Vernon Hills, Illinois 

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+32.8% since 2000

Unemployment Rate


Cost of Living

102.4 / 100

Median Home Price


Median Income


Comfort Index (Climate)

9.2 / 4.4

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in Vernon Hills, Illinois

Vernon Hills, Illinois is a lovely village located in Lake County and renowned for its picturesque parks and lakes, historic sites, and outdoor recreational activities. It offers plenty of things to do for explorers, from visiting the Hawthorn Corporate Center or fishing at Century Park to browsing through Mellody Farms Shopping Center for some unique local shopping or playing a round of golf at the Vernon Hills Golf Course. Visitors can also explore local attractions such as the Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World or shop at nearby stores such as the RiverTree Court Shopping Center. With easy access to cities like Chicago and Waukegan, Vernon Hills makes an ideal destination for visitors seeking an unforgettable experience close to urban amenities. National center - Northeastern Illinois along Lake Michigan.
State: Illinois
County: Lake County
Metro Area: Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area
City: Vernon Hills
Zip Codes: 60061
Cost of Living: 2.4% higher
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 623 ft above sea level

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What Bert Has To Say About Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area

A world-class commercial, industrial and cultural city, Chicago functions as is a major national center and as the major regional center for America’s heartland. It originally emerged as a transport center for cargo headed west and agricultural products headed east by land and water. Although transportation technology has changed, the role has not. The city is the most important passenger and freight transport hub in the country with the largest number of air departures and the most rail traffic in the nation. The commercial and manufacturing economy stands out both for its size and diversity. Over 30 Fortune 500 companies in an assortment of industries have headquarters here. Factories and warehouses extend for miles from the downtown area. Chicago is also a major center for small manufacturing and business. There is probably no more diverse an economy in the country.


The unemployment rate in Vernon Hills is 4.0% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Vernon Hills jobs have increased by 2.4%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Vernon Hills's cost of living is 2.4% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Vernon Hills's Cost of Living

June, August and September are the most pleasant months in Vernon Hills, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Lake county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 60.8% to 36.8%. More Voting Stats

Vernon Hills's population is 26,723 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 7.0%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 28.9 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Vernon Hills is . Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 8.8%.

Vernon Hills public schools spend $13,521 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.8 students per teacher in Vernon Hills. More Education

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Housing Market in Vernon Hills

It's a good time to buy in Vernon Hills. Home Appreciation is up 8.8% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Vernon Hills is .

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Great Public Schools - 8/23/2007
The Vernon Hills public school is top notch, consistently rated among the highest in the U.S. Schools are new, low pupil to teacher ratio, with many after school... Read More

Very nice area - 9/1/2006
I have lived in the Chicagoland area for over a year and a half and have not been overly impressed. I moved to Vernon Hills in May and have renewed faith in the area. ... Read More

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