Watch the below video that gives you a general overview of what it's like to live in Long Grove, IL!
Why live in Long Grove?
Long Grove is an affluent village in Lake County, approximately 35 miles northwest of Chicago with roughly 8,000 residents. The median home value is $667,600. Long Grove is a great place for families with children to consider. Many families with children currently reside in Long Grove making it a great place for both parents and children to form social ties. In addition, Long Grove boasts top rated schools. A few include Killdeer Country Side Elementary School, Twin Groves Middle School, and Stevenson High School. Long Grove is best known for its historic buildings as well as its downtown area which hosts fun events, dining and shopping. For more information about Long Grove including subdivisions, schools, train schedules, community information visit the Village of Long Grove website.
Long Grove hosts many family friendly fun events throughout the year. During the summer months, the village has a Chocolate Festival, Strawberry Festival and Apple Festival. In September, Irish Days takes place celebrating Irish culture, music and food. On Thanksgiving, the village hosts a Turkey Trot in which participants can run a 5 or an 8K before enjoying their turkey dinner. Take part in an Easter Egg hunt on Easter and Trick or Treating in the village on Halloween. The town has several festivals for Christmas and activities include the famous Christmas Tree Parade, visits from Santa Claus, and complimentary horse-drawn carriage rides! Other events include Vintage Days, a half marathon or 10K, a Cocoa Crawl, Craft Beer Festival and more. For more information on these events, visit the Historic Downtown Long Grove website!
Restaurants & Recreation
Long Grove has a variety of wonderful dining options to choose from. If you are in the mood for Italian, Enzo & Lucia is a great family owned restaurant located in downtown Long Grove. If you want pizza, Joanie's Pizzeria of Long Grove is owned by Joanie who makes the best pizza in town. The Village Tavern is a great place to enjoy live music & a classic American menu. If you're in the mood for Bar B Que, check out Smokin T's Bar B Que.
If you are looking to spend some time outdoors, Long Grove is home to the Heron Creek forest preserve which features scenic woodlands and open fields. There are trails for hiking and biking. Learn more about the forest preserve here. Another beautiful forest preserve perfect for hiking or biking in Long Grove is the Reed-Turner Woodland Nature Center. Learn more here.