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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