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Libertyville's History

Libertyville was established in 1827 and incorporated in 1882. The Village of Libertyville is located about 30 miles north of Chicago. Originally called Independence Grove, this beautiful community is home to more than 20,000 residents who appreciate their town’s rich history and continuing progress.

Thanks to Libertyville’s location, outdoor recreation is abundantly available. The nearby Des Plaines River is excellent for fishing and swimming. More than six miles of trails connect parks, neighborhoods, shopping areas, and 1600 acres of open space. Two ecologically significant local open spaces – Oak Openings and Liberty Prairie – have received the state’s highest protection status as Illinois Nature Preserves. In addition, four lakes are located near the village limits, including Lake Michigan.

Schools in Libertyville are superb, ranking above the state averages in test results and in academic achievement. Libertyville has wonderful shopping areas, restaurants to satisfy every taste, ample professional services, lovely homes, and thoughtfully planned corporate environments. The downtown Heritage Area looks back to the old days with historic buildings and quaint shops.

The commute to Chicago is easy via car, train, or bus. The Libertyville real estate market is varied and offers many different types of homes for sale in a wide price range. Libertyville has a superior reputation as an outstanding community in which to live, work, play, and raise a family is well deserved.

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