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Village of

Arlington Heights

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At a Glance…

Population (year 2000):

76,031

Area:

16.4 sq. miles

Median Age:

39.7 years

Median Household Income:

$71,366

Owner Occupied Housing Units:

23,608

Renter Occupied Housing Units:

7,155

 

 

Village Hall…

Location:

33 S. Arlington Heights Road , Arlington Heights , IL   60005

Phone:

847-368-5000

Web:

http://www.vah.com/index.htm

 

History…

Located only 25 miles from downtown Chicago , Arlington Heights is one of the larger communities in Chicago 's northwest suburban corridor. A growing downtown skyline, expanding shopping areas, and new office parks attest to the Village's vibrancy.

The history of Arlington Heights goes back about a century and a half ago. Established in 1836, the town was originally known as Dunton, after William Dunton, who in 1850 deeded 16 acres for a right-of-way and depot for the Illinois and Wisconsin Railroad Co. The railroad, which would later become the Chicago and North Western Transportation Co., steamed through in 1854. By 1857, six daily trains were operating between Dunton and Chicago.

By the 1880s, Dunton was home to more than 1,000 people, and the area near the train station was a thriving commercial mecca. The name Dunton was changed first to West Wheeling and then, in 1887--when the village was incorporated--to Arlington Heights . Despite its early roots, Arlington Heights coming of age occurred during suburban America 's growth boom after World War II. Starting in the late 1960’s, Arlington Heights saw the biggest growth boom it had ever seen, a spurt that lasted more than a decade.

Today, Arlington Heights covers about 17 square miles and has a population of over 76,000, according to the 2000 census. Even though Arlington Heights has a large population, local residents and business people will say that the village retains many small-town charms. People remain in their homes for decades, stay loyal to local merchants and display a strong spirit of community participation.

Arlington Heights Historical Museum The Arlington Heights Historical Museum is a five-building complex, including a Coach House, Log Cabin, the 1882 home of F. W. Muller, and the 1908 Banta House. These buildings and their contents tell the story of Arlington Heights over the last 150 years. Tour guides introduce you to the life of early residents. Tours of the complex start at 2 and 3 pm, Saturday and Sunday. Tour fees: adults $4, children 3-14. $2. Group tours at other times are available by reservation. The Museum also offers special programs for schools and scouts.
110 W. Fremont Street , Arlington Heights , IL 60004 , 847-255-1225, www.ahmuseum.org.

 

Park District…

Formed in 1925, the Arlington Heights Park District is a public park and recreation agency located in Arlington Heights The District serves most of Arlington Heights and small portions of Palatine , Mt. Prospect , Prospect Heights , and Rolling Meadows . The District owns 453.77 acres, leases 260.40 acres of land and has 58 parks comprised of community parks, neighborhood parks, play lots, passive parks and linear parks. Recreational facilities include five outdoor and one indoor swimming pool, five community centers (each with gymnasium and meeting rooms), a cultural arts center, historical museum, senior center, Forest View Racquet and Fitness Club, Heritage Tennis Club, Arlington Lakes Golf Club, Olympic Indoor Swim Center, Nickol Knoll Golf Club, Melas Park Softball Complex, Lake Arlington's 1.8 mile walk/bike path and 50 acre boating lake, a driving range, 45 softball diamonds, 3 football fields and 17 soccer fields, 38 playgrounds, 53 outdoor tennis courts, 12 outdoor ice skating rinks and 39 picnic areas.

For more information visit the Arlington Heights Park District website: http://www.ahpd.org

 

Schools…

The Village is served by the following school districts:

 

Township High School District 214

2121 S. Goebbert Rd. , Arlington Heights , IL 60005

Phone: 847-718-7600   Fax: 847-718-7645 (fax)

http://www.dist214.k12.il.us/

 

Elementary School District 59

2123 S. Arlington Heights Rd. , Arlington Heights , IL 60005

Phone: 847-593-4300   Fax: 847-593-4410

http://www.ccsd59.org/

 

Elementary School District 25

1200 S. Dunton , Arlington Heights , IL 60005

Phone: 847-758-4900

http://www.ahsd25.k12.il.us/

 

