The Brierwood Lake real estate market is a beautiful, but lesser known, marketplace for lake property in Illinois.
Briarwood Lake is located in Brighton, Illinois, under an hour from St. Louis. Macoupin County has a population of about 45,000 and is named after Macoupin Creek.
There are a few smaller airports near Briarwood Lake, but the closest major airport is actually across state lines and is St. Louis Lambert International and is 45 minutes away.
Urgent care can be found under 20 minutes away at OSF Saint Anthony’s Health Center.
Stock up on snacks and groceries at Meehan IGA, 11 miles from the lake, or try a local-recommended restaurant such as Brighton Family Restaurant, Main Street Bar& Grill, The Cracked Egg, or Riviera Maya Mexican Restaurants.
Being part of the Briarwood Lake Estates community means residents will have the lake to themselves. Anglers can expect to find large and smallmouth bass here as well as channel catfish and crappie.
With its proximity to St. Louis, Briarwood Lake has lots of options for exciting things to do.
The top-rated place to go is City Museum. This 10-story building has an aquarium and an amusement park all wrapped into one.
Other ideas include watching a movie at the Skyview Drive-In, unwinding at Oak Hills Country Club and Winery, or racing at Brighton BMX.
Whether you are looking to buy a family home, a full-time retirement residence, or waterfront property, Briarwood Lake is an excellent choice.