The Village of Mount Prospect is a nationally-acclaimed community recognized for excellent housing, high performing schools and outstanding services.
When Business Week Magazine announced in 2008 that Mount Prospect was the number one place to raise kids, followed in 2010 by Money Magazine’s claim that the Village was one of the "Top 50 Places to Live" in the U.S., residents couldn’t have agreed more. In 2013, Movoto Real Estate, which ranks cities and towns across America, named Mount Prospect one of the “Top 10 Best Cities in Illinois."
What makes Mount Prospect so desirable? It’s conveniently located to downtown Chicago, O’Hare International Airport and Chicago Executive Airport, two Interstate highways and two commuter rail systems within miles of each other.
Residents enjoy a high quality of life provided through outstanding municipal services. Neighborhoods boast tree-lined streets. The Village government partners with the private sector to promote seasonal events, such as Fridays on the Green summer concerts, Downtown Block Party and more. Residents can enjoy retail centers, such as Randhurst Village,for shopping, entertainment, hotel lodging and dining experiences.
Strong Municipal Leadership
Mount Prospect operates under a Council/Manager form of government in which an appointed manager and professional staff administer daily operations of departments that include: Public Works, Finance, Police, Fire, Community Development and Human Services. An elected Mayor and Board of Trustees determine Village policies.
Business and residential volunteers actively participate on several Village commissions to help determine Mount Prospect’s growth and economic development. There also are opportunities for public/private partnerships to sponsor and organize community events. The Village underwrites its own cable network to provide residents open access to government through televised open meetings.
Additional Village Achievements
Public Works Department
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Award winning Prospect High school!
The Village is the 12th largest municipality in Illinois and a unique blend of old and new. Redevelopment efforts in the Downtown and other shopping areas have added vibrancy and interest, making Arlington Heights an attractive destination for home buyers, shoppers, businesses and visitors.
Arlington Heights was founded in the mid 1800s by Asa Dunton, a Yankee stonecutter. Asa’s son William Dunton was the first homeowner of this farming community, which was originally called the “Town of Dunton.” The original train depot served as a catalyst for Arlington Heights’ growth. The train depot was a great convenience for nearby farmers who used the railroad to transport their goods. The depot became a central gathering place for the community and prompted development of a Downtown as more people settled in Arlington Heights.
Throughout its long history, Village Government has remained consistent in preserving Arlington Heights’ quality of life by providing municipal services that are responsive to the needs of the residents and businesses and are reliable, efficient and fiscally responsible.
Arlington Heights’ municipal services have received top accreditation and award recognition. The Village is also home to award-winning Schools, a Public Library and a Park District as well as the highly acclaimed Northwest Community Hospital.
The location of Arlington Heights offers great access to major thoroughfares making travel convenient to nearby suburbs as well as to Chicago and O’Hare International Airport. The Downtown train station is Metra’s busiest commuter stop on the Northwest rail line. The train station is the hub of a transit-oriented, pedestrian friendly urban neighborhood where commuters working in Chicago can live a short walk from the station and near shopping, restaurants, entertainment and various parks where many events are held throughout the year.
Below is a picture of Hersey High School located at Thomas and Rand Rd. Arlington Heights has another very popular school that services Arlington Heights, Prospect High School located at Kensington between Dryden and Rand Rd in Mount Prospect.
Named for the native elk that roamed the northern Illinois forests and grasslands, Elk Grove Village was initially settled in 1834 by pioneer New England farmers. By 1848, German-immigrant farmers soon settled in the area, establishing a thriving community that would eventually become Elk Grove Village.
The rural community transformed into a center of commerce when Douglas Aircraft built a military transport manufacturing plant in nearby Orchard Place during World War II. Following the war, the industrial facility and land was sold for $1 to the City of Chicago as war surplus. The location would then become the world’s busiest airport – O’Hare International Airport. The phenomenal expansion of O’Hare during the 1950s and 1960s closely parallels Elk Grove Village’s growth as a successful community and leading Midwest industrial center.
The Village’s expansion is also attributed to an enterprising group of Dallas-based land developers that selected Elk Grove Village as its site for a planned community during the 1950s. Centex Corporation chose the Village because of its proximity to rail, the new air facilities, and major highways. The group acquired 1,500 continuous acres of land to build residential and industrial sections of the community, leading to Elk Grove Village’s incorporation in 1956. A master plan for the controlled growth of the Village was initiated and construction of industrial buildings, homes, corporate offices, retail establishments and schools soon followed. Under the comprehensive plan, the Village was divided in half with residential development to the west and a business park on the east, bordering the airport.
Today, those 1,500 acres have increased to almost 7,000 through more than 150 annexations and the small community of 116 original residents is now home to nearly 35,000 people who have come to appreciate the exceptional community of Elk Grove Village.
Within the 10.9 square miles of Elk Grove Village, there exist two distinct but still united communities: residential and business. Listed in a recently published book, “Fifty Fabulous Places to Raise Your Family” by Melissa Giovagnoli, Elk Grove was included for its excellent parks and recreation, schools, access to transportation, varied housing stock, vibrant economy, low crime rate, exceptional community service, and small-town atmosphere. Thanks to more than $36 million in revenue collected yearly from sales and commercial property taxes, Elk Grove Village is able enjoy one of the lowest property tax rates in the Northwest suburbs.
