Crystal Lake real estate is a top twenty market for lake homes and land in Illinois.
There are typically around 20 lake homes for sale on Crystal Lake, and 10 lots and land listings available. Crystal Lake homes for sale have an average list price of $235,000.
Crystal Lake originally got its name in the 1800s when Ziba S. Beardsley saw the lake and commented that it looked "clear as crystal."
The lake is located in Crystal Lake City and spans 228 acres across McHenry County. Crystal Lake is a suburb of Chicago, making it the perfect getaway for Chicago residents.
Also, this lake is conveniently located just a short drive from the O'Hare International Airport.
On the lake is the Three Oaks Recreation area, a once-abandoned quarry that is now home to pristine waters, beautiful natural habitats, and excellent fishing. Rent rowboats, canoes, kayaks, sailboats, and paddle boats at the on-site marina. Plan a picnic, spend a day at the spray park, eat a lakeside lunch, or go scuba diving.
The charming downtown Crystal Lake boasts a wide variety of local shops and restaurants that everyone will enjoy. On or near the Northwest Highway, you will find major retailers and local shops, fine dining, or fast food.
With the windy city being under an hour's drive away, a weekend getaway would be hard to resist. Chicago has so much fun to experience with activities that are perfect for people of all ages.
Whether you are looking to buy a family home, a full-time retirement residence, or find a vacation rental, Crystal Lake is an excellent choice.