Links of Interest
Distance to Downtown Chicago
Average Drive Times
71 Minutes to Chicago Loop
55 Minutes to O'Hare Airport
82 Minutes to Midway Airport
Lake Villa, 42 miles north of the Loop and 4.5 miles from the Wisconsin border, has been referred to as the "Gateway to the Lakes Region." Settled in the early 1800s and incorporated in 1901, the village quickly became a posh resort retreat. Today it is a thriving residential and business community that is attracting more homebuyers each year.
Residents may choose from swimming, boating or volleyball in Cedar Lake and Deep Lake, to pitching horseshoes, or playing tennis or volleyball in Steven Sherwood Memorial Park.
The majority of Lake Villa's elementary students attend district 41, while district 34 serves a small portion of Lake Villa. Most high school students attend Antioch High School in district 117 or Grayslake High School in district 127, with the remainder going to Grant Community High School in district 124.
The Tri-State Tollway (I-294) is minutes from the village, and Routes 83 and 132 run directly though Lake Villa. Drive time to the Loop is approximately one hour. Mitchell Airport (in Milwaukee) is 45 minutes away, as is O'Hare Airport. Metra rail commuters may board the train in Lake Villa for an 80-minute ride into the Loop.