Lake Zurich is a village in Lake County, northwest of Barrington and northeast of Buffalo Grove. Like many other communities in the 6th district, Lake Zurich was settled in the 19th century as an agricultural area, and later became popular as a vacation spot before developing into a residential area. Today, Lake Zurich has a population of approximately 20,000.
|Living in Lake Zurich
In 2006, Lake Zurich was rated by U.S. News as “one of the top 25 affordable places to live in the country,” and has been rated by Frommer’s Travel Guide as “one of the top 100 best places to raise your family.
Students in Lake Zurich are served by Lake Zurich Community Unit School District 95. There are five elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school in the district. It schools have been rated among the best in Lake County.
What to See
Lake Zurich has a private lake (which shares its name with the village) with a three mile shoreline containing sand beaches, walking paths, fishing pier, and an area where canoes and kayaks can be launched.
There are also 30 parks in the village, which provide sports facilities, playgrounds and picnic areas. A few blocks north of Lake Zurich is the natural habitat Oak Ridge Marsh, which is filled with cottonwood, oaks and cherry trees as well as a bird observation area.
In September, Lake Zurich holds its annual Main Street Block Party- “Rock The Block,” with live bands, street dancing, food and fun. In December the village hosts “Miracle on Main Street,” which includes a visit from Santa, Mrs. Claus and their reindeer, cookies and hot cocoa, children’s crafts, sleigh rides, entertainment and adult beverages.
Lake Zurich is contained entirely within Illinois’ 6th congressional district.
In 2018, Sean Casten is running against the incumbent Peter Roskam, who has held the 6th district congressional seat since 2007.
Sean is committed to serving Lake Zurich and the rest of the 6th district by focusing on facts and working to strengthen the community’s schools and economy.