Whether relocating to the area or simply looking for a new place to call home, Crystal Lake has 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 inbetween, you won’t have to look far to feel at home in Crystal Lake.
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 Northe]west Line. Crystal Lake centers its belief that the quality of life depends largely on the quality of the schools the children attend. Our education system is one of the best in Illinois, consistently rated high by independent organizations, students, teachers and parents. High School students earned a 22.7 Composite Score Average according to the latest A.C.T. scores, one of the highest in the state. All of the schools have excellent programs for all students, including gifted and special needs services.
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 won’t have to go far to get quality treatment. We are serviced by Centegra Health System’s McHenry and Woodstock hospitals, Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, Mercy Health System Hospital in Harvard, and Sherman Health Hospital in Elgin. Immediate Care, Physical Therapy & Rehab, Medical Imaging, and more, are all local, offering exceptional care.
Crystal Lake’s commitment to serving others is evident with the number of non-profit organizations and their contributions to the overall quality of life for the city and its residents. From historical societies and arts organizations to human services and food pantries, volunteers work to make amazing things happen. Many Crystal Lake businesses contribute countless hours of their time, talent and funding, to make a difference in the community.
Crystal Lake is home to many places of worship with nearly every denomination being represented including Lutheran, Catholic, Methodist, Baptist, Presbyterian, Episcopal, Jewish, and others.