As a Realtor, I have helped many families relocating to Hawthorn Woods not only with finding a new home, but also by providing valuable information that will help them settle in and learn more about this wonderful community. As a life-long resident of the Chicago Northwest Suburbs, I’m excited to be able to create this resource and hope that it will help you get a feel for Hawthorn Woods and all that it has to offer. I also invite you to visit my blog, www.judygreenberg.com, for up-to-date restaurant reviews, community event information and my latest thoughts and musings on Hawthorn Woods and its neighboring suburbs.
Hawthorn Woods, Illinois is located in Lake County about 40 miles northwest of Chicago. Hawthorn Woods is bordered by Long Grove on the east and southeast, Kildeer on the south, Lake Zurich on the southwest and North Barrington on the west. The village, predominantly a residential community, covers an area of approximately 5.4 square miles with approximately 3,000 homes. Don’t let the small town feel fool you though; within 2 miles you can find quaint shopping, great restaurants and unbelievable and unique boutiques in the adjacent town of Long Grove or Deer Park.
Recreational opportunities abound in Hawthorn Woods, with over eighty acres of parks within the village. Playgrounds are scattered throughout the area, among hiking trails, fishing piers, and ice skating arenas, sledding hills etc. If you live in Hawthorn Woods or perhaps visiting friends or family in the area, the Hawthorn Woods Summer Concert Series held at the Community Park is a wonderful place to visit with friends or family. Hawthorn Residents can also spend their leisure time golfing at a number of area courses or working out at the Foglia YMCA.
Hawthorn Woods is truly the perfect place for families who want to get away from the chaos of city life, and at the same time enjoy suburban conveniences. With uncompromising dedication to safety, education, and luxurious living Hawthorn Woods is a truly remarkable place for all of its residents.
The Village of Hawthorn Woods Website
General Information– Includes zoning maps, local officials, history, local ordinances and much more.
Community Links – Local businesses and service providers.
Hawthorn Woods Government – includes village hall, public works, parks and recreation, and administration.
Hawthorn Woods Real Estate
Search for Homes – Current listings in the Hawthorn Woods, IL area.
Transfer Taxes and Inspections – Details which communities in the Chicago Northwest Suburbs charge transfer taxes, how much and whether or not municipal inspections are required.
Hawthorn Woods Schools
Mae Whitney Elementary School (Lake Zurich District 95) – Located at 100 Church Street in Lake Zurich, IL.
Spencer Loomis Elementary School (Lake Zurich District 95) – Located at One Hubbard Lane in Hawthorn Woods, IL.
Fremont Elementary School (Fremont District 79) – 28855 N. Fremont Center Rd. in Mundelein, IL.
Country Meadows Elementary School (Kildeer Community District 96) – Located at 6360 RFD Gilmer Rd in Long Grove, IL.
Lake Zurich Middle School North (Lake Zurich District 95) – Located at 95 Hubbard Lane in Hawthorne Woods.
Fremont Middle School (Fremont District 95) – Located at 28871 Fremont Center Rd in Mundelein, IL.
Woodlawn Middle School (Kildeer Community District 96) – Located at 6362 RFD Gilmer Rd in Long Grove, IL.
Commuting to Chicago
Metra – Commuter train service for Chicago’s Northwest Suburbs and surrounding communities. Information includes routes, schedules, fares and trip planners.
IDOT – The Illinois Department of Transportation provides traffic and road construction information.
Pace Bus – Suburban Chicago bus service. Information includes routes, schedules, fares and trip planners.
O’Hare International Airport and Midway Airport – Latest information for O’Hare and Midway.
Shopping and Recreational Facilities
Golf Courses – A comprehensive listing of golf courses in the Hawthorn Woods area.
Long Grove Shopping – Antiques, fine shops, charming shops, festivals and more.
The Shops at Hawthorn Woods – Located at the corner of Highway 12 and Long Grove Rd., the shops of Hawthorn Woods include Old Navy, Bed Bath and Beyond and Ann Taylor Loft.
Deer Park Town Center – Located directly across from The Shops of Hawthorn Woods, Deer Park Town Center includes restaurants, movie theaters and retailers such as Williams-Sonoma, Ann Taylor and Banana Republic.
Hawthorn Woods Park and Recreation Department
Hawthorn Woods Aquatic Center