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A GUIDE TO THE NORTHERN SUBURBS


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ARLINGTON HEIGHTS The village of Arlington Heights is located 25 miles northwest of downtown Chicago. With a population of over 75,000, it gained notoriety as the highest populated incorporated village in the country. The community’s history dates back to 1835, when the General Land Initially known as Dunton after William Dunton, who convinced the Illinois and Wisconsin Railroad to make a stop in the area in 1853, the town was established as an early Chicago commuter suburb. Arlington Heights was incorporated in 1887 with a population of 1,000, and today, its motto remains “City of Good Neighbors.” The average 2012 sales price of a home in Arlington Heights was $331,772 (source: Midwest Real Estate Data, LLC). Students in the community are primarily served by Arlington Heights School District 25. With its proximity to the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway and the Eisenhower Expressway, Arlington Heights provides convenient commuting options for residents. The Arlington Heights Metra station also offers direct access to downtown Chicago.

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Arlington Heights is home to the world-renowned Arlington Park Racetrack, host

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Racetrack now employs 4,500 and has the ability to seat 50,000 spectators and stable over 2,000 horses. Downtown Arlington Heights also offers the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, which features a large theatre, ballroom, and classrooms.

School, and in 2008, “The Lucky Ones” was also shot in Arlington Heights. Notable Arlington Heights residents have included McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc, actress Marlee Matlin, YouTube co-founder Steve Chen, musician Ted Nugent and legendary

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COMMUNITY INFORMATION ARLINGTON HEIGHTS

GOVERNMENT: vah.com/government/ 33 S. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights IL 847.368.5200

POST OFFICE: 909 W. Euclid Ave., Arlington Heights, IL 60005 847.253.7806

LIBRARY:

Arlington Heights Memorial Library 500 N. Dunton Ave., Arlington Heights, IL 60004 847.392.0100

LOCAL NEWSPAPER: The Cardinal arlingtoncardinal.com

PARK DISTRICT: ahpd.org 410 N. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights, IL 60004 847.577.3000

TRANSPORTATION: Metra Rail: Arlington Heights Station 45 W. Northwest Highway, Arlington Heights, IL Line: UP-NW

HOSPITAL:

Northwest Community Hospital 3040 Salt Creek Ln., Arlington Heights, IL 847.618.1000


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BARRINGTON rich history. The town features tree-lined streets, historic sites, and a vibrant

which has been ranked by Newsweek as one the best public schools in America. The town is noted for its late 19th century architectural styles, including Victorian, Victorian Gothic and Queen-Anne . Housing product within the town ranges from condominiums and townhomes to single-family homes and stately mansions. The average sales price for a single-family home in

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to its numerous parks, gardens and nature preserves. Citizens Park, one of Buffalo Grove

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walking paths, cross-country ski trails, tennis and basketball courts, the Jewel

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events that take place throughout the year, such as Farmer’s Markets and the

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COMMUNITY INFORMATION BARRINGTON

GOVERNMENT: barrington-il.gov 847.304.3400

POST OFFICE: 847.381.7206 847.381.0510

LIBRARY:

Barrington Area Library 847.382.1300

LOCAL NEWSPAPER:

Barrington Courier Review barrington.suntimes.com

PARK DISTRICT: barringtonparkdistrict.org 847.381.0687

TRANSPORTATION: Line: UP-NW

HOSPITAL:

Advocate Good Shepard Hospital 847.381.9600 Mercy Barrington Medical Center 847.381.3000


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LONG GROVE The village of Long Grove is located 35 miles northwest of Chicago in Lake County and encompasses almost 13 square miles. Settled in the early 1800s by German farmers, Long Grove was the thriving home to two general stores, two blacksmiths, two wagon and carriage shops, and a tavern which is still in operation today. The crossing of two Indian trails eventually became the site of present-day Long Grove. Many pre-Civil War buildings remain in Long Grove, including farmhouses, homes, and independently owned merchant stores. Plaques adorn each structure, giving acknowledgement to the original owners as well as recognizing their importance to the history of the village. Strict building ordinances protect the country feel and atmosphere of the community. The 2012 average sales price for a single-family home was $422,830, and $231,013 for a condominium. Long Grove students are served by two elementary schools, one middle school, four private schools, and the award-winning Stevenson High School. The village is accessible via the Tri-State Tollway and several state highways, including Route 53. Libertyville

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The community’s Historic Village is a popular regional attraction, hosting annual chocolate, strawberry, and apple festivals that take place in May, June, merchants and the historic feel of the cobblestone streets and stores, which feature unique home dÊcor, gifts, and food and wine.

