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the village of Hawthorn Woods

2 Lagoon Drive, Hawthorn Woods, Illinois 60047 / (847) 438-5500 (847) / 438-1459 (Fax)



6,002 (U.S. Census Bureau, 2000)

Median Household Income:

$132,720 (U.S. Census Bureau, 2000)


5.4 square miles

Year of Incorporation:




The Village of Hawthorn Woods is located in Lake County, approximately 32 miles northwest of the Chicago Loop. The Potawatomi Indian Tribe left the area of what is now Hawthorn Woods following a treaty with the United States in 1829, and Yankee farmers moved in. German immigrants followed in the 1850s, and later Dutch farmers arrived. After the turn of the century, Chicagoans took weekend excursions to the area to walk on hiking paths through heavily wooded terrain.

In 1945 Matt and Germaine Larson purchased a forest farm located on Old McHenry Road. Oak, hickory, hawthorn, and elm trees surrounded the farmhouse. In 1953 Matt Larson began development of the wooded area with sprawling ranch-style houses on large lots. Wanting to retain the rural atmosphere and to avoid the over-cutting of trees, he stipulated that no trees could be removed without his permission. The houses were mainly cedar and redwood and all building materials had to meet Larson's approval. In 1967 a barn from the original farm became the village hall.

The town of Hawthorn Woods consisted of only 141 residents on 976 acres at incorporation in 1958. Incorporation came as a result of citizens wishing to protect their environment from the dense development proposed by Chicago builder Joseph Brickman. A limit on lot size for new development was set at a minimum of one acre.

The village grew to 6,002 by 2000; the majority of homeowners are white-collar professionals. Development has remained limited; only custom houses may be built in Hawthorn Woods. House styles range from historic farmhouses to mansions.



District 95 Administration Center

400 South Old Rand Road

Lake Zurich IL 60047-2459


Dr. Brian Knutson, Superintendent

Fremont School District 79

28855 North Fremont Center Road

Mundelein, Illinois 60060

Phone: (847) 566-0169

Dr. Rick Taylor, Superintendent

Adlai Stevenson HS District 125

One Stevenson Drive

Lincolnshire, IL 60069

Phone (847)-634-4000

Dr. Timothy D. Kanold. Superintendent


Hawthorn Woods Aquatic Center: (opening June, 2007) Six-lane, 25-yard competition pool, separate diving well with 1 and 3 meter diving boards, zero depth pool with 2 water slides & various spray features, bathhouse, community room, concession stand, picnic area

Community Park: Playground, gazebo, baseball field, sledding hill, walking paths, in-line skating rink, bathrooms, basketball court, wetlands area

Heritage Oaks Park: Basketball & tennis, soccer fields and pavilion, softball fields and pavilion, walking paths

Highview Park: Playground, soccer and baseball fields, tennis and basketball courts

Rambling Hills Park: Fishing, picnic area with tables, playground, soccer and softball fields

Woodland Park: Basketball court, exercise course, nature trail, picnic areas, playground, tot lot, stream


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