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Lake County Illinois Attractions

By Sheryl Allen

Deciding on the top ten attractions in Lake County, IL is difficult.  Some people would pick the excitement of Six Flags Great America in Gurnee. Other would choose the natural beauty of Illinois Beach State Park in Zion, or the thrill of watching the Lipizzan horses at Tempel Farms. Since Lake County has too much to see and do to limit itself to a mere top ten attractions, here are the top ten places with great attractions. Gurnee:  Six Flags Great America, Gurnee Mills, Gurnee Antique Market, Gurnee Days . Libertyville:  Lake County Forest Preserves, The Lambs Farm, Adlai E. Stevenson Historic Home, Marytown, the National Shrine […]

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Why Live in Mundelein Illinois

Why Live in Mundelein Illinois

By Sheryl Allen

Nestled in Lake County’s center is the Village of Mundelein. It has approximately 32,000 residents, incredible homes, and recreational activities, festivals, and more to keep the whole family busy throughout the year. Mundelein Farmers’ Market The farmers’ market is a great way to pick up fresh ingredients for dinner. There are several vendors that sell everything from fruits and vegetables, to meats and cheeses, to apple cider and rum cakes. Weather permitting, you can take along your knives, scissors, or tools to have them sharpened. The market is open every Friday from June 19 through October 19 (except July 3 […]

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Vernon Hills IL

What To Do in Vernon Hills Illinois

By Sheryl Allen

Located in Lake County, Illinois, is the comfortable Village of Vernon Hills. It has over 25,000 residents, great community events, and plenty of activities that are perfect for active families. Vernon Hills French Market This market is European inspired and has approximately 15 specialty vendors that sell food or gifts. You can pick up fresh ingredients to make a delicious meal, or if you’re pressed for time, purchase an already prepared breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The market is open on Saturdays, June through October from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Metra parking lot. Oktoberfest This fun event offers […]

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Stevenson High School

Some Reasons Why it is Great to Live in Buffalo Grove

By Sheryl Allen

Why is it great to live in Buffalo Grove, Illinois? Well, it is the second safest city in the state and is ranked the best Chicago suburb for families. Stevenson High School is traditionally ranked as one of the top high schools nationally and wins numerous state championships. But that’s not all. It also offers plenty of family friendly events. Here are some you can enjoy over the next several weeks: Farmers’ Market On Sundays from June 14 through October 11 (except for September 6), the farmers’ market will have plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables along with sauces, spices, […]

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Dog friendly restaurants in Lake County IL

5 Unique Restaurants in Lake County that Both You and Your Dog can Enjoy Together

By Sheryl Allen

Moving can be just as hard on Fido as it is on you. In fact, it may be harder since he doesn’t understand why his home and backyard have suddenly changed. For a special treat, why not reward him with a trip to one of the unique restaurants in Lake County, Illinois, that allows dogs on their patio? Jesse Oaks (18489 West Old Gages Lake Road, Gages Lake) – Whether you want a small snack like pretzel bites or a full meal such as pizza, burgers, or wraps, Jesse Oaks has it all. While you sit outside, you can watch […]

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Lake County Il Restaurants

Unique Restaurants in Lake County IL For Night Owls

By Sheryl Allen

If hunger doesn’t strike you until the late hours, there are unique restaurants in Lake County IL perfect for the night owl. When you buy a home in Libertyville, Gurnee, Vernon Hills and some of the other communities in Lake County, it’s exciting to live close to neighborhood hot spots, restaurants and coffee shops. Full Moon Family restaurant Full Moon Family restaurant, 1300 Skokie Hwy, Gurnee, IL, is open 24 hours for people who get cravings for food in the middle of the night. Breakfast includes southern style biscuits and gravy, ham and eggs, home fries and steak and eggs. […]

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Graylake IL Homes For Sale

Why Grayslake is a Great Place to Live

By Sheryl Allen

If you are hunting for a home with a Midwestern feel complete with a historic downtown and family friendly activities throughout the year, consider Grayslake, Illinois. Located about 15 miles west of Lake Michigan and 15 miles south of the Wisconsin border, Grayslake is a village in Lake County, Illinois. Although it’s a “suburb” of Chicago, Grayslake has a very different feel. The village’s municipal government provides everything from water and sewer services to garbage and recycling services, street maintenance, and police protection. Your Realtor (Sheryl Allen would be a great choice!) can explain why Grayslake is a great place […]

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Lake County IL Top Employers

Buying Your Dream Home: Top 10 employers in Lake County IL

By Sheryl Allen

Buying your dream home often goes together with finding a dream job. Fortunately, the Chicago area is a booming area for professionals and people working in all trades. The top 10 employers in Lake County IL include the government and various small and medium-sized businesses. According to an article by Forbes, Lake County, IL ranks No. 147 as the best places for business and careers. It ranks No. 116 for job growth and No. 20 for education. Some of the major industries include financial services and technology. United States Government There are many government jobs in Lake County IL. Military […]

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Lake County Il Restaurants

Unique Restaurants in Grayslake

By Sheryl Allen

Something different this time. A quick review of one of my favorite topics, places to eat. This article focuses on Grayslake. If people like it I’ll consider adding some more towns. Situated just 40 miles away from Chi-Town’s downtown area is the vibrant Village of Grayslake. It’s a family-friendly, sports-loving town that is long on hospitality and great food. As a matter of fact, it’s where you’ll find some of the most unique restaurants in Lake County, Illinois. So, we’d put together a humble list of places where locals and out-of-towners alike prefer to go for a quick bite or […]

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Golf in Mundelein

Why Live in Mundelein IL- Quiet Living in the Heart of Lake County

By Sheryl Allen

Once a place where Potawatomi Indians traded with French fur traders, Mundelein, IL is now a thriving village 35 miles northwest of Chicago with more than 32,000 residents. For house hunters posing the question, “Why live in Mundelein IL?” the answer is simple. The Village of Mundelein is a quiet, family oriented community with a wide variety of housing choices. Some residents buy a starter home, raise a family and then retire to Mundelein in Lake County, Illinois. Rich history Historians say Peter Shaddle was the first known immigrant to the area now known as Mundelein. Shaddle built a log […]

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