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Chicago Area:

Greenway Planning Information for

Vernon Hills

Report Card

Miles of Greenways


Area (miles2)


Greenway Density (miles/miles2)






Median HH Income


External Links

Village of Vernon Hills official website
Village Site
Greater Chicago Housing and Community Development Website
Census Data
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Wikipedia entry for Vernon Hills
Vernon Hills

State Plans

Region Plans

County Plans

Community Plans

No plans are available on the Open Space Area level for Vernon Hills

Bike/Ped Fatalities & Injuries
Crash data from 2005
Crash SeverityCount
Bicyclist "C" Injury (possible injury)4
Pedestrian "B" Injury (non-incapacitating injury)4
Pedestrian "A" Injury (incapacitating injury)3
Greenways in Vernon Hills:
  • = Rail-Trail
  • = Waterway
  • = Rail-with-Trail
  • = Utility ROW
Corridor Utilization
      in miles
Existing Build-
EJ&E corridor1.5(1st)1.8 80.3%
Des Plaines River Trail1.3(2nd)1.3 100%
ComEd ROW - Lake Cty corridor1.0(3rd)1.2 84%
Indian Creek corridor0.0     0.7 0%
Seavey Ditch corridor0.0     4.6 0%
Existing Grade Separations
    All trails in Vernon Hills cross roadways at-grade.
Needed Grade Separations
    No highway/trail crossings in Vernon Hills have been identified as needing grade separations.
Rank Among Neighbors
★ = has over 5 miles of Existing Trails
★ = has Planned Trail(s)
Greenway Density
Libertyville0.81 1.84
Green Oaks0.74 1.36
Mettawa0.52 0.61
Vernon Hills0.45 (4th) 1.15
Lincolnshire0.34 0.76
Mundelein0.14 1.09
Buffalo Grove0.11 0.79
Long Grove0.04 1.49
Rank Among Peers
(Population between 15,000 and 24,000 and HH Income between $42,000 and $51,000)
★ = has over 5 miles of Existing Trails
★ = has Planned Trail(s)
Greenway Density
Zion0.80 1.23
Vernon Hills0.45 (2nd) 1.15
Park Forest0.45 0.73
Forest Park0.13 0.59
Franklin Park0.06 0.22
Woodstock0.00 1.03
Bridgeview0.00 0.55
Alsip0.00 0.33
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