Long before the first settlers arrived, the Potawatomi people called this area home. The early settlers took up farming, with nearby Hainesville providing access to goods and services. Yet, for all of the changes, Grayslake still maintains its small town charm. Tree lined streets and a friendly downtown recall the community's earlier years. Nearby, the lake from which the Village derives its name, provides a living link to our past.

Photo gallery: A history of the Grayslake area -- Chicago Tribune

Attraction and Events

The Grayslake Community Park District manages recreational areas and provides extensive activity programs. Sports leagues for children and adults, travel programs, educational and enrichment classes, activity programs for all ages and a golf course are just some of the district's offerings. Don't miss the Local Farmers Market. The villages Heritage Center and History Museum is a great place to spend an afternoon. Those interested in  theater and dance will enjoy the variety of performances at the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts at the College of Lake County. 

It's no doubt that the villages comprehensive programs, broad-ranging amenities and family events contribute to the community's high quality of life. Together, those elements create a dynamic, desirable place to live.

Playground Profile: Central Park {Grayslake} - Little Lake County

Homes In Grayslake, IL

Home Buyers and Home Sellers Have it easy as Grayslake is where people like to live. With top notch award wining schools. Water sports and activities are plentiful in Grayslake. Summer boating, swimming and fishing and wintertime ice fishing, hockey and skating are just a few popular activities. Residents of Grayslake also enjoy a community garden and numerous hiking and bike trails. 

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