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Rating 3.19 out of 5 197 reviews
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I love the city of Waukegan. It is a love centering place for people seeking to live that old style way of life. The Waukegan Pier gives civilians the opportunity to get closer together both with family and friends. Waukegan does also offer certain activities to the public at the Genesis Theater where plays are displayed. One of my personal fun activities when I was younger was in Easter Time where our public parks would hide the Easter eggs and allow children to find as many as they could.
Waukegan is a safe place to live and is near to nature and other places where you will find peace and serenity.
Waukegan has a lot of pretty places to visit and its been my home for 18 years. I like how it is and I wouldn't change much.
There are some really great things about living in Waukegan, Ive lived in Waukegan for 28 years. I think the school system here is pretty good, I received an excellent education and most of the high school graduating class of 2009 went off to great 4 year universities for example Harvard and Yale. The area is very family friendly the neighborhood and safe for kids to play there are tons of parks. The commute to the city is about 40 minutes, and about the same to get to Milwaukee. Theres not that much to do in Waukegan but the surrounding areas are tons of fun. Six flags in about 15-20 minutes aways, the mall is about the same. Waukegan is a large city but at the same time is very small. Its almost like everyone knows everyone theres only one high school tons of elementary and jr high schools, high school is nice because we all come together and we can mingle with all different types of people. Overall, Waukegan is a very diverse and well informed area.
I grew up in Waukegan, IL and have lived here my entire life. It might not be the greatest place but being that it is the biggest city of Lake County it is a industrial suburb with plenty of job opportunities. There is plenty of room for growth, especially being located only about less than an hour drive, and only being 10 miles away from the Wisconsin border. Its a great midwest city to live in.
Growing up in Waukegan was great. There is so much within walking distance. The shops and restaurants are very diverse. There is a great theater down town, and the lake is right there. There are a magnitude of parks within miles of each other, that are easy to walk to from anywhere in town. There is also a great amount of public transportation.
It is a very small environment, surrounded by middle schools, high schools, and even a community college. What I like about Waukegan is that everything you need is withing the city, food market, library, insurance companies, you name it.
Growing up in Waukegan has been a wonderful experience. Most people know the city of Waukegan as the"city of progress" which one can argue it is. But in my eyes I see it as a city that is like no other.
I feel that if our downtown area had more to offer and was more lively, we would get a lot more visitors.
The area i live in is great. There are some bad areas in waukegan, but i am not in that area. I live in a great school distract and near Gurnee where it's a lot to do.
It might be looked down upon by neighboring cities, but there is a beauty in this city. Waukegan has a beautiful view of Lake Michigan. Beautiful houses and a lot of history on Sheridan St. This is a city that supports local artist by hosting monthly events where they can share their work.
What I love about Waukegan is how small I believe we are. Our population is around 89,000 (give and take), which seems pretty big, but if you live here, you know everyone that lives here. Everything is very convenient, whether it's food places, shopping places, gas stations, and even places to pay your bills. Being born and raised from Waukegan is something I am very proud of saying. My education was taken very far and I couldn't be any more thankful to the mentors and instructors that crossed my path. I know of a lot of people that are embarrassed to say they are from this town, but to me, I'm more than blessed and cannot wait to see how far Waukegan goes as a town.
I love that Waukegan is a very diverse community, and very rich in culture. I grew up in Waukegan and it is a city that has a lot of growing factors.
Since i was a kid when i started living here i did not have a choice to live there or not but now that I am 18 i would not move it is a real nie neighboor hood, I love it