Wildwood - Chicago

Community Area: Forest Glen

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About Wildwood - Chicago

It’s all about the lakes in this unincorporated community nestled just east of Grayslake. The community is home to two lakes – Valley Lake and Gages Lake – and 11 parks.

The area’s park district offers a wealth of family activities including the Carp Fishing Derby, Movies in the Park, Family Camp Out under the stars and the Paddle the Lake event featuring a boat regatta and paddleboard races.

There’s even an event for furry family members called Woofstock featuring several vendors and a chance for dogs to mingle.

Located along Belvidere Road just east of U.S. Route 45 in Lake County, Wildwood is bordered by Gages Lake to the north, Gurnee to the northeast and east, Libertyville to the south and Grayslake to the west.

The area’s streets wind through neighborhoods with well-kept homes and beautiful gardens.