Pingree Grove, IL Neighborhoods and Homes For Sale
Pingree Grove Neighborhoods
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Around Pingree Grove
The founding and namesake family of Pingree Grove bought the land from the federal government in 1838 and arrived from the East to tame the land in the same year. Andrew Pingree Jr. did not stay idle upon relocating to his new homestead. He was also a surveyor and platted out the neighboring town of Gilberts. He also spent time surveying Kane County and teaching school in St. Charles. However, Pingree Grove wasn't officially a village until 1906 and was mostly farmland up until the 1990s when farmers started selling their land to developers.
Cost of Living
The cost of living in Pingree Grove is a little higher than the U.S. average. The driving factor in the cost is housing, although housing prices vary widely. The village is comprised mostly of subdivisions and the desire to create density. What that means for a homebuyer is there are more semi-detached houses in the affordable range while single family homes tend to be on the higher end of the range. Pingree Grove is located in Kane County which has a lower property tax than nearby counties, but county officials regularly seek tax increases.
Pingree Grove is well-served by the expressway and local highways, but there is little in the way of public transportation. Residents have to get around the area by car and drive to the Metra station on Big Timber Road in Elgin in order to commute to nearby towns or Chicago. The Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) is located to the northeast of town and accessed at Route 47. Route 47 travels north to Elkhorn, Wi, and south to Champaign, IL. Higgins Road (Route 72) travels east to Chicago and west to Iowa and beyond. Other major roadways are close to Pingree Grove and quickly accessed by local surface roads.
Elementary and middle school-aged students who live in Pingree Grove attend school in Districts 300 and 301. The village only has one school within its boundaries, Cambridge Lakes Charter School, with the remaining schools being located in surrounding communities. High school-aged students attend Hampshire High School in District 300. School administration and teachers want students to thrive and succeed and will go the extra distance to help, but students need to speak up to get help if they're in the middle of the class in terms of grades and scoring.
As previously mentioned, Pingree Grove is an enclave of subdivisions. It doesn't have a commercial district and shares activities with Hampshire one town over. Goebbert's Pumpkin Patch is a working farm that has a popular farmstand with fresh produce during the warmer months and a pumpkin picking patch that opens towards the end of September. Donley's Wild West Town is a few miles away in Union. It's a great place for kids to imagine themselves as gunslingers in the Wild West. Santa's Village Azoosment Park in nearby Dundee is a unique amusement park that combines carnival-style rides with a petting zoo. While there may not be a whole lot going on in Pingree Grove itself, there's a lot to do in the surrounding communities and it doesn't take long to reach them from the village.
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.