Comfortably located in the northern suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, Mundelein is a community for everyone, young or old. Sitting near the Wisconsin border, it goes without saying that the view is spectacular and residents enjoy sprawling lakes and rivers. Mundelein was touted by the Chicago Tribune as a “great deal” for homes, with Money Magazine naming it as a great place in which to retire.
Location: Approximately 35 miles from Chicago
Nearby Neighborhoods: Libertyville, Grayslake, Round Lake, Wauconda, Lincolnshire, and Bannockburn.
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If you’ve thought about settling down in Mundelein, you’ve taken a step in the right direction. Whether you want to rent a home or apartment, own a home, condo, or townhouse, or build something new, the options are endless. The median value right now is $230,199.
In 1650, the Potowatomi people owned the land that Mundelein, and by extension, parts of northern Illinois are on. Due to economic issues and a lack of resources, the Potowatomi people were eventually forced to sell the land to the United States government, and by 1835, European settlers had moved in. The first settler was Peter Shaddle and his family.
Tradesmen from England soon followed, with the village adopting the name “Mechanic’s Grove” after their previous profession. These new settlers became farmers and built the community from the ground up. Soon after, the village become “Holcomb”, whose namesake was a citizen active in the area’s development. In 1909, Holcomb went through two more name changes; first, as Rockefeller, named for the railroad magnate John D. Rockefeller. However, Arthur Sheldon, the owner of a local sales school, was instrumental in replacing the name with “Area”, which was an acronym for “Ability, Reliability, Endurance, and Action”; a motto used by his school. His school was closed down after failing and the building bought by Archbishop George Mundelein of Chicago, who began building St. Mary’s of the Lake Seminary. The Archbishop was promoted to Cardinal and the name of the village changed to “Mundelein” to reflect this.
The Great Outdoors
If you like water, you’ll love swimming, boating, or fishing in Mundelein. If you’d prefer to slow it down, you can always go check out the golf course, or just go walk through the stories streets of Mundelein.
If you’ve ever had Buffalo Wings, you’ve got to check out Franks For The Memories. The owners, Jim and Carol Schulz, introduced the flavour at Anchor’s Bar in Buffalo New York in 1964. Consequently, the pair have been serving the best Buffalo Wings in the Midwest United States since 1984.
If you’re not a hot sauce kind of person, you’re sure to find your style around the village, whether it’s at Mambo Italiano, Park Street Cafe, or Dover Straits. There are plenty of places to eat!
Metra’s North Central Service is partly responsible for public transportation in Mundelein, with daily rail service to O’Hare International Airport and Chicago. Pace Bus Service handles things on wheels, with routes available daily, and assistance for the elderly and the handicapped.
Carl Sandburg Middle School 855 West Hawley Street - (847) 949-2707
Fremont Elementary School 28908 North Fremont Center Road - (847) 837-0437
Carmel Catholic High School 1 Carmel Parkway - (847) 566-3000
Mundelein High School 1350 West Hawley Street - (847) 949-2200
Diamond Lake School District 500 Acorn Lane - (847) 566-9221
Mundelein Montessori School 1401 South Lake Street - (847) 566-4345 ·
Liberty Montessori School 450 South Butterfield Road - (847) 362-5170
Mechanic s Grove Elementary School 1200 North Midlothian Road - (847) 949-2712
Fremont Intermediate School 28754 North Fremont Center Road - (847) 388-3700
Walgreen Store Mundelein 345 North Lake Street - (847) 566-6001
CVS 1101 West Maple Avenue - (847) 949-2090
Dominick’s 1150 West Maple Avenue, Mundelein, IL(847) 566-6856
US Post Office 435 East Hawley Street - (847) 566-3910
Fremont Public Library 1170 North Midlothian Road - (847) 566-8702
Gale Street Inn- Diamond Lake 935 North Diamond Lake Road - (847) 566-1090
Park Street 14 East Park Street - (847) 949-1900
Mambo Italiano Ristorante748 South Butterfield Road - (847) 281-9100
Dover Straits 890 U.S. 45 - (847) 949-1550
Restaurant Ararat 364 Townline Road, - (847) 566-9755
Karma 510 Illinois 83, Mundelein, IL (847) 970-6900
Double Tree by Hilton Libertyville 510 Illinois 83 - (847) 949-5100
Family Fishery Inc 412 North Lake Street - (847) 566-2580
Crossroads of Ivanhoe 20915 West Park Avenue - (847) 949-9009
El Barrio Restaurant 1122 North Diamond Lake Road - (847) 566-0475
Goodwill Store 761 801 South Midlothian Road - (847) 566-0636
Burlington Coat Factory 1555 South Lake Street, Mundelein, IL(847) 566-1295
Jewel Osco 1501 South Lake Street - (847) 566-6161
Target 3100 W IL Rte 60 - (847) 367-2650
TJ Maxx Home Goods 3000 West South Route 60, Mundelein, IL
Hobby Lobby 4 Oak Creek Plaza, Mundelein, IL(847) 949-6685
Mundelein Park & Recreation 1016 North Diamond Lake Road - (847) 566-5650
Fort Hill Museum 601 Noel Drive - (847) 566-8122
We trust you found this guide helpful. And look forward to assisting you further in finding a home, whether it be in this town or another of Chicagoland’s thriving communities.
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