Hawthorn Woods


  • Population: 6,002  (U.S. Census Bureau, 2000)
  • Median Household Income: $132,720 (U.S. Census Bureau, 2000)
  • Tax Rate Per $100 Assessed Value: 5.714% to 7.536% (2000 County Clerk Tax Extension)

The Village of Hawthorn Woods was incorporated in 1958.


Hawthorn Woods features a number of parks for family outings and group activities. There are also a number of public golf courses nearby, including the championship Kemper Lakes Course. The Foglia YMCA provides year-round recreation programs.


Elementary students attend either Fremont School District #79 with 1,266 enrolled, Lake Zurich Unit School District #95 with a total of 5,769 enrolled or the Kildeer/Countryside School District #96 with 3,464 enrolled. High school students attend classes at Adlai E. Stevenson High School District #125, Lake Zurich High School in District #95 or Mundelein High School District #120. There are two private elementary schools and one parochial school in nearby Lake Zurich.


The village features attractive homes. The 2000 median house value was $395,300 and the median rent cost was $2000+.  (U.S. Census Bureau, 2000)

Government Services

Fire protection is provided by the Lake Zurich Fire Department, the Long Grove Fire Protection District, the Countryside Fire Protection District and the Wauconda Fire Protection District. The Hawthorn Woods Police Department's 11 sworn officers provide police service.


Interstate 94 provides excellent access to Chicago and Milwaukee. Metra commuter rail service is available in nearby Barrington.
  • Distance to the Chicago Loop: 40 miles
  • Distance to O'Hare Airport: 30 miles
  • Distance to Mitchell Field: 55 miles