Palatine is a village situated in the Chicago metropolitan area, which is part of Illinois, United States.
The character of Palatine is exemplified by its slower-paced ambience. This village is good for those who enjoy quiet areas, as there are generally low levels of noise from traffic - although there are still several noisier sections, especially around the railway line. Finally, green spaces, like Chestnut Park and Maple Park, are very well-distributed and there are about 40 of them close by for residents to check out, which results in them being easy to reach from most locations in Palatine.
In Palatine, around 45% of buildings are single detached homes, while large apartment buildings, small apartment buildings, and townhouses make up most of the remaining housing stock. The median year of construction for dwellings in this part of the Chicago metropolitan area is 1976. This village has a good variety of housing sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Home owners occupy about 70% of the properties in Palatine whereas renters occupy the remainder.
Some property owners in Palatine may have the option to purchase their groceries on foot in one of around 30 stores, while others will need a vehicle. A small variety of restaurants and cafes is available as well. Regarding education, in Palatine, residents will commonly be able to reach both primary and secondary schools on foot. Along with public schools, there are private elementary and secondary schools.
A car is a great transportation option in Palatine. Accessing a place to park is quite easy, and it is a rather short drive to the closest highway from anywhere in this part of the Chicago metropolitan area. However, public transit users may have very few choices in Palatine due to the service's low frequency. Thankfully, commuters can count on the Palatine Station with access to the Union Pacific Northwest Line. Residents are served by a few bus lines. It is sometimes challenging for people walking to get around in Palatine as few common errands can be run on foot.