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Lake Zurich Information and Highlights

Lake Zurich is a beautiful village that encompasses the self-contained, and namesake, Lake Zurich within its borders. It lies northwest of Chicago. In 2015, it was rated as the number one area in Illinois for younger families. Previously, in 2006, it had been rated as one of the top one hundred “Best Places to Raise Your Family” by Frommer’s, as well as one of the “Top Twenty-Give Affordable Places to Live in the Country” by U.S News. The little village also gained some notoriety after Sandra Bullock’s character claimed it has her hometown in the film Gravity. Originally, Lake Zurich was founded by European descendants in the 1830s – two notable pioneers were George Ela and Seth Paine, who played parts in helping develop the area. The village of Lake Zurich was officially incorporated on September 29, 1896.


Lake Zurich experiences fairly consistent weather throughout the months, most often in the lower ranges, especially when it becomes colder. Residents and visitors can expect fog, occasional thunderstorms and generally cloudy weather due to the effects of chilling, Northern winds and Lake Zurich itself, as well as Lake Zurich’s higher sea elevation.

Recreation / Things To Do

With the many awards it has been given, it is clear that Lake Zurich is a fantastic place to both raise, and bring, your family about. Fortunately, the area has plenty to offer in the ways of natural beauty, including Lake Zurich itself, as well as plenty of areas for both the kids and adults to enjoy


Lake Zurich has plenty in the way of shops, both big and small, and for any kind of shopper. Whether it is the everyday grocery run, shopping some charming little boutiques, or just taking out the kids to reward them for their grades, Lake Zurich has you covered


No matter what you are craving, Lake Zurich has something to offer. With a wide variety of restaurants that bring dishes from all over the world together, anyone can find something to enjoy both on and off the lake

  • Craving Gyros – 2 E Main St – (224) 677-5115

  • Pupusita Express – 69 S Rand Rd – (847) 550-5325

  • Beelow’s Steakhouse – 763 S Rand Rd – (847) 540-0600

  • Tacos El Norte – 213 S Rand Rd – (847) 726-9114


Lake Zurich might be a great place to raise kids, but that doesn’t mean that adults have to go to bed early. With a great selection of pubs, breweries, taps and wine, venturing out into the night scene has no shortage of options or delights to be had


When you earn the title of being one of the best places to raise a family, that doesn’t mean schools are neglected. Lake Zurich does, in fact, have a highly rated school system with many options for tots and teens alike


  • Population: 19,679

  • Population Density: 2,860

  • Median age: 37.4

  • Male / Female ratio: 1.0:1

Local / Notable Employers

For those who are looking to make the move to Lake Zurich, the local job market is not in short supply. There are a feature of many big names and hubs, as well as smaller boutiques, shops and restaurants that can make use of all kinds of varying talent residents might have to offer


Even if you somehow get tired of the beauty of Lake Zurich, there is plenty more to see outside of the water. Chicago is just a stone’s throw away, and several festivals and landmarks surrounding the area are more than enough to satisfy any curious wanderer. Take the whole family, or grab a backpack and venture out – Lake Zurich is sure to surprise you

  • Blue Star Memorial Highway – 101-185 S Main St

  • Long Grove Covered Bridge – Long Grove, IL

  • Historic Downtown Long Grove – 275 Robert Parker Coffin Rd

  • Long Grove Historical Society – 348 Old McHenry Rd – (847) 634-6155


Lake Zurich has received plenty of praise, both for its beauty, its convenient location, its great schools and for its overall quality of living. Still, visitors can get a great experience out of visiting the beautiful lake and the surrounding area at any time. If you are planning on starting a family soon, there really is plenty that Lake Zurich has to offer. Its homes are beautiful, the area is beautiful, and visitors and residents alike can enjoy all of the local flavors any time that they wish. The median income is over one hundred thousand dollars per year, so it is not as if Lake Zurich is lacking in promising employment opportunities either. With Chicago just on the horizon, you are certain to never run out of sights to see, options for shopping, schooling or restaurants – though Lake Zurich already provides more than enough on its own. Whether you are seeking a new home, a new place for your family, an employment opportunity or just a fantastic place to visit, Lake Zurich should definitely be high up on your list. 

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