Middlefork Farms, Lake Forest, Illinois

About Middlefork Farms

Built in the early 2000's, Middlefork Farm is located in Lake Forest on Waukegan Road north of Route 60. This, the largest and most complicated land preservation project yet done by Open Lands, resulted in the preservation of 120 acres of a 200-acre parcel purchased by Open Lands in 1998. The property was formerly a working farm, and grazing, plowing, drainage, and buckthorn invasion had heavily impacted virtually all the land. Open Lands sold 60 acres of floodplain along the middle fork of the North Branch of Chicago River to the Lake County Forest Preserve District, which added it to the 500- acre Middlefork Savanna Forest Preserve to the west. Open Lands has begun the restoration of the remaining sixty acres, including prairie, two savannas, and two wetlands. One wetland is completely new, while the other required the removal of drain tiles, acres of brush, and large stands of non-native grasses and weeds. Visitors will enjoy the sweeping views of the Middlefork Valley while standing among the 200-year-old bur oaks and shagbark hickories that dot the savanna. It’s a great place for a relaxing walk at sunset. Middlefork Farm Nature Preserve has several entrance points on the south side of Middlefork Drive and the north side of Acorn Drive. Park at the west end of Middlefork Drive next to the Elawa Farm buildings and walk east along the drive to the first trail entrance.

Homes for sale in Middlefork Farms

$799k - $2.4m

975 Acorn Trail, Lake Forest, IL 60045

975 Acorn Trail, Lake Forest, IL 60045
$2,349,000
6 beds  /  6.1 baths  /  6,100 ft2
Single Family Home  /  Built: 2003
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1280 W. Kennicott Dr., Lake Forest, IL 60045

1280 W. Kennicott Dr., Lake Forest, IL 60045
$799,000
0 beds  /  0 baths
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1100 Farlin Ct., Lake Forest, IL 60045

1100 Farlin Ct., Lake Forest, IL 60045
$1,650,000
4 beds  /  4.1 baths  /  4,225 ft2
Single Family Home  /  Built: 2003
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Most recent sales in Middlefork Farms

Date Address Beds Baths Sold
Mar 18, 2014 1043 Mcglinnin Ct. 4 4.1 $1,685,000
Mar 5, 2014 1002 Aynsley Ave. 4 4.2 $1,585,000
Oct 18, 2013 1066 Cahill Ln. 4 5.0 $1,425,000
Oct 15, 2013 1029 Jensen Dr. 0 0.0 $460,000
Aug 13, 2013 1086 Cahill Ln. 5 4.2 $1,575,000
Mar 19, 2013 1360 Middlefork Dr. 5 4.1 $1,350,000
Mar 18, 2011 1230 Kennicott Ave. 5 7.2 $1,700,000
Nov 30, 2010 1075 Farlin Ct. 4 3.1 $1,050,000
Nov 16, 2010 925 Acorn Tr. 4 6.1 $2,570,000
Jun 23, 2010 1350 W. Whitmore Ct. 0 0.0 $892,500
Apr 28, 2010 1061 Olmsted Dr. 5 4.2 $1,275,000
Feb 17, 2010 1065 Acorn Tr. 8 7.2 $1,350,000
Feb 4, 2010 1260 Kennicott 5 4.2 $2,275,000
May 8, 2009 1071 Olmsted Dr. 5 4.2 $1,710,000
Nov 11, 2008 1200 Kennicott Dr. 5 5.2 $2,850,000
Jun 16, 2008 1105 Cahill Ln. 4 4.1 $2,125,000
Apr 16, 2008 1062 Aynsley Ave. 4 3.2 $1,975,000
Aug 24, 2007 1041 Olmsted Dr. 4 5.2 $2,200,000
Aug 10, 2007 1340 Kennicott Dr. 4 4.1 $1,965,000
Jul 11, 2007 1077 Aynsley Ave. 5 5.1 $2,100,000
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Sales Summary for Middlefork Farms

(Apr 24, 2013 - Apr 24, 2014)
# of Sales Days on Market Average List Average Sale Ratio%
5 198 $1,508,800 $1,346,000 89.2%

Averages for Middlefork Farms

$22,974
$300 ($300 - $300)
5,163 ft2
0.50 acres
2003