Lake In The Hills Information
Looking for llinoisReal Estate or Illlinois homes for sale...consider Healthy Living...Lake In The Hills: As the name implies, Lake in the Hills has four lakes. WoodsCreek Lake is the largest with two swimming areas - Indian Trail Beach and Butch Haggle Beach, GooseLake, Willow Lake and Lake Scott are all shallow lakes. Goose Lake is utilized mainly for fishing while Willow Lake and Lake Scott are wildlife ponds. Lake In the Hills is home to a small airport as well as many small businesses. Population is just over 30,000.
Chicago Magazine ranks Lake in the Hills in the top five Healthiest Places to Live. In the October 2005 issue, 191 suburban Chicago communities were given scores on 15 qualities relating to health, safety, and the environment, searching for the healthiest places to live. Lake in the Hills was ranked the 4th healthiest place to live amongst peer communities throughout the Chicagoland area.
Illinois Communities were graded on the elements below and received weighted scores according to the recommendations of experts in public health and epidemiology. Lake in the Hills scored highest in both the safety and environmental categories with overall rankings of 2nd and 6th respectively.
· Environmental - air pollution sources, hazardous waste sources, water violations, industrial chemical releases, and open space.
· Health - physicians per capita, premature mortality, low birth weights, incidence of cancer, fast food restaurants, and percent of population using public transportation.
· Safety - number of violent crimes, number of property crimes, number of crash deaths, and number of liquor licenses.
Posted by Vicki Watzlawick, Broker Owner, Exit Platinum Realty, www.Vickisdreamhomes.com