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Long Grove is a wonderful Lake County Il community with an historic, charming downtown area and magnificent homes most of which are on acre plus lots. It features open spaces, a rural feeling but with a location that is not too far from anything you could want.
Long Grove IL is known for its rural charm while offering high end luxury homes. Long grove is know for their historic downtown area and it close proximity to excellent shopping, restaurants and entertainment while easily accessible to downtown Chicago and many of the major corporations including Baxter and Kraft Foods. Long Grove is located within the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago, a region that also includes towns such as Lake Zurich, Vernon Hills, Barrington and Buffalo Grove and Arlington Heights. Long Grove is in Lake County.
This history of Long Grove begins in the 1830’s when it was settles by the George Ruth Family. The Ruth Family claimed 160 acres of prairie land, which included all four corners of an old Indian trail crossing near a long grove of trees and a meandering stream. (Hence the name ‘Long Grove”). Within 10 years, other pioneers soon followed and most of the land in the area was claimed. By 1880 Long Grove was a thriving village with two general stores, two blacksmiths, two wagon and carriage shops, a tavern, a hotel, a creamery, three churches, and four one-room schools. Many of these buildings still stand today and make up the historic downtown of Long Grove.
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With a population of 8,052, Long Grove IL one of the more ‘rural’ style towns in the Northwest suburban real estate market. Most of the homes in Long Grove are considered luxury and sit on 2+ acre lots. Long Grove also has an abundance of Golf courses and country clubs including Royal Melbourne, the Grove Country Club and Twin Orchards.
Long Grove is probably most known for their historic downtown area. With historic buildings, cobblestone walks and flowering garden, visitors come from all over to experience this once farming community. Although downtown Long Grove can make someone feel like they have stepped into time, Long Grove offers many contemporary boutiques and restaurants. Downtown Long Grove also hosts several popular tests in the summer and fall including the Strawberry fest and the Apple Fest.
Long Grove’s options for shopping and amenities outside of the historic downtown area are growing rapidly. Sunset Grocery Store recently opened up in the Sunset Grove Shopping center which also houses Peet’s Coffee, Bentley’s Corner Barkery and CVS and much more. Long Grove is also just minutes away from the Deer Path Shopping center.
Even though Long Grove IL is a smaller town, the long grove park district offers a wide array of activities for all ages. They offer several sports activities such as soccer, tennis and chess. Families are also in close proximity to Buffalo Grove IL and Lake Zurich IL so they can access those park districts as well.
Long Grove Links
Places in Long Grove That Make it Unique
- Festivals – Long Grove has some of the most delicious festivals around including Apple, Strawberry and Chocolate
- Historic Long Grove – Many of the old buildings still exist side by side with some unique modern shops
- Country Clubs – Long Grove is home to 4, Kemper Lakes, Royal Melbourne, Twin Orchard, The Grove
- Fresh Air – Long Grove is synonymous with open spaces
Long Grove IL Real Estate
As one of the more rural towns in Northwest Suburbs of Chicago, Long Grove IL primarily offers high end, luxury homes on multiple acres of land. Those looking to live in Long Grove on a tighter budget can also find more original homes with more old world charm. As a Long Grove realtor, I have extensive experience working with sellers and buyers in Long Grove IL.
Long Grove attracts a mix of young families to executives looking for luxury amenities and a lot of space with easy access to top notch golfing and tennis in high end country clubs. The Median price for a detached house in 2014 is roughly $800,000. There are few if any condo/town home options in this community.
Long Grove IL Housing & Population Statistics
Long Grove real estate does not have as much range as the bordering neighborhoods as it primarily only offers high end, luxury homes. The Median home value in Long Grove IL is Approximately $800,000 (as of September 2104).
For population 25 years and over in Long Grove:
- High school or higher: 97.4%
- Bachelor’s degree or higher: 66.9%
- Graduate or professional degree: 33.7%
- Unemployed: 6.9%
- Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.2 minutes
As of the 2012, the estimated average household income was $180,016, compared to the Illinois average of $55,713. The median age is 45.6 compared to the Illinois median of 39.6.
Long Grove IL Geography and Climate
According to the United States Census Bureau, Long Grove IL has a total area of 12.3 square miles. With a population density of 656 people per square mile. Long Grove IL is bordered by Hawthorne Woods on the northwest; Vernon Hills on the North; Buffalo Grove on the east; Lake Zurich on the west; Deer Park on the southwest.
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. Long Grove IL gets around 36 inches of rain per year. On average, Long Grove residents receive clear weather 52% of the time.
Long Grove IL Economy
The village of Long Grove has great economic stability and a wide range of employment options nearby including major employers like Kraft Foods, Siemens Industry’s U.S. headquarters and CVS corporate. The unemployment rate in is 8.5%. The median household income is $180,016.
Schools that Serve Long Grove IL
Diamond Lake School District #76
Fremont School District #79
Kildeer Countryside Community Consolidated School District #96
High Schools that Serve Long Grove IL
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Long Grove:
- Harper College (about 10 miles; Palatine, IL; Full-time enrollment: 6,988)
- College of Lake County (about 11 miles; Grayslake, IL; FT enrollment: 5,779)
- Oakton Community College (about 12 miles; Des Plaines, IL; FT enrollment: 3,670)
- American InterContinental University-Online (about 15 miles; Hoffman Estates, IL; FT enrollment: 25,208)
- McHenry County College (about 20 miles; Crystal Lake, IL; FT enrollment: 3,149)
- Universal Technical Institute of Illinois Inc (about 20 miles; Glendale Heights, IL; FT enrollment: 2,759)
- Northwestern University (about 20 miles; Evanston, IL; FT enrollment: 16,477)
Long Grove IL Area Parks
- Reed Turner Woodslands
- Long View Meadow
Hospitals/Medical Centers Nearby Long Grove, IL
- Northwest Surgicare
- Northwest Community Center
Long Grove IL Transportation and Commute
The Buffalo Grove Metra is located 32 miles from Chicago’s Union Station taking 45 minus to get into the heart of the city. The car commute time from Long Grove IL to Chicago ranges from 35 minutes (off hours) to 1 hour + (rush hour).
Long Grove 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 Long Grove IL homes for sale at the link provided below.