Big Bear Lake real estate is regarded as a limited supply market in Illinois for lake homes and lake lots.
Big Bear Lake can be found in Vernon Hills, Illinois, under an hour from Chicago, Illinois. The lake is located in Century Park Arboretum, the largest park in the district, and next to Little Bear Lake.
This county has a population of over 700,000 people and is famous as a great spot to film movies. Lake County has hosted classics such as "Batman Begins" and "Ferris Bueller’s Day Off."
There are a few smaller airfields closer to Big Bear Lake, but the closest major airport is O’Hare International, under 30 minutes away. Urgent care can be provided at Northwestern Medicine, about five minutes away.
Stock up on snacks and groceries at Trader Joe’s, which is two miles away. Locals recommend restaurants such as Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar, The Calzone & Macaroni Company, Portillo's Hot Dogs, and Pita Inn.
At around 25 acres, Big Bear Lake offers peace from jet skis and other watercraft that are typically found on larger lakes.
Anglers looking to toss out a line can expect to find largemouth bass, bluegill, and crappie on this lake.
The Big Bear and Little Bear Loop is a 1.7 mile lightly trafficked trail perfect for all skill levels looking to exercise with a view.
Century Park Arboretum features two lakes, walking/biking trails, barbecue grills, a boat launch, a playground, restrooms, picnic areas, ball fields, a volleyball court, a half basketball court, plenty of parking, and more.
History buffs should visit the beautiful Cuneo Museum and Gardens to view the Cuneo family collection of fine art and furnishings, set in a beautiful 100-acre estate. The museum now belongs to Loyola University Chicago.
Sportsmen should be sure to go to either White Deer Run Golf Club or Vernon Hills Golf Course to have some fun off the water.
The Hawthorn Mall has over 120 stores, perfect for a family shopping trip or a relaxing day out.
Whether you are looking to buy a family home, a full-time retirement residence, or waterfront property, Big Bear Lake is an excellent choice.