Welcome to Libertyville
Affluent small-town charm with easy access to Chicago
As an affluent northern suburb of Chicago, Libertyville has plenty to offer its lucky residents. An established residential community, the village of Libertyville serves as a major market and service center for central Lake County. The history of modern Libertyville can be traced back to its origins in the 1830s. Many of the buildings and homes today showcase the rich, long history of the area. Those who want to learn more about the town’s past can do so at the Libertyville- Mundelein Historical Society
, first established in 1955. Today, Libertyville is proud to offer potential homebuyers a wide array of housing types.
Some of the town’s most appealing qualities include a vibrant downtown district, top-rated schools, and an easy commute to Chicago. Libertyville residents have two Metra lines that take them into Chicagoland and its surrounding suburbs. Residents can choose between the Milwaukee District North Line or the North Central Service into downtown Chicago, making for an easy commute.
What to Love
- Ample parks, green spaces, and close access to nature
- Bustling business district lined with shops, restaurants, and retailers
- Highly rated public and private schools
Libertyville is home to approximately 22,000 residents, which has more than doubled since 1960. The Village has shared in the economic growth of the Chicago metropolitan area and become a popular place for those who prefer a quieter lifestyle, with easy access to big-city amenities.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
The heart of Libertyville is its vibrant downtown district, which is loved for its charming, historic buildings and pedestrian-friendly layout. Take a stroll around MainStreet Libertyville
where you’ll find a diverse mix of restaurants, shops, and retailers. The downtown district offers more than 70 stores, providing out-of-town guests and locals alike with a delightfully unique shopping experience.
For an upscale meal out, make a reservation at Shakou Libertyville
. Known for their Japanese fare and stylish cocktails, Shakou is an experience you won’t soon forget. If you’re looking for a more casual dining opportunity, head over to Firkin
. This laid-back, wood-swathed bar is popular for its great craft beer and creative food.
Things to Do
With a dozen lakes and close proximity to Lake Michigan, there is no shortage of nature and recreational activities in Libertyville. Soak up the sunshine and fresh air at Independence Grove Forest Preserve
. This expansive 115-acre preserve offers an abundance of opportunities for outdoor recreation and nature education. Explore the trails, stop by the nature center to browse exhibits, enjoy a picnic by the lake, or spend your afternoon fishing.
Experience the town’s vibrant art scene by taking a trip to Adler Arts Center
. Located in the house of renowned architect David Adler, this cultural hub offers year-round activities to encourage participation and entertainment in music and the arts. You may also enjoy a visit to the Ansel B. Cook House
, a historic house museum built in 1878.
Those with children should be sure to check out Libertyville Gymnastics Academy
. This reputable academy offers a wide array of classes with proper instruction to help your child achieve their goals. From the needs of the beginner to the needs of the advanced gymnast, the coaching staff will support and guide you through lessons and engaging feedback.
The town is also home to a number of annual festivals throughout the year, which attract visitors and locals alike to revel in the fun. Libertyville Days Festivals
is the most widely attended festival. Taking place in June, this festival consists of a carnival, beer garden, parade, live music, and arts fair.
Libertyville is home to several excellent schools, enabling parents to choose the school that best fits their child’s needs. Top educational opportunities include:
- Copeland Manor Elementary School, K-5
- Butterfield School, pre-K-5
- Adler Park School, K-5
- Rockland Elementary School, K-5
- Oak Grove Elementary School, K-8