Gurnee, IL
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Notable For

Gurnee is home to Six Flags Great America and Gurnee Mills shopping mall, attracting visitors from around the state and providing ample entertainment for residents. Located in Lake County, Gurnee is only several miles away from Illinois Beach State Park on Lake Michigan and is bordered by the County Forest Preserve, Fourth Lake Forest Preserve, and Third Lake, offering a range of outdoor recreation and activities. The Gurnee Park District also provides residents with local parks and green open space, and offers after-school programs, summer camps, sports leagues, and events for the whole family.

Cost of Living

Gurnee home prices are typically higher than the Illinois and national averages. While the suburb tends to be similarly priced to its Lake County neighbors, home prices here are more expensive than in neighboring Gages Lake and Beach Park but are still more affordable than many suburbs to the south. Lake County also has higher than average property taxes, adding to the overall cost of living in this suburb.


I-94 runs through Gurnee and is the main expressway connecting the suburb to Chicago and Milwaukee. The village also has nearby access to Route 41 and 120, which allow easy transport to surrounding suburban areas. While Gurnee doesn’t have direct rail transport into Chicago, nearby Metra stations can be accessed in Grayslake and Waukegan. Pace Bus services provide daily routes to the nearby Metra stations, as well as Six Flags Great America, areas surrounding Gurnee Mills, downtown Waukegan, and other neighboring communities. O’Hare International Airport is about 30 miles away.


Gurnee is served by Gurnee Grade District 56, including four schools offering a range of K-8 education, Woodland District 50, including a primary, elementary, intermediate, and middle school, and Warren Township High School District 121, including one high school split into two campuses. The O’Plaine Road Campus serves freshman and sophomores, and the Almond Road Campus serves juniors and seniors. The College of Lake County is also located nearby in Grayslake, offering career programs, GED and adult education, and non-credit classes.


Gurnee is home to popular family attractions like Six Flags Great America, Gurnee Mills shopping mall, and Great Wolf Lodge water park resort. The Gurnee Antique Market and the Genesee Theatre are also nearby, offering unique shopping, concerts, and entertainment options.

Gurnee also offers access to natural attractions like Independence Grove Forest and Marina, where visitors can rent fishing boats, canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, and bikes. The Gurney Park District offers a comprehensive program of indoor and outdoor activities focused on residents of all ages, providing programs such as studio dance, theater, painting, and foreign language classes.


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