Residents of Waukegan take advantage of some of the finest housing options in the state. Waukegan’s ideal location and picturesque beauty, paired with its diverse choice of housing options, contribute to its reputation as an ideal place to live. A stroll through Waukegan’s friendly neighborhoods reveals the best in quality housing from contemporary apartments and condominiums to spacious, historic homes in established subdivisions with mature landscaping.
According to the most recent census, the average home value in Waukegan is $118,200, but there are plenty of housing options available from affordable starter homes to multimillion-dollar dream homes. As the ninth-largest city in Illinois, Waukegan still maintains a high quality of life. The people of Waukegan combine their energy and their resources to unite in a spirit of friendship, commonality and mutual benefit.
Waukegan continues to envision new horizons but never forgets its rich heritage. Examples of the city’s early architecture and growth still exist in the Waukegan Near North Historic District. This area contains some of the oldest buildings in the city and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. Since that time, a number of homes there, which include Victorian, Prairie School, Italianate, Greek Revival and Victorian Gothic styles, have been restored to their original beauty. There are also many beautiful colonial, ranch, split-level and Cape Cod style homes throughout the community.
Just a few blocks from the train station and Waukegan Harbor, find incredible lake view apartments that offer convenient transportation for our growing population of young professionals. A careful blending of the city’s older section and its new developments have served to establish a dynamic harmony that preserves the past while allowing for future growth.
Seniors are an integral part of life in Waukegan. The area is home to a number of state-of-the-art retirement homes, extended care facilities and senior living complexes that are dedicated to serving the needs of this important segment of our population including Lilac Ledge, the Poe Manor, Ravine Terrace and Traditions at Glen Flora. These senior living facilities offer a variety of social events and special bus services.