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Virginia Lake


Virginia Lake, Illinois

Located in Illinois, Virginia Lake real estate is a tight inventory market in the state for lake homes and lake lots.

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    About Virginia Lake
    Between Waukegan and Chicago

    Virginia Lake is a small reservoir located just 1.6 miles from Palatine, in Cook County, in the state of Illinois. Several smaller lakes are surrounding Virginia Lake in the nearby residential areas. This reservoir is mostly used as a scenic part of the neighborhood.

    Virginia Lake is just under an hour’s drive from the busy city of Chicago and around 45 minutes from Waukegan. Both give visitors access to the rolling shores of Lake Michigan.

    Lake Life, Golfing, and Hiking

    This quaint lake is perfect for someone looking to live in a more peaceful, calming environment.

    Residents can have small docks on the water to enjoy watching the sunset or casting a line. There are no motorized boats allowed due to the lake's smaller size, which means that residents do not have to deal with noise boats or high water traffic.

    If you are looking to spend a peaceful afternoon fishing, common species caught here are largemouth bass, bluegill, and common carp.

    Less than five miles away is the Palatine Hills Golf Course. With 18-holes for players to experience, golfers living on Virginia Lake are sure to up their skill level.

    Also nearby is the Deer Grove Forest Preserve. With nearly 2,000 acres of habitat to explore, residents of Virginia Lake always have a place to hike, bike, bird-watch, sled, fish, ice skate, or ride horseback.

    Visit the Bigger Cities and the Beach

    A lesser-known city in Illinois compared to its larger counterpart Chicago, Waukegan is a few miles drive from Virginia Lake. Nearby is Six Flag of Great America, an amusement park with roller coasters, games, and fun events.

    If you are looking to see a bigger city, visit Chicago. It has hundreds of attractions, shops, restaurants, and fun experiences to enjoy. Take a guided boat cruise on the Spirit of Chicago or sail the day away in a giant sailboat. You will feel like one of the early sailors going on a new adventure.

    Enjoy the Tranquil Life

    Whether you are looking to buy a family home, a full-time retirement residence, or a vacation rental, Virginia Lake is an excellent choice.