People often say the heart of America lies in the Midwest, and this is certainly the case in Lake Villa, IL. A diverse community that offers something for everyone, it has grown from being settled originally as a resort town for the wealthy to today providing great opportunities for businesses as well as excellent schools, plenty of community events and affordable homes in which families can put down roots.
The school system in Lake Villa has a reputation for excellence, having garnered many awards for teaching excellence. In fact, the school district recently received Blue Ribbon Awards from the U.S. Department of Education for its innovative programs and dedication to its students. One of the schools to receive a Blue Ribbon Award, Prince of Peace Catholic School, was one of only 50 private schools in the country to receive this award.
Whether it's families looking to put down roots or retirees looking for a quiet way of life, Lake Villa has plenty of affordable real estate to meet their needs. Single-family homes are available in many price ranges, from just over $100,000 up to $400,000 or more. Many neighborhoods are located close to schools and shopping, making the area even more attractive to residents.
However, it is the variety of community events that make Lake Villa an attractive destination for so many. One of the most popular is the Celebration of Summer, held in Lehmann Park the weekend prior to Father's Day. A festival filled with live music, great food and games and more for everyone, it's an annual tradition that's attended by thousands each year. Another long-standing tradition is the Miss Lake Villa Pageant, also held in June. With the crowning of Miss Lake Villa, Jr. Miss Lake Villa and Little Miss Lake Villa, the pageant offers entertainment and excitement for contestants and others.
For those looking for a quiet community that holds Midwestern values near and dear to its heart, Lake Villa is the perfect place to call home. The perfect blend of down-home living and modern lifestyles, it offers a quality of life that's second-to-none.
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