Libertyville



LIBERTYVILLE

 
  • Population: 20,742 (U.S. Census Bureau, 2000)
  • Median Household Income: $88,828 (U.S. Census Bureau, 2000)
  • Tax Rate Per $100 Assessed Value: 5.883 % to 8.086% (2000 County Clerk Tax Extension)

One of Lake County's oldest communities and its first county seat, Libertyville was incorporated in 1882. Major employers include Motorola, Condell Medical Center, and the Solar Corp.

Recreation

The Des Plaines River, winding along the eastern edge of the village, and three lakes within the village limits offer water recreation opportunities. Over 500 acres of village-owned parks and over 100 acres of Libertyville Township Open Space are also available. Other community facilities include The David Adler Cultural Center and Cook Mansion. The village features a 9 hole par three public golf course, two athletic clubs, and an indoor theater. Construction is beginning for a sports complex and golf learning center.

Schools

Educational facilities include five elementary schools in Libertyville District #70 with an enrollment of 2,521 and two private elementary schools; some students attend Hawthorn District #73 with 3,521 students. Libertyville Community High School District #128 has 2,515 students.

Housing

Libertyville features a mix of residential units. The 2000 median house value was $263,700 and the median rent cost was $835.  (U.S. Census Bureau, 2000)

Medical Facilities

The 187 bed Condell Medical Center and the Hawthorn Place Surgical Center are found in the village.

Government Services

Fire Protection is provided by the Libertyville Fire Department's 33 full-time firefighters and 19 paid-on-call firefighters at three stations. The Libertyville Police Department's 44 sworn officers and 17 civilians provide police protection.

Transportation

U.S. Rte. 41 and Interstate 94 provide access to Chicago. The Metra Milwaukee District/North Line commuter rail station is located in the downtown area. The new commuter rail station serves both the existing Milwaukee District/North Line and the Wisconsin Central Line.
  • Distance to the Chicago Loop: 45 miles
  • Distance to O'Hare Airport: 25 miles
  • Distance to Mitchell Field: 47 miles