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COMMUNITY INFORMATION LONG GROVE

GOVERNMENT: longgrove.net/old 847.634.9440

POST OFFICE: 25 Telser Rd., Lake Zurich 800.275.8777

LIBRARY:

Vernon Area Public Library 300 Olde Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire Ela Area Public Library 275 Mohawk Trail, Lake Zurich, IL 847.438.3433

PARK DISTRICT: longgroveparkdistrict.com

TRANSPORTATION: Line: NCS Metra Rail: Prairie View Station 2701 Mail St. Vernon Township, IL Line: NCS

HOSPITAL:

Advocate Good Shepard Hospital 847.381.9600 Advocate Condell Medical Center 801 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, IL 60048 847.362.2900


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BUFFALO GROVE miles, overlaps both Cook and Lake Counties, and is located 35 miles northwest of downtown Chicago. Named in the 1830s by the Potawatomi tribe for the bison Native Americans were German Catholic dairy farmers in the 1840s. Gaining a unique reputation for supplying dairy products to Chicago by the early 1900s, or to the train station in Wheeling for the 7:00 milk run to Chicago. The average Real Estate Data, LLC). Students are served by four school districts and three high schools, in addition has a train station along Metra’s North Central Line, providing easy access to downtown Chicago.

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In 2009, the village was recognized by Money magazine as one of the best Lake Zurich

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golf courses, seven lakes and creeks, and many pools and tennis courts for

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Society, and St. Mary’s Church, the oldest building in town. Buffalo Grove

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live music, in September.


COMMUNITY INFORMATION BUFFALO GROVE

GOVERNMENT: vbg.org/ 847.459.2500

POST OFFICE: 847.520.0268

LIBRARY:

Vernon Area Public Library District 300 Olde Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire 847.634.3650

LOCAL NEWSPAPER:

Buffalo Grove Countryside buffalogrove.suntimes.com/news/

PARK DISTRICT: bgparks.org/ 847.850.2100

TRANSPORTATION: Line: NCS

HOSPITAL:

Advocate Condell Medical Center 847.215.0000 NCH Immediate Care Center 847.459.6100


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LINCOLNSHIRE Lincolnshire, located 34 miles northwest of downtown Chicago, is among the most desirable places to live and work in the Chicago metropolitan area. It is known for its excellent schools, abundant greenery and easy access to regional transportation. The Des Plaines River travels through Lincolnshire, providing a nice divide for businesses and residents. Residential areas are nestled among parks and forest preserves east of the river, while commercial areas convenient access to Interstate 294 and is 45 minutes from downtown Chicago by commuter train. The town is home to award-winning Adlai E. Stevenson High School, consistently rated as one of the top high schools in the country. Lincolnshire offers a wide variety of housing options including singlefamily homes, townhouses and condominiums. Many single-family homes are located on larger home sites of a half-acre or more, although there are several planned unit developments of greater

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density. Most residential communities are also located near parks and forest preserves. The average sales price for a single-family home in Lincolnshire cost $568,195 in 2012, while the average condominium cost $250,689 (source: Midwest Real Estate Data, LLC). In spite of its relatively small size, Lincolnshire is a regional shopping, dining and entertainment destination offering several recreational opportunities. The village is home to nine public parks with a variety of amenities ranging from tennis to annual Fourth of July festival. It also has a lake and beach. Another attraction is the Lincolnshire Marriott, a resort and conference center with four restaurants, a live theater, an 18-hole golf course and more than 40,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space.

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COMMUNITY INFORMATION LINCOLNSHIRE

GOVERNMENT: village.lincolnshire.il.us/government One Olde Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire, IL 60069 847.883.8600

POST OFFICE: 125 Schelter Rd., Lincolnshire, IL 847.634.3260

LIBRARY:

Vernon Area Public Library District 300 Olde Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire, IL 60069 847.634.3650

LOCAL NEWSPAPER:

Lincolnshire Review lincolnshire.suntimes.com/news 800.680.2068

PARK DISTRICT:

Village of Lincolnshire One Olde Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire, IL 60069 847.883.8600

TRANSPORTATION:

Prairie View Station 2701 Main St., Vernon Township, IL Line: NCS

Line: MD-N

HOSPITAL:

Condell Advocate Medical Center 801 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, IL 60048 847.362.2900


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VERNON HILLS Vernon Hills is situated on almost eight square miles in Northwest Lake County. The land that encompasses Vernon Hills was originally founded in 1851 for a 200-acre farm, and did not see further development until the 1950s when a portion of the land was purchased for a residential community and golf course. Incorporated in 1958, the community’s motto, “People Planning With Hawthorn shopping mall and numerous strip shopping centers stretching along Milwaukee Avenue and Townline Road. Vernon Hills students are served by Hawthorn School District, which offers six elementary schools, as well as Hawthorn Middle Schools North and South, and three high schools including Adlai Stevenson for those in southern Vernon

of the community. The average 2012 sales price of a home in Vernon Hills was $391,361 (source: Midwest Real Estate Data, LLC).

