About Lake Villa
Railroad service and the allure of lakeside living drew Chicagoans to the Lake Villa area. The Village today is home to more than 8,000 residents and a lot of lakes.
Located about 50 miles northwest of Chicago, the Village was incorporated in 1901.
Residents enjoy several parks, “tot lots” and recreational areas. The community hosts a number of events every year including the Memorial Day Parade and Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting celebration. Forest preserves, swimming areas, boat launches and trails make this a scenic destination.
Homes here include a variety of styles from ranches and traditional homes to Colonials.
Students attend schools in Lake Villa District 41 and Antioch School District. High school students attend Lakes Community High School in Lake Villa or Grant Community High School and Grayslake North High School.
Commuting downtown is convenient with the Lake Villa Metra station and nearby Tri-state Tollway.