Historic Downtown Long Grove is not a just a neighborhood, but a village of colorful, rustic beauty and style. Home to a variety of unique restaurants, stores, art and antiques, it is famous for its cultural activities and fests (Chocolate fest in middle May, Strawberry fest in late June, Apple fest in late September , Scarecrow fest in early October, among many others).
Why is Historic Downtown Long Grove one of the best neighborhoods to live in?
Recently, named one of Chicago’s Best Public Spaces by the Metropolitan Planning Council, Long Grove, Illinois, is a great place to visit if you’re looking for real estate or searching for a new home. Richly adorned with trees, ponds and lakes, the village is a calm, peaceful and surreal one with crime rates lower than 75% of the cities in the United States, making it one if the safest places to raise a family.
Schools in Long Grove village include Kildeer Countryside Elementary School, Country Meadows Elementary School, and Woodlam Middle School all highly recommended by the GreatSchool rating, with the Stevensen High school, Lincolnshire, just about 8 minutes’ drive from Long Grove village. The village harbors top medical facilities like Northwest community Hospital and Grove Medical Center both rated to be among the best in Illinois. If you’re visiting Long Grove for the first time, be sure to visit some of their historic restaurants and bars nearby such as The Chatter Box Gastropub, Enzo & Lucia Ristorante, and the historic Village Tavern for a treat.
A little history of Long Grove Village
Long Grove, an affluent village in Lake County, boasts of a total area of 12.7 square miles (according to the 2010 census), out of which about 0.24 square miles is made up of water.
The village was originally founded by German immigrants in the late 1830’s and initially comprised of a couple stores, a tavern, three churches and a litter of schools. It currently boasts of over 8000 residents and a variety of unique restaurants, bars and stores, and maintains the historic charm and character so proudly created back in the 1830’s.