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About Highwood Chicago

Highwood is a small city located in Lake County, Illinois, United States, situated along the North Shore of the Chicago metropolitan area. Here are some key points about Highwood:


Highwood is located approximately 25 miles north of downtown Chicago, bordered by Highland Park to the east and Fort Sheridan to the north.


Highwood has a diverse population with a mix of residential, commercial, and industrial areas. The city is known for its cultural diversity and vibrant dining scene.

Dining Scene

Highwood is often referred to as the "Restaurant Capital of the North Shore" due to its numerous dining establishments. The city's downtown area features a wide variety of restaurants offering cuisine from around the world, including Italian, Mexican, Mediterranean, and more.

Annual Events

Highwood hosts several annual events and festivals that attract visitors from across the Chicago area. Notable events include the Highwood Evening Gourmet Farmers Market, Bloody Mary Fest, Garlic Fest, and Pumpkin Fest.


Highwood is conveniently located near major transportation routes, including Interstate 94 and Metra commuter rail stations. The Highwood Metra station provides easy access to downtown Chicago and other suburbs.


While small in size, Highwood offers several parks and recreational facilities for residents to enjoy. The city's parks provide opportunities for outdoor activities such as picnicking, sports, and leisurely walks.

Arts and Culture

Highwood has a growing arts and cultural scene, with various art galleries, music venues, and cultural events. The city hosts art walks, live music performances, and theater productions throughout the year.

Community Spirit

Highwood is known for its strong sense of community and active civic engagement. Residents take pride in their city and often participate in community events, volunteer opportunities, and local initiatives.

Overall, Highwood offers a unique blend of cultural diversity, culinary delights, and community spirit, making it an attractive place to live, work, and visit on the North Shore of Chicago.

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