Antioch, Old Mill Creek and Wadsworth: All picturesque villages located approximately 45-60 miles north of Chicago via I-94 and the Metra commuter rail service. Antioch, Old Mill Creek and Wadsworth offer easy access to outdoor recreation at Chain of Lakes State Park, Michigan Lake and numerous lakefront and inland parks – all popular recreational areas in beautiful Lake County. Residents enjoy boating, fishing, canoeing and water skiing on the county’s lakes during the summer months. Skiing and snowmobiling are popular on the lakes and nearby hills in the winter. Area parks are home to outdoor swimming pools, live stage theaters, ball and soccer fields, tennis and basketball courts, playgrounds, ice skating ponds and jogging and biking trails. Additionally, Wadsworth – population 3,000 – is the site of a wetlands demonstration project. The community has trails for horseback riding and cross-country skiing. Growing economies foster employment opportunities in Antioch and Wadsworth largely in manufacturing and retail trade. There are opportunities in the educational, health and social services as well. Old Mill Creek – with the small population of approximately 300 – offers employment in the above industries as well as finance, insurance, real estate and rental and leasing. Home to nearly 9,000 residents, Antioch maintains several small public schools. All three communities are in proximity to many colleges and universities. Real estate options in the county include single-family detached homes, condominiums, townhouses, land lots and estate properties. Residents enjoy a plethora of activities in the fast-growing villages they call home.
Single-family detached homes are the most popular choice of real estate in the villages of Antioch, Old Mill Creek and Wadsworth. The starting price is generally in the low $100,000s. Estate properties in Wadsworth and Old Mill Creek start in the low $300,000s. In Antioch estate properties start in the high $400,000s. These are waterfront homes with fireplaces on spacious lots. Some homes offer acreage. A small selection of condominiums and townhouses are also available starting in the mid-$100,000s. Prices can exceed $250,000 for larger units. There is also a significant selection of land and lots available for custom building.
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