Located just 22 miles northwest of Chicago, Mount Prospect, Illinois is a village that is home to nearly 55,000 people. Its 10.4 square miles are part of Elk Grove and Wheeling Townships in Cook County. The crime rate, which is very low compared to the national average, and the unemployment rate, which is much lower than the state's average, make Mont Prospect a popular place for families. In fact, about 70 percent of area households are family units. On average, a house in Mount Prospect costs about $269,000.
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Mount Prospect, Illinois is served by several award-winning school districts. Among several others are Mount Prospect District 57, Elk Grove Community Consolidated District 59 and Buffalo Grove-Wheeling Community Consolidated District 21. In addition to many K-12 schools, the village is home to the very small Christian Life College. Although outside village limits, Oakton Community College and Harper College are both within 10 miles. Many of the area's residents work at one of the top three employers: Caremark Rx, Bosch Tools or MetLife. Given its close proximity to Chicago, many also opt to commute into the city for work.
Mount Prospect, Illinois is far enough north that it sees very cold winters - January temperatures range from the mid-teens to the low 30s. However, summers are as warm as winters are cold, with July temperatures ranging between the low 60s and low 80s. During the summer months, many residents enjoy spending time at Lake Park where they can enjoy summer movies in the park, carnivals, concerts, fishing competitions and a sensory garden. The park also holds day camps for kids. Colder weather doesn't mean residents are stuck at home, though. Randhurst Village provides shopping, dining and entertainment options, and Adventure Playland offers bounce houses and other indoor play equipment for small children. If you love the big city life of Chicago, but would also like a family-friendly environment for your kids to grow up in, Mount Prospect could be just the place you need. Begin your search for the right home by browsing our current listings.