In addition to Elk Grove’s residential community, it also possesses a booming business community. Beginning from only 90 companies that were opened for business in 1962, there are now over 3,600 firms and service organizations within the Village. It is regionally considered a premier location for business and industry. The five square mile Elk Grove Village Business Park contains the second largest concentration of employment in the state of Illinois, with approximately 100,000 people commuting here for work. It contains a diverse mix of local, national, and international companies.
Another noteworthy source of employment, located outside of the Business Park, is the 125-acre Northwest Point office park. Northwest Point features a 10-story building with 200,000 square feet of office space, a luxury hotel, beautifully landscaped setting, prominent corporate tenants, and other added amenities.
Although the expansion of Elk Grove Village is today limited by the boundaries of its neighbors, it continues to redevelop and thrive as the “Exceptional Community.”
The Elk Grove Park District maintains approximately 473 acres, including 44 parks, 19 public tennis courts and a community athletic field that includes football, soccer and baseball fields. In addition, residents and visitors have access to the Jack A. Claes Pavilion, which includes a 28-foot carousel, indoor playground, Fitness Center, banquet room, arts and crafts room, dance studio, racquetball courts, 2 gymnasiums, indoor and 2 outdoor swimming pools.
The Park District also operates the Sheila Ray Adult Center, a Preschool, Rainbow Falls Waterpark, Pirates' Cove Children's Theme Park, Fox Run Golf Course and Driving Range, The Elk Grove Historical Museum and the Rainbow Falls Community Center.
Should you wish to contact the Elk Grove Park District, they can be contacted by phone at (847) 437-9494 or through their web site www.elkgroveparks.org.
When in Elk Grove, residents and visitors also have access to the Busse Woods Forest Preserve which contains an 11.2 mile pedestrian and bicycling path that encompasses the forest preserve. This forest preserve is also home to Busse Lake, a 590 acre lake, where residents and visitors can try catching a northern pike at one of the six fishing walls. There is also a herd of elk located near the entrance at Arlington Heights Road and Higgins Road.
If you are looking for information on how to obtain a Picnic Permit through the Cook County Forest Preserve District, please click here.
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A wide variety of housing choices are available in Schaumburg with over 12,000 single family homes and 21,000 multi-family units.
The village supports affordable housing initiatives including a Handyman Program and Residential Rehab Loan Program. The village has also provided Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to agencies that provide other housing services, including transitional housing, permanent supportive housing and housing counseling.
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Having lived in Schaumburg for 10 years, I can personally speak of Dist. 54 schools, where my children learned their basics. There are wonderful programs for Children and Adults. I really enjoyed the District 211 adult education cooking and cake decorating classes. My children enjoyed the Park District programs.
Edison Park is one of the 77 community areas of Chicago, in North Side, Chicago, Illinois. It consists entirely of the Edison Park neighborhood, and is named after Thomas Alva Edison, who gave his blessing to this community namesake in 1890. It is sitting between City and Suburbia
With vanishingly small rates of violent and property crime—in part because of its large population of city police and fire department personnel—this Far Northwest Side enclave is the safest in Chicago. Edison Park also excels in housing affordability. The typical household here pays only about four times its annual income to buy a house. Contrast that with the Near North Side, where a household pays 21 times its income.
A short walk from the Metra station is a small downtown dotted with restaurants (trattorias, a chophouse, the gloriously gaudy Moretti’s on Olmsted Avenue). You’ll move here not for the cultural amenities—there’s little to do at night besides dine—but for Edison Park’s considerable family friendliness. Ten-acre Olympia Park offers a huge range of sports programs for all ages, and high-performing Ebinger Elementary has a special arts magnet program. Filled with bungalows and Craftsman cottages on well-kept lots, this place is classic Chicago.
As of 2000, there have been alot of bungalows and ranches that have been rebuilt as 2 stories. It is not unusual to see homes that were totally rebuilt from tearddowns. Currently as of 7/2000 there are 34 single family romes with an average list price of $496,896. Market time has increased to average market time of 204 days
An abundance of home are located in Palatine, IL. Currently there are over 500 homes on the market.
Palatine is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 68,847. Palatine is in Cook County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Palatine offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Palatine there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Palatine and residents tend to have moderate political views. 63% of all homes are owned by the residents. So stability is definitely there.
The public schools in Palatine are highly rated with Fremd and Palatine High Schools being sought after.
There are a number of subdivisions of townhomes in Palatine ranging from 1500 sq ft to over 3000 sq ft. Some of the more popular areas of Palatine attached homes are Bridgeview Creek, Auburn Woods, Wellington Park, Ethans Glen and Chestnut Woods to name a few that do offer the 2 car garages. Some of the models offer open floor plans with first floor masters, and first floor home offices, as my 894 Auburn Woods has.
Shopping at Mariano's, Jewell, and Euro Fresh for your food items. Along Dundee and Hicks you'll find a huge shopping for Home Depot and more.
Bartlett is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 41,316. Bartlett is in DuPage County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Bartlett offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Bartlett there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Bartlett and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Bartlett are highly rated.
As one resident said who has lived in Bartlett for 20 years, It has a small-town feel, yet at the same time has many amenities that you’d think to find only in larger cities. A great recreation center complex, tons of parks and preserves, shopping, dining, and an amazing village-owned golf course are just a few highlights of the town. Everyone is neighborly, friendly, and there seems to be a strong sense of community pride.
May I add the July 4th parade is pretty exciting for kids and adults. The clients I have sold have enjoyed their homes for the past 15 years! Here are some real estate statistics: 86% of all residents own their homes, only 14% is rental.