Libertyville is approximately 37 miles northeast of Chicago. Residents of this Illinois town are far enough from the city to enjoy life in a small town and close enough to enjoy the city's amenities.
Houses with three or four bedrooms are available for families who want to be near schools and parks. Amenities of these homes may include family rooms and finished basements. Those who want spacious homes for a large family can buy houses with six bedrooms. History lovers might be interested in homes built at the beginning of the 20th century. Prospective homebuyers who want luxury homes can buy houses with amenities such as media rooms and wine cellars. Condos with two or three bedrooms are near downtown, public transportation and walking trails.
People who like spending time outdoors will enjoy living in Libertyville. The parks have trails for hikers and bicyclists. Libertyville residents can cool off in the pool at Riverside Park during the summer and ice skate at Bolander Park during the winter. Sports lovers can play basketball and softball at the Libertyville Sports Complex.
History lovers can see a number of buildings from the late 19th century as they stroll through the downtown area. The Ansel B. Cook Victorian Home Museum was built in 1878 and is open for tours.
Downtown shops sell gourmet food and antiques. Pizza, Italian food and Mexican food are some of the types of cuisine available at Libertyville restaurants.
Libertyville residents can take Metra commuter trains to Union Station in Chicago. People who are traveling out of the Chicago area can take Amtrak trains from this station. Those who are traveling by plane can take a Metra train to Chicago and then take a Chicago Transit Authority train to Chicago O'Hare International Airport. Buses operated by Pace provide transportation in Libertyville.
Five public schools in Libertyville are part of Libertyville District 70. The elementary schools are Adler Park, Rockland, Copeland Manor and Butterfield. Highland Middle School serves students in the sixth through eighth grades. Libertyville High School is part of Community High School District 128. Libertyville also has private schools.
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