The Village of Libertyville, Illinois is located in south central Lake County, approximately 37 miles from Chicago and seven miles west of Lake Michigan. The Village is an established residential community and has traditionally served as a major market and service center for central Lake County. The population of the Village, approximately 22,000 (Census Bureau, 2006 Estimate), has more than doubled since 1960, as the Village has shared in the economic growth of the Chicago metropolitan area. An ongoing effort to restore and preserve historic Libertyville contributes to the traditional home town atmosphere in the Village.
While now, a basically built out community, the Village has expanded from its original borders and is currently bounded roughly by Saint Mary’s Road to the east, Midlothian Road on the west, Route 137 to the north, and Hollister Drive to the south. Libertyville is today a modern community which embraces its important history.