The Libertyville / Gurnee Office includes, but is not necessarily limited to the following areas of coverage:
Abbott Park, Beach Park, Downey, Gages Lake, Grayslake, Great Lakes, Gurnee, Hainesville, Indian Creek, Libertyville, Linconlshire, Mundelien, North Chicago, Old Mill Creek, Park City, Prairie View, Russell, Third Lake, Vernon Hills, Wadsworth, Waukegan, Winthrop Harbor, Zion.
Summary. The Libertyville/Gurnee office services a unique group of thriving suburban communities located in the far northern sector of the Chicagoland area. These communities fall within the borders of both suburban Lake and McHenry Counties. The Libertyville and Gurnee areas are part of the Chicago metropolitan area and both serve as the hub of activity for the surrounding region. Gurnee is best known for being the location of Six Flags Great America and Gurnee Mills, together drawing over 26 million visitors annually. This suburban area has a vast array of neighborhoods and communities that reflect every available lifestyle. From private, waterfront homes, to golf course communities, to single family subdivisions, Libertyville, Gurnee and the surrounding areas serviced by this office offer a wide choice of housing alternatives. These great towns and villages all have access to the City of Chicago via the Metra Train Line and the I-94 Expressway. Proximity to these and other amenities is important when determining value. Each area in this market is unique and must be valued as such. Each town and village has its own historic appeal and charm and distinct marketing aspects. Schools and neighborhood amenities all play a large part in determining value. All of these factors contribute to a unique and ever-changing housing market that requires a distinct local perspective.
Education. School districts are often a determining factor when new residents begin their search for a home in the Libertyville/Gurnee Area. As such, they can have a direct impact on your valuation. Whichever school district within the North Suburban Conference your home lies in, it is important that your appraiser be familiar with the impact it has on your home’s value. Elementary Schools can also play an important part in the marketing and appeal of a home in this area.
Culture. Today the far northern sector of the Chicagoland area remains one of the fastest growing and most sought after living areas in the state. It is consistently rated as one of the highest scoring areas with regard to overall livability by national publications such as US News and World Report and Huffington Post. The area features numerous parks, museums and nature preserves and the eastern edge borders the shores of Lake Michigan. The area is home to the Six Flags Great America Theme Park with an estimated attendance of nearly 3 million visitors. The Gurnee Mills Shopping Mall is the third largest mall in Illinois, and is visited by more than 20 million people each year. It employs over 5,000 local residents in the area. Wherever your home is located in this marketing area, it is important to understand the effects of local attractions on the overall appeal.
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