Located within Illinois, United States, the village of Mount Prospect is located in the Chicago metropolitan area.
People who prefer a slower-paced ambience will enjoy Mount Prospect. This part of the Chicago metropolitan area is quiet overall, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamor - although that is not the case near one of the railway lines or Northwest Tollway. Finally, there are around 40 green spaces nearby for residents to unwind in, like Allison Woods Preserve and Centennial Park, and they are very well-spread out, which makes them easy to access.
In Mount Prospect, the majority of the dwellings are single detached homes, and large apartment buildings and small apartment buildings are also present in the housing stock. This village has a good choice of housing size options, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Around 70% of the dwellings in the village are occupied by home owners whereas the remainder are rented. Most of the properties in this village were constructed in the 1960s and 1970s, while the majority of the remaining buildings were constructed pre-1960 and in the 1980s.
It is a rather short walk to access both primary and secondary schools from any location in this village. Apart from public schools, there are private elementary and secondary schools. With regards to food, the nearest grocery store in Mount Prospect is typically only a reasonably short walk away. A small number of restaurants and coffee shops can be found as well.
Driving is a very good transportation option in Mount Prospect. Coming across a place to park is easy. However, getting around by public transit is challenging in this village. Nonetheless, commuters are served by the Mount Prospect Station on the Union Pacific Northwest Line. Residents are served by a few bus lines, and bus stops are not very far-removed from most properties. There are relatively few pedestrians out on the streets of Mount Prospect, although many daily needs can be carried out without the use of a vehicle.