Libertyville

The Village of Libertyville is located in south central Lake County, approximately 37 miles from Chicago and seven miles west of Lake Michigan. The Village is an established residential community and has traditionally served as a major market and service center for central Lake County. Picture-perfect historic Libertyville offers hours of boutique shopping, dining and recreation. A straight shot 45 minutes north of downtown Chicago, Libertyville has all the makings for a memorable day trip or a place to call home.

Turn-of-the-century, restored buildings line Libertyville’s vibrant Main Street (State-21). Home decor shops, clothing boutiques, art galleries, culinary specialty stores, bakeries and confectioneries fill the quaint blocks of its downtown area. 1879 Victorian-Era Ansel B. Cook Mansion anchors downtown Cook Park, the site of Lake County’s oldest seasonal farmers market.

Just north of downtown Libertyville on IL Rt 137, Independence Grove recreation park preserves the natural woodlands, wetlands and prairie landscape that Potawatomi tribes lived in years ago. Today, visitors can enjoy the 115-acre Lake County Forest Preserve’s paved trails and lake with swimming beach and fishing piers (boat, kayak and bike rentals are available).

 

Schools

Libertyville District 70

  • Adler Park Elementary School
  • Butterfield Elementary School
  • Copeland Manor Elementary School
  • Rockland Elementary School
  • Highland Middle School

Hawthorn District 73 (residents south of Golf Road)

  • Hawthorn Elementary School South
  • Hawthorn Aspen Elementary School
  • Hawthorn Townline Elementary School
  • Hawthorn Middle School South

Oak Grove District 58 (residents along Buckley Rd)

  • Oak Grove Grade School

Community High School District 128

  • Libertyville High School

 

Top Employers

According to the Village’s 2013 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city are:

1 Advocate Condell Medical Center, 2,500
2 Volkswagen Credit, 550
3 Hollister, 548
4 FabTech-IGM, 430
5 Lake County, 403
6 Brightstar, 396
7 Libertyville District 70, 320
8 Commonwealth Edison, 307
9 Morton Manufacturing, 225

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 20,742 people, 7,298 households, and 5,451 families residing in the village. According to a 2007 estimate, the median household income was $106,337, and the median income for a family was $127,474. Males had a median income of $72,320 versus $39,455 for females. The per capita income for the village was $40,426.

Newest Libertyville Listings

$995,000
4 Beds 3 Baths 12037349 MLS
Proposed New Construction in downtown Libertyville with a first floor primary suite. It's sure to delight, offering easy one-level living and the flexibility of an additional 3 bedrooms and a full bath on the second floor. It's a great layout for "right-sizers" that want space for guests and visitors, and is also ideal for multi-generational living. Our plan optimizes interior space and results in a beautifully finished home you will love to live in. You will enjoy entertaining inside and out - There's a nice back yard and your house will be where everyone meets before heading into town or where you go after dinner to unwind and catch up. That's because this location is right in the downtown mix! Other plan features include a first floor laundry, a dedicated work-from-home space, and a gourmet kitchen with granite counters and a big island that opens to the great room. The walk-to-town location is perfect to enjoy the dining, shops, and community events that downtown Libertyville offers, plus it is close to the METRA station and Libertyville's excellent schools. It's a smart blend of location, elegant design & quality finish at an affordable price - and it's an outstanding value. This is an up-and-coming neighborhood just north of the Metra Station with newer construction and renovations happening, so the time to get in is now! We have two lots and offer options for either first-floor or 2nd floor primary suites. Contact us to let us know how we can fit your dreams into this downtown Libertyville site! Construction financing is available that can get you building without having to sell your current home or pay it all up front. We are happy to customize finish details to your tastes, too. Get in touch with us to see how we can make your wish list a reality! Adler D70 Elementary School, Highland D 70 Middle School, and Libertyville High D128.

212 W Ellis Avenue, Libertyville

$900,000
7 Beds 7 Baths 12033427 MLS
Wait until you see this spacious, custom brick home with a huge 4 car attached garage in the highly sought-after town of Libertyville! This one of a kind, over 5000 square feet home has so much to offer the lucky buyer! From the gleaming oak hardwood flooring throughout both the main and upper levels to the many extras including two fireplaces and two decks, this home really stands apart from the rest! As you enter the two story foyer, you will be immediately impressed by the separate, formal living and dining rooms to each side and the elegant winding staircase. Gourmet kitchen boasts granite countertops, custom tile backsplash, and all stainless steel high end appliances including a very practical double oven. There is also a huge walk-in-pantry plus a large center island with breakfast bar, more cabinets/drawers and convenient cooktop. The separate eating area has plenty of room for a large table and chairs. Alongside the eating area, you will find a light-and-bright family room with a large wet bar and sliders leading to both decks and the huge backyard. For your added convenience, there is a laundry room with newer washer/dryer plus utility sink. The very popular first floor primary suite has a huge walk-in close plus attached bathroom with dual vanities, oversized whirlpool bathtub, and a separate custom tile shower. This fabulous primary suite also has sliders leading to the awesome deck and backyard. A half bathroom completes this impressive first floor. The second level will not disappoint with an additional four generously sized bedrooms and two full bathrooms! Another rarely found feature of this amazing home is the separate in-law apartment which includes a kitchen, living/dining room, two bedrooms and a full bath...WOW!! . This extra home within a home has it's own heating and air conditioning and can be used for extended family members, teenagers, or even rented out for passive income...so many possibilities with this versatile home! Just when you thought you have seen it all, there is even more living and storage space with the huge walkout basement which adds an additional 2800 square feet more living space! Award-winning District 70 and Libertyville HS which are amongst the best in the nation. Enormous, almost two acre corner lot to enjoy with huge backyard and circular driveway! Ideally situated on a quiet, tree lined street close to everything including parks, restaurants, pubs, shopping, Cook Memorial Public Library, Metra Station, fitness center, Liberty Prairie Reserve with walking trails to Independence Grove, and the list goes on and on! Better hurry...spacious custom-built homes in ideal locations with SO much to offer don't last long!

18421 W Wood Hollow Lane, Libertyville

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