Located within Illinois, United States, the village of Arlington Heights is situated in the Chicago metropolitan area.
Arlington Heights is a good village to buy a home in for those who prefer a slower-paced environment. Public green spaces, like Heritage Park and Pioneer Park, are very well-situated and there are over 50 of them close by for residents to explore, making them easy to access. This village is also good for those who prefer a quiet atmosphere, as noise from the streets and other parts of the city is rarely an issue - although that is not the case closer to Northwest Tollway, Interstate 90 or the railway line.
Single detached homes are the most common housing type, representing about 55% of the dwellings in Arlington Heights, and the rest of the properties are mainly large apartment buildings and small apartment buildings. The median year of construction for houses in this village is 1972. This village has a good selection of unit sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Around three quarters of the population of this village own their home while the rest are renters.
Both primary and secondary schools are convenient to access on foot from any location in Arlington Heights. Locals have the choice between public and private schools at both the elementary and high school level. In terms of food, property owners in Arlington Heights will be pleased to learn that a grocery store is always only a reasonably short walk away. There are also a limited number of opportunities for those who care about close by restaurants and cafes.
The best method to navigate Arlington Heights is very often driving. Coming across a place to park is quite easy, and the majority of homes for sale are a rather short drive from the closest highway, such as Northwest Tollway. In contrast, commuting by transit can be difficult in this village by reason of the low service level. Nonetheless, property owners can depend on the Arlington Heights Station and Arlington Park Station with access to the Union Pacific Northwest Line. There are a few bus lines passing through the village. Walking is not very popular in Arlington Heights, despite the fact that many common errands can be run without needing to use a vehicle.