Located 40 miles from Chicago's downtown, Grayslake is a small idyllic village with a population of approximately 20,957. The area currently has a number of proposals for further development including a large shopping center. At the moment, the town's residences are largely comprised of single-family homes, townhomes and row houses.
The region was first settled by a small group of farmers and later became established as a town with the establishment of the railroad station. Today the station provides service to the center of Chicago for modern commuters and travelers. There are also four central traffic routes for those who choose to travel by car. Many workers in the village commute at least 30 minutes to work, and the city is substantially white-collar with many individuals in management, office and computer positions. However, there are some current proposals for a new development that would contain some light industry within the immediate area.
The community offers a number of educational options with an array of public and private institutions for k-12 students. There are 2 central high schools along with a vocational center. Additionally, the village is home to the College of Lake County and the University Center of Lake County, which are respected institutions. There are also a variety of youth sports organizations that provide athletic opportunities to students including soccer, football, baseball, lacrosse and hockey. The lake also offers a number of summer and winter activities including swimming, fishing, skating and hockey. There is also a large aquatic center downtown, and multiple golf courses and tennis courts offer programs for the community. There are also a number of churches and other houses of worship for residents in the community, and they provide a number of activities and programs. The village is also home to 3 major festivals throughout the year including Grayslake Days, Taste of Grayslake and the Grayslake arts festival. The small community is truly an idyllic place to call home.