Downtown Elgin

Downtown Elgin

Elgin, Illinois Homes for Sale

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About Downtown Elgin

Downtown Elgin is a historic neighborhood full of personality. The area’s river walk is a highlight which includes the unique Walton Island Park set within Fox River. The community puts on great events and goes all out for holidays, particularly Halloween. Cafes, restaurants, and bars dot the downtown, and the city offers some fantastic public amenities. The enormous Gail Borden Public Library is an incredible resource for bookworms, The Centre of Elgin is a great recreation center for staying active, and The Hemmens Cultural Center hosts plays, comedy, and concerts. To top it all off, Downtown Elgin offers a Metra train station where residents can catch a stress-free ride into Chicago.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $89,900 to $675,000

Closed Prices: $57,600 to $410,000

Median Sale Price: $220,000

Average $ per sq ft: $146

Association Fee Ranges: $0 to $869/mo, $0

Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home

Age: 1860 to 2020

Sq. Ft.: 576 to 10960 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 1 to 7 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 1 to 4 Bathrooms

Getting Around Downtown Elgin

Around Downtown Elgin

Downtown Elgin is known at the city’s hub of activity. Summer brings farmers markets, a Cinco de Mayo celebration, and a pub crawl, and the fun doesn’t stop when the weather cools down thanks to the Nightmare on Chicago Street zombie-fest and the Winter Wonderland. The downtown also holds some remarkable amenities for the community to enjoy, such as the scenic river walk and an impressive library with rotating exhibits.

The cost of living in Elgin is about on a par with the state and national averages, and housing is generally priced lower than other suburbs. Even living downtown can be quite affordable—a great deal considering all the amenities that the area offers.

Downtown Elgin includes two Metra train stations offering convenient access to nearby suburbs and Chicago. Elgin is also served by PACE and there are convenient bus stops with regularly scheduled routes around the city. Several main roads surround the downtown, including I-90 to the north, so drivers are in a great spot to begin any trip. O’Hare International Airport is only about a 30-minute drive away.

There are a number of excellent schools in the city of Elgin. For public education, the city is served by four school districts which encompass numerous primary and middle schools, as well as two high schools. The two district high schools for this area are Elgin High School and Larkin High School. The downtown area also has several private schools including the Elgin Academy, St. John's Lutheran School, and St. Joseph School. Elgin is home to several colleges as well, including Judson University and Elgin Community College.

One of the most popular attractions in Downtown Elgin is the Grand Victoria Riverboat Casino, which offers live music and entertainment to the citizens and visitors from all over the state. Elgin is also home to numerous music and performing groups, including the Elgin Symphony Orchestra and the Janus Theatre Company. The Elgin Community College and Hemmens Cultural Center both host many productions every month, ranging in price and type of performance, from dance companies, to choruses, to widely known performers.

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