As far as communities go, Vernon Hills was a late bloomer. While it was settled in the 1850s, all was quiet on the development front until a residential community and golf course got things going in the 1950s, and the village quickly made up for lost time.
Situated on almost eight square miles in northwest Lake County, the village is now a busy retail hub and a mecca of shopping and dining.
Shopping is plentiful at Hawthorn Mall and numerous shopping centers stretched along Milwaukee Avenue and Townline Road. Dining options include an eclectic mix of cuisines.
Residents also enjoy Loyola University of Chicago's Cuneo Mansion and Gardens, a historic site and popular setting for year-round private events and weddings.
Vernon Hills has a wide range of housing available from new construction to homes dating back to the first neighborhood in the 1950s.
The community is accessible via the Tri-State Tollway and Vernon Hills Metra station, which provides transportation to Chicago’s Union Station.
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