"Home Sweet Home, Libertyville" Libertyville by deecat
Libertyville Travel Guide: 35 reviews and 152 photos
My husband Allan and I live in Libertyville, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, Illinois.Please check out my travelogues to know more about my personal home.
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We live in unincorporated Libertyville, really closer to Gurnee, Illinois. Libertyville has a beautiful downtown area that is still vibrant (which is rare because all the malls have depleted so many small towns).
It has a movie theatre, many antique stores, gift shops, Pubs, restaurants, furniture stores,coffee houses, a dance studio, candy shops, and a camera store.
Right in the middle of town is a Rose Garden with pathways to walk. It is quite beautiful and a very popular place.
It has a very excellent school system, which is one of the reasons so many people live here.
There is a nice train station for commuting to the city (Chicago).
There are many large, older homes immediately surrounding the town. Most have been renovated, keeping them true to their era.
Very nearby is a lovely Shopping Mall called "Hawthorne Center" with quality shops and restaurants.
Libertyville is a town and a community to be proud of.
One reason I love Libertyville Downtown so much is because it truly values its past.
As I was photographing interesting places in downtown Libertyville, I noticed plaques like the one in the photograph which signifies that the property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior.
Instead of tearing down buildings, Libertyville refurbishes the inside and maintains the "character" of the outside architecture.
The photograph shows just one of many small "touches" that add to the lovely ambience of downtown Libertyville.
Instead of ugly, dingy alleyways, the town has created airy, flower enhanced passageways for people to use and to enjoy.
- Pros:Beautiful, vibrant downtown
- Cons:traffic in Lake County
- In a nutshell:It will be the last home of 14 we've lived in!
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