Links of Interest
Distance to Downtown Chicago
Average Drive Times
60 minutes to the Chicago Loop
35 minutes to O’Hare Airport
60 minutes to Midway Airport
Express Train Commute to Loop
Since its incorporation in 1896, Lake Zurich has grown from a small farming town into a thriving suburb. The 250-acre Lake Zurich is one of the cleanest lakes in the Chicagoland area.The village has seen a series of stages of diversified development. Originally the home of the Potawatomi tribe, settlers were drawn to the area in the early nineteenth century. The city provides patrolled recreation on the lake. Local industry includes divisions of Kemper and Chicago Armour & Limousine.
Main arteries are accessed via major thoroughfares. Drivers can reach the city in about an hour, O’Hare in just over a half hour. Bus service is available through town. Commuter trains can be met in nearby Barrington.
Residents attend elementary schools in District 95. Lake Zurich Community High School provides honors, advanced placement and special education programs in addition to its outstanding curriculum.
Located on the closest recreational lake to Chicago, Lake Zurich offers fishing, picnicking, swimming, and boat rentals. The village maintains 47 acres of parks and beach along the lakefront. Riding stables and golf courses are located just minutes from town.
Lake Zurich’s retail base is made up of five shopping centers with anchors such as Sears and Wal-Mart. Additional unique stores and shops are found in the downtown area.