Lake Zurich is a village in Lake County that was first settled in the 1830s and is named after the body of water located within the village that was once known as Cedar Lake. First settled in the 1830s, the village was officially incorporated in 1896. Primarily a farming community, housing developments began being built in the mid 1950s. Today, Lake Zurich is a flourishing community. Elementary, middle school, and high school students can attend school in District 95. The Parks and Recreation Department within Lake Zurich maintains 32 parks that offer beaches, playgrounds, athletic fields, rental facilities, fitness and dance rooms, and nature parks and pathways.