7.8 out of 10

Waukegan

42.3802555538293 -87.8776533387279
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
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Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Not your cookie cutter suburb"

Waukegan is a culturally diverse lakeside community. It has the feel of a Chicago neighborhood with a beautiful mix of older historical homes and right on Lake Michigan. The residents of Waukegan mostly consists of hardworking middle income families. There is a strong sense of community in Waukegan. There is also a bustling underground arts scene. Waukegan also boasts a commendable public transportation system consisting of the Metra, Pace and a sizeable taxi network. If you are a city dweller who is tired of city driving (and parking) and simply do not care for living in a pretentious suburban community made of cookie cutter match stick homes, Waukegan is the place for you.
Recommended for
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  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
4/5
2yrs+

"Waukegan - A suburban town with a city feel"

Waukegan is located in northern Lake County Illinois and is known as a midpoint for travelers between Chicago and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It even has it's own regional airport for private and corporate aircraft. The city spans the shores of Lake Michigan and is frequent port for sailboats and cruisers with docking slips available from spring through fall.

There is much to do in Waukegan! During the summer months the lakefront is bustling. You can walk around the beach and harbor or relax and take in a show at the renovated Genesee Theatre. If casual dining is your pleasure, there are plenty of opportunities to eat! You can find cuisine ranging from Mexican at Taco's El Norte at Grand and McAree to the quaint Leno's sub-shop at Grand and Lewis. For bar-b-que lovers there is Hillary's Chicken and Ribs on north Lewis.

If you're looking for more adventure or to entertain the kids, Six Flags Great America is a short drive away in the neighboring city of Gurnee. Like shopping? Gurnee Mills Mall is also within proximity.

Waukegan is a great place to visit. You can even get there by public transportation and even commute between Chicago and Kenosha. It really is a suburban town with a city feel!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Best Neighborhood in Waukegan!"

I've been living on Henry for about 7 yrs. I have been very pleased with the quality of people in the neighborhood and I really believe this is one absolutely one of the best streets in Waukegan. With the value you get for your money here, it is so much higher than anywhere in Lake county. With the ongoing revitalization of the downtown area, I really think the surrounding area is going to benefit.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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