Lake County, IL Real Estate

Lake County, IL really lives up to its name with 170 lakes creating a spectacular lakefront lifestyle experience with an array of near-the-lake neighborhoods throughout the county. There are over 400 miles of streams and substantial acreage of forest and prairie preserved by the voting efforts of its citizens.  The Chain O' Lakes Area is a leisure paradise that is a budget-friendly alternative to the established market of Lake Geneva, WI.  The Millenium Trail offers a 41 Mile trail which provides an excellent way to experience the Forest Preserves for all families to enjoy an array of outdoor activities with more terrestrial taste.
Truly a gem of suburban meets country feels, the variety of property offered is suitable for those seeking all four seasons in the Midwest. Whether it's boating, fishing, hiking, birdwatching, snowmobiling, or any other recreational sports Lake County, IL has you covered. Read more about Lake County and learn about activities, etc.

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Today's Lake County Real Estate Report May 20, 2024
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Lake County IL Stats:

  • Population: 697,000
  • Median Household Income: $89,000
  • Total # of Residences: 265,507
  • Area Mass in Sq. Mi.: 1,367
  • Number of lakes: 170
  • Median Value of Housing Units Occupied By Owner: $265,100
  • Median Costs of Ownership - With A Mortgage: $2,191
  • Median Costs of Ownership - Mortgage Paid in Full: $911
  • Median Travel Time to Work: 30.4 Minutes
  • Households with Broadband Internet Subscriptions: 89.8% 


What is the History of Lake County IL?

The settlement of Lake County, IL dates back to Jean Nicolet, a French explorer, traveled down the Fox River by canoe through Wisconsin from Quebec to the far reaches of the basin of the St. Lawrence river in the 1630s.
Between Father Marquette's Missions and the battles for the frontier between the French and British, there was a lot at stake leading up to the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 as Illinois remained under British claim.  Native Tribes made either peace or declared war with the invaders disrupting their way of life.   Their spirit lives on in Lake County given various names of townships, parks and appreciation of nature with preservation through the Lake County Forest Preserves. Sprawling out from Waukegan and Libertyville, the introduction of Great Lakes Military Installation in addition to the rebuilding of Chicago after the Great Fire of 1871  impacted Lake County's development.  This created a sprawling agricultural and access to both properties designed for seasonal cottage living to escape the city life in addition to four-season permanent residences.

Where is Lake County IL?

Lake County is located in far northeast IL between the Wisconsin border to the north, Lake Michigan to the east, Cook County to the south, and McHenry County to the west. 

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