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Market Square

664 - 720 North Western Avenue, Lake Forest, IL
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One of the first built shopping centers dating back to 1916

Located in the quaint heart of Lake Fores, Market Square dates back to 1916. Built by famous... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chicago, Illinois
Nice walk

Great place to take a walk no matter the day or time. The shops are great to stop into as they each... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2017
Yvonne D
Lena, Illinois
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664 - 720 North Western Avenue, Lake Forest, IL

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in the quaint heart of Lake Fores, Market Square dates back to 1916. Built by famous Howard Van Doren Shaw. You can take the train from Chicago and walk to this historical gem. Get some ice cream at Sweet Pete's and take a stroll...More

Thank winofoodtravel
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Great place to take a walk no matter the day or time. The shops are great to stop into as they each offer something different.

Thank Yvonne D
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Charming town square. Good place to window shop if you're on a budget and shop shop if you're not. J.Crew, Williams Sonoma, several clothing boutiques, and the snazziest Starbucks I've seen anywhere.

1  Thank Alexia G
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Market Square is the town's heartbeat and should not be missed. The area includes an assortment of boutique shops and restaurants to choose from. Visiting the square during the holidays with the lights strung around trees is an added bonus.

Thank TravelingBuffs
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Market Square in Lake Forest is the oldest planned shopping center in the country. It is filled with local boutiques, some larger chains (William Sonoma, J. Crew), and a charming center green and fountain. Lovely!

3  Thank Kimmarie S
Reviewed 18 September 2016

There are so many nice shops and boutiques all over Market Square. It is a great place to spend the afternoon walking around.

Thank Swisscss
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Finding ourselves driving through the villages along Lake Michigan as part of our Labor day holiday, we were surprised to chance on Market Square in Lake Forest, IL during the Deer Path Art League's 62nd Annual Art Fair on the Square. While it was difficult...More

Thank sde63
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I live within 1.5 miles of this little architectural gem in the heart of the Lake Shore North Chicago suburbs at Lake Forest, Illinois. Those lured by the attractions of the city may ignore the charm of the small communities along the shore of Lake...More

Thank xtalp1
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Marked by more than a few vacant storefronts, the first shopping mall in American is a shadow of its former self. The unique local shops are almost all gone, replaced by national chain stores/franchises - when they are replaced at all. You can do as...More

Thank 577gordonj
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Market Square is finally moving into the 21st century but it is being dragged slowly. There are several new shops waiting to be explored, new candy and ice cream to taste. Don't skip the alleyways there are hidden gems to be discovered quaint shops hiding....More

Thank sara c
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