While there are a variety of neighborhoods in Lake in the Hills, the “Old Section” on the east side of the village (east of Randall Road) is considered by many as the heart of the community. This is comprised of four neighborhoods distinguished by their respective street names: the Original Section, the President's Section, the Tree Section and The Indian Section. Homes among the Old Section are regarded as more eclectic as this area does not embrace the more uniform home design themes and tract layout of properties you’ll encounter among the newer neighborhoods. West of Randall Rd is the "New Section" and as such you will find lots newer homes here most of which offer 3 and 4 bedrooms, basements and 2 or 3 car garages.
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What is there to do for fun in Lake in the Hills?
Residents of Lake In The Hills enjoy a variety of recreational options. The community is complemented with an array of parks (34 total) that collectively cater to nature lovers and sports enthusiasts. For instance, Fen Nature Preserve is a 260-acre nature preserve with over 400 species of native plants and wildflowers and over 60 species of birds and insects (some classified as uncommon, rare, or endangered). The east side of town also has four lakes with two swimming beaches, boating and fishing. On the west side of town is Sunset Park Sports Complex which has 125 acres and offers a spray park, baseball/softball fields, basketball/tennis courts, skate park, soccer and football fields, playground, and walking trails. Sunset Park is also home to two summer festivals. The first one, Ribfest, takes place the second weekend of July and the second, Sunset Fest, takes place over Labor Day weekend. These fests offer attendees food, music, fireworks, car shows, parades and so much more, making it a cornerstone of the summer!
For golfers, there's the beautiful Boulder Ridge Country Club which is home to 27 holes of golf. Throughout the year, there's a variety of league play and tournaments which cater to players of all ages. Boulder Ridge Country Club also has a swimming pool, tennis court and a dining room.
Lake In The Hills is further complemented with great shopping and dining. From the Centre and Bellchase Commons to other venues along the Randall Road corridor, residents have a wide variety of retail stores and restaurants serving all types of food. Lake in the Hills is also home to highly rated schools.
What is the history of Lake in the Hills?
Lake In The Hills was once a quaint and quiet lakeside village of cottages that provided a weekend sanctuary for Chicago area residents striving to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. It held such status for many years, but during the 1990s, all that would change as builders began creating new residential developments on the west side of the city (west of Randall Road) which met with wide appeal from home buyers. Lake in the Hills achieved distinction as not only one of the fastest-growing suburbs in Chicago but was also recognized among the fastest-growing area in all of America and is considered one of the best-valued options in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago.