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Huntley's location west of major population centers and the Golden Corridor makes it an ideal location for families who want access to good schools, jobs, and housing without the need to live in a major urban area. The town is surrounded by farmland, which means shopping at local farm stands during the summer and fall for fresh produce. To the east is Schaumburg and Hoffman Estates, which are home to major corporations that engage in everything from insurance to electronics. Huntley is also a golfers paradise with Pinecrest Golf Club in town and no less than five golf courses in the surrounding area. Huntley's Park District features Deicke Park which has baseball fields, the Stingray Bay aquatic center, the Discovery Zone which is full of unique playground equipment, and a small lake with picnic area.
Cost of Living
The cost of living in Huntley is higher than the US average due to the cost of housing. Most of the housing stock is newer because major development of land didn't take hold until the early 2000s. Single-family homes make up most of the housing stock for sale with the rest made up by semi-detached and townhomes. Land in Huntley is plentiful due to its location and rural nature which led to developers creating subdivisions full of single-family homes.
Huntley has little in the way of public transportation options, so getting around the area requires a car. As previously mentioned, Huntley straddles the I-90 Tollway (Jane Addams) to the north and south. The tollway connects with Route 53 to the east, a north-south expressway that runs past communities that include Schaumburg and Arlington Heights. Highway 47 runs through the town and goes from north to south, taking commuters to the expressway or to other destinations in the area. There is no public transit in Huntley, but there is a Metra train station in Elgin on Big Timber Road. The Metra line, known as the Milwaukee District-West takes commuters on a southeast route towards Chicago.
Schools in Huntley are located in school district 158. It's a large district that serves 9600 students and also serves towns from the surrounding area. The district has five elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school. The vast majority of the schools receive above average ratings by several different school ranking services. Each of Huntley’s schools were designed with technology in mind so children can receive the best education possible.
Every fall, Huntley holds Fall Fest, a hometown festival complete with carnival rides, live music, and fireworks. During the summer months, the park district holds Concert in the Park which features a different band every week. The town features activities like Bike Huntley, farmers markets, car shows, an Oktoberfest, and smaller festivals throughout the year, making Huntley a fun place to live all year round.
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.