Lake Zurich Real Estate and Community Guide


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Learn all about Lake Zurich Illinois. Shops, restaurants, employments, commuting and of course you can view all the Lake Zurich IL real estate listings and ask your local Lake Zurich Realtor questions about selling your home in Lake Zurich.

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Lake Zurich Real Estate and Community Guide

  1. 1. Lake Zurich IL Real Estate /chicagoland-communities/lake-zurich-real-estate/ Lake Zurich IL Real Est at e and Communit y Inf ormat ion The following information is provided by top Lake Zurich IL Real Est at e Agent Corinne Guest, Managing Broker of Barrington Realty Company. If you have any questions about Lake Zurich and specifically the Lake Zurich IL real estate market, reach out to her. Lake Zurich is located in Lake County Illinois in the northwest suburbs of Chicago’s metro area. It is named after the large lake contained inside the village. Lake Zurich was incorporated in 1896 some 60 years after the first settlers arrived Located about 38 miles northwest of Chicago by road, the village has Route 12 running northwest through it’s center and Route 22 east to west. Lake Zurich has an area of just over 7 square miles, the lake makes up most of the water area of a half square mile. The z ip code for Lake Zurich Illinois is 60047 which is shared with nearby Kildeer, Hawthorn Woods and Long Grove as they share the post office with Lake Zurich. Lake Zurich was named by Frommer’s as one of the top hundred “Best Places to Raise Your Family” in 2006 and by U.S. News as one of the “Top Twenty- five Affordable Places to Live in the Country”. Lake Zurich’s population in 2010 came in just under 20,000 residents. Housing development started in the 1950′s and has continued though until today. There isn’t a lot of land left now for further real estate expansion, in the last 5 years or so it has been mostly town homes. Lake Zurich is another of Chicago- land’s bedroom style communities. It’s well located for commuters who work in Chicago and also many of the employers located along I- 90 and I- 94 corridors. What’s T he Lake Z urich IL Real Estate Market Like? If you want to jump in and search Lake Zurich IL real estate, scroll down to find links for homes by price range and popular searches. Lake Zurich IL real est at e is primarily single family homes on standard builder lot siz es. Ages range from 60+ years to as young as nearly new. Recent growth in the village includes some additional medium siz ed town home neighborhoods. There are very few condos in Lake Zurich. There are limited luxury homes, for a wider choice buyers look in Kildeer, Hawthorn Woods, Long Grove and the Barrington areas. We’ve talked about the ages of homes here so let’s address home styles. You’ll find ranches, split levels, Colonial, Cape Cod, a few contemporary and traditional style homes; all products from vinyl sided homes to brick and stone. It’s pretty diverse in siz e and the siz es offer single family homes in all price ranges. Town homes are available in several neighborhoods now with many of them built post year 2000. There are also homes in the Lake Zurich School district that are actually in the Barrington z ip of 60010. Wynstone is an example where half the residents attend Lake Zurich Schools and half Barrington. Deer Park has a few too. While Lake Zurich has a large lake there isn’t a large choice in homes with lake front locations. The majority of the single family homes are in planned unit developments. Some of the neighborhoods here are quite large, many merge together with access through from one to another.
  2. 2. Housing and Population Statistics Lake Zurich’s population in 2010 was reported as 19,631 with 5,746 households. The population is spread out. 34.1% are under 18, 5.0% 18 to 24 years old, 34.1% 25 to 44 years old, 21% 45 to 64 years old and 5.9% over age 65. There are 49.4% males and 50.6% females. The median age is 35 years. The average household siz e is 3.12 people, the average family is 3.42 people. Climate For Lake Z urich Illinois Lake Zurich enjoys weather similar to much of the suburban area. It’s a little cooler in winter and a little warmer in Summer than Chicago. Average summer highs are in the 80′s Fahrenheit and winter lows in the teens. Snowfall occurs November through March, January seeing the most accumulations on average. August is the rainiest month although April, May and June are consistently 4 inches a month. Tornadoes are rare as are earthquakes, there have been a few notable events. Most storm damage occurs from winter storms and spring floods. Note-able Employers Lake Zurich has a commercial location north of Route 22 with several small factory type employers. However the largest employers in Lake Zurich are the Community School District 95 and some of the large stores like Walmart and Jewel Osco. Lake Z urich Public Schools Lake Zurich Community School District 95 has schools that serve Lake Zurich and residents form parts of Deer Park, North Barrington. Hawthorn Woods and Kildeer. Element ary schools (K- 5): Isaac Fox Sarah Adams Seth Paine Spencer Loomis May Whitney Middle schools (6- 8): Lake Zurich Middle School South (takes students from Fox and Adams) Lake Zurich Middle School North (takes students from Paine, Loomis and Whitney) High school (9- 12): Lake Zurich High School Privat e schools St. Francis de Sales (Catholic) (Preschool- 8) St. Matthew (Lutheran) (K- 8) Quentin Road Christian School (Baptist) (K- 12) Lake Zurich educat es some 5,800 t o 6,000 children. Colleges and Universities Nearby
