Carpentersville, IL
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Carpentersville has a vast range of parks, recreational areas, and outdoor space. One of its most notable parks is Carpenter Park, a historic centerpiece of the community. It is often used as a frequent venue for community events. Surrounding the park are historically preserved pillars, home to the Veterans Garden that honors those who served in the Armed Forces.

Due to the frequent use of the parks, Carpentersville is making major improvements to many of their parks to increase attractiveness and the amenities available so that residents and visitors can continue to use and enjoy the beautiful outdoor space.

Cost of Living

Carpentersville is a very livable city with a cost of living lower than the state and national average. The goods and services provided are very affordable, as well as the housing and rentals. This city has one of the lowest cost of living scores compared to its neighboring communities, leveraging it as a very desirable place to live.


Carpentersville has many options when it comes to transportation. Though it does not have its own Metra train station in town, it does have access to one in Elgin which is only six miles south via IL-25. Traveling to Chicago by car on I-90E is only a one hour drive, depending on traffic.

For air travel, O’Hare International Airport is 28 miles to the southeast, and like many Chicago suburbs, Carpentersville hosts Pace buses that travel throughout the city and neighboring towns.


Two local school districts serve the students of Carpentersville: Barrington Community Unit School District 220 and Community Unit School District 300. Overall, Carpentersville has 17 schools, 12 of which are public and five that are private. Included in the public schools is two high schools, one middle school, seven elementary schools, and one pre-K center. The private schools include one high school, one middle to high school, and six elementary schools.


Carpentersville as a whole has received great ratings when it comes to amenities and it is not lacking when it comes to finding things to do. Not only does it have great outdoor options with its variety of parks and outdoor space, but it also has access to some popular attractions. Less than two miles away in East Dundee is Santa’s Village Azoosment Park. Inside this amusement park are rides for kids of all ages to enjoy, a petting zoo, pony rides, and parking for the day is free.

Inside of Carpentersville is the Cinema 12 theatre and a host of events in each season. One notable event that happens is the El Grito parade and festival that takes place in September. It is a perfect for residents and those who are visiting the city to experience a piece of this city’s culture and diversity.


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