Elk Grove Village Neighborhoods
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Around Elk Grove Village
Elk Grove Village is known for its thriving business community, and the Elk Grove Village Business Park attracts local, national, and international companies along with thousands of employees that commute to the area for work. Elk Grove Village is also home to the Ned Brown Forest Preserve, commonly referred to as Busse Woods, that provides residents with green open space, miles of paved biking and walking trails, and Busse Lake, popular for fishing and picnics.
Cost of Living
The Elk Grove Village cost of living is higher than the Illinois and national average, but home prices tend to be comparable to many of the northwest suburbs and lower than the neighboring areas of Itasca, Mount Prospect, and Arlington Heights. Elk Grove Village also boasts one of the lowest property tax rates in the northwest suburbs due to the revenues generated by its industrial business park.
Elk Grove Village is home to multiple transportation options that connect the town to the local region. I-90 runs north of the village and provides direct access to the city of Chicago. The village also has nearby access to I-290 and Route 83, which connect the community to the surrounding suburban region.
While the village doesn’t have direct rail transport into Chicago, residents can easily access the CTA Blue Line from O'Hare International Airport for a short trip into the city. Elk Grove Village borders O’Hare, making airline travel easy and accessible, and the village is roughly 30 miles away from Midway Airport.
Elk Grove Village is served by two separate school districts — School District 54 and Community Consolidated School District 59 — which include nine elementary schools, five junior high schools, and two high schools. High school students typically attend Conant High School or Elk Grove High School, and residents also have access to a number of private schools in the area that offer elementary, junior, and high school education.
Nearby colleges and universities include Harper College, offering two-year technical degrees, a satellite campus for Dominican University, and other major Chicago institutions that offer campuses near O’Hare International Airport.
Elk Grove Village borders the large Busse Woods forest preserve, maintained by Cook County and providing residents with paved trails, wooded areas, and picnic grounds. The village’s park district maintains nine parks, including a skate park and water park, and offers a full range of youth sports, fitness, and aquatic activities. The park district features the Pirates Cove Children’s Theme Park with rides, tunnels, slides, and paddle boating, as well as the 18-hole Fox Run Golf Links golf course. The village is also home to a popular farmers market, the Hometown Parade, Oktoberfest, a Fourth of July celebration, and an outdoor summer concert series.
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.