The city of Elgin, Illinois is situated in the Chicago and Chicago metropolitan areas.
People who prefer a relaxed atmosphere will enjoy Elgin. There are over 50 green spaces close by for residents to unwind in, such as Bowes Creek Woods Forest Preserve and Edgewater Greenway, resulting in them being easy to access from the majority of locations within Elgin. This city is also fairly good for those who like quiet areas, as there are usually low levels of noise from traffic - however noise can be bothersome closer to one of the railway lines, Northwest Tollway or Interstate 90.
In Elgin, the majority of the dwellings are single detached homes, and the rest of the homes are mainly small apartment buildings and townhouses. This city also has a variety of housing sizes - it is quite easy to find houses ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Home owners occupy about two thirds of the units in the city while the rest are rented. The average year of construction for dwellings in this city is 1983.
Residents will appreciate that no matter where their property is located in this city, primary schools are close by. On the other hand, it can be challenging to walk to high schools from properties for sale in Elgin. Locals have the choice between public and private schools at both the elementary and secondary school level. With respect to eating, a portion of house buyers in this city may be able to travel to one of over 50 supermarkets on foot, while others will have to rely on another means of transportation. There are also over 200 restaurants and coffee shops in Elgin.
Commuting by car is very convenient in this city. The majority of houses for sale are a reasonably short drive from the nearest highway, such as Northwest Tollway, and it is very easy to park. However, the public transit service in Elgin is not very frequent. Nevertheless, house owners benefit from the Elgin Station and National St Station with access to the Milwaukee District / West Line. The city is linked by about 10 bus lines, and bus stops are ordinarily close by. Many of the houses for sale in this city are located in areas that are not very conducive to walking as few common errands can be run on foot.