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Lake Zurich IL is a quiet bedroom community that is located in the Northwest suburbs. Lake Zurich was named by Frommers as one of the top hundred “Best Places to Raise Your Family” in 2006. In addition, Lake Zurich IL was named as one of the “top twenty five most affordable places to live in the country.” Lake Zurich IL real estate is primarily affordable single family homes and townhomes. Known for the many lakes in the area, many Lake Zurich IL residents have immediate access to lake rights.
As of 2010, the population was 19,917. Of the 5,800 houses in Lake Zurich IL, 5,713 occupied: 5,210 owner occupied, 503 renter occupied. The town is primarily residential with several shopping areas going along route 22 and route 12. Deerpark shopping area is also just down the street from Lake Zurich IL.
The main lake currently known as Lake Zurich was previously named cedar lake in the 19th century. The village of lake Zurich incorporated in 1896 and remained primarily a quiet farming community for decades. The arrival of the Rand road and Half Day Road in the 1920’s established Lake Zurich as a summer resort. in The 1950’s housing development in Lake Zurich IL began and and the expansion of Lake Zurich IL real estate lead to major population expansion.
Probably one of the most notable aspects of Lake Zurich IL is, well, Lake Zurich (the lake). With beach access, scenic views and newly remodeled Paulus Park, Lake Zurich beach is a wonderful place for families to unwind and have fun.
Lake Zurich has an excellent park district that offers a wide variety of activities including camps, sports activities, fitness options and preschools. Paulus Park on Lake Zurich Beach just underwent a huge renovation where the park expanded out with all new equipment.
Lake Zurich IL Real Estate
Lake Zurich IL has a mix of contemporary luxury homes, traditional single homes, homes with lake rights, town homes and condos. Whether you are in the market for a traditional sale or a foreclosure, I am a Lake Zurich Realtor that will guide you in finding whatever you are looking for.
Lake Zurich also offers several town home and condominium options. These townhomes and condominiums often attract buyers that are looking to downsize or buyers looking for a more carefree lifestyle. Most of these condos and town homes have been built in the past 20 years.
Largely a community with homes and townhomes, Lake Zurich was built after 1990. Prices for most traditional detached homes in Lake Zurich Il has a median homes sale price of $320,000. Lake Zurich also has several high end luxury communities including East Haven and Sterling Green.
Lake Zurich Real Estate is well known for very affordable. Excellent schools, convenient shopping and scenic lakes make Lake Zurich a great place to be. Lake Zurich IL realtors will tell you that lake Zurich is the fabulous place to raise a family.
Housing & Population Statistics
The Median home value in Lake Zurich is Approximately $320,000 (as of October 2104).
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $355,991; Detached houses: $363,388; Townhouses or other attached units: $301,568; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $215,517; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $265,673; Mobile homes: $90,449. Median gross rent in 2012: $1,173
For population 25 years and over in Lake Zurich:
- High school or higher: 93.2%
- Bachelor’s degree or higher: 53.0%
- Graduate or professional degree: 18.9%
- Unemployed: 6.5%
- Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.6 minutes
As of the 2012, the estimated average household income was $102,733, compared to the Illinois average of $55,713. The median age is 38.6 compared to the Illinois median of 39.6.
Geography and Climate
According to the United States Census Bureau, Lake Zurich IL has a total area of 6.48 square miles. Lake Zurich is bordered by North Barrington on the west; Hawthorne Woods on the northeast; Kildeer is southeast; Deerpark is on the south.
The climate in town is classic Midwest climate. Summers are warm and humid with average summer temperatures in the 80’s. Winters are typically cold, with low temperatures going into the teens. Snowfall peek in December and January with occasional blizzards. Lake Zurich IL gets around 36 inches of rain per year. On average, Lake Zurich residents receive clear weather 52% of the time.
Lake Zurich offers a huge range of employment options nearby including major employers like Baxter, All State, Kraft Foods, Siemens Industry’s U.S. headquarters and CVS corporate. The unemployment rate in is 8.5%. The sales tax rate is 9.00% and income tax is 5%. The median family income is $105230, which includes all adults and children. The median household income is $88,645.
Lake Zurich, IL Schools
Lake Zurich IL schools are primarily run through District 95.
Colleges/Universities with over 2000 Students Nearby Lake Zurich, IL
While there are 74 Colleges and Universities within 30 miles of lake Zurich IL, lake Zurich residents can enjoy direct access to several post secondary schools nearby.
Colleges/universities nearest to Lake Zurich:
- Harper College
- American InterContinental University-Online
- College of Lake County
- Oakton Community College
- McHenry County College
- Elgin Community College
- Universal Technical Institute of Illinois Inc
93.3% of the Lake Zurich IL population graduated high school or have a GED. 51.6% have college degrees.
Area Parks & Lakes
- Paulus Park
Hospitals/Medical Centers Nearby Lake Zurich IL
- Northshore Medical Center
- Northwest Community Center
Transportation and Commute
The closest Metra to Lake Zurich is located in Barrington IL which takes an hour and fifteen minutes to reach the heart of Chicago. The car commute time from Lake Zurich to Chicago ranges from 35 minutes (off hours) to 1 hour + (rush hour).
Lake Zurich IL Restaurants
This is simply a starter list of some of the excellent dining options in Lake Zuich IL.
Lake Zurich Illinois Realtor
With over 30 years of Real Estate experience, we have consistently been in the top 2% of all Chicagoland agents. We specialize in guiding buyers and sellers through the home buying and selling process. We also help families relocate from all across the globe.
In Real Estate, it is important for our clients to have a team of agents that are knowledgeable and talented. The Kaplan Team works exceptionally hard for our clients and success and client satisfaction is the result. Our clients get our undivided attention. We create comprehensive marketing plans that fit their individual needs. The Kaplan Team provides up to date print and Internet marketing using SEO and Social Media outlets to ensure that our clients’ homes get top notch online exposure. Our number one goal is to go above and beyond the needs of our clients and to put in 100% of effort in every transaction.
After all these years, we still embrace all of the challenges and victories that Real Estate brings. We have been fortunate to win numerous local and national sales awards, but the biggest reward is when a client tells me how happy they are in their new home.
Please feel free to contact us, Anne at 847-401-7904 | Anne.Kaplan@cbexchange.com or Lindsey 415-215-0077 | Lindsey.Kaplan@cbexchange.com to put over 30 years of experience to work for you. See all Lake Zurich homes for sale at the link provided below.