10 miles west of the Chicago Loop, the Village of River Forest is one of the most sought-after places to live within Cook County. Incorporated in 1880, River Forest only covers about 2.5 square miles, but is indeed one of the most beautiful communities you will ever step foot in. We can show you why.
River Forest Real Estate Overview
Take a tour with us around the neighborhood, to see how desirable it is to live in. Streets, lawns, and homes are impeccably maintained; like the adjacent Oak Park, River Park enjoys a rich architectural history, one that is uniquely marked by the presence of homes built by the legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright. These gems, along with others, gives the streets an even more distinctive feeling.
Convenience is also key; access to the nearest shops and restaurants, not to mention downtown Chicago, is undeniably appealing. A short walk will get you to all the local mom and pop stores, and the larger malls nearby are just a brief drive away. Current residents will remark on its tight knit community, which only adds to the feeling of comfort and safety as part of a neighborhood of diverse yet like-minded people.
Gagliardo Realty has served River Forest for 50 years, and we know that you will find what matters to you most by investing in a home here. Whatever your priorities are – work, family, or leisure – you will find River Forest has everything you desire from the best schools, the best parks, and easy access to just about anything in the Chicago area.
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As you walk around River Forest for the first time, you’ll notice how the word ‘picturesque’ will keep popping into your head. The tree-lined streets are balanced with manicured lawns and well-maintained homes on spacious lots. Speaking from experience, we know you will not only feel happy with your own home here, you will enjoy seeing it standing among everyone else’s. Frank Lloyd Wright designed or not, River Forest offers some amazing real estate properties to choose from.
There’s a wide range of home styles, including Victorian, American Fours, and Bungalows in River Forest, and once you’ve spent some time looking with us – the best part, in our opinion – we can discuss the next steps. The median price for homes in River Forest is $475,000 which is the most expensive of the surrounding area, but is well worth it. One rarely finds this kind of combination of quality of home and quality of neighborhood, anywhere.
Once you’ve chosen us as your broker, you will have the kind of personal attention you need in order to make the right decision. We’ll supply the information you need, including up to the minute mortgage rates, and always advise you with your best interest in mind. It’s important to us that you get it right, too.
Remember, Gagliardo has been a fixture of River Forest since 1958, so we know each and every home very well. Take a look at the pictures of our listings. We know you’ll want to see them in person, and we’ll be happy to take you.
We know that schools are
important to you. Your children deserve the best education and luckily
you’ve chosen to look for a home in a neighborhood with access to the
best schools in the state. River Forest schools consistently rank at
the top of all the schools in Illinois. Feel free to visit the websites
of the schools we’ve listed below for your convenience:
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Colleges / Universities:
We’ll be more than happy to talk to you in depth about the
schools in the area. Please give us a call anytime – we’re here for you.
What makes River Forest so special to
live in? We know the schools are great. We know Frank Lloyd Wright
called this area home, and then built homes here. But what ultimately
makes investing in River Forest real estate so special is that you are
investing in your neighbors, and your community.
River Forest wants to give back to its residents, and the River
Forest Township offers programs to anyone in need of aid, to ensure the
overall health and well being of the community. Whether it’s youth,
senior, or mental services, the Township organizes a large network of
It’s this spirit that encapsulates the essence of River Forest. It’s
not because of magic that the streets and lawns remain beautiful, the
schools stay competitive, and the homes more valuable. The hard work of
the community has continued to make it one of the most desirable places
to purchase real estate.
We love it here, and hope you do too. Please call us with any questions.
Learn more about the Village of River Forest:
Next time you drive past our office
on North Avenue, do yourself a favor and drop in for a visit. It’s that
simple. After being a part of the River Forest community for nearly two
generations, we know what this place means to current residents, and
what matters for future residents. Whatever the questions are, we can
answer them. We know what makes River Forest such an exceptional place
We treat each customer, buyer or seller, as
individuals, and know every person has unique needs that must be
fulfilled. That’s why we listen to your needs, and make sure that you
never have to stress about all the elements that go into a sale –
inspectors, appraisers, attorneys, and surveyors – we’ve got it
covered. We know how to market and promote your home, and show it
properly. One thing we’ve heard over the years is that owners that deal
directly with buyers tend not to get truthful feedback.
Rest assured, we promise to get an honest answer and a proper offer.
Real Estate Areas of Expertise
River Forest - Oak Park - Forest Park - Melrose Park - Elmwood Park