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Posted on: September 22, 2020

Village of Hawthorn Woods Named Third Best City for Fit Lifestyles in Illinois for 2020

Illinois Best Cities for Fit Lifestyles 2020

The Village of Hawthorn Woods is pleased to have been named the Third Best City for Fit Lifestyles in the State of Illinois for 2020, according to is a leading health, wellness, and fitness independent website, founded in 2016. A Fit Score was formulated for each Illinois municipality based upon eleven criteria, such as population, obesity rate, exercise opportunities, and access to healthy foods. The Fit Score for the Village of Hawthorn Woods is 84.05, preceded only by the communities of Long Grove and Lake Forest.

The Village has always encouraged an outdoor, active lifestyle with a total of twenty-three public parks, hosting a variety of amenities accessible to all mobilities, such as walking trails, nature preserves, playgrounds, sports fields, tennis courts, and lush open spaces.

“The Village of Hawthorn Woods recognizes the relationship between parks, recreation, and fitness for our residents of all ages and abilities. During this worldwide pandemic, our parks and nature preserves have become an essential part of a physical and mental health lifestyle. Hawthorn Woods is proud to be recognized as a leading community prioritizing health and wellness,” stated Pamela O. Newton, Chief Operating Officer.

Please visit for the Village’s Park Map and detailed list of amenities.

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