Introduction to Palatine, Illinois
Palatine, Illinois, in Cook county, is 26 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois. The village is included in the Chicago metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 65,479 people lived in Palatine.
The present day Village of Palatine was first settled after the 1832 Blackhawk War. George Ela was the first European settler of Palatine. Ela built a log cabin in this area in 1835. Joel Wood surveyed the area in 1855 and established the village. In fact, one of the streets in Palatine is named after Wood. The village was incorporated on March 19, 1866. The Palatine, Lake Zurich and Wauconda Railroad, a short line railroad, was built in 1911.
Palatine and nearby Attractions
- Arlington Park
- George S. Clayson Museum
- Moraine Hills State Park
- Friendship Park Conservatory
- Racing Rapids Water Park
- Six Flags Great America
Things To Do In Palatine
You can visit Willowwood Park, Oak Park, Patridge Park, Mallard Park, and Winston Park during your stay in Palatine. Fishing can be enjoyed on Lake Irene, Virginia Lake, Doughnut Lake, and Peregrine Lake. The Brunswick Amusement and Theme Park is also worth visiting. You can enjoy shopping at Village Oasis Shopping Center, Northwest Shopping Center, Park Place Shopping Center, Palatine Plaza Shopping Center, Deer Grove Crossing Shopping Center, and Palatine Mall Shopping Center.
Chicago O’Hare International Airport is closeby.
Palatine Higher Education
William Rainey Harper College is the local college. Higher educational facilities are also provided by Oakton Community College, and Trinity International University.