Chain O'Lakes - Long Lake real estate is considered a tight inventory market for lake homes and lake lots in Illinois.
There are typically 20 lake homes for sale on Chain O'Lakes - Long Lake at any given time. The lake will usually have 10 or so lake lots and land for sale.
Chain O'Lakes - Long Lake homes for sale have an average list price of $186,000, with many great homes at higher and lower prices.
Just below the Wisconsin state border sits Long Lake. This lake is one of the fifteen lakes that comprise the 7,000-acre Chain O'Lakes waterway system. The Chain is reported to be the busiest inland recreational waterway per acre in the United States.
Considered a part of the Chicagoland tourism region, Long Lake is one of the smaller lakes in the system with a surface area of 335 acres. The depth of this lake ranges from three feet to 32 feet. Long Lake is connected to Fox Lake by a series of channels, but it is a bit more removed than some of the busier lakes in Chain O'Lakes.
Long Lake is known for its sailing and yacht club located on the lake. Don't know how to sail? No worries, the yacht club has instructors that are trained to teach everyone the ropes.
Boating, ice fishing, skiing, biking, picnicking, ice skating, jet skiing, snowmobiling, wildlife viewing, and hiking can all be enjoyed around Lake Marie. This lake truly has something for everyone.
Anglers who enjoy a peaceful day on the lake will prefer dropping a line in Long Lake over its bigger, busier neighbors. Fish in Long Lake include northern pike, chain pickerel, largemouth bass, white bass, crappy, bluegill, channel catfish, bullhead, carp, and yellow perch.
Nearby is the 840-acre Chain O'Lakes State Park. This park borders three of the Chain lakes and neighbors a 3,230-acre conservation area.
Trails for hiking and horseback riding cover the 2,450-acre park, which also offers overnight campgrounds. Hunting is permitted in a season for doves and waterfowl; there is an archery season for deer. Visitors can even have fun in the winter when there is ice fishing, snowmobiling, and cross-country skiing.
Due to the large size of the 7,000-acre Chain O'Lakes region, there is a plethora of shops, restaurants, vacation rentals, and attractions for the family to enjoy.
Whether you are looking to buy a family home, a full-time retirement residence, or find a vacation rental, Long Lake is an excellent choice.