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An eclectic mix of ethnic dining can be found in and around the retail shopping district in Vernon Hills. Along with a variety of American fare, favorite ethnic eateries include Nirvana Middle-Eastern cuisine, Aroma Indian cuisine,

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Tsukasa Japanese Steakhouse. Vernon Hill is also home to Loyola University of Chicago’s Cuneo Mansion and Gardens, a historic site and also a popular setting for private catered events and year-round weddings.


COMMUNITY INFORMATION VERNON HILLS

GOVERNMENT: vernonhills.org 90 Evergreen Dr., Vernon Hills, IL 60061 847.367.3700

POST OFFICE: 675 Lakeview Pkwy, Vernon Hills, IL 60061 847.566.3901

LIBRARY: 701 Aspen Dr., Vernon Hills, IL 60061 847.362.2330

LOCAL NEWSPAPER:

Vernon Hills Review vernonhills.suntimes.com

PARK DISTRICT: vhparkdistrict.org Dolores C. Sullivan Community Center 635 N. Aspen Dr., Vernon Hills, IL 60061 847.996.6800 Vernon Hills Family Aquatic Center 635 N. Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills

TRANSPORTATION: Metra Rail: Vernon Hills Station 75 E. Rt. 45, Vernon Hills, IL Line: NCS

HOSPITAL:

Condell Advocate Medical Center 801 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, IL 60048 847.362.2900


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MUNDELEIN Located 34 miles northwest of downtown Chicago, the village of

Mundelein in 1835, and the village was incorporated in 1865. Mundelein was originally called several different names, including named Mundelein in 1925 after Cardinal George Mundelein, who opened what remains the largest operating seminary in the United States, St. Mary of the Lake, in 1921. Students in the community are served by three public elementary school districts and Mundelein High School, as well as two Catholic grade schools and Carmel Catholic High School. The Metra railway stops in Mundelein, providing daily commuter train service to and from Chicago’s Union Station.

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The 2012 average sales price of a home in Mundelein was $198,202 (source: Midwest Real Estate Data, LLC).

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Players Community Theater, and the Fort Hill Heritage Museum. Longstanding

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COMMUNITY INFORMATION MUNDELEIN

GOVERNMENT: mundelein.org 847.949.3200

POST OFFICE: 435 E. Hawley St., Mundelein 847.566.3910

LIBRARY:

Freemont Public Library 1170 N. Midlothian Rd., Mundelein, IL 60060

LOCAL NEWSPAPER:

Mundelein review mundelein.suntimes.com

PARK DISTRICT: mundeleinparks.org 847.566.0650

TRANSPORTATION: Metra Rail: Mundelein Metra Station 205 N. Archer Ave., Mundelein, IL Line: NCS

HOSPITAL:

Condell Advocate Medical Center 801 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, IL 60048 847.362.2900


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HAWTHORN WOODS Incorporated as a village in 1958, Hawthorn woods is located 40 miles northwest of Chicago’s Loop. The community is known for its large open spaces, various parks and scenic natural landscape. Hawthorn Woods offers single-family homes ranging from smaller farmhouses to stately mansions. The average sales price for a single-family home in the Hawthorn Woods MLS area was $422,830 in 2012 (source: Midwest Real Estate Data, LLC). Students in Hawthorn Woods attend schools within Fremont School District 79, Lake Zurich School District 95 and Kildeer Countryside School District 96. High School students are served by Adlai E. Stevenson High School, Lake Zurich High School and Mundelein High School. Transportation options for residents and visitors include the Tri-State Tollway, which is located to the east of the access to and from downtown Chicago.

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The community offers residents a number of recreational activities thanks to its aquatic center, numerous parks, and the private Hawthorn Woods Country Club, which has an 18-hole golf course designed by Arnold Palmer. The community also features outdoor concerts in the summer, a farmer’s market, and Family Fun Fest, which takes place every fall.

