Long Grove is a tranquil, rural village nestled amidst woods and water. Following its incorporation in the 1950s, this village combated large commercial and industrial developments by limiting city ordinances. Today, Village legislation still protects historical landmarks and imposes a minimum one-acre lot size to ensure a rural atmosphere. Long Grove attracts visitors to its historic shopping area with local country-style shops and boutiques for specialty handcrafted gifts and antiques. Long Grove elementary students attend District 76, 79, and 96 schools. High School students attend Adlai Stevenson High School in District 125. The Long Grove Park District owns approximately 450 acres of ponds, streams, wetlands, plants, wildlife, and recreational space.