Situated just 35 miles from Chicago, in the Northwest Suburbs, Elgin is known as “The City in the Suburbs.” Elgin was founded in 1836 and sits along the Fox River valley. Today, with over 112,000 residents, Elgin is the 8th largest city in Illinois. Elgin is proud to celebrate a rich and diverse culture. The housing market reflects the needs of the community by offering a vast array of homes in different styles, price points, and characteristics. Elgin is known for its stunning historic architecture, with multiple historical districts, people visit from all around to partake in the multiple annual historic home tours. With a growing arts community, a revitalized downtown, over 1,600 acres of well-equipped parks, award winning golf courses, swimming, boating, exercise facilities, an array of sports, and one of the top private schools in the state (Elgin Academy), Elgin truly has something for everyone. Elgin has 3 Metra stops, a bus station, and major highways and an interstate that pass through it.

Cities nearby

South Elgin, Bartlett, Carpentersville, Hampshire, Dundee, Hoffman Estates, S. Barrington, Hanover Park, Streamwood, St. Charles

where to shop

Just drive up and down Randall Rd to find all the shopping, dining, and entertainment you’ll need. Randall Rd includes places such as Target, Applebee’s Menards, Walmart, Portillos, a movie theater, Oberweis, Meijer, and many others.

where to chill

Blue Box Cafe: located in Downtown Elgin, Blue Box Cafe offers delicious espresso drinks, coffee, homemade baked goods, and delicious deli sandwiches & soups.

where to be outside

Lord’s Park: 108 wood acres that features a historic pavilion, historical museum, multiple ponds, a zoo, a water park, playing fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, picnic areas, and much more.

where to eat

Elgin Public House (EPH): EPH is an upscale brick-walled pub serving delicious dishes, a variety of updated beers, and all in a relaxed and warm setting.

where to drink

Martini Room: cozy lounge with progressive cocktails, local art, and an eclectic taste that hosts several fun events each month

Featured: Al’s Cafe

Quaint spot in an 1892 building serving creative American cooking, the best milkshakes around, and with a beautiful outdoor patio in the heart of downtown.

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