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Twenty-five miles north of the Chicago Loop, the City of Highland Park is nestled along beautiful Lake Michigan for nearly five miles, it is the heart of the North Shore. Residents will tell you that it’s more than living in the heart; it’s living with heart that creates one of the largest, most vibrant, progressive towns north of Chicago.

Highland Park is a community that is driven by a collective desire to work together to shape our future, starting with fresh thinking and appreciating our city as a place where new ideas and approaches are embraced.

Located north of the intersection at Lake Cook Road and St. Johns Avenue, and just across from the Braeside Metra train station, the businesses in the Braeside Business District serve the needs of their highly populated residential neighborhood. For more information concerning available properties in Highland Park.

The City of Highland Park is committed to assisting entrepreneurs and established business owners interested in opening a business in Highland Park. The Office of Business Development helps business owners and their brokers find an available commercial location, assist them through the regulatory and permit process, and provide ways to eliminate costly delays during the new business start-up period.

To make changes to the exterior design of your building, you will need design review approval. If the changes are minor, they may be eligible for an administrative review by City Staff in the Department of Community Development.  Major exterior changes may be referred to the Plan and Design Commission.  Exterior changes are evaluated within the context of the commercial area and the Design Standards in the City Code.

Welcome to Highland Park, Illinois, the progressive, energetic heart of the North Shore. We have something for everyone. Enjoy our walkable and lively downtown offering unique shopping and exceptional restaurants. You can stroll from one end to the other to shop, dine and enjoy a day of beauty just a few minutes from scenic parks, Lake Michigan, and the Chicago Botanic Garden. Visit some of the City’s best restaurants in the quaint Ravinia District, located along the Green Bay Bike Trail and steps away from the award-winning Rosewood beach.