Introduction to Mount Prospect, Illinois
Mount Prospect, Illinois, in Cook county, is 20 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois. The people of the village are in the Chicago metropolitan area. Mount Prospect has a population of 56,265.
Mount Prospect History
The present day Mount Prospect was first settled by Yankee farmers after 1833. The Illinois and Wisconsin Railroad ran through the village around 1854. The real estate agent, Ezra Carpenter Eggleston, established a four block residential subdivision in 1871. The area was named Mount Prospect by Eggleston. Mount Prospect was incorporated in May 1917 as a village. A local storeowner named William Busse became the first village president.
Mount Prospect and nearby Attractions
- Dietrich Friedrichs House and Museum
- Arlington Park
- Friendship Park Conservatory
- Kiddieland Amusement Park
- Cantigny Park
- Six Flags Great America
Things To Do In Mount Prospect
In Mount Prospect, you can visit the Evergreen Trails Park, Countryside Park, Fairview Park, East Wedgewood Park, Emerson Park, Lions Park, Gregory Park, and Owen Park. You can also spend your leisure time at Mount Prospect Public Library exploring the history and culture of the village. In addition, Mount Prospect has a number of churches such as Saint John's Episcopal Church, Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Lutheran Church of Martha and Mary, Saint Johns Church, and Gloria Dei Presbyterian Church. The Randhurst Shopping Center, Crystal Court Shopping Center, Golf Shopping Plaza Shopping Center, Colony Square Shopping Center, and United Plaza Shopping Center are also worth visiting.
Mount Prospect Transportation
You can reach Chicago O’Hare International Airport within a few minutes.
Mount Prospect Higher Education
Higher educational facilities are provided by ITT Technical Institute, Oakton Community College, Trinity International University, and William Rainey Harper College.