Lake Zurich Real Estate & Homes for Sale in Illinois
The Village of Lake Zurich was originally settled by a businessman in the 1830s. Before growing into the relatively affluent residential community it is today, Lake Zurich was primarily a popular summer resort area. The village's population has grown quite rapidly since the mid-20th century. Approximately 19,000 residents now enjoy the relaxed Lake Zurich lifestyle year-round. The village is located 37 miles west of Chicago in southern Lake County, which borders Wisconsin on the north and Lake Michigan on the east. State Route 22 provides close access to major communities and major roadways to the east and west, while the U.S. Route 22 provides access to the north and south. The village and surrounding communities are rural. Residents and visitors enjoy sports and outdoor recreation at a number of venues, including the lake to the west of the village and several nearby parks. The village and surrounding communities are home to more than 20 public parks, two beaches, several public tennis courts and 270-plus sports teams. The village's close proximity to Chicago also provides easy access to city life and amenities. Additionally, the community is only 16 miles from Gurnee, home of Six Flags Great America and several other smaller theme parks. Students of Lake Zurich are served by the Lake Zurich Community Unit School District #95, with six elementary schools, one middle school with two campuses and one high school. Real estate in Lake Zurich is affordable. Everything from condominiums and townhouses to large homes on sprawling lots with room for horses is available.
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