Grayslake

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.

 

Schools

Community Consolidated School District 46

  • Avon Center School
  • Meadowview School
  • Prairieview School
  • Woodview School
  • Park Campus
  • Frederick School
  • Grayslake Middle School

 

Grayslake Community High School District 127

  • Grayslake Central High School
  • Grayslake North High School

 

Top Employers

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
Demographics

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.

Newest Grayslake Listings

$210,000
2 Beds 2 Baths 12032789 MLS
Shows like a model! Quick Close OK! Prepare for a lifestyle upgrade, as this transcends beyond being just your new residence in Saddlebrook Farms-it's your gateway to an exhilarating 55+ adventure! Only a few years old, this meticulously designed single-level home is crafted for seamless and convenient living. The entrance, featuring a gently sloped sidewalk, ensures easy accessibility. Inside, the open-concept living space bathes in natural light, adorned by coffered ceilings and crown molding that embellish every corner. Shiplap accents grace the living room, dining room, master bedroom, and master bathroom. Wood floors seamlessly flow, complemented by plush carpets in the bedrooms for added comfort. The upgraded kitchen boasts a spacious island, stainless steel appliances, and cherry cabinets. Under-cabinet lighting, soft-close drawers, a Lazy Susan cabinet, and a roomy pantry enhance the kitchen's functionality. The private primary bedroom is strategically placed away from common areas, and both it and the guest bedroom feature walk-in closets for ample storage. A pocket door in the guest bedroom leads to the second full bath for privacy and convenience. Additional practical features include abundant storage options, easy access to the furnace and hot water heater, and a spacious laundry room with a sink and extra cabinets. Outside, discover a secluded front porch for morning coffee and a back deck surrounded by privacy bushes for relaxation and entertaining. The insulated 2-car garage provides yard and deck access, adding to your convenience. Seize the opportunity to transform this haven into your own and relish the golden years in ultimate luxury.

1810 Blue Ribbon Lane, Grayslake

$499,900
3 Beds 3 Baths 12029339 MLS
Adorable 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom, 2 car attached garage farm style house in highly sought after Prairie Crossing is perfectly situated on a corner quarter acre lot overlooking the picturesque courtyard w/white gazebo and is steps from the lake & beach! This meticulously cared for home has a newer roof, newer windows, new hot water heater, and so many luxurious features thru-out. As you walk to the front door you're greeted by the warm and welcoming front porch w/stunning view of the courtyard. The inviting Foyer w/hardwood floor opens to the formal Living & Dining Rooms. The spacious Living Room w/hardwood floor, gas fireplace w/brick hearth, crown moulding, picture perfect windows & separate Dining Room w/crown moulding & hardwood floor are wonderful for hosting formal guests or the family for the holidays. You will enjoy cooking in gourmet Kitchen w/granite countertops, undermount sink, recessed lights, 42" white cabinets, SS appliances, island, SS stove w/5 burners, hardwood floor, walk-in pantry (7x6) w/shelf organizers, & eating area w/view of private deck opens to the comfortable Family Room w/surround sound speaks, hardwood floor, vaulted ceiling, ceiling fan & picture windows. The Laundry Room is conveniently located on the main level w/sink & hardwood floor. Let's head upstairs to the Master Suite w/vaulted ceiling, w/i closet w/closet organizers, ceiling fan and Master Bathroom w/double sinks, soaker tub, sep. shower w/tile surround & hardwood floor. The additional spacious two Bedrooms w/ceiling fans, double door closets share a hallway Bathroom w/double sink, shower/tub & hardwood floor. There's more - the unfinished basement w/10' tall ceiling, sink, & is stubbed for full bathroom, is great for storage and ready to be finished to add more sf! The 2 car attached garaged is drywalled and insulated. There is so much to do outdoors in Prairie Crossing. Let's head to the beautifully landscaped beach, just steps away, overlooking the 20 acres Lake Leopold, for some lake life fun (paddle boarding, fishing, ice skating, etc) and romantic sunset views. Enjoy nature as you stroll, bike, jog or cross country ski on the winding prairie trails, play a game of tennis, the kids can play at a variety of playgrounds nestled t/o the neighborhood, brush up on your volleyball skills on the sand volleyball courts, roast marsh mellows in the fire pits t/o the neighborhood, visit the farmer's market for fresh produce & organic farm, keep your horse at the co-op horse stable w/outdoor riding ring & 10 miles of trails & get your workout in at the new, 24 hour access fitness center. This spectacular neighborhood is truly a community w/egg hunts, bike parades, beach BBQs, summer concerts, etc. This makes life easier - roof is 5 years new, windows are 5 years new, new hot water heater and conveniently located near shopping, restaurants, entertainment, etc.

