Exploring Crystal Lake

Crystal Lake is a city in McHenry County inIllinois. Named after a lake 1.6 miles southwest of the city’s downtown, it’s is 45 miles northwest of Chicago. The population is right around 39,829

Crystal Lake has everything to fulfill all your dining and shopping needs. Near the main thoroughfare,  you will find major retailers and local shops, fine dining, fast food, and everything in between!

Our vibrant, charming, and historic Downtown boasts a wonderful array of shops and restaurants that you will not want to miss!  Also, keep checking HERE for some of the town’s upcoming events!  When they say you can eat, drink, relax and unwind here, they mean it.  Try Akasha Yoga, or 2 The Core Bodywork.  How about Color Me Mine or the Judith Svalader School of Ballet.  Don’t forget to check out the  Park System. It offers 42 parks spanning over 1,400 acres.  There are tons of programs for everyone.  Facilities include Main and West Beaches, Colonel Palmer House, Lippold Park Family Golf Center, Boncosky Softball Complex at Lippold Park, Grand Oaks Recreation/Active Adult Center, The Racket Club, Barlina House Preschool, so much more.  Remember to check out the nature center too!   There are also miles and miles of bike and hiking trails.


Crystal Lake is famous for the movie, “Friday the 13th.”




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Check Out The Surrounding Areas:

  1. Algonquin
  2. Barrington Hills
  3. South Barrington
  4. Hoffman Estates
  5. Schaumburg
  6. Cary
  7. Lake In The Hills
  8. West Dundee
  9. Huntley
  10. Barrington
  11. Palatine





Let's Explore the Schools

Crystal Lake Community Consolidated School District No. 47 ation

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

Community High School District 155 includes four comprehensive high schools and one alternate education campus.  Enrollment includes 5,973 students from Bull Valley, Burton’s Bridge, Cary, Crystal Lake, Fox River Grove, Lake in the Hills, Lakewood, Oakwood Hills, Prairie Grove, and Ridgefield. The district covers 67.75 square miles

High Schools


Golf Anyone

  1. Crystal Lake Country Club
  2. Prairie Isle Golf Club
  3. Turnberry Country Club
  4. Old Top Farm Golf Course

More Courses in the Surrounding Area

  1. Boulder Ridge Country Club – South/West
  2. Boulder Ridge Country Club – North/South
  3. Boulder Ridge Country Club – North/West
  4. Redtail Golf Club
  5. Randall Oaks Golf Club
  6. Pinecrest Golf & Country Club
  7. Crystal Lake Country Club
  8. Turnberry Country Club
  9. Cary Country Club
  10. Whisper Creek Golf Club