For those looking for homes for sale in Crystal Lake it's good to know why it's so popular. Let's start with the downtown area that has a Metra stop on the Union Pacific Northwest Line (Crystal Lake also has a second Metra stop outside the downtown area) making it easy to get downtown. In addition to being the headquarters of Northwest Suburban Real Estate, downtown Crystal Lake also has tons of restaurants ranging from quick bites to upscale dining, serving any occasion or taste you may have. In between all the restaurants are a variety of shops. On the entertainment side, you can go bowling or visit the famous Raue Center theater offering concerts, plays, comedy shows, musicals and so much more. Read more about Crystal Lake and view pictures.
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Beyond the downtown area, Crystal Lake also offers one of the best lakes in area by the same name. Crystal Lake has two public beaches (Main Beach and West Beach), allows motor boats and is completely surrounded by single-famile homes and several other private beachs. During the summer, Main Beach holds free weekly concerts where residents come with their best food spreads that could rival Rivinia. Don't worry, they sell food too! If one lake isn't enough, Crystal Lake has a second one. Three Oaks Recreation Area turned an old quary into a lake with swimming, paddleboards, boating, fishing, kayaking and paddle boats. There is also a 32-acre cable wake park complete with jumps. If water activities aren't your thing, there are plenty of trails for biking, running or walking.
Outside of water recreation, Crystal Lake is home to Lippold Park, Veteran Acres Park and plenty of smaller parks. Lippold Park is the largest single park in the district (310 acres), which provides an 18-hole disc golf course, eight baseball fields, four softball fields with infields of synthetic turf, nine soccer fields, three football fields, sand volleyball courts, batting cages, skate park, two 18-hole mini golf courses and a driving range. The entire park is woven with hiking trails. Veteran Acres Park is a 140-acre site offering the quiter side of recreation with nature trails, cross country skiing, splash pad, sledding hill and a fishing pier.
Crystal Lake has easy access to Route 14 and Route 31 providing plenty shopping and dining. It also has some of the top rated schools in the state. Every July Fourth weekend is Lakeside Fest, which is located near Crystal Lake and has music, food, carnival, parade and an amazing firework show!