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COMMUNITY INFORMATION HAWTHORN WOODS

GOVERNMENT: Village of Hawthorn Woods vhw.org 2 Lagoon Dr., Hawthorn Woods, IL

POST OFFICE: 25 Telser Rd, Lake Zurich 800.275.8777

LIBRARY:

Ela Area Public Library 275 Mohawk Trail, Lake Zurich, IL 847.438.3433 Vernon Area Public Library 300 Olde Half Day Rd, Lincolnshire

LOCAL NEWSPAPER:

Daily Herald Hawthorn Woods dailyherald.com/community/hawthorn-woods

PARK DISTRICT: vhw.org/

TRANSPORTATION: Metra Rail: Vernon Hills Station 75 East Rt. 45 Line: NCS

HOSPITAL:

Northwest Community Hospital 800 W. Central Rd., Arlington Heights, IL 60005 847.618.1000 Condell Advocate Medical Center 801 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, IL 60048 847.362.2900


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LIBERTYVILLE Located approximately 37 miles northwest of downtown Chicago, district. The community’s beginnings date back to the early 1830s when English immigrant George Vardin moved to the area and established Vardin’s Grove. Initially renamed Independence Grove, Libertyville experienced rapid growth in the 1880s following the expansion of the Milwaukee Road rail line. A variety of architectural styles can be found in Libertyville, including Street development. The average sales price for a single-family home in Libertyville was $459,189 in 2012, while the average condominium cost $170,784 (source: Midwest Real Estate Data, LLC). Students are primarily served by Libertyville District 70 and Community High School District 128, which includes

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Libertyville High School. With three Metra stations, the community offers direct access to and from Chicago’s Union Station. The Tri-State Tollway is also

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With more than eight miles of bike paths and numerous parks, Libertyville also offers an abundance of recreational opportunities. The community is particularly lively during the summer, when it hosts a number of annual events including an outdoor concert series and farmers’ market.

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COMMUNITY INFORMATION LIBERTYVILLE

GOVERNMENT: libertyville.com 625 W. Winchester Rd., Libertyville, IL 60048 847.918.7275

POST OFFICE: 1520 Artaius Pkwy., Libertyville 847.362.2266

LIBRARY:

Cook Park Library 413 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, IL 60048 847.362.2330

LOCAL NEWSPAPER:

Libertyville Review libertyville.suntimes.com 800.680.2068

PARK DISTRICT: 625 W. Winchester Rd., Libertyville, IL 60048 847.918-PARK.7275

TRANSPORTATION: Metra Rail: 200 W. Lake St. at Milwaukee Avenue Line: MD-N

HOSPITAL:

Condell Advocate Medical Center 801 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, IL 60048 847.362.2900 NW Lake Forest Hospital 660 N. Westmoreland Rd., Lake Forest, IL 847.234.5600


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GRAYSLAKE Incorporated in 1895, the village of Grayslake was named after farmer William F. Gray, who settled along the lake that was eventually named Gray’s Lake. Today, Grays Lake remains the largest lake in the village. Located 40 miles north of downtown Chicago, the village’s population in 2010 was more than 20,000. Although historic buildings dot Grayslake’s downtown district, the village is burgeoning with new home developments. Planned residential communities welcoming residents looking for a blend of residential development, easy commuting to downtown Chicago, ample shopping and light commercial within a setting that retains its historic, rural ambiance. Transportation options are abundant thanks to Metra’s Milwaukee District/North Line as well as Pace bus routes throughout town. The average 2012 sales price of a home in Grayslake was $168,811 (source: Midwest Real Estate Data, LLC).

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Grayslake is served by Community Consolidated School District 46 and Grayslake Community High School District 127. The community is also home to the College of Lake County, which has almost 18,000 students.

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Grayslake hosts many popular annual festivals. Summer kicks off with the Grayslake Art Festival held in the historic downtown district each June. The Taste of Grayslake in late June features local eateries and offers live annually in mid-August, is a well-known music festival, and also includes a bike and pet parade and a local talent contest. The town also boasts the Lake County Fairgrounds, which hosts the annual Lake County Fair each July.


