The Village of Grayslake is located about 40 miles north of downtown Chicago, 14 miles west of Lake Michigan, and 15 miles south of the Wisconsin border. Grayslake is home to the College of Lake County, the University Center of Lake County and the Lake County Fairgrounds. Grayslake has a station on Metra’s Milwaukee District/North Line which provides service between Fox Lake and Union Station. It also has another station on Metra’s North Central Service which provides rail service Antioch and Union Station with a stop at O’Hare Airport. There are also a few Pace bus routes through the town. Grayslake Youth Baseball Association (GYBA) is the largest volunteer organization in Lake County. It has girls’ and boys’ T-ball and baseball included in its programs. In 2008, the Grayslake Park District opened a new sports complex on Alleghany Road across from Campbell Airport. The facility includes five baseball/softball fields, tennis courts, a small recreational pond, numerous soccer fields and a concession stand. Grayslake provides fishing, swimming, and boating opportunities in the summer and ice fishing, skating, and hockey in the winter. Most neighborhoods have their own parks with recreational equipment. On the north side of town is Rollins Savannah, a county forest preserve of 1,200 acres with a bird observation deck, trails and walkways through wetlands. Immediately east of the old downtown district is Central Park, which contains many recreational facilities, including an Aquatic Center with two water slides, recreational and lap swimming facilities,a Skate park located across from the aquatic facility, community garden, and the Grayslake Library. Central Park has baseball and softball fields and a football/soccer/lacrosse field with lights for night games, a concession stand, a band shell, a playground with a water feature for small children. There is a bocce court and shuffleboard court, and there is a disc golf course in the woods throughout the entire park. This is all within a walking distance of the Grayslake Senior Center.
Community Consolidated School District 46
Grayslake Community High School District 127
According to the Village, the top employers in the town are:
1. College of Lake County, 1,000
2. COMPX, 200
3. GFX, 150
4. Intrupa Manufacturing, 120
5. Rock Chevrolet, 100
The village’s population at the 2010 census was 20,957. According to a 2007 estimate, the median income for a household in the village was $87,901, and the median income for a family was $100,746. Males had a median income of $60,857 versus $37,839 for females. The per capita income for the village was $28,898.
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