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Hawthorn Woods is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 8,047. Hawthorn Woods is in Lake County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Hawthorn Woods offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Hawthorn Woods there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Hawthorn Woods and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Hawthorn Woods are highly rated.
About Hawthorn Woods...
Population
8,047

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$555,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$3,501
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    1%
  • Own
    99%
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Hawthorn Woods Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    23.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    423.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    23.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    5%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    21%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    25%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    42%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    15%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Hawthorn Woods

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$170,313
National
$55,322
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I've lived here for 6 years of my life. It is a very quiet part of the suburbs in which the houses are not very close together or at least where I lived. There is adequate infrastructure and it is quite safe. I've had little to no interaction with my neighbors simply because we live so far apart and also to my personal preferences as well. The low light is helpful for stargazing. You will definitely need a car to get around here. Most of the places I go to require a 15-30 minute drive to places like lincolnshire and mount prospect. However if you intend to stay in the area, this won't be a problem.
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I have lived in Hawthorn Woods for the past two years and I love it! Hawthorn Woods is beautiful and is just fifteen minutes away from Lake Zurich and Vernon Hills. Due to the fact that it's close to these suburbs, there is always something to do whether it's going to Hawthorn mall, the movies, Lake Zurich, or going bowling. Although there is a lot to do around Hawthorn Woods, the greatest part about it is that the actual suburb itself is not too busy, but instead it's quite a peaceful and laid back place to live. There is a real sense of community here and all my neighbors are kind to each other and respectful.
There is a lot of green space. Parks have tennis courts, baseball & soccer fields, basketball courts, pavilions, & playgrounds. The Village hosts family events (e.g., indoor & outdoor movie nights, Santa, concerts, swim party, winter festival, 4th of July fireworks & parade). The Ela District library is great w/ a huge children’s section. The Community is extremely safe. Village does a great job with services (e.g., snow plowing).

Shopping, eating, and entertainment is convenient in nearby Lake Zurich, Deer Park, and Kildeer. There is an aquatic center & three nearby indoor sports centers, including Foglia YMCA.

The area feeds into three different high school districts (Lake Zurich HS, Stevenson HS, and Mundelein HS). We are extremely happy with Dist 95 schools (Lake Zurich), which are highly rated. Lake Zurich High School is smaller than some of the neighboring high schools, which will work better for our family.

The housing is expensive and the real estate taxes are high.