- Suburb of Chicago, IL
Rating 3.93 out of 5 160 reviews
Gurnee Illinois Is my 2nd home I have been working for six flags great America 2003 most part the company has been very good to me its a nice town lots of restaurants and Gurnee mills mall very popular lots to enjoy and lots of hotels in the area also
Gurnee is a very great area. There is a very big town center with many restaurant options. Many activities in the area to escape rooms, six flags, parks, a mall, a community pool, and many scenic areas. The public schools are very big and a great community for kids to meet all types of people. The teachers are very helpful and there are many options for kids to excel and thrive. During the summer the Gurnee Park District offers summer camps for kids all the way up to 8th grade. There is a variety of camp types that will be able to interest a lot of kids. Sports are very prominent in the Gurnee area and athletics is a huge part of numerous families in the area. A very peaceful and safe community for all.
I love gurnee because it gives you a suburban vibe, and you have the gurnee mills mall, and six flags great America! The environment makes you feel very welcome here! If you like shopping, or amusement park things, then this is the place for you!
Gurnee is a very safe town to live in. There is a great commercial area where many stores and services are accessible. One can't forget to mention Six Flags Great America!
My overall experience in Gurnee has been good. What I enjoy about Gurnee are the local restaurant that serve great food and all of the different types of stores to shop at.
There is a lot to do in Gurnee year-round. We have Six Flags, Hurricane Harbour, Gurnee Mills, and my forest preserves. Good schools. Good people. Pretty split politically, though.
Gurnee has been amazing to live in because of how large it is and how many different things there are to do
Gurnee is a town with a lot of opportunity and growth. This town has a lot of entertainment and shopping. In addition, the schools are very good with dedicated staff. Overall, Gurnee is a great town.
Overall Gurnee is a safe place. There is an amusement park five minutes away from where I live. I love to hear the screams because I know they're having fun. I am in a protective, and have lovely neighbors that I wave to whenever we make eye contact and lots of dogs! I love dogs. I love seeing citizens take a jog because I know they're pushing themselves to stay healthy. Gurnee is a place that's considered "rich" compared to other cities such as Zion, North Chicago, and Waukegan. There is no such thing as being "rich" because we're all the same. Maybe because our district is considered better academic wise. I want everyone to feel equal. Gurnee is the suburbs of Chicago. Gurnee is filled with social, caring, and motivating people. One day, Gurnee will be the opposite of what I see years from now... And that is a good thing.
Its a good neighborhood, but the property taxes are terrible. It is a safe area with lats of good restaurants around it.
Gurnee is a nice town to live and many things are in close proximity. I feel safe living here and there are many things to do such as Six Flags Great America and Gurnee Mills Mall. I cannot speak much for the schools as I have not attended any public schools in the area but the community college is a really great opportunity and they offer a wide variety of classes and activities.
I have lived in Gurney, IL all my life. It is a very pretty, family friendly community with a diverse culture. There is plenty of shopping, movies and restaurants to enjoy. And don't forget Six Flags Great America makes its home in Gurnee.
Even though there is not an actual downtown area, Gurnee has many community activities for people of all ages. There is always something going on.
It's just an average suburb. Aside from the schools, there isn't much that makes it stand out from the rest.
Gurnee is a great place to live. I have lived there for 10+ years and have met many wonderful people and friends in the area. Also I got to go to a top notch school in my district with teachers who loved coming to work to educate and help me grow as an individual. I feel Gurnee has prepared me for my college life at Western Michigan University!
It is a nice and peaceful neighborhood that has great attractions such as Six Flags Great America and Gurnee Mills. The number of stores are phenomenal meaning that you are never too far from a store and It is always accessible. Another great thing about Gurnee are the schools. For elementary, intermediate, and midddle school, you could go to Woodland or Viking which are both great schools that give stucdents a good education and a good variety of sports to play. Then Warren Township High School is a great high school with challenging classes that definetly prepare you for college.
Moved here April 2018. October 2019, decided to move out. Close to Waukegan, with abandoned shopping strips and homeless beggars on every corner. Pollution can be smelled when the wind is coming from the east. ETO from two plants, one IN Gurnee as well as in Waukegan is causing cancer concerns for residents. Nice bike trails that are often flooded. Halloween is held on the Saturday before Halloween during the middle of the day, my first major disappointment. City is bland and characterless. Displaced coyotes roaming at night, eating house pets. Mayor is a feckless figurehead. Outrageous taxes; they spend money foolishly on premature road replacements, etc. It’s a cookie cutter city with mostly chain restaurants and shopping centers and beggars in the parking lots/exits. Lots of flooding issues. Getting out, hopefully in the spring of 2020, assuming we can find someone to buy our house. Last straw was a coyote snatching our cat off of our deck. I hate this town.