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Chain O'Lakes - Squaw Creek Real Estate Agent

Holly Blanchette

Lake Homes Realty

(847) 696-8026

Licensed since 1989, Holly started specializing in waterfront property in 1998. Growing up in the Chicago suburbs and learning to waterski at age 10, Holly looked forward to every opportunity to visit a lake. She has now lived and boated on both the Chain O'Lakes and private lakes in Lake County for over 30 years. This extensive knowledge of the lakes is a great asset in helping her clients find the type of waterfront location that best suits their needs.

 

Prior to getting her real estate license in 1989, Holly enjoyed teaching junior high English and French and coaching volleyball, basketball and softball; all sports she played herself. Playing competitively in high school, college, and beyond, Holly applies the same skills necessary for success to her real estate career. Taking care of the details, anticipating and proactively solving problems and communicating well are the strengths she brings to each real estate transactions. Holly puts her clients first. Whether representing buyers or sellers, her goal is to make the purchase or sale of a home as easy and stress free as possible. This dedication is evident from her being a Chicago Magazine 5 Star Real Estate Agent award winner, as well as a Hall of Fame realtor.

 

Holly has been married to her husband, Daryl, for 25 years and they have one son, Tom. Spring and summer, they enjoy water skiing and wakeboarding. Outdoor sports continue in the winter with ice skating and skiing. Her husband is an avid fisherman all year round. Their son, realizing how much he had enjoyed growing up on a lake, made a waterfront location a priority when searching for his own home. Holly would love to help you achieve the same dream for your family.

 

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Holly  Blanchette

Contact Holly:

(847) 696-8026

 
 
 

About Chain O'Lakes - Squaw Creek

Lake County, Illinois

Squaw Creek is an outflow of Fox Lake in the Chain O’Lakes region. Surrounding the shore of Squaw Creek are numerous lake homes. Chicago is a little over an hour away, perfect for a day trip.

 

The Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital is 25 minutes away and the Chicago Midway International Airport is around an hour and a half away.

 

The 7,000-acre Chain O’Lakes waterway system rests just below the Wisconsin state border. The chain is reported to be the busiest inland recreational waterway per acre in the United States.

 

Rich With Mobster History

Back in the days of prohibition, the Chain O’Lakes region was popular with gangsters like Al Capone, who owned a lake house in the area. As it turns out, the Chain O’Lakes were ideal for smuggling alcohol over from Canada.

 

Outdoor Activities

The region is very popular for boaters and anglers. Boaters starting in Squaw Creek can access many of the lakes.

 

Close to Squaw Creek is the Chain O’Lakes State Park, which borders three of the Chain Lakes and is right next to a 3,230-acre conservation area. The park offers hiking and horseback riding as well as camping and hunting opportunities. In the winter, visitors can ice fish, snowmobile, and cross-country ski.

 

Anglers on the Chain O’Lakes can expect to catch a variety of quality and sizable fish including northern pike, muskies, largemouth and white bass, crappies, bluegills, channel cat, bullheads, carp, and yellow perch.

 

Food and Drink

Down the street from Squaw Creek are a few dining venues including Zaza’s Steakhouse and Italian Eatery, an old-fashioned Italian and American diner that also serves quality wine and cocktails. Additionally, Squaw Creek residents can visit J’s Sports Bar and Grill for a classic sports bar experience with pool, darts, and live music.

 

Area locals recommend eating at Rosati's Pizza of Lakemoor, Leo’s Chicago Grill, PAWNEY’s Place, and Miller’s Dog N Suds Drive In.

 

For boaters who are looking to have a good time, Blarney Island is a highly rated Caribbean-themed bar that, by all definitions, lives up to its name. It is, in fact, in the middle of the lake, and is only accessible by boat. Of course, they have a shuttle for those who don’t wish to drive a boat.

 

Blarney Island also hosts drag boat races every Thursday evening from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

 

Fun and School for the Kids

Of course, families have plenty of other options for entertainment. Bella’s Bouncies Skate on Grand Roller Rink offers the classic roller skating experience with roller skate rentals.

 

And when the fun is over and it's time to hit the books, the Squaw Creek is excellently located close to Grant Community High School.

 

A Quiet Outlet off a Thriving Lake Area

If you want access to both a relaxing getaway as well as an exciting lake time experience, check out Squaw Creek. It just might be the place for your next lake home!