Prairie Crossing is a nationally recognized conservation community in Grayslake, Illinois. The community was designed to combine responsible development, the preservation of open land and easy commuting by rail and is considered a national example of how to design our communities to support a better way of life. Prairie Crossing offers a wide variety of housing choices, all designed in the Midwestern Vernacular style of architecture and incorporating energy-efficient design characteristics. The land that is Prairie Crossing was purchased in 1987 by a group of neighbors who wanted to preserve open space and agricultural land. They formed a company with the goal of developing this beautiful 677 acres responsibly, with a total of only 359 single-family homes and 36 condominiums as opposed to 2,400 homes that were planned by another developer. George and Victoria Ranney, a husband and wife team, have guided the development of Prairie Crossing since its inception.

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Photography on the Prairie Crossing website is courtesy of the Liberty Prairie Foundation, Victoria Post Ranney, Leigh Wachter, Vaughn Wascovich, and others. No photography can be reproduced without written permission from the Liberty Prairie Foundation.