Introduction to Lake Zurich, Illinois
Lake Zurich, Illinois, in Lake county, is 6 miles NW of Palatine, Illinois (center to center) and 32 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois. Part of the surrounding Chicago metro area, the village is not an isolated village. Lake Zurich is home to some 18,104 residents.
Lake Zurich History
The area now known as Lake Zurich was first settled in the 1830s. George Ela and Seth Paine were the early settlers. Farmers from New England arrived in the 1830s and 1840s. Lake Zurich was incorporated as a village on September 19th, 1896, and was connected to the railroad during the year 1910. Lake Zurich was primarily a farming community; however, the highway system, built in the 1920s, established Lake Zurich as a popular summer resort.
Lake Zurich and nearby Attractions
- Fort Hill Heritage Museum
- Lake County Discovery Museum
- Racing Rapids Water Park
- Santa's Village - Illinois
- Six Flags Great America
- Moraine Hills State Park
Things To Do In Lake Zurich
Lake Zurich offers a number of recreational facilities. There are numerous local parks and playgrounds such as Buffalo Creek Park, Paulus Park, Breezewald Park, Betty Park, Oak Ridge Marsh Nature Park, Heatherleigh Park, Kuechmann Park, and Old Mill Grove Park. You can also visit the Countryside West Soccer Park. The village offers a number of shopping centers including Lakeview Plaza Shopping Center, Lake Zurich Retail Center Shopping Center, Lake Zurich Square Shopping Center, Village Square Shopping Center, and Lake Zurich Shopping Center.
Lake Zurich Transportation
The nearest international airport is Chicago O'Hare International Airport.
Lake Zurich Higher Education
William Rainey Harper College and College of Lake County are the nearby colleges.