Lake Forest Independent Living Community

Your life – even better.

The remarkable thing about Independent Senior Living at Lake Forest Place is that it’s really just an extension of the lifestyle you already have. By becoming part of this luxury senior living community, you can let go of life’s complications –and add a wealth of new world-class opportunities at your fingertips.

A high quality of life for older adults.

From the attention to detail in every part of our Lake Forest, Illinois campus to the menu selections, program offerings, hospitality, and everything in between, you’ll be surrounded by the kind of quality and intentionality you expect during your retirement years.

Connection to the Chicago suburbs.

You’ve built a life in your community that doesn’t stop once you move into Lake Forest Place. Many residents still attend their places of worship, volunteer or work, visit family, play a round on multiple golf courses, take trips to the Chicago Symphony, Ravinia, and Lyric Opera, explore the Art Institute of Chicago and Milwaukee Art Museum, and more.

An enriching lifestyle.

There’s also much fun to be had inside our doors. Take a tai chi class in the fitness center, enjoy continuing education classes, and attend social events and book clubs. The choices are yours.

“They offer a lifetime to people here … where you can enjoy what you want to do and be the type of person you want to be. It’s a wonderful continuation of life.”

It’s Game Day Everyday

Investing in Your Future

Lake Forest Place is a Life Plan Community that provides you guaranteed access to higher levels of care, including assisted living, memory care, short- and long-term skilled nursing, and rehabilitation, all with a secure monthly fee ensured by an affordable LifeCare contract.

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Finding Your Perfect Fit


One- and two-bedroom apartments have spacious open floor plans and are convenient to all campus amenities and common spaces. They all include a gourmet eat-in kitchen with granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances, large bedrooms with walk-in closets, a master bathroom with a walk-in shower, and a full-sized washer and dryer. Private patios are available with first-floor residences.

Ranging from 720 sq. ft. to 2,200 sq. ft., Lake Forest Place has 16 apartment styles to choose from, and Entrance Fees start at $214,900.

The Barat

1 Bedroom

The Breckenridge

2 Bedroom plus Den

The Laurel

2 Bedroom


These stunning cottages come in two- and three-bedroom floor plans, some with a den. Features vary by cottage but may include cathedral ceilings, a gourmet kitchen with granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances, a sunroom with bay windows, a two-car private garage, a spacious private patio, yard and landscaping, and a full-sized washer and dryer.

The nine cottage styles range from 1,722 sq. ft. to 2,392 sq. ft.; some even have the option to double your living space by finishing the lower level. Entrance fees start at $624,800.

The Knollwood

2 Bedroom

The Onwentsia

2 Bedroom plus Den


It’s an upfront sum to help cover community operating expenses and help us offer access to continuing care for life at predictable rates. It also ensures priority access to higher levels of health care in case you ever need it. Your entrance fee is based on the size of residence you choose and the number of occupants.

Luxury senior living costs vary based on the size of your residence and the number of occupants. This comprehensive fee covers a variety of services and amenities, including your meal plan, maintenance, housekeeping, utilities, scheduled transportation, concierge services, fitness center, activities and events, and much more.

Pets are permitted in all independent living residences at Lake Forest Place.

Continuing Care or Life Plan refers to the fact that in addition to independent living, all levels of care are available to residents on the same campus. This would include assisted living, nursing care, and specialized memory care. In addition, all levels of care can be accessed directly by those living outside the retirement community.

Many couples living at Presbyterian Homes do not share the same good health. On an individual basis, we can create a program that may include one spouse in assisted living or nursing care and the other in a nearby independent apartment.

No. In fact, last year, more than 700 “non-residents” recuperated from surgery or benefitted from Rebab in our Health Care Center. Our rehabilitative services include physical and occupational therapy and speech/language pathology.

Our Lake Forest senior living community offers flexible dining options. Three meals are available each day. However most residents will still cook many of their meals in their beautiful kitchens. Each resident is provided a monthly Discretionary dollar allowance to spend as they choose, for dining, salon services, or in our on-site stores.

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