Overview of Libertyville
Libertyville, Ill., is an affluent northwest suburb of Chicago situated approximately five miles from Lake Michigan. It is in Lake County and has a population of approximately 20,300, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. People looking for Libertyville apartments for rent will find a great place to raise a family with close proximity to a big city.
Living in Libertyville, IL
Libertyville was first settled in the 1830s when English immigrants decided to make their home here. The town was tapped as county seat in 1841 and claimed its current named at that time. Libertyville saw a surge in population in the 1880s, when the Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad was expanded to the village.
Much of Libertyville's past has been preserved in its restored downtown area and residences, some of which date back to the late 1800s. Buildings in the town honor some of its famous past residents, including state lawmaker Ansel B. Cook and architect David Adler. Today, Libertyville residents enjoy many amenities, including a golf course, swimming pools, ice rinks and many sports and fitness programs through its recreation department. Residents with apartments in Libertyville are also in close proximity to four medical centers, an Amtrak station and several institutes of higher education. The city's employers draw in more than 9,000 commuters every day and residents find employment in industries such as manufacturing, scientific and technical services, finance and insurance.
Libertyville Attractions and Special Events
Residents and visitors alike find a lot to do in Libertyville from historical tours to hiking. Libertyville's downtown offers the Ansel B. Cook Victorian Home Museum and the town is near the Great Lakes Naval Museum, which shows the history of Navy boot camp training and the Naval Station Great Lakes. People of all ages have a great time on the city's miles of bike paths, the rural feel of Lambs Farm and the nearby Six Flags amusement park.
When residents want the feel of a bigger city, they can travel approximately 38 miles to Chicago either by car of the Metra and enjoy all it has to offer.
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