Elementary School District 23

700 N. Schoenbeck Rd. Prospect Heights , IL 60070

Phone: 847-870-3850   Fax: 847-870-3896

http://www.d23.org/

 

School
District
21

Elementary School District 21

999 West Dundee Road , Wheeling , Illinois 60090

Phone: 847-537-8270   Fax: 847-520-2710

http://www.d21.k12.il.us/

 

Elementary School District 15

580 North First Bank Drive , Palatine , IL 60067-8110

Phone: (847) 963-3000   Fax: 847-963-3200

http://www.ccsd15.net/

  Harper College

1200 W. Algonquin Road , Palatine , IL 60067-7398
Phone: 847.925.6000   TTY: 847-925-6011

http://goforward.harpercollege.edu/page.cfm?p=1

 

Transportation…

Illinois Tollway http://www.IllinoisTollway.com

Metra Rail http://www.MetraRail.com

Pace Bus Service http://www.PaceBus.com

 

Service Contact Information…

Electricity:

Commonwealth Edison

800.334.7661.

Natural Gas

NICOR

888.642.6748

Telephone:

AT&T

800.244.4444

Water/Sewer:

Village of Arlington Heights

847.368.5520

Cable:

1.) Comcast

2.) Wide Open West

866.594.1234

866-496-9669

Refuse:

Groot Waste Services

800-244-1977

 

Other…

Arlington Heights Public Library The library began in 1896 as the " Ladies Reading Circle " in the living room of a Victorian home on Dunton Avenue . Today, on average, 2250 patrons visit the library daily and check out over 1.8 million items annually from the collection of 430,000 items and 1,600 newspaper and magazine subscriptions.
For more information on our library please visit them at their website.
: www.ahml.info

 

Northwest Community Hospital For more than 45 years, Northwest Community Healthcare has provided quality, compassionate healthcare services to the people of the northwest suburbs. Northwest Community Healthcare includes Northwest Community Hospital and the William J. and Marian H. Busse Center for Specailty Medicine, the Day Surgery Center , Schaumburg Imaging Center , Wellness Center , three 24-hour Emergency Treatment Centers , and five physician office locations. With a dedicated medical staff of 900 community-based physicians, Northwest Community offers an extensive range of services and is recognized for excellence in cancer care, cardiology, emergency medicine, gastroenterology, mental health, orthopedics, rehabilitation and women and children's services.
For more on Northwest Community Healthcare.: http://www.nch.org

 

Arlington Park Race Track Home of the Arlington Million, world-class racing is right in your back yard at Arlington Park . This historic track offers something for everyone from exciting thoroughbred action to elegant dining to fun festive activities in the park area. Enjoy the thrills and pageantry of thoroughbred racing. The racing season at Arlington Park typically runs mid-May through September/October.
Check Arlington Park 's website for dates and schedule of events: www.arlingtonpark.com

 

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre
111 W Campbell

Arlington Heights , IL 60005
Phone
: 847-577-5982   Fax: 847-577-5992
www.metropolisarts.com

Churches

Arlington Heights Evangelical Free Church 847-392-4840

Christian Church of Arlington Heights 847-259-0059

Faith Lutheran Church 847-253-4839

First Presbyterian Church 847-255-5900

First United Methodist Church 847-255-5112

Lutheran Church of the Cross 847-437-5141

 

Our Saviour's Lutheran Church 847-255-8700

Saint Edna Catholic Church 847-398-3362

Saint James Catholic Church 847-253-6305

Saint Peter Lutheran Church 847-259-4114

Sisters of the Living Word 847-577-5972

 

 

Useful Links…

Chamber of Commerce

http://www.arlingtonhtschamber.com/web06.nsf/

State of Illinois

http://www.illinois.gov/

County of Cook

https://cookcountygov.com/

Downtown Directory & Map

http://www.vah.com/MenusAndLinks/ForVisitors/AH%20Downtown%20Directory%20Final%202007.pdf

 

Compiled by Bob Dohn, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Coldwell Banker Schaumburg Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
140-A S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg, IL 60193

 

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