  3. 3. Lake County College is a community college for much of the Lake Zurich area, it offers both associate and full 4 year degrees. and is located in Grayslake about 13 miles north of the village. Students can also choose Harper College in Palatine. Several 4 year universities can be found in the Schaumburg area with more in Chicago. Educational Statistics Degrees – Lake Zurich exceeds the average for Illinois with 33.4% of students attaining a 4 year degree and another 16.3% a Masters Degree. Only 16% stop at high school diploma level with 6.6% not finishing high school. Lake Z urich Parks The park district of Lake Zurich maintains 32 parks and 2 beaches on the lake. Several neighborhood parks are at: Knox Park Braemar Park Breez ewald Park Bristol Trails Park Countryside West Park Countryside West Soccer Park Kuechmann Park Manor Park Oak Ridge Marsh Nature Park Paulus Park is the centerpiece of the park district with year round events, lake swimming, firework displays, July 4th Barbeque and more. There’s a skate park for summer and a sled hill for winter. Hospitals The nearest hospitals are: Good Shepherd Hospit al Barringt on Nort hwest Communit y Hospit al Arlingt on Height s Advocat e Condell Medical Cent er Libert yville Transportation and Commuting Matt Becker via Compfight
  4. 4. Lake Zurich commuters can use the Metra North Central Service which runs from Antioch Illinois to Union Station in Chicago. Stations are at Buffalo Grove or Prairie View. Commuting by train to the city takes about an hour. Commuters can by one way tickets, return tickets, 10 ride tickets or monthly passes. Parking is available. To drive down town commuters can use Route 53 to reach I- 90 and then direct into the city. An alternate route would be driving east to pick up I- 94 which merges south into I- 90. Rush hour traffic can mean it might take longer than an hour! The specified time is 48 minutes. Weather can extend travel times quite a lot. O’Hare Airport is the nearest and has been known as the biggest airport. It is also reached via I- 90 in about 30 minutes. O’Hare has direct flights to most states, larger cities and countries due to our central US location and the siz e of the airport. Lake Z urich IL Shopping Shopping in the old village center has been reduced to a few small stores. The majority of shopping is now located on Rand Rd aka Route 12. Shoppers come from Lake Zurich and the surrounding Barrington areas and the choices are almost endless. Big brand stores like Home Depot, Walmart, Target, Costco, Jewel Osco, Kohls, Sears are blended with hundreds of the smaller stores in several shopping malls. Vernon Hills provides more brand names like JCPenney and Macy’s. Kildeer and Deer Park shopping malls are close by too. Lake Z urich IL Restaurants There’s no shortage of places to eat in Lake Zurich. Whether you want fast food, piz z as, Sushi or a sit down all American diner you’ll find many of them along Rand Rd. Deer Park also offers choices from well known restaurants along the same stretch. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all covered with plenty of drive through too. Corinne Guest Lake Z urich IL Real Estate Agent If you are thinking of selling your Lake Zurich IL real estate we can help. Whether you are a first time seller, have a condo or town house, single family home or just ready to move up or down the market, let’s get together and discuss your game plan and come up with the best marketing for your home. Our expertise is online marketing which after all is where 90% or more buyers are starting their home buying research. There are no other Lake Zurich IL Realtors with the level of online exposure we’ll give to your home. When it comes to marketing Lake Zurich IL real estate we make sure your property is in the limelight. From social media integration to a search engine optimiz ed website just for your home, we make sure it can be seen no matter where buyers go to look. Marketing Lake Zurich IL real estate should not be just putting a sign to the ground and adding it to the MLS. We include exposure on Facebook, Twitter, this website and our Google Plus page, our following is increasing daily and you just never know who will be looking at your home. Real estate is local but your buyer might not be. We also add virtual tours,
  5. 5. elevated photos where practical, YouTube exposure and more and we don’t charge anymore for all this extra work we do. Corinne Guest started selling real estate in 2005, prior to that she was a mortgage underwriter, collectively her experience is over 20 years in the industry. Starting with a local independent Lake Zurich IL real estate firm with an office on Route 22 ( now a pet place), Corinne moved to RE/MAX in Deer Park for two years then preferring the independent model opened her own brokerage company in 2008 in Barrington close to her home. Corinne lives just along the way on Route 22 so is well placed to serve the Lake Zurich community. She also uses Lake Zurich shops for most of her needs. Corinne has been selling homes in Lake Zurich she she started real estate and surviving what was a pretty tough market Corinne is pleased that her service is more of a personal one to one service. The goal was never to be a big company with a big name, rather one that gave her clients the feeling that they matter to her as people and as clients. Corinne was recently featured in the Illinois Realtor magaz ine for one of her niche markets. She makes use of a personal assistant, coach and mentor, and marketing consultants to keep up with the progression of real estate in today’s technological era. Call or email to discuss how Corinne can best help with your Lake Zurich IL real estate needs. Corinne Guest REALTOR – Lake Zurich Illinois Barrington Realty Company Phone: 847- 363- 3686 Lake Zurich IL Homes For Sale By Price Homes Priced Under $200,000 Homes Priced $200,000 to $300,000 Homes Priced $300,000 to $400,000 Homes Priced $400,000 to $500,000 Homes Priced $500,000 to $700,000 Homes Priced over $700,000