Lake County Illinois

 lake County IL real estate services, Lake County IL Realtor, Located in the northeastern corner of Illinois and situated on the shore of Lake Michigan, Lake County is part of the Chicago metropolitan area and the 31st richest county by per capita income.

The Lake Forest and Highland Park are part of the affluent North Shore area. Originally part of McHenry County, the townships composing Lake County were carved out into a separate county in 1839.

Lake county has a total area of 1,368.48 square miles, of which 443.67 square miles is land and 924.81 square miles is water, much of it is Lake Michigan.  The second largest Great Lake by volume with just under 1,180 cubic miles of water, Lake Michigan is approximately 118 miles wide and 307 miles long, with more than 1,600 miles of shoreline. The lake’s northern part is in the colder, less developed upper Great Lakes region, while its more temperate southern basin contains the Milwaukee and Chicago metropolitan areas.

Adjacent counties include:

  lake County IL real estate services, Lake County IL Realtor, Naval Station Great Lakes, the largest military installation in Illinois and the largest training station in the Navy, hosts the Navy’s only Recruit Training Command. Each year approximately 38,000 men and women complete the requirements to become enlisted Navy Sailors at the Navy’s only boot camp.

Even with modern development offering a wide variety of first-class dining, entertainment, nightlife and outdoor recreation, Lake County still boasts some of the most beautiful and picturesque country scenery and breathtaking lakeside views in the American Midwest while remaining a historically significant destination. (Visit Lake County.org).

Lake County IL Climate
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Lake County gets 34 inches of rain per year and Snowfall is 36 inches on average. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 111 and there are approximately 189 sunny days per year with July highs around 82 degrees and January lows around 13 degrees.

Our comfort index, which is based on humidity during the hot months, is a 49 out of 100, where higher is more comfortable. The US average on the comfort index is 44.

Lake County IL Attractions and Points of Interest

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Lake County IL People

As of 2012, Lake County’s population is 703,462 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 9.17 percent. There are currently 1,586 people per square mile (population density). The median age is 36.6. 53.58% of people in Lake County are married and 8.79% are divorced. The average household size is 2.83 people. 40.34% of people are married with children and 11.19% have children, but are single.

Lake County IL Real Estate and Housing

Lake County offers a wide variety of properties for sale. Homes range from one and two-story homes, single family, duplex, condominiums, luxury real estate and properties with views. The median age of Lake County real estate is 30 years.  Renters make up 21.70% of the county and 7.14% of houses and apartments  are unoccupied (vacancy rate).

Visit Trulia for a current market overview (with heat map) of Lake County Illinois real estate by zip code.

Lake County IL Education and Schools

Lake County is served by more than 45 highly-rated public school districts, many of which rank among the finest in Illinois.

A challenging curriculum, modern technology in the classroom, involved parents, active school boards and committees, and knowledgeable teachers and leaders all contribute to the success of Lake County’s valuable school systems.

Colleges/universities of Lake CountyIL:

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Lake County IL Economy

There about 30,000 businesses located with in Lake County, with a workforce of approximately 400,000 people.  As of 2013, there are 10 Fortune 500 Companies located in Lake County,  including:  Walgreen Co., Abbott Laboratories, Mondalez International, Baxter International Inc., CDW Corporation, Discover Financial Services, W.W. Grainger, Inc., Tenneco Inc., CF Industries Holdings, Inc. and United Stationers Inc.

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Hospitals/Medical Centers in or nearest to Lake County IL

Local residents have 7 hospitals in Lake County to choose from that are well within driving distance.

Lake County IL  Transportation

The nearest major airport is Chicago O’Hare International Airport with international and domestic flights from Chicago, Illinois and is 31 miles from the center of Lake County.  Another major airport is General Mitchell International Airport with international and domestic flights from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and is 49 miles from Lake County.

Chicagoland Real Estate Specialists Serving Lake County Illinois

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If you are thinking about selling  your Chicago area home, we have years of experience and extensive training in cutting-edge, online marketing technologies for today’s competitive market. The first step in the selling process is to provide you with an in-depth comparative market analysis (CMA) on your home. We will then create a comprehensive online game plan to get your Chicagoland real estate in front of as many people as possible and get it sold as quickly as possible!

Behind on your mortgage and don’t know what to do? We are “Certified Distressed Property Experts” and have found that homeowners today have more questions than answers about their circumstances and what to do. That is where we step in, and will guide you through the Chicago area  short sale processwhether you are a buyer or a seller.

We also have many years of expertise in the home buying process, focusing on the Chicago area and surrounding suburbs.  Give us a call today for a list of Chicago area homes for sale currently available in your area of interest.

Whether you are looking to buy, sell or invest, we offer comprehensive Chicago area real estate services in the following counties:

Give us a call today at 773.671.4663,  fill out the online contact form or send us an email, and let us know how we can assist you with your Chicagoland real estate needs!

We speak fluent Spanish and Polish.

Adam Balawender, Realtor, CDPE
Real Estate Pro Chicago Re\max, City
Cell Phone: 773.671.4663
Email: RemaxCityAgent@gmail.com

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