Introduction to Schaumburg, Illinois
Schaumburg, Illinois, in Cook county, is 25 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois. The village is considered part of the Chicago metropolitan area. Schaumburg has a population of 75,386.
The Sauk, Pottawatomie, Kickapoo,and Fox Native American tribes were the original inhabitants of Schaumburg. In the mid 19th century, the area was first settled in by the Whites. Trumball Kent was one of the first settlers of Schaumburg. The village derived its name from the German area of Schaumburg-Lippe, which is where most of the early settlers arrived from. On March 7, 1956, Schaumburg was officially incorporated.
Schaumburg and nearby Attractions
- Arlington Park
- Moraine Hills State Park
- Cosley Zoo
- Deerfield Historic Village
- Santa's Village - Illinois
- Fox River Trolley Museum
Things To Do In Schaumburg
Schaumburg boasts of one of the largest malls in the United States in terms of shopping area. Apart from Woodfield Mall, shopping can also be enjoyed at Wiseway Plaza Shopping Center, Market Square Shopping Center, Park Plaza Shopping Center, and Town Square Shopping Center. You can also visit Levitt Park, Jay Cee Park, Eagle Park, Woodstock Par, and Duxbury Park. The Racing Rapids Water Park is also worth visiting.
The nearest international airport is Chicago O’Hare International Airport.
Schaumburg Higher Education
William Rainey Harper College and College of Dupage are the nearby colleges.