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Lake Villa, IL otherwise known as the “Gateway of the Lakes Region,” is located 4.5 miles from the Wisconsin border and is approximately 42 miles from the Loop, in Lake County. Lake Villa is surrounded by several ponds and smaller lakes that has led to the area’s well known historic tourist industry. With plenty of recreational activities such as swimming, volleyball or boating, Lake Villa is a great location to live with many homes located on lakefront sites.

Transportation

Transportation in Lake Villa includes the two major gateways which are the Wisconsin Central Railway and the Metra which runs from the Chicago Loop to Antioch, Illinois. Some of the major streets that run through Lake Villa are Milwaukee Avenue, Grand Avenue, Grasslake Road, Petite Lake Road, Deep Lake Road, Fairfield Road, Cedar Lake Road and Monaville Road.

Information

Population (2000):
5,864 people
2,052 households
1,594 families

45.1% of households had children under the age of 18 living with them
67.9% of households were married couples living together
7.5% of households had a female householder with no husband present
22.3% of households were non-families
17.1% of households were made up of individuals
6.2% of households had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older

The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.20.

The median income for a household in the village was $65,078 and the median income for a family was $75,078. About 1.9% of families and 3.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.7% of those under age 18 and 7.3% of those aged 65 or over

History

Lake Villa, established in 1901, began its roots as a train depot and a resort hotel built by major merchant E.J. Lehmann. Due to the area’s rolling landscape and collection of natural lakes and ponds, the village became a popular resort town among the affluent.

Real Estate

Lake Villa has always been known for its ponds and lakes, and future residents can look at a variety of homes on the water. For a more neighborhood feel, there are homes of all shapes and sizes located in any of the Lake Villa subdivisions. Search Lake Ville real estate here. 

Schools

Lake Villa Elementary Schools
District 41
Hooper Elementary– 2400 Sand Lake Rd, Lindenhurst
Martin Elementary– 24750 West Dering Lane, Lake Villa
Thompson Elementary– 515 Thompson Lane, Lake Villa

Lake Villa Middle Schools
District 41
Palombi Middle School– 133 McKinley Ave, Lake Villa

Lake Villa High Schools
District 117
Lakes Community High School– 1600 Eagle Way Dr, Lake Villa

Restaurants

Reflections, 38564 N. Edgewood Avenue, (847) 265-4170. The picturesque Reflections restaurant overlooks Lake Villa’s Deep Lake, presenting stunning views with its dining experience. The restaurant offers a daily menu of Polish and American foods, along with a Friday Fish Fry. Reflections has a log cabin feel, and visitors can sip cocktails by the fire in the winter or on the deck over the lake in the summer.

Blackthorn Grill, 10 W. Grand, (847) 356-4400. The Blackthorn Grille is a traditional Irish Pub focusing on gourmet meals and a wide selection of top-quality wines and beers.

Roost 59, 37669 Route 59, (847) 973-2446. Roost 59 features the famous and very popular “Roost” Beef and “Roost” Pork sandwiches, as well as Apple Rings, tempura mushrooms, Chicago-style hot dogs, homemade shakes, catfish, southern fried chicken and biscuits.

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Parks 
Lake Villa’s landscape has been drawing visitors to the area for over a century. The village borders on Grant Woods Forest Preserve and offers many lakes for boating and swimming. Parks and playgrounds are found all over Lake Villa, each providing its own unique entertainment.

Festivals
Lake Villa hosts an array of celebrations and festivals throughout the year to bring its community together. Annual events include the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, an Easter egg hunt, the Memorial Day Parade, a summer celebration and the Lake Villa Pageant in which the Lake Villa Queens are crowned.

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