Situated 29 miles northwest of Chicago's Loop, Mettawa is a small town characterized by its beautiful open lands and rural, equestrian setting. Named after a Potawatomi chief who once lived in the area, Mettawa was incorporated as a village in 1960.
Mettawa real estate includes a variety of sprawling single-family homes on expansive lots. The average sales price for a single-family home in the community was $770,846 in 2012 (source: Midwest Real Estate Data, LLC).
The village of Mettawa is served by a number of nearby elementary school districts, including Hawthorn Community Consolidated School District 73, Libertyville School District 70, Rondout Elementary School 72 and Lincolnshire-Prairie Elementary District 103. High School students attend Adlai E. Stevenson High School and Libertyville High School. Located just west of the Tri-State Tollway, Mettawa is easily accessible by car.
Various trails can be found throughout Mettawa for walking and bicycling. The village also offers eight horse stables and five forest preserves, which are maintained by The Lake County Forest Preserve District. Neighboring communities such as Libertyville and Vernon Hills provide an abundance of nearby shopping and dining opportunities. Notable residents of Mettawa include Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte and legendary commentator and producer, Bill Kurtis.