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About Elk Grove Village

Elk Grove Village is a bustling village, bordering the city of Chicago as one of its northeastern suburbs. It's home to a flourishing economy and a diverse and highly-educated population, and has won several national awards for being one of the top places to live in Illinois and the United States.

The village is named after the elk herds that reside in the nearby Busse Woods Forest Preserve. Locals debate whether the elk are native to the area or were brought by train by William Busse, an early resident of the community.

Living in Elk Grove Village

Elk Grove Village offers residents outstanding schools, varied housing options, parks and recreation, and easy access to transportation. The crime rate is low, and the property tax rates are one of the lowest in metropolitan Chicago. The small-town atmosphere in the village, along with its strong economy, makes it an ideal place for a family to live. These factors have earned it several awards and titles as a top place in the country to raise a family.

Downtown Elk Grove Village features a variety of recreational, cultural and entertainment options, ranging from the public library to the Elk Grove Theatre. The Jack A. Claes Pavilion recreation facility and Veterans Memorial Park are also located in the downtown district, making it a hub of activity for locals and visitors alike.

Jobs in Elk Grove Village

Despite being just a mid-size village, Elk Grove Village has a flourishing economy that provides plenty of job options. The Elk Grove Village Business Park contains local, national and international companies and has the second-largest concentration of employment in Illinois. It's among the largest consolidated business parks in the country, with thousands of businesses operating within its facilities. Nearly 100,000 jobs can be found at the Elk Grove Village Business Park alone. Many of these jobs are in the manufacturing industry, and there are also many jobs supplied by its logistics companies and data centers.

The American Academy of Pediatrics, Topco and LA-CO Industries are major organizations headquartered in Elk Grove Village. You can also look for jobs at the community's top employers, which include Alexian Brothers Medical Center, ADP, Harvard Maintenance and Steiner Electric.

Elk Grove Village Schools

The village is well-known for its high-quality education and award-winning schools. A few different school districts serve Elk Grove Village, splitting the operation of elementary, middle and high schools. Queen of the Rosary Catholic School is a prominent, award-winning private school in the village.

Resources for Moving to Elk Grove Village

Here are a few handy resources for planning your move to Elk Grove Village:

  • Utilities: Commonwealth Edison and Nicor Gas are the community's primary energy providers. The village utilities department manages water and sewer services.
  • Garbage and Recycling: Waste Management facilitates the regular collection of trash, recyclables and yard waste.
  • Transportation: The Pace Bus system provides Elk Grove Village with Dial-A-Ride (door-to-door) transportation services.
  • Personal Vehicles: All residents must have a vehicle sticker for each vehicle registered or housed at an address in the village. As a new resident, you must purchase this sticker within 30 days of relocating.
  • Pets: All pets in the village must be licensed annually.

Elk Grove Village Housing

Elk Grove is a highly desirable suburb, which is why the price of housing can lean slightly expensive. The median home price is well above national averages, but fairly equal to the Chicago metro area average. However, there are plenty of options to consider, so you can take the time to find something that works for you.