Introduction to Hoffman Estates, Illinois
Hoffman Estates, Illinois, in Cook county, is 1 miles NE of Schaumburg, Illinois (center to center) and 25 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois. Part of the surrounding Chicago metro area, the village is not an isolated village. Hoffman Estates is home to some 49,495 residents.
Hoffman Estates History
Sam and Jack Hoffman purchased the land now known as Hoffman Estates in the year 1954. The Village of Hoffman Estates was incorporated on September 19, 1959. In 1958, the residents wanted to rename the area "Twinbrook"; However, the Homeowners' Association board of directors overruled the residents. The Northwest Tollway was opened in 1958. In the early 1980s, another attempt was made to change the name of the village to East Barrington, but this attempt also failed due to the residential vote.
Hoffman Estates and nearby Attractions
- Volkening Heritage Farm
- Ferson Creek Fen Nature Preserve
- Cosley Zoo
- Santa's Village - Illinois
- Fox River Trolley Museum
- Kiddieland Amusement Park
Things To Do In Hoffman Estates
While staying in Hoffman Estates, you can visit the Forest Preserve District of Cook County. Leisure hours can be spent at the Locust Park, Cottonwood Park, Birch Park, Chino Park, Poplar Creek Forest Preserve, and Chestnut Lake Park. In addition, you can visit the AMF Bowling Centers. It is also worth taking a look around the Hoffman Village Shopping Center and the Hoffman Plaza Shopping Center.
Hoffman Estates Transportation
Chicago O’Hare International Airport is the nearest international airport.
Hoffman Estates Higher Education
William Rainey Harper College and Elgin Community College are close to the village.