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A Best-of-Both-Worlds Location

Many of our students say living in Lake County offers the best of both worlds. While you have easy access to bustling, world-class Chicago — it’s just an hour’s drive or a commuter train ride away — Lake County offers a quality of life that is more affordable and slower-paced, with quaint towns, miles of hiking trails and Lake Michigan's shoreline nearby.

Lake County, which includes North Chicago, includes both rural and suburban communities, allowing for a wide range of extracurricular activities and lifestyles. The public schools are good, the crime-rate is low and quality of life is pleasant.

A variety of recreational activities are available in Lake County all year round. There are many beautiful beaches along the lakes; swimming, sailing, fishing, tennis, and golf are favorites among local residents. The comprises more than 30,000 acres set aside for conservation and recreation, including almost 200 miles of trails for hiking, biking and cross-country skiing.

Trains and highways leading to Chicago are numerous; in fact, most places in Lake County are about an hour away from the many exciting cultural and sports activities in Chicago and Milwaukee. 鶹Ӱ is located near the , making trips into Chicago easy for students.