Welcome to Hawthorn Woods
Remaining true to its strong rural roots, Hawthorn Woods has worked hard over the years to preserve its precious landscape. Just 40 miles from downtown Chicago, this village boasts easy access to big-city conveniences, but with a cozy place to call home, too! A world away from ordinary suburbs, Hawthorn Woods has distinctive neighborhoods dotted throughout its pastoral terrain. Here, you'll notice everywhere feels like home—at the grocery store when you run into your neighbor, on the nature trails when you're admiring the wildlife, and most importantly, when you step foot into your new humble abode!
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At a Glance
Major roads: Route 12, Midlothian Road
Chicago O'Hare Int'l Airport: 30 minutes
Chicago: 1 hour
Lake Zurich: 15 minutes
Zip codes: 60047 & 60060
Median home value: $585,000
Spotlights of Hawthorn Woods
Hawthorn Woods Community Park
Located at the corner of Old McHenry and Quentin roads, this namesake park is a staple of the Hawthorn Woods community. If there's a special event being held, odds are, it's happening here. From sports tournaments and summer concerts to family reunions and fitness classes, there's always something to discover at the park.
Oregano's Corner Cafe
We couldn't take you on a tour of Hawthorn Woods without talking about the village's classic Italian spot, Oregano's Corner Cafe. Feel like you're fine dining on the cobblestone streets of Italy at this family owned restaurant, where the same recipes have been passed down for more than 100 years.
Hawthorn Woods Aquatic Center
Hawthorn Woods locals love to spend all their sunny days splashing around at the village's awesome aquatic center. Whether you want to work out in the center's 6-lane competition pool or adventure down the winding water slides, you can certainly find your favorite water activity here.
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What You'll LOVE in Hawthorn Woods
Widely known for its beautiful backdrop of bucolic spaces, Hawthorn Woods is a special community with so much to explore. Here are a few more things you'll love about living in this rural oasis.
Top shopping & dining
In addition to the time-honored Italian comfort food at Oregano's, Little Joey's Pizza & Pasta features a wide selection of specialty pizzas and delicious pasta dishes. Need a new date night spot? Hawthorn Woods Country Club members can reserve dinner for two at the club's fine dining restaurant. On the menu here, you can order a seasonal favorite or a sweet pour off the lengthy wine list. In less than a 10-minute drive, Hawthorn Woods residents can reach the charming shops at Illinois' first historic district, Long Grove.
Prime parks & recreation
Hawthorn Woods maintains 18 parks, all of which are set against the village's stunning landscape. Making up more than 170 acres of the village's total area, the community's parks double as event spaces and hangout spots. Nestled against its namesake pond, Countryside Meadows Park is a popular place to explore nature and admire the in-season blooms. And for residents who want to up their sports games, Foglia YMCA, MVP Sports Academy, and a U.S. Gymnastics Training Center can all be found near the community.
Superior public schools
Even if you don't have children, it's worth researching nearby public schools when moving to a new area—they can actually increase a community's property values. Luckily, students living in Hawthorn Woods attend Lake Zurich Community Unit School District 95. In total, the district operates five elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school. In addition to traditional academic programs, the school district places a strong emphasis on extracurricular activities, such as sports and fine arts.
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