Round Lake’s residents can trace their community's roots back to the 1830s when the first settlers arrived in the area. The first settlers were farmers who quickly discovered the need for good travel routes through the area's lakes and prairies. This need spurred the construction of the first homes in Round Lake IL. These homes were farms that were located near the area’s stagecoach trail communities.
Round Lake's role in the Illinois economy changed in the 1890s when the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad extended a branch line from their main line to Janesville, Wis. The line helped Lake County farmers gain easy access to Chicago's markets. It also increased property values when a crafty Round Lake resident offered the railroad free land in exchange for placing a station near Round Lake.
Round Lake is now a small town that boasts several new neighborhoods that offer residents easy access to Chicago-area attractions. This proximity has spurred new interest in Real Estate in Round Lake IL. This interest should continue to make homes located in Round Lake a tremendous value as new residents discover the area's charm and beauty.
For more information about Round Lake's history, please go to http://www.eroundlake.com/pdf/newsletters/2008-01_newsletter.pdf for an article that provides a more detailed community history.
Parks and Recreation
Round Lake is home to over 50 parks that are located near schools, shopping malls and Round Lake Beach. Most of the parks feature amenities including playgrounds, basketball courts, hiking trails, picnic areas and open spaces. For more information about Round Lake's parks, please go to http://www.roundlakeareaparkdistrict.org/park-rentals-map.cfm for more details.
Robert W. Rolek Community Center offers residents a gym, a dance studio and an art room. It also home to several children's camps that offer children many activities all year around.
Round Lake's Sports Center offers residents a modern basketball court, a volleyball court and a climbing wall. It is also home to several local recreational sports leagues. For more information, please call 847-546-8558.
Attractions and Activities
Renwood Golf Course offers golfers a fun layout that features wide fairways, challenging bunkers and a welcoming atmosphere. It also hosts several fun golf tournaments that benefit local charities.
The Round Lake Aquatics and Nature Museum Center offers residents a swimming pool, a grassy area and an interesting living natural history museum that teaches visitors about the area's prairies and grasslands. It also offers residents a park-like setting that is perfect for picnics and barbecues.
Summer Family Pool Bash offers families games, contests and free treats. Be sure to visit the party early to try your hand at the water balloon tossing contest.
Round Lake's holiday festival celebrates the arrival of winter and the Christmas season. It is located near many affordable homes in Round Lake IL that offers families many amenities at Robert W. Rolek Community Center. It features a tree trimming ceremony, sleigh rides and live music. Be sure take a photo with Santa Claus to celebrate the arrival of the Christmas season.
For more details about Round Lake's special events, please go to http://www.roundlakeareaparkdistrict.org/calendar-of-events.cfm for Round Lake's special events calendar.