COMMUNITY INFORMATION GRAYSLAKE

GOVERNMENT: villageofgrayslake.com/index.aspx?NID=27 10 South Seymour Avenue, Grayslake, IL 60030 847.223.8515

POST OFFICE: 75 Commerce Dr., Grayslake 847.223.2787

LIBRARY:

Grayslake Area Public Library District 100 Library Ln., Grayslake 847.223.5313

LOCAL NEWSPAPER:

Grayslake & Gurnee chicagotribune.com/news/local/suburbs/grayslake_gurnee_round_lake Grayslake Patch grayslake.patch.com/

PARK DISTRICT: glpd.com/

TRANSPORTATION: Metra Rail: Grayslake Station Lake St. and St. Paul St., Grayslake, IL Line: MD-N Metra Rail: Washington St./ Grayslake Station 330 W. Washington St., Grayslake, IL Line: NCS

HOSPITAL:

Advocate Condell Medical Center 801 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, IL 60048 847.362.2900


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ROUND LAKE BEACH Located approximately 50 miles from downtown Chicago, Round Lake

began to offer inexpensive homes in the area. The village expanded rapidly following World War II, as many families were seeking to move farther from the city. The average sales price for a single-family home in the Round Lake Heights and Round Lake Park, was $99,827 in 2012. There are also condominiums in the area, which sold for an average of $70,020 in 2012 (source: Midwest Real Estate Data, LLC).

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schools, two middle schools and Round Lake High School. The community also has a Metra station on Metra’s North Central Line, providing transportation to Chicago’s Loop. Residents have access to several neighborhood parks including Lake Shore Park, which features a beach, boat launch and two playgrounds. The Round Lake Area Park District also offers various recreational programs as well as the village’s Sports Center and public 18-hole golf course.

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COMMUNITY INFORMATION ROUND LAKE BEACH

HOSPITAL:

Glenbrook Hospital

GOVERNMENT: villageofroundlakebeach.com

POST OFFICE: 1940 Municipal Way, Round Lake 847.740.6528

LIBRARY:

Round Lake Area Library 906 Hart Rd., Round Lake 847.546.7060

LOCAL NEWSPAPER:

Daily Herald: Round Lake Beach dailyherald.com/community/round-lake-beach

PARK DISTRICT:

Round Lake Park District roundlakeareaparkdistrict.org Round Lake Area Park District Robert W. Rolek Community Center 814 Hart Rd., Round Lake, IL 60073 847.546.8558

TRANSPORTATION: Metra Rail: Round Lake Station: Route 134 and Cedar Lake Rd., Round Lake, IL Line: MD-N

Line: NCS

HOSPITAL:

Condell Advocate Medical Center 801 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, IL 60048 847.362.2900


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LAKE VILLA Located approximately 50 miles northwest of Chicago, Lake Villa is a thriving community surrounded by lakes. The community was settled in the 19th century, when it served as a resort town. Lake Villa began to take shape in the 1880s thanks to E.J. Lehmann, who brought railroad service and a private resort to the area. Incorporated as a village in 1901, Lake Villa expanded after World War II, and today is home to more than 8,000 residents. Housing styles in Lake Villa include ranches, raised ranches, Colonials and traditional homes. The 2012 average sales price for a single-family home in the Lake Villa MLS area, which also includes Lindenhurst, was $189,921, and $104,691 for a condominium (source: Midwest Real Estate Data, LLC). Lake Villa is served by Lake Villa District 41 and Antioch School District 34. High School students attend either Lakes Community High School, which is located in Lake Villa, or nearby schools Grant Community High School and Metra station providing direct access to and from Chicago’s Union Station, and

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Several parks and “tot lots” can be found throughout Lake Villa, offering residents ample recreational opportunities. A number of events are held each year, including a Memorial Day Parade and Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting celebration following Thanksgiving. The Lehmann Mansion, which once was the summer home of E.J. Lehmann, has been completely restored and today is a popular event venue.


COMMUNITY INFORMATION LAKE VILLA

GOVERNMENT: lake-villa.org/ Village Hall 65 Cedar Ave., Lake Villa, IL 60046

POST OFFICE: 206 Cedar Ave., Lake Villa 847.356.5995

LIBRARY:

Lake Villa District Library 1001 E. Grand Ave., Lake Villa, IL 60046 847.356.7711

LOCAL NEWSPAPER:

Daily Herald: Lake Villa dailyherald.com/community/lake-villa/ Transportation: Metra Rail: Lake Villa Station 129 Railroad Ave., Lake Villa, IL Line: NCS

HOSPITAL:

Condell Advocate Medical Center 801 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, IL 60048 847.362.2900


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FOX LAKE Located 55 miles northwest of downtown Chicago near the Chain O’Lakes water system, Fox Lake is a vibrant community with a variety of recreational opportunities. Incorporated as a village in 1907, the community emerged as a vacation destination, with many Chicagoans building summer homes in the area. Housing styles in Fox Lake include single-family homes, which often take the form of ranches, as well as townhomes and condominiums. The average sales price for a single-family home in Fox Lake was $152,126 in 2012, while a condominium cost $72,608 (source: Midwest Real Estate Data, LLC).

