River Forest Real Estate

River Forest is directly west of its sister village - Oak Park. They share a high school and several business districts transverse the villages. The village of River Forest has about 1/2 of the area (2.5 square miles) and 1/4 of the number of residents (<12,000). It is a great option for those looking for a neighborhood with great access to Chicago.

River Forest features larger lot sizes and fewer homes per block on average than Oak Park.  The housing stock here was primarily built in the 1920s - 1940s but many new homes were recently built during the recent housing boom when smaller ranch homes and the like made way for larger estates. River Forest has many beautiful homes and on any given block you will see many different vintage styles.  You can search River Forest Homes through the box at the top of this page.

People buy homes in River Forest due to it's convenient access to the city of Chicago, stylish homes and excellent public schools.  District 90 recently received the SchoolSearch Bright A+ award for academic excellence.  They have won the award in each of the last 13 years and is given to Illinois schools that fall in the top 5 percent of the state academically.

River Forest Public School District 90 serves grades K-8 through three schools: Lincoln (K-4)Willard (K-4) and Roosevelt (5-8). Current total enrollment is around 1,350.

Newest River Forest Real Estate Listings

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$434,900

1235 Park Avenue, River Forest

Great Opportunity!!!!!! Center enter Dutch Colonial 0n 9050 sq ft lot. Living room with fireplace, separate dining room, eat-in kitchen, 1st floor family room. Deck. Sold...

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  • MLS08826840

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$124,925

1548 Ashland Avenue Unit 2, River Forest

Adorable Second floor unit. Bright Open floor plan with hardwood flooring. Living Room dining room combo, galley kitchen with new flooring and ss range & built in micr...

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  • MLS08825863

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$599,000

River Forest

Storybook 4BR 2.5BA w/attached 2 car garage. PLEASE ACT FAST! Pre-foreclosure short sale -- MAKE AN OFFER! Wonderfully updated home -- nearly MOVE-IN condition. 2004 sl...

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  • MLS08825429

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$1,400,000

1123 Franklin Avenue, River Forest

Exterior walls and foundation only. All interior walls and mechanics have been removed. Property being offered "As-Is", the VALUE IS IN THE LAND. (Room count taken from ...

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  • MLS08814590

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$439,900

12 Lathrop Avenue, River Forest

What a transformation! This classic Victorian has kept it's old world charm with new modern amenities!!! Absolutely stunning kitchen with maple cabinets granite counters ...

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  • MLS08813829

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$849,000

807 Keystone Avenue, River Forest

An Architects dream................ Spencer and Powers built around 1914. Extra large living room and enormous eat-in kitchen. 5 bedrooms on the second floor. Prairie inf...

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  • MLS08811903

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$98,000

7318 Lake Street Unit 5, River Forest

Cute one-bedroom condo on Lake Street in River Forest, within blocks of downtown Oak Park, green line, Whole Foods and shopping. New hardwood flooring, huge walk-in close...

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  • MLS08719479

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$799,000

River Forest

Elegant 4 Bedroom center entrance Colonial features gracious formal living room and dining room with crown molding. Handsome family room overlooks beautifully landscaped ...

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  • MLS08808406

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$52,000

7206 Oak Avenue Unit 2SW, River Forest

THIS IS A FANNIE MAE HOMEPATH PROPERTY. Spacious 1 bedroom condo great space for first time home buyer, empty nester or student. CTA & Pace bus at the corner, 2 blocks to...

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  • MLS08803761

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$329,900

732 Ashland Avenue, River Forest

Attention -- great opportunity for rehabber!! Choice location on one of the most beautiful tree-lined streets in the village!! Center of river forest historical district,...

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  • MLS08799523

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