Located in a beautiful section of Lake County, 35 miles northwest of the Loop, Libertyville has always valued its native American ancestry and its historic appeal
. Like the majority of its neighbors in the far north suburbs, ‘renovation’ and ‘expansion’ are two words commonly used in describing Libertyville’s commercial and residential growth. Builders and developers are attracted to the community because of potential office space and light industry facilities. Presently, new neighborhoods featuring upscale, custom homes are popping-up on scattered sites throughout the community.
Major employers in the area include Motorola, Condell Medical Center, Commonwealth Edison, Solar Corporation and Komatsu-Dresser. Libertyville’s downtown section, known as Main Street, offers pleasant array of specialty stores, restaurants, and medical offices. The Libertyville Park Department has a total of 513 acres divided into seven parks, with three lakes, and facilities for a host of sporting activities.
Programs for adults and children include art and music workshops and exhibits, organized sports programs, theater classes, specialized summer day camps, discussion groups, and an annual outdoor Festival of the Arts. The 285-acre Adler Memorial Park provides a swimming pool, a youth fitness course, an 18-hole Frisbee golf course, running trails, and much more. Lambs Farm, a non-profit training center for the developmentally challenged, draws more than 250,000 visitors annually. Attractions there include a pet shop, restaurant, country store, ice cream parlor and a petting zoo.
Home styles range from Victorians, Cape Cods and Colonials to ranches and two-stories. There are also new subdivisions under construction.
Schools: Most elementary students attend school District 70. Libertyville residents living south of Golf Road attend school District 73. High school students attend Libertyville High School in District 128.
The Tri-State Tollway (I-94) and U.S. 41 are both nearby. Commuters may expect to reach the Loop in about an hour. Drive time to O’Hare is 40 minutes, and Midway Airport is 90 minutes away. Rail commuters board Metra’s Milwaukee Road line at the Libertyville station or the Union Pacific line from Lake Bluff. Travel time to the Loop is approximately one hour.
Village Hall 847-362-2430