Schaumburg, Illinois, is a city in Cook County, located in northeastern Illinois. A northwestern suburb of Chicago, the city has a population of closely 74,000 and is close to O’Hare International Airport. It has a total area of 19 square miles. Known as a village, Schaumburg has both single family residences and condominiums. Over time, it has evolved from rural community to suburban metropolis, starting from having the first large scale suburban development and one of the largest shopping malls in the United States.
Some notable points of interest include the Schaumburg Boomers Stadium, which is home to a team from an independent professional baseball organization, and St. Peter Lutheran Church, one of the oldest congregations in the Northern Illinois District. The Ned Brown Forest Preserve is a lakeside forest retreat with an elk habitat, picnic groves, boat rentals, and a bicycling trail. For the well-heeled, Medinah Country Club is a private member owned country club and golf course that has hosted major tournaments. The Improv offers comedy entertainment and Olympic Park hosts soccer and softball games. The LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago, located in Schaumburg, gives children of all ages the chance to build and construct models in a theme park environment. Chicago is just 20 miles away and you can ride or drive into the city for the day.
The largest employers in Schaumburg are Motorola Solutions and Career Education Corporation. Other notable companies are the Woodfield Mall and the Zurich Insurance Group. Many Japanese companies have made Schaumburg their U.S.-based headquarters. The village is also home to one of two IKEA stores in Illinois and has many chain restaurant offerings, such as Pizzeria Uno, Outback Steakhouse, P. F. Chang’s, Chevy’s, Hooters, Red Lobster, Rainforest Café, and Benihana. Public schools are governed by Community Consolidated School District 54, whose elementary schools have received prestigious teaching awards and offer special education, bilingual classes, and education programs for gifted students. Schaumburg is home to Roosevelt University, the Illinois Institute of Art- Schaumburg, and the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. Summers in Schaumburg are usually warm, with the average high temperature in July being 86 degrees, and winters are very cold, with 12 degrees being the average January low temperature. There is an average amount of snowfall at 24 inches per year and 32 inches of annual precipitation. There is an average of 189 sunny days in the year and 126 days of measurable rain. Browse the listings of homes for sale in Schaumburg and find an appealing new home in Illinois to make your own.