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Located in Waukegan, IL, the Northgate Apartments are the best spot to call home. The Northgate Apartments have one, two, and three-bedroom apartments. The apartments also have great amenities both inside and community amenities as well. The Northgate Apartments are also pet-friendly.

There are many great attractions as well as restaurants located near the apartments. Be sure to visit and see all of these great places while you are living at Northgate.


Top 5 Things To Do In Waukegan


1. Six Flags Great America

If you are looking to have a day of fun, visit Six Flags Great America. Some of the things to do while you are here are rides for kids, rides for families, as well as thrill rides. Some of the kid rides include the Little Dipper, Krazy Kars, Bouncer, and more. Some of the family rides are the Big Easy Balloons, Logger’s Run, River Rocket, and more. There are also many different thrill rides that you can try as well.

There is also shopping, live entertainment, and dining. There are many shops that you can purchase many different things at the park. Visit the entertainment page to see what entertainment there will be at the park. Visit their website also to see the events that are happening as well.     

1 Great America Parkway
Gurnee, IL 60031
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2. Independence Grove Forest Preserve 

Independence Grove Forest Preserve is a beautiful spot that you will want to visit. There are many different activities and amenities to do and see while you are here. Some of the activities that you can do while you are at the lake are biking, fishing, swimming, hiking, kayaking, and much more. There are also several amenities that are available at the preserve to include picnic tables, a fireplace, playground, trails, and more.

In the winter there are also fun activities as well. Some of these winter activities that you can do at the park are ice skating, cross-country skiing, and ice fishing. Independence Grove Forest Park is a great place to go during any season. Visit here today.    

16400 Buckley Rd
Libertyville, IL 60048
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3. Waukegan Municipal Beach

The Waukegan Municipal Beach is a great place to go to while you are living in Waukegan, IL. There are many things to do while you are here. Take a walk along the beautiful beach, run, fish, swim, and much more. You can bring friends and play a sand sport too. Pack a lunch and spend the whole day here.

Whatever activity that you choose to do while you are here you will have a great time. Or even if you want to just sit on the shore and relax for the day. You will have a great day spent at Waukegan Municipal Beach.

201 Sea Horse Dr
Waukegan, IL 60085
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4. Genesee Theater 

The Genesee Theatre is located just a short way away from Northgate. There are many amazing shows that are offered here. Some of the types of shows and performances that they offer are music, shows, and entertainment for kids, fine arts, comedy, and more. Visit their website to see what events that you would like to go to at the theatre.

There are also restaurants listed on their website for after or before the show that you go to. Visit the Genesee Theatre today for a great show.  

203 N Genesee St
Waukegan, IL 60085
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5. Bowen Park

Bowen Park is a great place to bring the little ones for a fun day. There are many different activities that you can do. Some of these activities include hiking or walking, playing with the kids on the playground, walking near the pond, and much more. There is much to do here. Even if you don’t want to do an activity, grab a picnic blanket and relax for the day.

Don’t forget to pack a lunch and spend the whole day here. Visit their Facebook page for more information about the park.  

1800 N Sheridan Rd
Waukegan, IL 60085
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Top 5 Amazing Places To Eat In Waukegan

There are great restaurants located in this area. Try out all of these restaurants and more while you are living in Waukegan, IL.


Anastasia's Restaurant

Anastasia’s is a great place to meet friends and have great food. For an appetizer, try the Boneless Wings, Garlic Bread, or the Jalapeno Poppers. For mains, they have salads, clubs, pasta, dinner plates, burgers, wraps, and more. We recommend trying out the Cheeseburger Club, Cowboy Burger, or the Homemade Lasagne.  

3880 Northpoint Blvd
Waukegan, IL 60085



Green Town Tavern 

The Green Town Tavern is a great bar and grill to try out while you are living in Waukegan. To start, try the Wisconsin Cheese Curds, Green Town Chips, or the Nachos Supreme. Then for mains, try out a salad, wrap, sandwich, or burger. We recommend trying out the Blackened Chicken Wrap, Jalapeno Burger, or the Chicken Sandwich. For dessert, ask what desserts they have that day.   

110 S Genesee St
Waukegan, IL 60085


Emily's Pancake House 

Emily’s Pancake House is a great spot for breakfast. Emily’s has both a breakfast and a lunch menu. On the breakfast menu we recommend trying out the Avocado Omelet, Breakfast Enchiladas, Farmhouse Skillet, or the Red Velvet Pancakes. On their lunch menu, they have a variety of different options such as salads, burgers, sandwiches, wraps, paninis, and much more. We recommend the California Wrap, Spinach Strawberry Salad, or the Monte Cristo. Whatever you get you will like.  

488 N Green Bay Rd
Waukegan, IL 60085


Hillery's Bar BQ

If you are looking for great BBQ, try out Hillery’s Bar BQ. On their menu they offer dinner options, sandwiches, rib tips, or sides. We recommend trying the beef brisket sandwich, Chicken Dinner, or the Rib Tips. For sides, we recommend trying out the Onion Rings or the Hushpuppies.

2021 N Lewis Ave
Waukegan, IL 60087


The Chocolate Sanctuary 

The Chocolate Sanctuary has great food that you should try. They offer both a brunch and a dinner menu. On their brunch menu, we recommend the Waffle Pops or the Eggs Benedict. The brunch is also served as a buffet. On their dinner menu, start off with the Fried Brussels Sprouts or the Meatballs. For mains, there are several different options to choose from such as Surf & Turf, Pan-Seared Scallop Risotto, or The Sanctuary Burger. Don’t forget dessert, try the Sanctuary Turtle Mousse Mist.  

5101 Washington St
Gurnee, IL 60031