Explore life in Crystal Lake, IL

Crystal Lake has consisted mainly of the growing of suburban subdivisions with the overall quality of life and education in the city remains high.

Just an hour northwest of the Chicago metropolitan area, the City of Crystal Lake manages the Three Oaks Recreation Area, which includes grassy picnic areas, hiking trails, fishing, a playground/spray park, a concessions area and patio, and a sandy beach. The Crystal Lake Park District oversees the 238-acre Crystal Lake and its two beaches, many local parks, and numerous recreational facilities and programs. Crystal Lake has so much to offer including an award-winning public library, state-of-the-art healthcare, live theater and musical entertainment, top-rated schools, and much more!

Get to know Crystal Lake, IL

Swipe below to see just a few of the great things Crystal Lake has to offer you and your family. 

School Report

Go beyond test scores and get a snapshot of the Crystal Lake, Illinois public school report.

Local Parks

The City of Crystal Lake manages the Three Oaks Recreation Area, which includes grassy picnic areas, hiking trails, fishing, a playground/spray park, a concessions area and patio, and a sandy beach. The Crystal Lake Park District oversees the 238-acre Crystal Lake and its two beaches, many local parks, and numerous recreational facilities and programs.

Local Libraries

A great family destinations for knowledge , entertainment, and a sense of community. There are more than just books and movies. Technology equipment to check out is also an option, including STEM kits, Roku's and Go-Pro's.

Crystal Lake Chamber

Your local Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce is the go to guide when moving to Crystal Lake. It's your source for local entertainment, dinning and shops. Bringing business and community together.

Local Utilities

Get instant access to Crystal Lake, IL utility companies to help prepare you for your move.

The Tools to Help You Find Your Home

Buying and selling a home can be one of the most exciting experiences of your life. This can be true whether you’ve purchased several homes or you’re preparing to buy for the first time. With the right support system and the help of a Karen Goins, your trusted RE/MAX® professional, you can make the most informed decisions.


Once you’ve defined your home search goals, discussed them with Karen, your RE/MAX agent, and have spoken with a mortgage professional to see what your buying power is — you’re ready to find your dream home! In addition to my local knowledge as a real estate agent, I offer online tools that can help make your initial search as easy as possible.


Find a Home Using My Interactive Map Search

I know that location plays an important role in the home buying process. Use the map search available on my website to view homes located in or near the area you love.


Get to Know the Neighborhood

Feel confident and informed about your neighborhood choice! On any listing page, you can learn more about the communities you are interested in, including a breakdown of the local population, school ratings and more.


Create an Account on My Website

Sign up for an account on my website to save searches, favorite homes you love, receive real time property alerts, and more!


Download My RE/MAX Mobile App

Available for iOS and Android devices, my app brings the same experience found on my website to your smartphone or tablet. Save searches, favorite listings and schedule showings — all while on the go!

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