forest

3 Beds 2 Baths MRD11611348 MLS ACTIVE Status
Completely remodeled single family home on a very quiet tree-lined street in the highly ranked River Forest school district. The layout has been attentively redesigned by a professional interior designer (Instagram: @inTangerine) with modern lifestyles in mind. Vaulted ceilings with walnut-clad beams, all new windows, and skylight elevate the main living space with an abundance of sunlight and a lofty sense of space. Vintage features such as the impeccably preserved stained glass and built-ins have been integrated as a nod to the bungalow\'s history. Enlarged bedrooms provide extra private space for all members of the family. Oversized Master suite is a haven with heated floors, a walk-in closet, and private bath. Gorgeous sun-drenched kitchen with stainless steel appliances, quartz island and stunning designer fixtures. Let the outstanding southern exposure add sustainability as it will lend perfectly to solar panels. Finished basement has enormous living and storage areas ready for you to customize for your needs. Mechanical room houses new water heater, sump pump and drain tiles. There is an extra area for a workshop, wine cellar, or maybe a sauna - you decide! Convenient path from walk-up exit leads to your yard and oversized-detached 3-car garage with extra external space for parking and possible expansion of garage into an Accessory Dwelling Unit. Newly constructed mudroom and rear entrance lead to freshly quarried flagstone patio. The spacious backyard enclosed by a 6 foot original white wall and security gates is a perfect private oasis or place to entertain your crowd. Enjoy the best of both city and suburban living with shops, restaurants, and public transportation just steps away, and a quick drive to the expressway for commuters. Come see the designer upgrades and reconfigured spaces that elevate this unique home.

12 Franklin Avenue, River Forest

7 Beds 5 Baths MRD11473344 MLS ACTIVE Status
Welcome to the Solomon Thatcher Jr. Home, one of the first and finest homes built in River Forest. This home was built on 516 and 518 Keystone Avenue. Keystone Avenue is affectionately referred to as "The Street of Dreams" with some of the deepest parkways, setbacks, and yards up to 235' deep. A rare opportunity to own a very distinctive home situated one block from beautiful Keystone Park, and the River Forest Metra train station. This impressive three story home features a Mansard roof, elongated windows, and a welcoming porch and veranda. Solomon built this home with thoughtful, hand crafted millwork. He was a builder that also owned a sawmill which accounts for the incredible selection and execution of the woodwork displayed throughout the home. The home is designed around a grand central foyer with soaring ceilings, 8' pocket doors and a transom of french panes. The foyer and the first floor rooms are filled with art and stained glass, fireplaces, some original gas light sconces, hand carved woodwork, wainscoting, beamed ceilings and more. Moving through the grand foyer is the intimate dining room showcasing warm walnut wainscoting and breathtaking crown moldings found frequently in great Chicago architecture of this period. Off the dining room is a breakfast room flooded with light and panoramic views of the expansive yard and mature trees. The chef's kitchen features custom cabinetry, granite counter tops, an island with seating for six, high-end stainless steel appliances including a professional 48" oven/range, two refrigerators and two dishwashers for quick clean up. Off of the kitchen is a convenient mudroom that includes first floor laundry. This awesome kitchen was selected for the annual Parenthesis Kitchen walk. The home was also featured as an ASID showcase home, a Wright Plus house walk home and was on the 2022 River Forest Historic Homes Tour. The second floor includes a magnificent hallway with a striking floor to ceiling mahogany trimmed mirror. There are 4 bedrooms, 3 baths and a sunroom on the second floor. The Primary suite includes a fireplace, sitting area, walk-in closet, luxurious spa bath, separate shower and elegant double sink vanity. Third floor includes a game room, an office, 3 bedrooms and a full bath. There is a Coach House above the garage that is freshly painted and includes one bedroom, a family room, kitchen and a full bath. This is your opportunity to live in a wonderful home in a fabulous location on one of the largest lots in River Forest.

518 Keystone Avenue, River Forest

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