With its eclectic array of stores, convenience and accessibility, Waukegan is a shopper’s paradise. Dozens of retail establishments offer residents an unlimited variety of products and services. From national retailers to quaint specialty shops and discount outlets to trendy fashion boutiques, Waukegan’s shopping culture is as diverse as it is accessible. Bus lines offer quick service to many venues while many others are a short drive or comfortable stroll away. Customer-oriented merchants, many of whom were born and raised in Waukegan, are sure to make your shopping experience delightful.
The Genesee Street neighborhood in historic downtown Waukegan is home to an eclectic array of stores, shops and restaurants.
Fountain Square on our city’s west side is being transformed into a $250 million mixed-use development for new retail, dining and hospitality venues. The area is also home to luxury apartments, six hotel chains and many national retailers and restaurant chains.
One of the region’s most popular shopping attractions, Gurnee Mills in nearby Gurnee, attracts hundreds of thousands of eager shoppers annually. It offers bargain hunters a virtual treasure trove of discounts at its dozens of outlet stores.
With all of these fabulous options available, it is no wonder that Waukegan residents enjoy the best in shopping convenience and value.