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.
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”.
From urban, suburban, historical, and everything in between - Elgin has a neighborhood and home just for you! You can buy a spacious, multi-bedroom home with an expansive yard for what you’d pay for a tiny condo in the large city. But if it’s a sleek city condo or row house with a rooftop deck you want, we have those too.
Leading, cutting-edge healthcare treatments are here in the City in the Suburbs. With excellence in healthcare services, Elgin is now a destination for patients and their families from all over the Fox River Valley who can concentrate on overcoming their difficulties and not be burdened with the added stress of driving out of Elgin for care.
The choices for life-long learning and taking skills to a new or the next level are easily accessible and abundant in Elgin. Children and adults have many options for training and earning degrees from Elgin schools and out-of-area schools without ever leaving the City in the Suburbs.