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Hawthorn Woods is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 7,962. Hawthorn Woods is in Lake County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Hawthorn Woods offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Hawthorn Woods there are a lot of restaurants and 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
7,962

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$542,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$3,501
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    1%
  • Own
    99%
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Hawthorn Woods Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    12
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    12
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    36
    500
  • Theft
    182
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    24
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    5%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    26%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    40%
    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
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$168,224
National
$55,322
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Hawthorn Woods Reviews

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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.
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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.
Hawthorn Woods is a great village about 1 1/2 hours northwest of the city of Chicago. Many of the homes are on lots 1 plus acres, but new developments with smaller lots are coming soon. It is a very peaceful area with many parks nearby including a water park, making this great for families. Crime is nearly non-existent and the schools are some of the best in Illinois/Nation. A variety of restaurants are available close by in Lake Zurich, Wauconda, or Long Grove.