Do You Love Where You Live? 1


I love living here for a variety of reasons, starting with the warmth of our neighbors and the fact that Lake County has it all. From family activities to local amenities, and businesses along with natural beauty, Lake County is the place I call home. It’s the best of all worlds—combining friendly community with the convenience you get from big-city living.

I love cool breezes and luscious landscapes while watching the kids play in a safe neighborhood, or going for a family walk or bike ride. Our children enjoy an array of learning from the award winning schools to historic downtown Long Grove, and even the famous car museum in Volo. We can enjoy a day at Six Flags and then have delicious food, such as pizza at Slyce in Wauconda and burgers from Little Joey’s in Hawthorn Woods.

My kids love the fantastic aquatic center and programs such as children’s soccer or dance. Plus, at Hawthorn Woods Country Club, we have access to an excellent golf course designed by Arnold Palmer, delectable cuisine and lots of activities. With so many shopping choices from Deer Park, Gurnee Mills or Hawthorn Mall, the convenience is unmatched.

My husband and I decided to open another real estate business here in the middle of SW Lake at the Cherry Hill Plaza in Hawthorn Woods and have received nothing but support and praise from our terrific community. Planting roots in Lake County is a blessing we treasure every day. Rich with loyalty and tradition, our neighborhood supports and welcomes you in a way that you won’t experience anywhere else.

After living here for so many years, I can say with authority: I love where I live, and I wouldn’t choose to live anywhere else.

Helen Oliveri is a 13-year real estate professional. Helping clients achieve their real estate goals is her priority. She is the managing broker of the newly-opened Keller Williams Realty Partners, home of The Helen Oliveri Team in Hawthorn Woods (101 W. Gilmer Road). Go to or call 847.967.0022.