The village of Island Lake, Illinois is situated in the Chicago and Chicago metropolitan areas.
The character of Island Lake is exemplified by its slower-paced environment. This part of the Chicago and Chicago metropolitan areas is very quiet overall, as there are usually low levels of noise from traffic. Lastly, it is easy to get to green spaces from most locations in the village and there are about 10 of them close by for residents to visit.
The large proportion of single detached homes in the housing stock of Island Lake is an important part of its character. The median year of construction for buildings in this village is 1987. This village has a choice of housing sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. About 85% of the units in the village are occupied by home owners while the rest are rented.
A fraction of home buyers in Island Lake may be able to reach the closest grocery store on foot, while others will have to use a vehicle. There are also a few options for those who appreciate restaurants and cafes in close proximity. Regarding education, there are only a few primary schools in this village and thus they can be an extended walk away. Moreover, Island Lake does not contain any high schools.
A car is a very good medium of transportation in Island Lake. It is especially convenient to find a place to park. However, traveling on foot is not very feasible for house buyers in Island Lake because carrying out daily needs is impractical.