Introduction to Elk Grove Village, Illinois
Elk Grove Village, Illinois, in Cook county, is 4 miles S of Mount Prospect, Illinois (center to center) and 19 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois. The village is included in the Chicago metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 34,727 people lived in Elk Grove Village.
Elk Grove Village History
Elk Grove Village mostly developed as a farming community during the fist half of the 20th century. It was incorporated in 1956 as a village. Most of the homes of Elk Grove Village were constructed by Centex Corporation. The Elk Grove High School was opened during the 1960s. In fact, the Robert E. Haskell Memorial Stadium is named in honor of the first principal of Elk Grove High School. During the 1970s, a number of apartment communities were constructed in Elk Grove Village.
Elk Grove Village and nearby Attractions
- Cook County Forest Preserves
- Farmhouse Museum
- Friendship Park Conservatory
- Kiddieland Amusement Park
- Brookfield Zoo
- Museum of Science and Industry
Things To Do In Elk Grove Village
Elk Grove Village offers approximately 473 acres of parks and playgrounds. You can visit the Rainbow Falls Waterpark, Fox Run Golf Course, Farmhouse Museum, and Pirates' Cove Children's Theme Park. Leisure hours can also be spent at the Olmstead Nature Shack, Disney Park, and Pavilion Aquatic Center. World class shopping facilities are available at Elk Crossing Shopping Center, Strawberry Hill Plaza Shopping Center, Park and Shop Shopping Center, and Devon Avenue Market Shopping Center.
Elk Grove Village Transportation
Chicago O’Hare International Airport is nearby.
Elk Grove Village Higher Education
William Rainey Harper College, Oakton Community College, and Elmhurst College are some of the nearby colleges.