Far From the Poor, Real Estate Woes Nip at Lake Forest

August 9, 2010  |  

(NYT) — With apologies to the fictional town of Lake Wobegon, the real-life Chicago suburb of Lake Forest is a place where it sometimes seems that all the women drive S.U.V.’s, all the men are C.E.O.’s and all the children have above-average S.A.T.’s.

The per-capita income for Lake Forest residents is $77,000. There is a road named Rockefeller. And if you are fortunate enough to live within this leafy redoubt of old wealth and new, the rest of the world and its troubles can seem very far removed.

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