About Vernon Hills
As communities go, Vernon Hills was a late bloomer. Settled in the 1850s, all was quiet on the development front until a residential 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, today the village is a busy retail hub, a mecca of shopping and dining.
Shopping options include Hawthorn Mall and numerous shopping centers stretched along Milwaukee Avenue and Townline Road. Dining options include an eclectic mix including 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 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.