VW of Highland Park is located near Vernon Hills, IL
Vernon Hills provides its residents with excellent educational opportunities, a great environment to grow a business, and a thriving community of over 25,000 residents. The village is situated along Route 45 and has access to I-94 and a station on Metra's North Central Service. The Aspen Drive Library in Vernon Hills is the village's first full-service library. The library is 20,000 sq. ft. and offers 120,000 volumes of books, movies and music. The library also has an interactive children's department, a high-tech teen area, a state-of-the-art computer lab, small group study spaces and community meeting rooms.
Vernon Hills, IL is home to the historic Cuneo Mansion and Gardens. It is is home to the Cuneo family collection of fine art and furnishings, set in a beautiful 100-acre estate. In 2009, the Cuneo Foundation, the family foundation of John Cuneo Jr. and his wife, Herta, gave the estate to Loyola University Chicago. The $50 million gift, one of the largest in Loyola's history, included the museum's extensive collection of art and furnishings. Since receiving the estate, Loyola has completed a number of renovations and added a meeting and event pavilion for courses, lectures and special events. Loyola will continue its investment in the mansion. Loyola University Chicago offers numerous academic programs at the Cuneo campus which continue to increase each year. These programs coincide with the Loyola commitment to broadening educational opportunities in the greater Chicago-area, especially those living in and around Lake County, and the Cuneo family legacy of giving back to the community.
Visitors can find the Hawthorn Mall shopping center in Vernon Hills. This premier shopping mall is home to top retailers and offers premium shopping, dining, and entertainment. Some of the major stores include Macys, Sears, JCPenney, Carson Pirie Scott, Carsons Furniture Gallery, AMC Theatres.
The Village of Vernon Hills has a station on Metra's North Central Service, which provides daily rail service between Antioch, Illinois and Chicago, Illinois (at Union Station). It is also serviced by Pace buses.
The Vernon Hills Park District's mission is to promote diverse community based recreational opportunities by providing a variety of programs, services, facilities and natural spaces to enhance the quality of life for our residents. Two of its major facilities are the Lakeview Fitness Center and the Family Aquatic Center. The Lakeview Fitness Center offers a beautiful fitness center, new equipment, challenging group exercise classes, and an aquatic area that features a pool for lap swim, family play area, sauna, steam room and spa. The Family Aquatic Center offers a zero-depth leisure pool with six lap lanes; a zero-depth leisure pool with waterfalls, sprays & jets; 700-foot lazy river, body slide; body & innertube slides, a fully enclosed body flume, sand play area, 20 foot shade umbrellas, lounge chairs, and more.