Gurnee is a medium sized city located in Northern Illinois. New developments of luxury homes with sprawling estates and large floor plans have been a common site in Gurnee. The city has been experiencing growth over the last five years with families and married professionals making up most of the new additions to the community. There are ten major neighborhoods that make up the city including Chittenden, Druce Lake, and Grandwood Park.
Depending on whether you live on the west side of town or the east, children attend one of the several schools in two districts. The east side residents attend Gurnee School District while west side children go to Woodland Grade School District. Both school districts offer education for children in kindergarten through eighth grade. High school students attend Warren Township High School.
Homes in Gurnee give residents access to professional jobs like management and executive positions. Sales is a big industry in the city along with manufacturing jobs and technical services positions. Over half of the population has at least a Bachelor's Degree making the area very educated.
Two-story family homes are prevalent in the area, but split-level, craftsman, and ranch style homes are also in abundance. Diversity is a great way to describe the community because there are families from all ethnicities and backgrounds that live in the community. Residents often gather for fun activities like Gurnee Days held in the Village Center neighborhood every August.
Two of the biggest Illinois attractions are located in Gurnee. Six Flags Amusement Park draws visitors from around the world every season. Gurnee Mills is one of the largest malls in Illinois offering resident's and guests as much shopping as they can handle. Besides the big attractions, Gurnee has several smaller features that make it desirable. Clubs, support groups, and leagues hold activities year round in the city. Key Lime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort, Jump America, and Serpent Safari are very popular with locals. For relaxation, the Paradise Mist Spa and Heavenly Massage Spa offer visitors soothing facials, slimming body wraps and exquisite massages designed to melt away stress and daily frustrations.
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