Elk Grove Village
Elk Grove Village
Elk Grove Village - The “Exceptional Community.”
Named for the native elk that roamed the northern Illinois forests and grasslands, Elk Grove Village was initially settled in 1834 by pioneer New England farmers. By 1848, German-immigrant farmers soon settled in the area, establishing a thriving community that would eventually become Elk Grove Village. The Village’s expansion is also attributed to an enterprising group of Dallas-based land developers that selected Elk Grove Village as its site for a planned community during the 1950s. Centex Corporation chose the Village because of its proximity to rail, the new air facilities-OHare airport, and major highways.
Elk Grove Village is 22 miles from the Loop, and one of the largest business parks in North America--which sure keeps the tax base lower.
Centex Corporation developed much of the housing east of the I-290 Illinois 53 expressway, which offered ranches, split levels and two story homes. Because there are so many winding creeks throughout the Village, basements were not an option, so you will find crawl and slab construction. These 3-4 bedroom homes with 1-2 baths have been expanded by previous owners with family rooms. In the 1950's many of the homes were build with attached 1 car garages.
West of 53 is a portion of Elk Grove Village which does offer basements, 2 car garages and more modern home designs as well as types. The Fox Run Golf Course Fox Run a coach home community offering 2-3 bedroom homes.
World reknown and the pride of Elk Grove Village Residents, the park district caters to young and old with programs to enhance their lives. The Cook County forest Elk preserve is located at Higgins (72) and Arlington Heights Rd. Great place for watching the elk, as well as biking and walking paths.
The Elk Grove Park District maintains approximately 473 acres, including 44 parks, 19 public tennis courts and a community athletic field that includes football, soccer and baseball fields. In addition, residents and visitors have access to the Jack A. Claes Pavilion, which includes a 28-foot carousel, indoor playground, Fitness Center, banquet room, arts and crafts room, dance studio, racquetball courts, 2 gymnasiums, indoor and 2 outdoor swimming pools.
The Park District also operates the Sheila Ray Adult Center, a Preschool, Rainbow Falls Waterpark, Pirates' Cove Children's Theme Park, Fox Run Golf Course and Driving Range, The Elk Grove Historical Museum and the Rainbow Falls Community Center.
The main library is at 1001 Wellington Avenue, which is conveniently located near the police, shopping district and park facilities.
One of Elk Grove Village biggest assets is the easy access to I-290, I-90 and 53/355 as well as the Elgin-O'Hare expressways. Drive time to the loop is 30 minutes. Drive time to the airport is 20 minutes away. Nearby Itasca has a commuter train to the Loop in 35 minutes.
Shop in Elk Grove Village or go west to Schaumburg Woodfield Mall.