Burlington, IL
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Burlington is well-known for its quaint and rural setting. Located outside of Chicago, residents enjoy a quiet, slow-paced environment, while also having quick access to big-city amenities and attractions. Unlike living in a metropolitan area, Burlington residents can really get to know one another thanks to the city’s small population of fewer than 1,000 people. This suburb is also home to highly rated schools, ample open space, and lots of opportunities for expansion and growth.

Cost of Living

Burlington is a prime location for homebuyers desiring proximity to Chicago without having to worry about the city’s high price tag. This suburb’s cost of living falls below both the Illinois and U.S averages, making it an attractive place for homebuyers to settle down. Residents can enjoy affordable homes that boast a variety of styles, from craftsman one-stories to charming country bungalows.


For homebuyers interested in the Burlington area, it is important to note that this is a car-dependent suburb. While there is no mass transit system, residents have easy access to Illinois Route 47 at I-90 and U.S. Route 20 at the I-90 interchange. Burlington’s convenient proximity to major roadways and interstates quickly connects locals to nearby areas like Hoffman Estates, Schaumburg, Rosement, and Chicago. Homeowners also have access to public transportation options like Pace Bus Service, which offers a variety of commuter programs like Pace RideShare, which allows residents to carpool or vanpool with others in order to cut down on driving costs.


Students living in Burlington have public education options in the Central Community Unit School District #31. The district contains three grade schools, one elementary school, two middle schools, and one high school. Homebuyers with school-aged children can look forward to sending their students to high-quality schools with six out of the seven boasting above-average GreatSchool ratings. Burlington residents can pursue higher education opportunities at Elgin Community College Center for Emergency Services, which is best known for classes and training geared towards firefighters, police officers, and emergency medical technicians.


Burlington offers residents a lifestyle that is overflowing with activities and recreation. The town features a number of open spaces like Burlington Prairie Forest Preserve, which has 16 trails suitable for hiking, biking, walking, and horseback riding. Burlington also hosts a variety of community gatherings like open-air markets, seasonal festivals, and dances where neighbors can form lifelong friendships.


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