Climate & Geography
Beach Park is a small village in the northeastern corner of Illinois, just south of the Wisconsin border. Its climate is characterized by warm summers and cold winters, often experiencing freezing temperatures. Beach Park also experiences more snow than the national average.
The majority of Illinois, including Beach Park, is defined by plain fields and farmland. Located along Lake Michigan, this town is home to many small bodies of water and beaches on the coast.
Recreation, Culture & Entertainment
Beach Park is known for having plenty of outdoor recreation, starting off with its most popular site, the Illinois Beach State Park. Residents will find plenty of opportunities for recreation such as hiking, biking, camping, and more. There is also Thunderhawk Golf Club and Bonnie Brook Golf Course for those interested in an athletic lifestyle. Beach Park is also in proximity to the world-class amusement park called Six Flags Great America. This park is home to some of the most famous roller coasters and attractions, and hosts annual events.
Residents will also have plenty of shopping options such as Pleasant Prairie Premium Outlets and Gurnee Mills. Those in search of even more world-class amenities can take a day trip out to the famous city of Chicago.
Cost of Living & taxes
The overall cost of living in Beach Park is about 10 percent lower than the national average. This can be attributed to housing costs which are well below the U.S median.
In Illinois, Social Security benefits and income from retirement plans are all exempt from taxation. Also, the state’s flat income tax rate is relatively low. Additionally, residents who are 65+ are eligible for certain tax breaks on their home, which can be up to $5,000. The combined sales tax rate in Beach Park is 8 percent.
There are four highly rated hospitals and medical centers within 12 miles of Beach Park. They are Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Froedtert South-Kenosha Medical Center, Advocate Condell Medical Center, and Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital. Each of these are rated high performing in at least one procedure by U.S News.