Real estate in the north and northwest Chicago suburbs is in increasingly higher demand as townships and villages from the Lake Michigan shores to Interstate 90 are developing and modernizing. Theses properties span northern Cook, northern Kane, and all of Lake County, Illinois and now house a population of over 3 million people in diverse, well-educated communities. In addition, these areas benefit economically from their proximity to the enormous business community in the City of Chicago.
Residential development in these northern Illinois suburbs has progressed steadily ever since the 1950’s when the railroad and highway systems made them more easily accessible. As a result, homes vary in architectural styles from the Victorian and cobblestone homes of Elgin to the single-family cottages in Antioch. Estimated 2005 average household size in Kane, Lake, and Cook County was 3.0, 2.9, and 2.7 respectively. Estimated median house/condo values in 2005 for these three counties were $230,800, $285,200, and $226,925.
Conveniently located less than 40 miles from the Windy City, the diverse young families, children, and seniors of these suburbs enjoy small town feelings with big city amenities. There are countless recreational activities in the myriad of parks, water reserves and beaches across these three counties including Illinois Beach State Park. Residents can also get their fill of retail stores and outlets at the Randhurst Mall in Mount Prospect, the first indoor, air-conditioned shopping mall in the upper mid-west.
Young families are also attracted to these suburbs because of the strong education systems provided by the Kane, Lake, and Cook County Public School Districts. In addition, this area is also the home to the Great Lakes Naval Training Center, the only navy boot camp held on freshwater shores.
In short, the affordable cost of living, strong schools, active and diverse communities, and countless amenities in this picturesque landscape make these northern Chicago suburbs a perfect place for homebuyers of all ages.
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