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Real Estate, Realty, Realtor, Real Estate Agent, Homes, Homes for sale, Properties, Properties for sale, Condos, Condominiums, New Construction, Development, Condo Conversions, Vacant Land, Luxury Homes, Executives Homes, High End Homes, Estates, Relocation, MLS, Multiple Listing Service, Investment Property, Investment Real Estate, Income Property, Residential Real Estate, First Time Buyers, Buyers Agent, Buyer Agency, Sellers Agent, Moving to, Foreclosures, REO, Vintage Condos, Spec Homes, Schools, School District, Chamber of Commerce, Chicago Convention and Visitors Bureau and More River Forest is a suburban village in Cook County, Illinois, lying aside the Des Plaines River. The population was 11,635 at the 2000 census. The village comprises the majority of River Forest Township, which serves approximately 12,100 residents. River Forest Township is bounded by Harlem Avenue, North Avenue, Madison Avenue to Lathrop Avenue, to Central Avenue and back to Harlem.

The Village incorporated in 1880 as part of Proviso Township. Miss Thatcher, a resident at that time, said, "The Village of River Forest was incorporated as a matter of necessity to defeat the saloonkeepers' project to organize and open a liquor sales district, and destroy our village." Ironically, later that year, the village trustees licensed two saloons in the east part of the village to raise funds for running the government.

In 1917, the board of education petitioned the village to create a separate township in an effort to increase revenue to fund growing educational requirements. Cost savings were anticipated by avoiding the duplication of certain village and township officers. Taxes for township roads and bridges were eliminated. The plan also made funds raised by taxation immediately available to the community to support community interests. Finally, it was thought that an in-town assessor would provide a more equitable tax assessment. This separation was approved by citizens via a postcard referendum vote held on April 17, 1917.

During the Chicagoland's notorious gangland days, River Forest was home to many dangerous organized crime families, including the relatively recent Tony Accardo (boss from about 1945 to 1992).

Today, notable River Forest residents, past and present, include former Mystery Science Theater 3000 actor Kevin Murphy, who grew up in River Forest. Director of the first and second Harry Potter movies Chris Columbus keeps a home in River Forest as does revered radio commentator Paul Harvey ("Good Day!"). National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread, Starbucks.

Academically, two parochial universities call River Forest home, Dominican University and Concordia University. There are significant architectural designs located in River Forest such as the Winslow House by Frank Lloyd Wright. But perhaps River Forest's greatest asset is the unselfish volunteerism of its residents. In the beginning and continuing today, Township Trustees serve without monetary compensation. Residents give freely of their time to fill advisory boards and to man organizations giving support to those who need help.

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River Forest Homes, Properties and Special Feature Real Estate

So, if you?re like many eager home buyers, you can easily understand why homes, cabins and properties in and around River Forest, Illinois are highly prized and sell quickly. In short, River Forest, Illinois is likely the kind of setting and situation that could make you and your family comfortable, cozy and contented for a long time.

River Forest, Illinois real estate includes a wide variety of homes for sale, condos for sale, water access properties (waterfront or scenic view), active adult communities, hobby farms and executive properties. Whether you're presently a buyer or seller, I am confident I can help you achieve your real estate goals. Sellers who have been in the area for a while know my reputation for knowledgeable advice, enthusiastic service, creative marketing and professional networking. My associates and I will mine every source for suitable properties so you can feel at ease that your search will produce the right kind of solution for you.

For buyers new to the area, you can rest assured that I will provide the specialized services you deserve: a strong work ethic, personal real estate expertise to help define your needs, help with selecting and securing standard financing for your purchase, special technology, constant communication throughout the transaction, and more. My recognized expertise, professionalism and commitment to customer satisfaction has made me, Harry C. Walsh, the choice of many previous home buyers to help guide their search - from existing homes for sale, properties for sale, lots, vacant land, new construction, 55-plus and retirement communities, investment properties, waterfront, golf and recreational properties, golf course lots - all the way to luxury villas, estates and executive homes.

So when you're ready to buy or sell real estate in or around River Forest, Illinois, please let Harry C. Walsh help you find the home or property of your dreams. Contact Harry C. Walsh today!

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Harry C. Walsh services the real estate needs of home buyers and home sellers in search of real estate, homes for sale, condos, investment properties, commercial real estate, new construction, new homes, land, lots, waterfront properties, scenic view homes, farms and recreational property in these nearby communities and more!

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