Round Lake


Round Lake 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 conversation of the first homes in Round Lake, IL. These homes were farms that were located near the areas stagecoach trail communities. Round Lakes role in the Illinois economy changed in the 1890s when the Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railroad extended a branch line from there main line in Janesville, WI. 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 near neighborhoods that offer residents easy access to Chicago-area attractions. This proximity has spurred new interest in real estate in Round Lake. This interest should continue to make homes located in Round Lake a tremendous value as new residents discover the area's charm and beauty. 

Attractions and Events

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.  Robert W. Rolek Community Center offers residents a gym, a dance studio and an art room. It's also home to several children's camps that offer children many activities all year round. Round Lake's Sport Center offers residents a modern basketball court, a volleyball court, and a climbing wall. It is also home to several local recreational sports leagues. 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 barbeques. 

Homes In Round Lake, IL

Living in Round Lake offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Round Lake there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Round Lake and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Round Lake are above average.
Economic Development - Village of Roundlake IL
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