Retire in Grayslake, IL

Livability Score
53
** The AARP Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. for the services and amenities that impact your life the most.
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. El Paso

Pleasantly surprised! Went here as a last minute decision based on the Yelp reviews. The food is flavorful, portions are plentiful and overall it was a...

2. Ad-Lib Geo Cafe

Amazing food. It's expensive, but you get what you pay for. DEFINITELY get the spontaneous tasting menu and pair it with wine. I know it sounds scary, but...

3. Lucky Emma's

The best food, good music, great atmosphere, great drinks. The sandwiches were the best I've ever had. So many choices! Everyone loves a good deli sandwich....

4. Fred's Diner

More places should be like Fred's. Went for breakfast and was seated right away. The waitresses had a great sense of humor and greeted anyone who came...

5. Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

They have amazing pizza! I personally love getting the deep dish pizza with the Buttercrust! Their wings and three cheese bread are also good supplements to...

Golf
1. ThunderHawk Golf Club

Course was in beautiful condition last week for a corporate outing. I was surprised at the size of the clubhouse and patio for a county course. Greens in...

2. Golf Farm

I love this place so much I come here 2, sometimes 3 days a week! I use to come more when I lived in Wauconda. Foods great, everything is super clean, and...

3. White Deer Run Golf Club

I was impressed with White Deer Run the minute I set foot on their grounds. Both inside and out the facilities are meticulously well maintained. This...

4. Stonewall Orchard Golf Club

Nice friendly people work in pro shop. They were patient enough to come couple times on parking lot to take my golf bag. First time I wasn't ready. Easy...

5. Bonnie Brook Golf Course

BONNIE BROOK GOLF COURSE Waukegan, Il. Terrain: Parkland Price: $$ Municipal Driving Range: Yes Opened: 1926 Architect: Jim Foulis Lodging: No Par...

Active
1. Independence Grove Forest Preserve

Thank you my fellow yelper friend who told me about Independence Groove. My family had such a wonderful day there. On a weekend, after paying $10 to park...

2. Heinz Orchard

Simple apple picking! Not super pricey. We asked the farmer about the apples, trees, orchard...he was very friendly. It's a quick trip, not somewhere you'd...

3. Lake Geneva Canopy Tours & Outdoor Adventure Center

Today we went zip lining and lets just start off with we were late... our tour guides still made us feel very welcome and made our experience memorable....

4. Independence Grove

There are so many great dog parks in Lake County, and this is one of the best!! Foresty trails that are shaded and an awesome lake for dog swimming. Good...

5. Amphibian Multisport

My boyfriend and I were in the area visiting family and decided to look for a bike shop with Specialized bikes to try out. This shop has the most "wow...

Arts
1. Psychic Medium Michael Gourley

Thanks Michael- He told my aura which I thought was accurate. I then asked some questions, and he was able to give me light and clarity. He was easy to chat...

2. Bliss Wine and Gifts

Great place! I've had great service, cozy atmosphere, live music, the chance to try some different wines. Have to try Bliss if not even to hang out there...

3. Kroll's Fall Harvest Farm

First time visiting this location, parking was super accessible! Pumpkin donuts and apple cider were super fresh and staff was super friendly including the...

4. Symphony Sounds

Symphony Sounds did a wonderful job playing for our wedding ceremony at the Hotel Allegro, and Sarah Marsh was a pleasure to work with leading up to the big...

5. AMC Hawthorn 12

My family and I are at a point now that if we can't get good seats at AMC Hawthorn 12, we just don't go to a movie. Sounds snotty, doesn't it. Yeah......

Shopping
1. Zeglio Custom Clothiers

I am a repeat customer of Zeglios and every time I return for a new pair of dress pants or dress shirt or even have a quick question, the experience is...

2. Grayslake Feed Sales

I have been buying pet food here for over 10 years. They are friendly and fast. I do warn you Saturday's are packed. I try to go during the weeI buy large...

3. Volo Antique Malls

We used to escape from Volo Antique Mall on the weekends when I was a kid. I'd quickly scurry to the locked cases of Barbie memorobilia, most likely...

4. DreamScapes Whimsical Boutique & Studio

I love this boutique so much! I could spend hours just looking at at the jewelry and little knick knacks. If you're looking for a great place to find a...

5. Red Dot Arms

I went to RDA in late July, and met Mike the owner, who was a very helpful guy. Even though I hadn't yet received my FOID card yet (I have it now), Mike...

Health
1. My Eye Xpert

What a great place! Drs. Jeff Swafford and Brent Gandolfi are kind, knowledgeable, and very professional. The staff is even better! The space is warm, with...

2. The Eye Spot

Over the summer I decided I needed to replace my current glasses. I found this place through Yelp and didn't know what to expect. The customer service I...

3. 730 North Optometry

730 North Optometry was the best experience I've ever had with an eye doctor. From the moment I walked in the door, I felt like I've known the staff all my...

4. Libertyville Massage Therapy Clinic

The only words I can think of is amazing. Was able to book appointment on their web site ... You feel very welcomed from the moment you walk in to when you...

5. Rollins Family Dental Center

I've been a member of this practice for over 15 years. Dr. Canty is a great dentist and always tends to my dental needs. They take my insurance and make...