Whether you’re new to Crystal Lake, or one of its long-time residents, there are housing options to fit every lifestyle. Imagine a condo in our quaint historic downtown district or a cozy cottage by the lake. Perhaps a golf course in your backyard is more your style or a traditional home within walking distance of Crystal Lake’s award-winning schools. From new construction to existing housing, single family to multi-units, large or small and everything in-between, you won’t have to look far to feel at home in Crystal Lake.
Crystal Lake centers its belief that the quality of life depends largely on the quality of the schools the children attend. Crystal Lake boasts two of the very best public school systems in the region - Elementary School District 47 and Community High School District 155. Citizens are also served by several parochial grade schools, and by McHenry County College, on Crystal Lake's northern border. Our education system is one of the best in Illinois, consistently rated high by independent organizations, students, teachers and parents. All of the schools have excellent programs for all students, including gifted and special needs services.
Looking for outdoor recreation? Both the Crystal Lake Park District and the Three Oaks Recreation Area offer amenities which include sandy beaches, grassy picnic areas, playground/spray parks, hiking trails, fishing, and watercraft rentals. The Park District oversees numerous local parks and recreational facilities and offers diverse activity programs.
Crystal Lake also boasts a full-range of commercial real estate offerings to meet your unique business needs for retail, office, mixed-use and warehouse space. Crystal Lake’s position in the heart of McHenry County and proximity to Chicago offers a diverse labor pool with easy access to major highways, interstates and the Metra Union Pacific Northwest Line. Options for air travelers include O’Hare International Airport, Chicago-Rockford International Airport, Midway Airport in Chicago, or General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Living in Crystal Lake means that residents have access to state-of-the-art healthcare providers. With the many local area hospitals, clinics, and medical centers, you can expect quality treatment.
Crystal Lake is home to many places of worship with nearly every denomination being represented.
All of these amenities makes Crystal Lake a truly great place to live, work and play!