Lake Villa, IL, is the "Gateway to the Lake Region." Sitting right on the shores of several lakes, including Cedar Lake and Deep Lake, apartment renters in the area enjoy a host of outdoor fun and activities. An abundance of nature, wildlife and wetlands in the area made Lake Villa a popular vacation attraction and a welcome permanent home for nature enthusiasts.
The history of this city and its quaint neighborhoods began well before the incorporation of the city. At this time, the area was a haven for those looking to escape the big city, and those who did settle in the area began forming tight-knit neighborhoods. In 1901, the city was officially incorporated and by 1910, there was a population of 343 people. Today, that population has grown to over 8,000 residents living in vibrant and diverse neighborhoods.
Apartment renters looking for fun activities for the whole family can find plenty to do. The Busy Brains Children's Museum is full of fun and interactive learning opportunities, and not only for the little ones. If you want an afternoon of relaxing entertainment, one of the movie theaters, like the Round Lake Beach Stadium, in Lake Villa may be just up your alley. For even more entertainment and education, the area libraries feature many great activities, groups and a packed calendar of events all year long.
Those looking to rent a place near nature are in luck. Every summer, the city has their annual Celebration of Summer Festival. This traditional event includes activities for the whole family, food drives, games and plenty of food. Take in some alone time while catching fish or swimming in any of the many lakes in the area. Even the little tykes can get in on the outdoor fun with Crooked Lake Camp, a summer camp dedicated to children ages 4-15. Finally, if your outdoor enjoyment consists of a few holes of golf, Hickory Knoll Golf Course is a very popular, yet challenging, golf course.
Most residents drive around the area as public transportation is not as readily available as in some areas. The average commute for workers is around 30 minutes, though many renters prefer to bike or walk around town. There are local Amtrak and Metra train stations that will take you to Chicago and other major cities.
Apartment renters looking to rent near higher education facilities will find multiple options in this area. Schools like the College of Lake County, Columbia College and Robert Morris University all operate within the Lake Villa area.
If you're looking to rent an apartment in an area with a great economy, this is the place for you. Lake Villa and the surrounding area is full of quality employers, including the Village of Lake Villa, the United States Postal Service and Metra railway service.