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Students in the community are served by Fox Lake Grade School District 114, which includes Lotus Elementary School and Stanton Middle School. High school students attend Grant Community High School. Transportation to and from Fox Lake is convenient for residents thanks to the Fox Lake Metra Station, which offers direct access to Chicago’s Union Station.

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Fox Lake thrives during the summer when many residents take advantage of its proximity to the Chain O’Lakes, which consists of 15 lakes and serves activities. The village has been home to notable residents including Chicago mobster Al Capone, who reportedly used a historic hotel in Fox Lake as his weekend retreat.

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COMMUNITY INFORMATION FOX LAKE

GOVERNMENT: foxlake.org/ 66 Thillen Dr., Fox Lake, IL 60020

POST OFFICE: 33 E. Grand Ave., Fox Lake 847.587.0243

LIBRARY:

Fox Lake Public Library 255 E. Grand Ave., Fox Lake, IL 847.587.0198

LOCAL NEWSPAPER:

Daily Herald dailyherald.com/community/fox-lake/

PARK DISTRICT: foxlake.org/

TRANSPORTATION: Metra Rail: Fox Lake Station

HOSPITAL:

Centegra Hospital – McHenry 4201 W. Medial Center Dr., McHenry, IL Milrud Medical Center 1829 S. Cedar Lake Rd., Round Lake, IL


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LINDENHURST The village of Lindenhurst is situated approximately 50 miles from downtown Chicago. Incorporated as a village in 1957, Lindenhurst was initially known as Lindenhurst Farm, named after the rows of linden trees that lined the farmhouse owned by Ernst E. Lehmann. The farm was ultimately subdivided after developer Morton Engle purchased the land in the early 1950s, and the

Lindenhurst real estate consists of many single-family homes, including ranches and split levels. The 2012 average sales price for a single-family home in the Lindenhurst MLS area, which also includes neighboring Lake Villa, was $189,921, and $104,691 for a condominium (source: Midwest Real Estate Data, LLC). The village of Lindenhurst is served by three elementary school districts – Lake Villa School District 41, Antioch School District 34 and Milburn Community Consolidated School District 24 – as well as two high schools: Lakes I-94, Lindenhurst is easily accessible by car. Residents are also not far from the Lake Villa Metra station, which provides commuter service to and from the city.

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Every year, Lindenhurst hosts the popular Lindenfest, a celebration which features carnival rides, live entertainment, a parade and more. The Lindenhurst Park District also offers residents a wide range of recreational opportunities, including hiking and biking trails and various sports programs throughout the year.

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COMMUNITY INFORMATION LINDENHURST

GOVERNMENT: 2301 Sand Lake Rd., Lindenhurst 847.356.8252

POST OFFICE: 2301 Sand Lake Rd., Lindenhurst 847.356.8252

LIBRARY:

Lake Villa District Library 1001 E. Grand Ave., Lake Villa 847.356.711

LOCAL NEWSPAPER:

Daily Herald Lindenhurst dailyherald.com/community/lindenhurst

PARK DISTRICT: 2200 Grass Lake Rd., Lindenhurst, IL 60046 847.356.6011

TRANSPORTATION: Metra Rail: Lake Villa Station 129 Railroad Ave., Lake Villa, IL Line: NCS

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HOSPITAL

Condell Advocate Medical Center 801 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, IL 60048 847.362.2900


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ANTIOCH metropolitan area, Antioch is a quaint community with a vibrant downtown business district. Antioch was settled in the 1830s by brothers Darius and Thomas Gage. Incorporated as a village in 1892, Antioch grew as English and German immigrants came to the area. The village quickly established itself as a vacation destination for Chicagoans, and continued to grow following the arrival of a rail line between Chicago and Wisconsin. A variety of housing styles can be found in Antioch, including ranch homes, split levels, and Cape Cod-style homes. The 2012 average sales price for a single-family home in Antioch was $173,602, and $135,395 for a condominium (source: Midwest Real Estate Data, LLC). Students in Antioch attend schools within the Antioch Community Consolidated School District 34, which includes seven elementary schools and one high school, Antioch Community High School.

