Hawthorn Woods is an affluent village in the Fremont and Ela townships of Lake County, Illinois, United States. The population was 7,663 at the 2010 census. The village is located approximately 40 miles northwest of downtown Chicago. It was officially incorporated in 1958. Major transportation arteries include Midlothian Road, Old McHenry Road, Gilmer Road, and the Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway.
With the addition of the Hawthorn Woods Country Club, the Village has continued along a controlled population growth trend with many estates on one acre or larger. The Village of Hawthorn Woods built a state-of-the-art aquatic center that has become the central gathering place for residents each summer. Future plans include bike trails designed to connect the neighborhoods to the parks, and a downtown sustainable community to create a hometown appeal.
The Village of Hawthorn Woods provides many recreation and leisure activities, including a senior’s group, wonderful preschool programs, recreation classes, a summer camp, and fun for the entire family. The Village holds free concerts in the park each Friday on summer evenings, a series of movie in the park and barn events, and offers free special events to the residents including an annual Fall Family Fun Fest, 4th of July celebrations, and an old fashioned holiday tree lighting ceremony complete with carolers and hot chocolate.*
*Cited from Wikipedia and www.vhw.com
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Hawthorn Woods School Districts
Fremont School District #79
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