Crystal Lake Illinois Real Estate & Community Information

Crystal Lake Illinois Real Estate & Community Information

Crystal Lake, Illinois, located 50 miles northwest of Chicago, is a short drive from O'Hare International Airport, near several major highways and interstates. The Union Pacific rail line provides easy access to Chicago. As a result, Crystal Lake residents enjoy the many employment, cultural and recreational opportunities of a major metro city yet live in a pleasant, friendly, small-town atmosphere. Crystal Lake boasts three of the very best public school systems in the region. Real estate in Crystal Lake is truly a great place to live and work and it's also a great place to play. Today, Crystal Lake has a population in excess of 41,000, largest in McHenry County.

The land around the lake, called "clear as crystal," was first populated by Sacs and Fox Indians. With the defeat of Blackhawk in 1832, the United States government became the receiver of these prairie lands which encouraged the families of Crandall and Beardsley to homestead in 1836 and 1837. Others soon followed. In 1839-40 their village was laid out, which was until then called "Crystal Ville." It centered around a public square where the Chamber offices are now located.

Health Care

Five area hospitals: Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, Centegra Memorial Medical Center in Woodstock, Centegra Northern Illinois Medical Center in McHenry, Provena-St. Joseph and Sherman Health provide services.

Long and short term care is available at Crystal Pines Health Care Center, Fair Oaks Health Care Center, The Fountains at Crystal Lake, and Sunrise Assisted Living -- all in Crystal Lake.

Contact Information

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The Rick O’Connor Group
Realty Executives Cornerstone
7115 Virginia Rd.
Crystal Lake IL 60014
Cell: 815-790-7200
Fax: 815-459-1112