Introduction to Vernon Hills, Illinois
Vernon Hills History
Vernon Hills was founded in 1851 as a 200 acre farm. Development was sluggish until a part of the land was bought in 1950 for the development of a golf course and a residential community. The area was named Vernon Hills around the same time. It was incorporated as a village in 1958. In 1971, an additional plot of land was annexed to Vernon Hills, where a huge commercial hub named Hawthorn Center was built. This helped facilitate rapid development of the area.
Vernon Hills and nearby Attractions
- Vernon Hills Golf Course
- Cuneo Museum
- White Deer Run Golf Course
- Westfield Hawthorn (formerly Hawthorn Center)
- Aspen Park
- Zanies Comedy Club
Things To Do In Vernon Hills
There are some excellent shopping and dining areas in the city. It also has several parks which provide all modern amenities. There are two well maintained golf courses in Vernon Hills as well. The city is also home to a number of lakes which are popular recreational spots.
Vernon Hills Transportation
Chicago O’Hare International Airport is the nearest major airport.
Vernon Hills Higher Education
One can pursue higher studies at Trinity International University, College of Lake County, William Rainey Harper College and Oakton Community College.