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Check out some of Steve's favorite things

When my wife and I decided to relocate from a suburb in Lake County to McHenry County, I quickly realized this was home!  From the welcoming, community-oriented vibe to all the great outdoor opportunities to great dining and entertainment experiences, I am excited every day to be a resident here.  One of my favorite things is meeting the people.  I have met long-time, generational residents who share stories of how Crystal Lake and surrounding towns have evolved.  I have spoken with young couples just starting out their lives together and hopeful for the future with their children.  Everyone I speak to is proud of this community and it is clear to see.  I count myself as one of them. I am hooked!  Spend a little time and I am sure you will see why!

  • A go-to, trendy space for weekly editorial meetings with tasty coffee, mocktails and more. The Other Side Cafe.
  • When not in Crystal Lake, fishing in Canada is a MUST for catching the Muskies!
  • So much to see from behind the handlebars of a Harley.  Beautiful open roads and scenery, just a quick ride outside of town.
  • Pontoon, friends & sunsets on Crystal Lake. Great way to relax!
  • Summer festivals with live music are good, old-fashioned fun.
  • The City of Crystal Lake