- Dec. 19, 2012 -
This town was named for the great abd aged beautiful Oak Tree's you'll find lining the streets. Much of the Village was originally owned by Arthur Andersen of the famous consulting firm as a summer retreat. The Village offers a pristine and award-winning 260 acres of natural preserve and is located only one hour north-west of Chicago and forty minutes west of Michigan Lake. Among its offerings is one of the best school districts in the region, and located next to the cleanest lake in McHenry County. Oakwood Hills is backs to three Counties: McHenry, Lake and Cook for easy commutes to employment. Homes in Oakwood Hills are priced better than most in the region and also offers very low property taxes. Oakwood Hills will likely see better than average price increases once the real estate market rebounds. Dollar for dollar Oakwood Hills may be the best value in Illinois for families, first time homebuyers and young couples. Everyone knows everyone by first name in this small enclave in the Northwest Suburbs and residents here can enjoy boating 5 minutes away on the Fox River or dine well in very nearby Lake County or Barrington.