Overview of Wauconda
Located about an hour's drive from Chicago, the suburban town of Wauconda, IL, is a lovely small-town option for Chicagoland residents. With a population of about 13,500, Wauconda's low-density landscapes, stores and dining options give the impression of country living without sacrificing amenities. However, Wauconda's semi-rural atmosphere is quickly transforming: According to City-Data, the town's population increased by 44 percent between 2000 and 2010. Those searching for Wauconda apartments for rent will be delighted to discover this growing and close-knit community.
Living in Wauconda, IL
Wauconda is a short drive from major suburban hubs like Barrington, Lake Zurich and Vernon Hills, so residents enjoy easy access to many of the region's finest attractions. When apartment hunting for Wauconda rentals, incoming residents will want to factor commuting costs into their monthly budgets: City-Data reported that the mean travel time to work for residents was more than half an hour. Luckily, those living and working in Wauconda's downtown district may be able to save on travel expenses, as the town is considered "Very Walkable" by Walkscore.com, and has a walk score of 74 out of 100.
Wauconda Attractions and Special Events
Wauconda is home to Bangs Lake, a natural glacial lake that is popular with locals and visitors alike. Bangs Lake offers everything an outdoor or boating enthusiast could ask for, and boasts a public beach, privately owned areas, boating attractions and more. Bangs Lake spans more than 300 acres, so there is plenty of room for families of all shapes and sizes to enjoy this natural wonder.
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