About Long Grove
Progress appears to have passed Long Grove by. That’s exactly how village residents like it.
Located 35 miles northwest of Chicago, Long Grove is a charming step back in time, with its historic covered bridge, pre-Civil War buildings and cobblestone walkways.
Visitors and residents alike enjoy Long Grove’s historic downtown with independently-owned shops and restaurants housed in historic homes and buildings that date back to the 1800s. Shoppers will find friendly merchants selling unique gifts, baked goods and wine.
Strict building ordinances ensure the village retains its country charm. In fact, a village ordinance in 1960 made Long Grove the first historic district created in Illinois.
In addition to its charming downtown shops, Long Grove’s Historic Village is an ever-popular attraction, with annual chocolate, strawberry, and apple festivals.
Housing in Long Grove includes single-family homes with large lots, mature trees and beautiful landscaping. Neighborhoods are situated on winding roads with wide-open spaces.
Students are served by two elementary schools, one middle school and the award-winning Stevenson High School. The village is accessible via the Tri-State Tollway and several state highways, including Route 53.