Mundelein Real Estate and Community Information

Mundelein Real Estate and Community Information

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Located approximately 35 miles northwest of Chicago on the North Shore of Lake Michigan, the village of Mundelein offers peaceful suburban living in close proximity to one of the country’s most popular economic and entertainment hubs.

Shopping and Dining

Mundelein’s restaurants offer everything from Mexican and American food to authentic Italian and Greek cuisine. Considered one of the classiest restaurants in town, Park Street Restaurant is famous for its gourmet foods, elegant wines, and great outdoor patio. Las Palmas Mexican Restaurant & Bar, voted #1 in Mexican Cuisine by North Shore Magazine, serves up zesty Mexican specialties, mouth-watering appetizers, and thirst-quenching beers, cocktails, and margaritas. The restaurant at the Gale Street Inn offers waterside fine dining, live music, and an American classic menu complete with lobster tail and martinis. Bill’s Pizza & Pub offers double-decker pizzas, thin crust pizzas, draft beers, sandwiches, salads, and more in a comfortable “north woods” atmosphere.  Nikkos Gyros is famous across Lake County for its popular gyros, and no Mundelein resident should miss out on the exceptionally fresh offerings of the nautical-themed Dover Straits. Additional restaurants in town include Original Omega Restaurant & Pancake House, Mambo Italiano, Pita Inn, Wingstop, Taco & Burrito Express, and McDonald’s.

Shops in Mundelein include Dominick’s, Garden Fresh Market, DiCarlo Fine Wines & Spirits, Goodwill, Walgreens, P.K. Bennett Jewelers, Whiskers & Wags Upscale Resale Shop and Adoption Center, Ace Hardware, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Aaron’s, and AT&T Mobility. Additional stores and restaurants can be found in nearby Libertyville, Vernon Hills, and Lincolnshire.

Parks and Recreation

Mundelein is home to a number of beautiful neighborhood parks. The Maurice Noll Park offers trail access with connections to Libertyville. It also features a stocked fishing lake, ball fields, sports courts, and a playground. The Leo Leathers Park features 21 acres of ball fields, basketball and tennis courts, picnic areas, and playgrounds. There’s also a nine-hole disc golf course. Additional ball fields are located in Lincoln Park, Memorial Park, and the 49-acre Longmeadow Park. The small, ¼-acre John Wiech Park connects Mundelein to a Lake County snowmobile trail. Kracklauer Park features a children’s playground, a dance studio, and a gazebo where summer concerts, community events, and art festivals are often held. Lions Field is home to the Fort Hill Heritage Museum, a skateboard park, and a horseshoe area. Spray Park is open seasonally and offers safe, water fun for tots and young children. Features include spraying flowers, water cannons, sand play area, shuffleboard, picnic areas, and sand volleyball. The Community Center features a water park and a fitness center. Golfers can play on 203 beautiful acres at the Ken Killian-designed Steeple Chase Golf Club. Mundelein also is home to a gigantic, state-of-the-art library.

Living

Mundelein real estate offers something for everyone, from quaint historic homes and attached houses to new-construction, custom homes and lakefront properties. The village is made up of many neighborhoods. Loch Lomond features a variety of houses located near the banks of the 75-acre, man-made lake. Residents have access to two beaches, a large pier, and a playground. Fishing, swimming, kayaking, paddle boating, and rowing on the lake are favorite activities. Fields of Ambria on Ambria Drive offers medium-to-large-sized homes complete with picturesque views of the forest preserve and nearby shopping. Some even have three-season rooms and finished basements. Additional neighborhoods include Barnhill, Diamond Lake, Sylvan Lake, West Shore Park, Countryside, Fairhaven, Tullamore, Holcomb, Hampton Reserve, Long Meadow, Woodhaven, Steeple Chase, Lakewood Village, and Cambridge West. Median home cost in 2012 was $138,900.

Schools, Health, and Transportation

Four school districts serve the village of Mundelein: Mundelein Elementary School District 75, Diamond Lake School District 76, Fremont School District 79, and Mundelein Consolidated High School District 120. Schools in town include one early learning center, five elementary schools, three middle schools, and the Mundelein High School. The Fairhaven School serves children in pre-kindergarten to 1st grade. The Sally Potter School serves children from pre-kindergarten through 8th grade. There also are several parochial schools in Mundelein, including Santa Maria Del Popolo School and Carmel Catholic High School. University of Saint Mary of the Lake in Mundelein is Chicago’s major seminary school.

There are three acute-care hospitals within ten miles of Mundelein: Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago, and Lake Forest Hospital in Lake Forest. Advocate Condell Medical Center is the closest emergency services provider.

Mundelein is close to Route 53 and the Tollway, which makes commuting relatively easy. There are also several public transportation options available to village residents. The Metra’s North Central Service runs a weekday rail service to Antioch and Chicago Union Station. Pace Bus connects Mundelein to Libertyville and Vernon Hills.

 

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