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Antioch features a wide range of recreational opportunities for residents and numerous parks, a golf club, and the Village of Antioch Pool. The village also boasts a thriving downtown district with a mix of boutiques, antique shops and restaurants. During the summer, Antioch hosts its annual Taste of Summer, which features food tastings, sidewalk sales and entertainment, and also holds free concerts on Thursday nights.

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COMMUNITY INFORMATION ANTIOCH

GOVERNMENT: antioch.il.gov 874 Main Street, Antioch, IL 60002

POST OFFICE: 405 Orchard St., Antioch 847.395.3482

LIBRARY:

Antioch Public Library 757 Main St. Antioch, IL 60002 847.395.0874

LOCAL NEWSPAPER:

Daily Herald Antioch dailyherald.com/community/antioch/

PARK DISTRICT antioch.il.gov/parks.cfm

TRANSPORTATION: Metra Rail: Antioch Station 305 Depot St., Antioch, IL Line: NCS

HOSPITAL:

Condell Advocate Medical Center 801 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, IL 60048 847.362.2900 Vista Medical Center East 1324 N Sheridan Rd, Waukegan, IL 60085 847.360.3000


NORTHERN SUBURBS

WADSWORTH Situated a one-hour drive from downtown Chicago, Wadsworth is a small village located in Lake County. First settled in the 1830s by farmers, the village saw the arrival of railroad service in the 1870s after a man known as Mr. Lux sold the land that was necessary to build the railroad. Wadsworth ultimately

The average sales price for a single-family home in the Wadsworth MLS area, which also includes Old Mill Creek, was $270,831 in 2012. The village also features condominiums, which cost an average of $112,929 in 2012 (source: Midwest Real Estate Data, LLC).

Park School District 3, Gurnee School District 56, Millburn Community Consolidated School District 24, Woodland School District 50 Warren Township High School and Skokie Highway passing through Wadsworth, residents have easy access to the city.

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Wadsworth thrives during the summer when it hosts the Wadsworth Farmer’s Market from July through October. During the winter, the community holds its annual tree lighting ceremony which features a variety of family activities.


COMMUNITY INFORMATION WADSWORTH

GOVERNMENT: villageofwadsworth.org Wadsworth Village Hall 14155 W. Wadsworth Rd.

POST OFFICE: 39067 Caroline Ave., Wadsworth, IL 60083 847.662.2678

LIBRARY:

Warren-Newport Public Library 224 N. O’Plaine Rd., Gurnee, IL 60031 847.244.5150

LOCAL NEWSPAPER:

Wadsworth Post thepostnewspapers.com/wadsworth

PARK DISTRICT: villageofwadsworth.org

TRANSPORTATION: Metra Rail: Zion Station 2501 S. Eden Rd., Zion, IL Line: UP-N Metra Rail: Waukegan Station 95 N Spring St., Waukegan, IL Line: UP-N

HOSPITAL:

Vista Medical Center East 1324 N. Sheridan Rd., Waukegan, IL 847.360.3000 United Hospital System 1790 Nations Dr., Gurnee, IL 847.244.9740


NORTHERN SUBURBS

WINTHROP HARBOR Situated near the Illinois border along the shores of Lake Michigan, Winthrop Harbor is a small community known as the home of North Point Marina, the largest marina on the Great Lakes. Incorporated as a village in 1901, the community’s history dates back to the 1830s,

Winthrop Harbor School District #1 consists of two schools:

North Line, which provides direct access to Chicago’s Ogilvie Transportation Center. Winthrop Harbor offers single-family homes in a variety of housing styles, including ranches, split-levels and some Colonials. The average sales price for a single-family home in Winthrop Harbor was $120,135 in 2012 (source: Midwest Real Estate Data, LLC).

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restaurants and the Winthrop Harbor Yacht Club, North Point Marina draws nearly a million visitors to the area each year. Winthrop Harbor also boasts the Schlader Recreation Center, which features more than 20,000 square feet of space, as well as a park with a gazebo, tennis and basketball courts, baseball

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COMMUNITY INFORMATION WINTHROP HARBOR

GOVERNMENT: winthropharbor.com/ 830 Sheridan Rd., Winthrop Harbor 847.872.3846

POST OFFICE: 1225 Sheridan Rd., Winthrop Harbor, IL 60096 847.731.8215

LIBRARY:

Zion-Benton Public Library District 2400 Gabriel Ave., Zion 847.872.4680

LOCAL NEWSPAPER: chicagotribune.com/topic/us/illinois/lake-county-(illinois)/winthrop-harbor

PARK DISTRICT: whpd.org/village/rec.html

TRANSPORTATION: Metra Rail: Winthrop Harbor Station Line: UP-N

HOSPITAL:

