Tower Lakes

Welcome to Tower Lakes

Located an hour northwest of Chicago, Tower Lakes is an upscale suburb that's truly one-of-a-kind. When you live here, every day feels like a vacation—but that could be because of the small-town feel, friendly neighbors, and serene lakefront locale. Although this cozy village only has a little more than 1,200 residents, you'll still be a stone's throw away from all your everyday conveniences. To top it all off, the area is also served by top-notch schools, always has something going on, and has plenty of homes with striking lake panoramas.

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At a Glance

Getting Around

Major roads: US-12, Highway 59, Highway 176
Chicago O'Hare International Airport: 43 minutes
Chicago: 1 hour
Elgin: 37 minutes


Population: 1,226
County: Lake
Zip codes: 60010
Median home value: $557,500

Spotlights of Tower Lakes

Tower Lake

As the community's namesake, Tower Lake is a breathtaking body of water located in the center of town. Here, residents can fish, swim, boat, and even ice skate throughout the year. The lake also serves as the town's main gathering place for various events, and there are plenty of public access points all throughout Tower Lakes.

Tower Lakes Fen Nature Preserve

Located just east of Tower Lakes, the Tower Lakes Fen Nature Preserve is a paradise for outdoor adventurers of all ages. This 10-acre tract of land features multi-mile hiking trails, pristine waterfront views, and plenty of opportunities to really get in touch with nature. 

Local events

There's never a shortage of fun when you live in Tower Lakes! This close-knit community loves putting on events all throughout the year. Highlights include a 4th of July extravaganza, the springtime Progressive Dinner, and the chili cook-off during autumn. You'll also find a lot of impromptu get-togethers—like hockey games or barbecues—near the lake!

Tower Lakes Attractions

What You'll LOVE in Tower Lakes

Tower Lakes might seem like a quiet town, but it's only a hop, skip, and a jump away from the Barrington area's best attractions and conveniences. Here are a few more perks that come with living in this unique suburb.

Nearby shopping and dining

Although Tower Lakes is primarily a residential town, you'll never have to travel far to experience the area's top retail and culinary opportunities. If you want to live like a Tower Lakes local, try savoring some Italian bites al fresco at Za Za's Tavola Italiana. Head down US-12, and you'll find various malls, big-box stores (like Walmart and Target), and dozens of other stores.

Parks and recreation

As you might expect, Tower Lakes boasts ample opportunities for outdoor recreation. Most parks around town offer public access to Tower Lake, so you can always go for a swim or a picnic at a moment's notice. Near the outskirts of Tower Lakes, you'll find a number of scenic nature preserves, and you'll also be minutes away from Lake Barrington and dozens of top-rated golf courses.

A+ public schools

Even if you don't have children, it's worth taking public schools into consideration when moving to a new area. Students living in Tower Lakes attend Barrington Community Unit School District 220, one of the top-performing districts in the area. BCUSD 220 is the ninth best district in all of Illinois according to, and over 90% of graduates go on to attend a college or university.

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If Tower Lakes sounds like the right community for you, we'd love to help you find a home that checks all your boxes! Contact the Morrison Home Team today to start your search—we're always here to lend a helping hand!

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