Arlington Heights, IL
Arlington Heights Neighborhoods
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Around Arlington Heights
Arlington Heights is known for a few things besides horse racing. It has one of the biggest and best libraries in the state — the Arlington Heights Memorial Library — which has been awarded national honors. The Arlington Heights Park District, providing recreational and open spaces to residents, was a finalist for the National Gold Medal Awards in 2016, and the village has long been a commuter suburb for those who want to reside outside of Chicago but work in the city. Today, Arlington Heights is home to many professionals who enjoy an array of entertainment, restaurants, and shopping choices right within the village border.
Cost of Living
The cost of living in Arlington Heights is a bit higher than the median cost of living in the state. Home prices are valued higher than average and a large percentage of residents here are professionals holding advanced degrees. Because Arlington Heights is a premier suburban location for families prioritizing quality school districts, residents here expect a higher than average cost for homes and taxes.
There are a number of commuter train options for those traveling by rail to and from downtown Chicago, including two Metra stops for the Union Pacific line and one stop for the North Central line. Many residents here prefer to commute by car, and the village location offers easy access to Illinois Route 53 and Interstate 90. Surrounding suburbs, Chicago O'Hare Airport, and downtown are all easily accessible from Arlington Heights.
Arlington Heights is home to numerous primary schools and middle schools based on residential district. John Hersey High School is the main high school in the area, but many students are also districted into surrounding high schools, including Buffalo Grove, Rolling Meadows, or Wheeling. The village also offers private education from primary through high school.
Arlington Heights is also home to ITT Technical Institute and Empire Beauty School. While there are no major universities within the boundaries of the village, several larger institutions are nearby, including Elmhurst College and Harper College.
Arlington Heights offers plenty of festivals and events throughout the year. The village hosts one of the largest Memorial Day parades and celebrations in the area, as well as the popular Frontier Days events that coincide with the Fourth of July and include a carnival, food, live entertainment and the Fourth of July Parade. Arlington Heights is also home to the Mane Event, which starts off the Million Week for Arlington Race Track's Million Race. These events are all highly anticipated by residents and draw in many visitors to the community.
Disclaimer: School attendance zone boundaries are supplied by Maponics and are subject to change. Check with the applicable school district prior to making a decision based on these boundaries.