Located approximately 32 miles from downtown Chicago, Lake Zurich is an ideal place for those desiring a small community in which to reside. The current population is about 20,000 residents.
Nerdwallet lists Lake Zurich as the #1 Location For Young Families. It appears on Frommer's travel guide list of Top 100 Best Places to Raise Your Family and among the Top 25 Places to Live in the USA according to U.S. News & World Report.
In 2013, this laid-back, easy-going area received totally unexpected claim to fame when Sci-fi movie "Gravity" character Dr. Ryan Stone, claimed Lake Zurich as her hometown.
Lake Zurich is the real hometown of Chicago Bears Quarterback, Matthew Blanchard, Colts Tackle, Anthony Castonzo and Rock Band Semi Precious Weapons lead singer Justin Tranter.
The median income for this community comprising 92 percent Caucasian and 81 percent African-American families is estimated to be $108,000 with less than 3 percent experiencing poverty. The average home/condo value is estimated to be $297,437 with monthly rental median being $1,173.Settled around 1830 by immigrants from Germany and other European countries, as well as by New England agricultural transplants, Lake Zurich is home to five elementary schools, two middle school campuses and Lake Zurich High School. In addition to public schools, Lake Zurich boasts three private schools of the Catholic, Lutheran and Baptist persuasion.
Proof of Lake Zurich as one of the country's best places to raise children can be seen by the outstanding family-oriented activities the community offers. Chicago Tree House provides more than ample space for fun time sliding, climbing and bouncing around that contributes to physical fitness.
At the U.S. Gymnastics Training Center, children of all ages are afforded the use of state-of-the-art equipment. Adults as well as children flock to W. Kim Taekwando where martial arts activities and instruction are available. For those who enjoy bowling, billiards and video games on a large scale, Brunswick Zone-Deer Park is the place to be. Boasting a multi-screen movie theater, ideal spots for swimming and fishing, eateries offering many cuisines and a plethora of fitness activities, Lake Zurich is a great place to experience the pluses of big city life without the hustle and bustle.
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