As far as communities go, Vernon Hills was a late bloomer. Settled in the 1850s, all was quiet on the development front until a residential community and golf course got things going in the 1950s. The village quickly made up for lost time.
Situated on almost eight square miles in northwest Lake County, the village today is 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 such as Indian, Thai and Japanese as well as American fare.
Residents also enjoy Loyola University of Chicago's Cuneo Mansion and Gardens, a historic site and popular setting for private catered events and weddings year-round.
Vernon Hills has a wide range of housing available from new construction to homes dating back to the first neighborhood in the 1950s.
Hawthorn School District includes six elementary schools as well as Hawthorn Middle Schools North and South. There are three high schools serving the community including award-winning Stevenson.
The community is accessible via the Tri-State Tollway and Vernon Hills Metra station, which provides transportation to Chicago’s Union Station.
North Central Service
at Prairie View Metra, Vernon Hills Metra, Mundelein Metra
Kildeer Countryside Ccsd 96
Adlai E Stevenson Hsd 125
Hawthorn Ccsd 73
Lincolnshire-prairieview Sd 103
Mundelein Cons Hsd 120
Diamond Lake Sd 76
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