Hawthorn Woods

Why live in Hawthorn Woods?


Hawthorn Woods is a community located in Lake County about 40 miles northwest of Chicago with a population of about 7,500. It's a relatively new community having been established as a village in 1958. In 2015, Hawthorn Woods was named the safest town in Illinois according to crime data analyzed by the firm Value Penguin. Homes in Hawthorn Woods are known for their natural settings and being located on large parcels of land. The community is perfect for families who want to get away from city life as there are many recreational opportunities.  For more information about Hawthorn Woods including subdivisions, schools, train schedules, and community information visit the Village of Hawthorn Woods website.


The village of Hawthorn Woods hosts several special events throughout the year to bring together friends & family in the community. There is a golf outing, movies in the park, summer concerts, the 4th of July Parade, fireworks for the 4th of July & more. You can find out more information about these events by clicking here.  Hawthorn Woods is also conveniently located a few miles from both Long Grove & Deer Park which also host fun events throughout the year!

Restaurants & Recreation

Oregano's Cafe is a great Italian restaurant located in Hawthorn Woods! Each dish is prepared from scratch and the recipes have been passed down for over 100 years.

Hawthorn Woods has several recreational opportunities as outdoor spaces are bountiful. The Hawthorn Woods Country Club Golf Course is nationally knows as it was designed by golf legend Arnold Palmer. If you're looking for a summer gathering spot, the Hawthorn Wood's Aquatic Center is open every day of the week memorial day weekend through labor day weekend. The center features a pool, diving area, water slides, spray & activity areas, volleyball net (grass), concessions & more! If you love horses, Hawthorn Woods has many stables for you to visit. In addition, the community is home to several beautiful parks including the Hawthorn Woods Community Park, Heritage Oaks Park & more.