1504 Portia Road, Grayslake

$207,000
2 Beds 2 Baths 12030281 MLS
Affordable Saddlebrook Farms charmer on a more private, larger lot where you're not on top of your neighbors. Watch the sunset over the lake from your front porch! You'll love the recent $$ big ticket $$ updates such as a new roof (2021), new furnace (2022), all new stainless steel kitchen appliances (2022-2023), new washer and dryer (2022), all window glass (2017), added humidifier, water heater and garbage disposal (2015). Add to this TWO amazing no maintenance decks for entertaining (Trex deck composite material), professional landscaping with weed blocking paper (2018), and all you truly have to do is move in here and make this home your own. Now, let's get to the other great features to this home - You'll love the open floor plan, big vaulted ceilings, den/sunroom with French doors, skylights in the baths, big kitchen with a great eat-in space and breakfast bar, beautiful new designer blinds throughout (2019), carpet 2019, paint 2019, new laminate floor in front bedroom (2019) and a walk-in shower in the primary bath! And, you're right across the street from the lake with beautiful sunset views from your front porch! Saddlebrook Farms offers so much to the residents...a community garden (have your own big garden space!), scenic walking trails, a big lakefront lodge clubhouse, gorgeous fitness center with a new pickleball court, Bocceball court, stocked lakes, and so many activities. This is a leasehold property. Do not let the monthly HOA fee deter you. You have a teeny tiny annual RE tax bill which offsets the Saddlebrook monthly fee that provides you so much (lawn care, garbage & recycling, snow removal, water/sewer, use of community features, fun activities and a great community)...it's just a great place to live, nestled in nature with wonderful neighbors who care! Come check out this great 55+ community and amazing home and make it your own!

2315 Horseshoe Court, Grayslake

$300,000
2 Beds 2 Baths 12029387 MLS
Welcome home to a realm of luxury and comfort that sets the standard high above the rest. This stunning Lincoln Park Model, built in 2017, boasts an array of lavish upgrades, meticulously maintained and awaiting your arrival. Pack your bags because this beauty is move-in ready, inviting you to embark on your new chapter today. As you approach, take note of the subtle elegance of the entryway-a gentle slope leading to a composite front porch, eliminating the need for steps and ensuring a seamless welcome. Step into the bright and inviting foyer, where warmth embraces you and guests are greeted with open arms. Inside, luxury vinyl planking guides you through the common areas, complemented by plush carpeting in the bedrooms. The kitchen stands as a testament to exquisite design, adorned with abundant maple cabinets, granite countertops, and space for both a coffee bar and breakfast counter. Stainless steel appliances, including a double oven, await the culinary artist within you, ready to whip up gourmet delights. The living room and dining room merge seamlessly into a spacious open area, ideal for hosting gatherings and celebrations. A custom stone wall serves as the focal point, with room above the gas fireplace for your flatscreen television-a perfect setup for cozy movie nights or watching the big game. Retreat to the master suite through French doors, where tranquility reigns supreme. A generous walk-in closet offers ample storage, while the ensuite features a walk-in corner shower and double sinks with tall counters-an oasis for relaxation and rejuvenation. An additional bedroom and second full bath ensure ample space for guests, while a three-season room provides a versatile space for personal endeavors or leisurely pursuits. Step outside to the stone paver patio, complete with a gas line for your natural gas grill-a haven for grilling enthusiasts and outdoor enthusiasts alike. The home office, with its front yard perspective, offers flexibility and could easily serve as a third bedroom with the addition of a closet. Laundry convenience is ensured with its own designated space, while the garage boasts an epoxy floor coating, insulation, and heating-an inviting retreat for tinkering on your car or pursuing hobbies. Garage included 240 V 30Amp Service, ready for your electric car charger. Indulge in subtle luxuries throughout, from crown molding and recessed lighting to tray ceilings and window blinds. Outside, embrace the vibrant community of Saddle Brook Farms, where hiking and biking trails beckon and local amenities in Grayslake, Round Lake, and Mundelein await. Experience the Saddle Brook Farms lifestyle today-schedule your appointment and make this gem your own oasis of luxury and leisure. Welcome home to Saddle Brook Farms, where every moment is an opportunity to savor the joys of active adult living.

1444 Equestrian Drive, Grayslake

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