Lake County is located in the most northeastern part of Illinois. Its name is given not only by Lake Michigan, which it runs alongside, but also by the 95 lakes throughout the county. It is the third most populated county in the state with over 700,000 residents. The city of Waukegan is the largest city within its borders, about 35 miles north of downtown Chicago. Lake County is one of the best places to live in Illinois.
There are more than a few reasons to live in Lake County. One of them being, The Lake County Libation Trail™, with more than 20 stops of breweries, distilleries, and wineries, all locally crafted. Gurnee Mills, just a few miles west of Waukegan, holds the largest outlet mall and full-price shopping destination in Illinois. Residents enjoy a variety of things to do, from hiking, ice fishing, biking, museums, shopping and lake activities.
Love Real Estate has acquired and sold properties within Lake County in Deerfield, which is ranked #8 in Best Places to Live in Lake County by Niche and Lake Forest.
Most homes in Lake County are owner occupied with a median home value of $243,000. In Deerfield, the median value is much higher than the county’s, at $510,600. Some of the most sought-after neighborhoods have properties worth over $3 million. Residents average over $120K in annual income.