Introduction to Prospect Heights, Illinois
Prospect Heights, Illinois, in Cook county, is 2 miles N of Mount Prospect, Illinois and 21 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois. The city is part of the Chicago metropolitan statistical area. About 17,081 people live in Prospect Heights.
Prospect Heights History
The city of Prospect Heights was first settled in in 1935. Prospect Heights was named after Mount Prospect and Arlington Heights, which are both close to the city. On January 31, 1976, the area was incorporated as a city.
Prospect Heights and nearby Attractions
- Arlington Park
- Wheeling Historical Museum
- Friendship Park Conservatory
- Kiddieland Amusement Park
- McFetridge Sports Center at California Park
- Six Flags Great America
Things To Do In Prospect Heights
There are several well maintained parks in Prospect Heights that offer numerous recreational facilities. Among these are Country Gardens, Izaak Walton Park, John Muir Park, Rosemary Roth Park, Somerset Park and Claire Lane Park.
Prospect Heights Transportation
Chicago O'Hare International is the nearest airport.
Prospect Heights Higher Education
Oakton Community College, William Rainey Harper College and Trinity International University are close by.