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    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
About Hawthorn Woods...
Population
7,590

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$504,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$3,501
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    2%
  • Own
    98%
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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
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    25
    500
  • Theft
    62
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$156,413
National
$55,322
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    25%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    15%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%
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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.