Community Information Twin Lakes, WI Real Estate
Twin Lakes Homes for Sale
Located on the Illinois border, the village of Twin Lakes has prospered to be a trendy vacation spot with a charming atmosphere to settle in. The “Twin Lakes” named, Mary and Elizabeth, cover 1,000 acres of water and draw many tourists. With easy access to other communities and Illinois via Highway 12, Twin Lakes is an excellent community for commuters to live in.
The village provides a wide selection of homes for people who want to become established in the area. Homes in the market include three-bedroom brick Ranches, two-story newly-renovated homes, Contemporaries, and Lakefront houses with luxurious amenities. The area also has subdivisions such as Whispering Trails offering four-bedroom/three-bath homes. The average price of a home in Twin Lakes is $181,880 with the cost of living 3.81 percent lower than the U.S. average.
Lakes, Mary and Elizabeth, provide for a variety of recreational opportunities. People can swim, water-ski, and boat on the beautiful bodies of water. The lakes are serviced by a Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District managed by a village board of trustees.
Twin Lakes is host to Country Thunder, which is a four-day country music festival. Twenty country-acts perform each year at the show. Concert goers can also find a variety of food, merchandise and collector booths around the festival grounds.
The parks and recreations department maintains five village parks for residents to enjoy. Legion Park has a skateboarding park, tennis courts and a basketball court and baseball diamonds. The newest park, Millennium, offers playground equipment, walking trails and a soccer/football field.
Local shops and fine dining are centralized in the downtown area, but there are great restaurants scattered around the village. Niko’s Restaurant & Lounge is a featured place that serves up American and Mediterranean cuisines, and is known for its night life amenities.
The village also provides activities for senior citizens through the Twin Lakes Area Senior Club. The club gathers twice a month for a meeting and then play either bingo or cards. They also schedule many events throughout the year.
The village’s lakes were named after a set of twins born to Mary Ray and Jonathan Ineson who were early settlers of the once called “English Prairie.” In 1902, the first post office was built in the basement of LeRoy Winter’s house. The village was established in 1937.