Neighborhood Spotlight: Harrow Gate in Inverness

Real Estate

1Even though Cook County, IL has one of the largest populations per capita in the nation, you can find peace and a bit of the country life too. With the numerous lakes and large ponds, many neighborhoods have grown up literally around a shoreline. Harrow Gate Subdivision in Inverness is one such a place.

The core of this small neighborhood is Harrow Gate Dr., which runs between Bradwell Rd. and E. Palatine Rd. Entrance to the street is off Bradwell Rd. only, as Harrow Gate Dr ends at a cul-de-sac, where the last property of Harrow Gate resides just north of E. Palatine Rd. This subdivision was constructed in the 1980s, making it an older custom home neighborhood in this part of Inverness. Current home prices range from the $600,000 range to over $1.2 million.

You may wonder why such a wide range for a small neighborhood? The answer is two-fold. As each property was custom built, each home offers a variety of unique features and amenities. Many, but not all of the properties also have waterfrontage on Lake Harrowgate, the namesake of the neighborhood.

In addition to lake front access and views, there are fewer properties on Harrow Gate Dr. than the average street in subdivisions around Cook County. With larger than average acreage, these homes carry a higher value, especially as they are beautifully landscaped and maintained. This neighborhood has managed to retain much of its rural roots.

2Add in the proximity of the lake, and higher prices will result. Ultimately, Harrow Gate has exceptional private homes with easy access to a pristine natural recreational area, offering the quiet of the country life in the heart of Cook County.

Harrow Gate is also a part of the Barrington Community Uuit School District 220, which has many top-rated schools. A look at the Great report on the district, and you will see a number of schools ranked at 9 or 10; top scores for all grade levels, elementary through high school. Homes located near high quality schools have higher values, as this is one key factor weighed by the industry as much as it is by buyers seeking properties.

Harrow Gate is also ideally situated with easy access to resources and entertainment. There is a retail area nearby, as well as Kingston Park and Colony Nature Area. The heart of Inverness is also just a quick drive east on Bradwell Drive, as is the Inverness Golf Club. Illinois Route 62 and 68 are not far, providing easy access to additional goods and services close to home.

The Harrow Gate Neighborhood offers a piece of the country with its larger properties and lakeside living. When preparing to sell, or buy a home, working with an experienced Realtor® who knows the area, gives you a local resource to rely on throughout the process. My team and I are ready to put our expertise to work for you. Learn more at our website,, then contact the Driscoll Properties Team at 847-533-6786 to help you discover the home of your dreams