The City of Elgin has everything you could ask for. Its roots run deep as a bustling city in its own right.

Elgin can authentically boast of its own proud accomplishments and innovations, rich heritage, active business climate and robust economic development, education focus and thriving arts and cultural amenities.

The City in the Suburbs is authentic, the ideal reflection of what the community is and what the community aspires to be in the future.

Our close proximity 35 miles northwest of Chicago has kept Elgin an ever-bustling entity for residents, businesses, and visitors alike. But it has kept fiercely independent to grow with its own identity and achieved its status as an award-winning All American City. Elgin has a quality of life and accessibility that are unusual for a city including cultural, entertainment and recreation opportunities that are not available in surrounding suburbs.

‘The City in the Suburbs” embodies the touchstones that make us celebrate the past, enjoy today, and be ahead of the curve for tomorrow. We champion the vitality and accessibility that makes Elgin a truly great place. It truly is “The City in the Suburbs”.

Quality of Life

The City of Elgin has everything you could ask for. Its roots run deep as a bustling city in its own right.

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Arts & Culture

Elgin offers a wide variety of museums, performance halls, and festivals.

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History

Elgin’s close proximity 35 miles northwest of Chicago has kept it an ever-bustling city for residents, businesses, and visitors alike.

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