Historic Arlington Heights incorporated as a village of Cook County in 1887 but has a history that goes back to 1835. Over the years, thousands of people have moved here, attracted by the community’s high quality of life and proximity to downtown Chicago. The influx of residents has made Arlington Heights the most populated village in the United States.
Today, the downtown area reflects the village’s long history and boasts plenty of urban features and amenities that make life convenient and enjoyable for residents. One of the top 15 largest municipalities in Illinois, this progressive village offers a vibrant lifestyle that continues to attract residents and businesses.
Traveling to Chicago takes only around 35 to 40 minutes, thanks to the village’s close proximity to the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway and the Eisenhower Expressway, as well as the busy Arlington Heights Metro Station that provides direct access to the city.
Downtown Arlington Heights is home to an array of shops and restaurants, as well as a live performance theater and a dine-in cinema. The Arlington Heights Memorial Library and the Arlington Heights Historical Museum are top destinations for a cultural and educational experience. Outdoor lovers will love Lake Arlington, the extensive bike paths, and the many parks around the village. And if you’re a golf enthusiast, you’d be delighted to know that Arlington Heights features three highly-rated championship courses.
Arlington Heights is also served by several top-performing schools, such as Adlai E. Stevenson High School, Prospect High School, and Ivy Hill Elementary School. The quality of education is one of the reasons many families choose the village as their home. The Northwest Community Hospital ranked among the top hospitals in the state by U.S. News & World Report has been here since 1959.
Houses for Sale in Arlington Heights IL
Single-family and multi-family homes are available in Arlington Heights, coming in a wide range of sizes and prices that appeal to buyers of all budgets and preferences.
You will find elegant luxurious homes with stunning landscaping, the finest finishes and features like wet bars, outdoor patios, and finished basements. Smaller, more affordable homes offer excellent options for starting and growing families in established and new neighborhoods.
Condos, apartments, and townhomes are found throughout the village, particularly near the downtown area. Condos and apartments range from one to three or more bedrooms. A number are part of mixed-use properties with retail spaces at the ground floor, making for a convenient and urbanized lifestyle.
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Attractions and activities in Arlington Heights, IL
- Lake Arlington
This 50-acre manmade lake is a watery playground for Arlington Heights residents and visitors. You can go fishing, boating, and sailing on the lake, have a picnic on the shores, or go walking and biking on the surrounding paths. A playground, concession stand, lake view deck, and other facilities are also available.
- Arlington Park Racetrack
Arlington Heights’ best-known attraction, the track regularly hosts major racing events, including the “Arlington Million” and a Breeders’ Cup qualifying event.
Downtown Arlington provides more than 4 million square feet of retail space in a pedestrian-friendly environment. You will find quaint shops and boutiques, big box stores, chain retailers, and other shopping options.
- Arlington Heights Memorial Library
Consistently rated 5 stars by the Library Journal, the village’s community library offers not only an impressive collection of books, but year-round activities, workshops and classes, as well.
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