Lake Villa, Illinois

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Lake Villa is a village in Lake County, Illinois United States. The population was 5,864 at the 2000 census. Lake Villa lies within Lake Villa Township. The population is estimated to be 8,614 as of July 2006.



Lake Villa is located at 42°25′3″N 88°4′56″W / 42.4175°N 88.08222°W / 42.4175; -88.08222 (42.417546, -88.082360).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 6.5 square miles (16.8 km²), of which, 5.7 square miles (14.8 km²) of it is land and 0.8 square miles (1.9 km²) of it (11.57%) is water.

The village lies in a gently rolling moraine landscape, dominated by lakes of glacial origin. Among these are Cedar Lake, north of the village center, and Deep Lake, to the east. There are several smaller lakes and ponds, along with a complement of wetlands. The lakes and ponds have been important in Lake Villa's historic tourist industry, and over the years led to a small ice industry.

Drainage is ultimately to the Des Plaines and Fox Rivers.

The Wisconsin Central Railway runs through the village center. This is a heavily used freight line which also carries Metra commuter rail traffic from Antioch, Illinois to the Chicago Loop.

Major streets

  • Illinois 83.svg Milwaukee Avenue
  • Illinois 132.svg Grand Avenue
  • Grasslake Road
  • Petite Lake Road
  • Deep Lake Road
  • Fairfield Road
  • Cedar Lake Road
  • Monaville Road

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