The mid-sized village of Algonquin, Illinois, is home to numerous established neighborhoods and home buying opportunities. With plenty of houses ranging from modest one story dwellings to three and four story luxury homes, there is plenty of variety to choose from in both size and price. Algonquin is just right for families who are starting out on their journey as well as for professionally minded young adults who enjoy the atmosphere of the midwestern suburbs as well as the lush beauty of the Fox River Valley.
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As a suburb of Chicago, Algonquin marries the best of major city convenience with peaceful valley living. Algonquin, known as 'The Gem of the Fox River Valley', is located about 40 miles from the heart of Chicago and is quickly defining its reputation as a central hub of business, commerce, and residential life. The neighborhoods and subdivisions of the city are easily classified into quadrants. The old central area, or town district, the East side, the West side, and the Far West side make up much of the residential area of Algonquin, which houses about 30,000 people.
Two numbered school districts serve the majority of the population of children with over a dozen schools, including several private institutions. Two community colleges in the area serve young adults. Randall Road and Algonquin Road are the epicenters of the shopping district. Booming with plenty of fine dining restaurants, shopping centers and plazas, and businesses of many kinds, the area is known both locally and regionally as a haven for shoppers and families. Industry is just as thriving. In the industrial sector, two main commons provide employment for many: the Algonquin Industrial Park and the Algonquin Corporate Campus. To keep up with its commerce and industry, Algonquin also prides itself on the dozens of parks and recreation centers that it keeps up, including the Fox River Trail, a 26 mile trail system, and a ski park.