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Deciding to move to a Highland Park senior living community on Chicago’s North Shore is a great choice for retirees that are looking for a more quiet suburban area outside of the city with plenty of green space, but which also provides easy access to the city. As you or your loved one make a final decision, you get to live in an area that not only provides more natural surroundings and outdoor options, but it also gives you a variety of options socially such as beautiful musical venues that give active seniors a more well-rounded lifestyle where they feel safe. Here are key features.

Healthy Neighborhoods 

It is important for a senior living community to be surrounded by an established neighborhood. Highland Park has many stable neighborhoods that give residents a warm, inviting feeling and makes them feel safe along, with feeling as though they are living in a bigger part of a stable community. There are also plenty of long-standing businesses and organizations in the area as well. 

Charming Local Entertainment Venues

Highland Park offers a variety of options for those looking for a night out. Many seniors are still city slickers with an occasional taste of a Chicago evening. There’s many entertainment venues, restaurants and cultural events. The outdoor music venue The Ravinia Festival calls Highland Park home with year-round concerts from many of your favorite musical artists.

Beautiful National Parks

Highland Park is home to many national parks and nature centers. Moraine Park is an historical park that features an outdoor sculpture area. It also includes the historic Moraine Hotel, where notables like George Gershwin stayed and checked in regularly.  The Openlands Lakeshore Preserve is a 77-acre area that features wooded ravines along with breathtaking views of Lake Michigan. It was also once part of the Fort Sheridan Army Base.The Heller Nature Center is another sprawling park that features an oak-hickory forest and three miles of trails.


Highland Park is very senior friendly and offers a variety of resources. The North Shore Senior Center is an organization that offers various programs, support and counseling services. The city of Highland Park has a Senior Center that also offers a variety of resources.

Safe Community

You can feel totally secure moving into a senior living community in Highland Park. It is one of safest cities in Illinois and is in the 91st percentile for safety, which is well-below the national average. You will have peace of mind walking the surrounding neighborhood and can feel safe at outside venues.

Easy Access to the City

Living in Highland Park provides enough distance from the city, but it is also convenient when you feel like a visit. With only a 30-minute drive, seniors can take short trips to Chicago without the hassle of traveling for long periods of time.

 Arbor Terrace Highland Park provides a great option on the North Shore for those wanting to live in a senior living community that provides medical staff and other programs such as assisted living and memory care. Please give us a call at 846-681-3636 to schedule a tour.

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