Located in Illinois, United States, the city of Waukegan is situated in the Chicago metropolitan area.
The character of Waukegan is exemplified by its slower-paced environment. There are over 50 public green spaces close by for residents to unwind in, like North Beach Park and Lyons Woods Forest Preserve, making them very easy to get to from a lot of locations within Waukegan. This city is also reasonably good for those who need a quiet atmosphere, as the streets are quite tranquil - although that is not the case closer to the airport (Waukegan Regional Airport), Tri-State Tollway or one of the railway lines.
The population residing in Waukegan is evenly split between owners and renters. Single detached homes are the main housing type, representing many of the dwellings in this city, and large apartment buildings and small apartment buildings are also present in the housing stock. The median year of construction for buildings in this city is 1969. This part of the Chicago metropolitan area has a good selection of housing sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms.
In this city, locals will typically be able to get to primary schools on foot. However, there are only a limited number of high schools and thus they can be a long walk away. Along with public schools, there are private elementary and high schools. In terms of food, it is typically practical for home buyers in Waukegan to shop for groceries by walking. A limited variety of restaurants and cafes is available as well.
The favored transportation option in this part of the Chicago metropolitan area is usually driving. Parking is generally easy. In contrast, this part of the Chicago metropolitan area is not very transit friendly. Nonetheless, property owners benefit from the Waukegan Station on the Union Pacific North Line. The city is served by around 10 bus lines, and bus stops are usually nearby. Walking is not very common in Waukegan, even though many daily errands can be run on foot.