Libertyville

The Village of Libertyville is a charming, traditional residential community in Lake County, located 37 miles northwest of Chicago. Its historic downtown district provides residents with many shops and restaurants that contribute to its appealing atmosphere.

The Des Plaines River lies along the western boundary of the village, and the shores of Lake Michigan are seven miles from Libertyville. The Metra Train Service provides a comfortable commute to Chicago; or if preferred, those who want to drive hop onto I-94 for an easy commute by car. O’Hare International Airport is a 23-mile drive for residents who are traveling by plane.

The Libertyville Sports Complex provides a multitude of activities and programs for all ages. It offers basketball, volleyball, soccer, softball, baseball, football, and lacrosse. The fitness center staffs certified instructors and personal trainers for all levels of training. The Complex also includes a golf learning center and a family entertainment center. Residents are also just minutes away from Six Flags Great America amusement park, the Gurnee Mills Outlet Mall, and Hawthorne Shopping Center.

The Village is a well-established residential community with excellent schools and was named a contender for the list of Best Places to Live in Illinois by CNNMoney.com in 2005. Libertyville strives to maintain its quality of life and will continue to be a popular place to work and live.

Schools:

School Address Phone Grade
Adler Park School 1740 N Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville, Il 60048 847-362-7275 Elementary Schools
Adler Park School 1740 N Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville, Il 60048 (847) 362-7275 Elementary Schools
Alta Vista Montessori School 1850 W Winchester Rd # 201 Libertyville Il 1850 W Win 847-981-1621 Elementary Schools
Butterfield School 1441 Lake St, Libertyville, Il 60048 847-362-3120 Elementary Schools
Butterfield School 1441 Lake St, Libertyville, Il 60048 (847) 362-3120 Elementary Schools
Copeland Manor Elementary Schl 801 7th Ave Libertyville IL 60064 847-362-0240 Elementary Schools
Copeland Manor Elementary Schl 801 7th Ave, Libertyville, Il 60048 (847) 362-0240 Elementary Schools
Oak Grove School 1700 Oplaine Rd, Libertyville, Il 60048 847-367-4120 Elementary Schools
Rockland Elementary School 160 W Rockland Rd, Libertyville, Il 60048 847-362-3134 Elementary Schools
Rockland Elementary School 160 W Rockland Rd, Libertyville, Il 60048 (847) 362-3134 Elementary Schools
Libertyville High School 708 W Park Ave, Libertyville, Il 60048 847-362-5123 High Schools
Libertyville High School 708 W Park Ave, Libertyville, Il 60048 (847) 362-5123 High Schools
Brainerd Building School 416 W Park Ave, Libertyville, Il 60048 (847) 367-3130 Middle Schools
Highland Upper Grade Ctr 310 W Rockland Rd, Libertyville, Il 60048 847-362-9020 Middle Schools
Oak Grove School 1700 Oplaine Rd, Libertyville, Il 60048 (847) 367-4120 Middle Schools
Libertyville History

“Libertyville was settled in the early 1830’s by George Vardin, an Englishman. Originally named Vardin’s Grove, it was renamed Independence Grove in 1836 during the Independence Day celebration. The first post office was established in 1837. Because another post office named Independence Grove already existed in the state, the village name was changed again to Libertyville when it was named the county seat. A third name change happened in 1839 when the new name of Burlington was chosen until the county seat was moved to what is now called Waukegan in 1841. The name Libertyville was reclaimed for the last time in that year.

The Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad was extended to Libertyville in 1881, resulting in the expansion of the Village. Homes, schools, churches, stores, and mills were built. The following year the Village was incorporated.

Two important sites of the history and culture in the Village are the Ansel B. Cook House and the David Adler Cultural Center. The Ansel B. Cook House is one of the most complete Victorian Museums in Lake County. The David Adler Cultural Center is the former home of David Adler, one of Chicago’s greatest architects. It offers art and music classes, concerts, art exhibitions, tours, and programs for adults and children.”

Libertyville Trivia & Fun Facts

“Famous people with ties to Libertyville include:
Adlai Stevenson, presidential candidate, lived in Libertyville.
Marlon Brando, Oscar-winning actor attended Libertyville High School.
King Peter II of Yugoslavia is buried in Libertyville.
Brett Butler, 1991 MLB National League All Star grew up in Libertyville.

Libertyville is home to the corporate headquarters of Abbott Laboratories, Baxter International, and Walgreen’s.

Most of the early settlers in Libertyville were of German, Irish, and English ancestry.”

City of Chicago Vehicle Stickers

All Chicago residents driving, parking, leasing and/or owning a vehicle for which they are responsible in the City of Chicago are subject to the Chicago Wheel Tax and must purchase a Chicago City Vehicle Sticker. This includes Chicago residents that maintain their registration outside of the City of Chicago, but use the vehicle in the City. We want motorists to avoid costly tickets: You must purchase a Chicago Vehicle Sticker within 30 days of residing in the City or acquiring a new vehicle to avoid late fees and fines.

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Residential Parking Permits

Chicago’s Residential Parking Permit program is designed to restrict parking on designated residential streets during specified hours, except for the residents of that street, guests of the residents or those who provide a service to the residents. This program helps to ensure that residents of densely populated areas have reasonable access to parking near their residences. Cars parked in violation of this ordinance are ticketed.

The City of Chicago does not mess around. The city has a dillignet parking patrol staff that will ticket you if you are in a spot where a permit you don’t have is required. All spots that require permits are marked with white street signs. Please look out for them!

For more information, contact the city clerk at 312-744-6861 or email info@chicityclerk.com. We also recommend that you ask your Real Estate Agent, Leasing Agent, or Land Lord about parking permit requirements in your area.