Senior Stop In Lake Zurich

Lake_Zurich_SignSenior travelers find the village of Lake Zurich in Lake County, Illinois, a northwest suburb of Chicago. The population runs right at 20,000. The village is named after Lake Zurich which is completely located inside the village.

In 2006, Lake Zurich was named by Frommer’s as one of the top hundred “Best Places to Raise Your Family” and by U.S. News as one of the “Top Twenty-five Affordable Places to Live in the Country”. In 2013, Lake Zurich achieved national recognition when Sandra Bullock’s character in Gravity name-dropped the village as her character’s hometown.

The area of Lake Zurich was first settled by European descendants in the 1830s. Two early pioneers were George Ela, after whom the Ela township is named, and Seth Paine, who established a number of commercial ventures in the town. New England farmers moved to the area in the 1830s and 1840s, and German immigrants began to move to the area from the middle of the century.


The lake now known as Lake Zurich was named Cedar Lake in the 19th century. The village of Lake Zurich was incorporated on September 29, 1896. By the way, I discovered another Lake Zürich in Switzerland, extending southeast of the city of Zürich. We’ll stick with this one today.

Seniors And Grandkids Find A TreeHouse


TripAdvisor suggest that you be sure to take in several things to see and do in and around Lake Zurich  starting off with the Copper Fiddle Distillery.

Seniors, bring along the grandkids and enjoy the TreeHouse, a 7,700-square-foot facility offers a multi-level climbing structure with swinging bridges, enclosed slides, padded mats and ramps, swings, and a soft basketball court. Kids will love this.

The TreeHouse provides grandpa and grandma a place to relax with constant eyeshot of the climbing structure, and gives kids a place to exercise their bodies and minds. The TreeHouse is pioneering a new concept called “unplugged” indoor play for children.

Seniors And Grandkids Land at Six Flags


Lake Zurich offers numerous local parks and playgrounds such as Buffalo Creek Park, Paulus Park, Breezewald Park, Betty Park, Oak Ridge Marsh Nature Park, Heatherleigh Park, Kuechmann Park, and Old Mill Grove Park. So do some local shopping and have a picnic in one of Lake Zurich’s beautiful parks.

Two higher educational institutions close to Lake Zurich include William Rainey Harper College and College of Lake County. Nearby attractions include Fort Hill Heritage Museum, Lake County Discovery Museum, Racing Rapids Water Park, Santa’s Village – Illinois, Six Flags Great America, and Moraine Hills State Park.

Seniors, set your GPS for Lake Zurich and spend some quality time in a setting where hospitality is as legendary as the Lake landscape. -jeb

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