Vista Medical Center East 1324 N. Sheridan Rd., Waukegan, IL 847.360.3000


NORTHERN SUBURBS

GURNEE Waukegan. The community is known as the home to popular theme park Six Flags Great America, which continues to attract millions of visitors each year. Gurnee’s history dates back to the 1830s when settlers from Warren, New York arrived in the area. Initially known as Gurnee Station, the community was named after the train station in the village and Walter S. Gurnee, who served as Mayor of Chicago in the early 1850s. Housing stock in Gurnee includes ranch homes, Colonials, townhomes, duplexes and more. The 2012 average sales price for a single-family home in Gurnee was $227,967 and $96,067 for a condominium (source: Midwest Real Estate Data, LLC).

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Students in Gurnee attend schools within Gurnee School District #56 and Woodland Grade School District #50, which also serves several nearby communities. With the Tri-State Tollway running through the community, residents can easily access downtown Chicago. Gurnee also offers Pace bus service throughout the area. In addition to Six Flags Great America, Gurnee boasts one of the largest shopping malls in Illinois, Gurnee Mills. The indoor mall features a number of retailers and is one of the village’s biggest attractions. Each summer, the community also hosts its annual festival Gurnee Days, which features a wide range of activities and events including a farmers market, golf tournament,


COMMUNITY INFORMATION GURNEE

GOVERNMENT: gurnee.il.us

POST OFFICE: 1 Cty. W20, Gurnee 847.662.6943

LIBRARY:

Warren-Newport Public Library 224 Cty. W20, Gurnee 847.244.5150

LOCAL NEWSPAPER:

Grayslake & Gurnee chicagotribune.com/news/local/suburbs/grayslake_gurnee_round_lake

PARK DISTRICT: gurneeparkdistrict.com 4374 Old Grand Ave., Gurnee, Illinois 60031

TRANSPORTATION: Metra Rail: Waukegan Station 95 N. Spring St., Waukegan, IL Line: UP-N

HOSPITAL:

Vista Medical Center East 1324 N. Sheridan Rd., Waukegan, IL 847.360.3000


NORTHERN SUBURBS

WAUKEGAN is one of the oldest communities in Illinois. It was initially settled by the Potawatomi Native Americans who then sold the land in a treaty to the federal government in 1829. Originally called “Little Fort,” it was incorporated as a town in 1849, when the name was changed to Waukegan, the Potawatomie word for “fort.” Today, the city carries the nicknames, “WaukTown” and “Green Town.” Waukegan’s motto is “An Illinois Arts-Friendly Community.” Waukegan is home to several top employers, including the Lake County Medline Industries. The 2012 average sales price for a single family home in Waukegan was $64,805, and $49,791 for a condominium. (source: Midwest Real Estate Data, LLC). Approximately 17,000 students from pre-school through grade twelve are served by Waukegan School District 60, which consists of three early childhood schools, fifteen elementary schools, five middle schools, and three high schools.

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the reopening of the Genesee Performing Arts Theatre. The Genesee is a concert hall and movie theatre, which originally opened in 1927, closed its doors in 1989, and then underwent a $25 million renovation to reopen again in December 2004. Many new popular restaurants have also opened in the lakefront business district and historic buildings dotting the downtown area have been restored. “ArtWauk” is a popular event that takes place the third Saturday of every month, featuring paintings, sculptures, food, comedy and music in Waukegan’s art district. “Holiday Wauk” is the community’s annual holiday festival.

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called Waukegan home. The city’s Amstutz Expressway has been used as a shooting


COMMUNITY INFORMATION WAUKEGAN

GOVERNMENT: waukeganweb.net 100 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Waukegan, IL 60085 847.599.2500

POST OFFICE: 326 N. Genesee St., Waukegan 847.662.6802 1519 N. Lewis Ave., Waukegan 847.244.1400

LIBRARY:

Waukegan Public Library (Main) 128 N. County St., Waukegan 847.623.2041 Waukegan Public Library 847.263.8077

LOCAL NEWSPAPER: Lake County news-Sun newssun.suntimes.com

PARK DISTRICT: waukeganparks.org 847.360.4700

TRANSPORTATION: Metra Rail: Waukegan Station 95 N. Spring St., Waukegan, IL

HOSPITAL:

Vista Medical Center East 1324 N. Sheridan Rd., Waukegan, IL 847.360.4184 Vista Medical Center West 2615 Washington St., Waukegan, IL 847.249.3900


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