Originally rolling farmland, Vernon Hills has been one of the fastest growing villages in the metropolitan area. Residents are served by 3 public school districts, Vernon Hills High School, Libertyville High School and Stevenson High School. More than 350 acres of parks and three lakes provide a wealth of recreational opportunities, including a jogging path, tennis courts, and an outdoor pool.
Incorporated in 1958, the Village of Vernon Hills is home to more than 23,000 people. According to the Village website, Vernon Hills will be a "safe, aesthetically appealing, fiscally viable, family oriented community with excellent educational, social, recreational, and cultural opportunities fostering on a strong and diverse residential and business community with concern for ecological stewardship and cooperation with other governmental bodies and agencies."
Popular home styles in Vernon Hills include single-family ranches, split-levels and contemporaries. Recent years have seen an emphasis on upscale housing. Residents and visitors enjoy ample recreational events such as the annual Vernon Hills Summer Celebration, fishing derbies, and the Lake Forest Symphony outdoor summer concerts.