.....and where sandy beaches are a short walk away, not a long drive ..... and where miles of hiking paths traverse through permanently protected forested ravines ..... and where public transportation and shopping is conveniently within walking distance.
Fort Sheridan was originally developed as a US Army installation of ninety-four contributing historic buildings on 640 acres of prime Lake Michigan property, built in the late 1890’s by the prestigious architectural firm of Holabird and Roche from clay bricks indigenous to the cliffs of Lake Michigan. So remarkably built, the area ultimately was designated as a US historic landmark property in the 1950’s.
Since those days, the Army has moved on but the historic buildings and grounds have lovingly been restored to their original greatness and adapted for 21st century families into a diverse range of totally unique living opportunities which can offer something for everyone. You will be able to find: new and restored single family homes to meet the most demanding living space needs; low rise condos distinctively created from the older and larger military buildings of the old cavalry fort; a new state-of-the-art mid-rise condo elevator building; fully restored townhouse/duplex living convenience; even a multilevel "brownstone-like" lifestyle available in fully restored or totally new building constructions.
So whatever your interests may be, however large or small your family needs are, or however grand or petite your budget is, the unique Town of Fort Sheridan living experience is likely to have the residential solution for you.
Fort Sheridan has been touted as "the newest North Shore community in 100 years." While its neighboring cities of Highland Park, Highwood and Lake Forest are themselves rich in history, the Fort Sheridan environment elevates this heritage to new heights by uniquely merging abundant tradition and modern lifestyle. What other neighborhood welcomes visitors and residents alike with a commemorating statue of General Phillip Sheridan flanked by an American flag waving proudly against the sky and overlooking the 54 acre Parade Grounds where no building structures can ever be built. (that is a fact - by specific agreement with the US Government to develop the decommissioned army fort by private developers).
There is the historic district of the Town of Fort Sheridan neighborhood which features: the Tower, the tallest man made structure north of Evanston; the Ronan Road bridge spanning the newly created pond, waterfall and meadow with its bird sanctuary; the rows of lovingly restored officers’ mansions that are among the most unique single family housing opportunities anywhere in the United States; the painstakingly refurbished stables and soldiers’ barracks which today are condos and town homes of all sizes, each one unique unto itself in interior design; new homes and town homes in an architecturally compatible and building style; extensive play areas for families of all ages; manicured gardens; cultural opportunities at Midwest Young Artists which offers comprehensive youth ensemble music programs in the fully restored stockade building, and the newer Fine Art Studio where world renowned sculpture commissions and exhibits of Julie and Omri Amrany are breathtakingly displayed ; and more, much more.
There always seems to be something to do at the Fort. Maybe you love walks or bike rides around the spacious Parade Ground or through the abundant ravines. Or perhaps leisurely strolls or play time with the kids on the sandy Lake Michigan beaches are more your style. And because the grounds are so spacious, the community affords seemingly unending dog walking conditions. Additionally, and since the community is so popular with families with small children, there are six tot lots interspersed throughout the neighborhoods and numerous play group opportunities abound. Some of the North Shore’s finest dining is available within walking distance in downtown Highwood. But if you are a commuter or just want a convenient way to get to the Ravinia Theater “under the stars,” there is a Metra station across the street from the entrance of Fort Sheridan, right next to a most convenient Starbucks!
Or if shopping is your passion (or your need), the shops of Highwood, Highland Park and Lake Forest are only minutes away; and the Northbrook Court, Gurnee Mills Outlets and Westfield shopping malls are only minutes further.
Browse the following sections of this presentation. We are sure that you will agree that the Town of Fort Sheridan lifestyle is totally unique.
For futher information contact Kim Ruebe, Property Manager, at KRuebe@lmsnet.com