Welcome to Inverness
Known for its natural beauty and wooded, rolling hills, Inverness reportedly earned its name as it was reminiscent of the capital of the Scottish Highlands. While the village has grown considerably, it maintains its rural character and natural beauty with most homes set on acre parcels. Less than an hour’s drive to Chicago or accessible by nearby railways, residents enjoy easy access to downtown amenities. Inverness serves as a steady, easy-going suburban village—think, simple living in a fast-paced environment.
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At a Glance
Major roads: Route 62, Route 68, US-14
Chicago O'Hare International Airport: 22 minutes
Chicago: 55 minutes
Arlington Heights: 15 minutes
Zip codes: 60010 & 60067
Median home value: $605,000
Spotlights of Inverness
A dollar and a quarter went a long way back in the day—in 1840, the US government sold land in the Inverness area for $1.25 per acre. In 1926, Mr. Arthur T. McInthos—one of Chicago’s leading land developers—bought what is now Inverness. His vision for the land was to foster a friendly community for young couples to raise their families in a rural environment.
Unique Home Styles
As the man with the plan during the early development of Inverness, Way Thompson approved all house plans and neighborhoods for the Inverness area. The first ten homes in the village were decorated by his wife, Barbara. Inverness homes were all custom-built following the construction of the original 20 houses—the customization of those homes can be seen in the area’s varied housing styles to this day.
Inverness is saturated with hardworking professionals—the most common jobs held by residents are management and sales occupations. In comparison to other places, Inverness employs an unusually high number of people working in legal occupations. Williamsburg Village—the only business park in Inverness—houses various professional services from insurance agencies to medical practices to law firms.
What You'll LOVE in Inverness
Inverness is a prime example of exceeded expectations—the area has grown beyond belief, yet it still maintains its original rural character. Here are a few more things sure to have you raving about this one-of-a-kind village:
Inverness Golf Club
Originally the community center for recreation in 1939, the Inverness Golf Club is located in the heart of the village. The first homes built in the area were situated around the edge of the golf course. The club’s pristine golf course, delicious dining, and tennis and swimming facilities make it the go-to destination for a fun-filled day.
Crabtree Nature Center
Truly a sight to behold, Crabtree Nature Center encompasses more than a thousand acres of glacier-formed landscape in northwest Cook County. Whether you’re an avid bird watcher or all-around nature lover, you’ll enjoy the center’s views of woodlands and wetlands. In addition to its picturesque scenery, the nature center offers three unpaved walking trails.
Arguably one of the most Instagrammable places in the Midwest, Selfie Wrld is a selfie museum full of eye-catching art installations. Immerse yourself in the themed displays for the ultimate Kodak moment. The museum’s interactive installations are kid-friendly and sure to make a memory that will last a lifetime!
You're Invited to Inverness!
We’ve been experiencing the excitement of Inverness for a while—and now, we’re inviting you to join in on the fun! The Morrison Home Team would love to help you find the home of your dreams. Contact us today to start your search, and remembers we’re always a call away at 847-409-0297.
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