Mail Address

201 E Cook Ave
Libertyville , Illinois,
60048

Contact Information

P. (847) 801-5138
Email: [email protected]

Location

About us

About Downtown Libertyville

Welcome to the heart of our community—Downtown Libertyville! Our charming, historic district is the vibrant core of Libertyville, Illinois, offering a delightful blend of small-town charm and modern vitality.

Our Story

Downtown Libertyville has been the center of our community’s life for over 180 years. Founded in 1836, our town quickly became a bustling hub of commerce and culture. The arrival of the Milwaukee Road railroad in 1880 further boosted our growth, making Libertyville a key stop between Chicago and Milwaukee.

Today, our downtown district retains much of its historic character. Stroll down Milwaukee Avenue, and you’ll find beautifully preserved buildings that tell the story of our past—from the 1878 Cook Memorial Library to the art deco Libertyville Township Hall built in 1938.

What Makes Us Special

  • Local Business Pride: We’re home to over 200 independent businesses, from quaint bookshops and artisan bakeries to trendy boutiques and farm-to-table restaurants. Each one reflects the passion and creativity of our local entrepreneurs.
  • Community Events: There’s always something happening downtown! Join us for favorites like our Farmers’ Market, First Fridays, Libertyville Days Festival, and our magical Dickens of a Holiday event.
  • Arts & Culture: Catch live music at our street concerts, view exhibitions at the David Adler Music and Arts Center, or enjoy a show at the MetraStage theater.
  • Green Spaces: Need a moment of calm? Relax in our serene Cook Park or enjoy a picnic by Butler Lake.

Our Mission

At DowntownLibertyville.org, we’re dedicated to:

  1. Preserving our unique architectural heritage
  2. Supporting our local businesses
  3. Fostering a strong community spirit
  4. Creating a welcoming environment for all

Whether you’re a lifelong resident, a day-tripper from Chicago, or considering making Libertyville your home, we invite you to explore our downtown. Experience the warmth of our community, the quality of our offerings, and the beauty of our historic streets.

Be a part of Downtown Libertyville’s story—we can’t wait to welcome you!

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