Bob Dohn Schaumburg Real Estate




The original inhabitants of the area that today encompasses Mount Prospect were Native Americans. Yankees were the first American settlers to the area and the first to clear the land and establish farms. But the second group, German immigrants, had the most significant impact in terms of population and cultural traditions.


In 1850, the train rolled into town. This led to an increasing specialization in the farming community. Not long after the train station was built, others began building stores and houses downtown and made the Village of Mount Prospect come to life. With all of this development, more people started to move to the area, and with a station downtown, the train now stopped in Mount Prospect


From this point the village developed into what we know today. The town became more diverse and the village center began to develop. In 1917, Mount Prospect reached a population of 300 and was incorporated. From there, the largest growth came during land speculations in the 1920's and then the suburban movements that followed World War II. The baby boom expanded the population and the Village began expanding the services it offered.


In the early 1960s, the business community in Mount Prospect took a giant leap forward with the construction of Randhurst, the first indoor air-conditioned mall in the upper Midwest. Another major event in the history of the Village was the development of Kensington Business Center, which has served as the home to several major national and international firms including NTN Bearing, Searle, Braun Manufacturing Cummins-Allison Corp., ITT Technical Institute and Sayers Computing.


The big news in the 1990s and 2000s was the downtown redevelopment. Several new buildings are being built that will change the look and make-up of the downtown area. There are several new condominium buildings as well as space for new shops and restaurants. The development continues today, with a focus on flowers, plants and trees to further enhance the downtown environment and a total redevelopment of the Randhurst shopping center to maintain viability well into the 21st century.





Village Hall

50 S. Emerson Street

Mount Prospect, IL 60056


Phone 847.392.6000


DEMOGRAPHICS (2000 census)



Population: 56,265

Median Age: 37.2 years

Median Family Income (1999): $57,165

Total Housing Units: 21,585

(12,382 detached units, 9,407 attached, 292 mobile)

Home Ownership Rate: 71.5%



1980 – 1989:

1970 – 1979:

1960 – 1969:

1940 – 1959:

1939 or earlier:









10 South Emerson Street

Mount Prospect, Illinois 60056


847/ 253-5675



SCHOOLS Mount Prospect is served by several school districts

Mount Prospect Public School District 57 (K-8)

701 W. Gregory, Mount Prospect, IL 60056



Community Consolidated School District 59 (K-8)

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





River Trails School District 26 (K-8)

1900 East Kensington Road, Mt. Prospect, IL 60056



Community Consolidated School District 21 (K-8)

999 West Dundee Road, Wheeling, Illinois 60090





Prospect Heights School District 23 (K-8)

700 N. Schoenbeck Rd. Prospect Heights, IL 60070



Arlington Heights School District 25 (K-8)

1200 S. Dunton, Arlington Heights, IL 60005





Township High School District 214

2121 S. Goebbert Rd. Arlington Hts, IL 60005



Oakton Community College

1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines, IL



PARK DISTRICTS Mount Prospect is served by several park districts.

Mt. Prospect Park District

847 255-5380


River trails Park District





Arlington Heights Park District



Des Plaines Park District





Prospect Heights Park District







Metra Commuter Rail

The Metra Commuter Rail Union Pacific Northwest Line runs through and has a station in Downtown Mount Prospect. The station is located on Northwest Highway between Emerson Street and Route 83/Elmhurst Rd. The Wisconsin North Central Line serves the northeast side of town.

RTA (Regional Transportation Authority)

CTA (Chicago Transportation Authority)




Mount Prospect Chamber of Commerce


Cook County




State of Illinois


Illinois State Police


Information compiled by Bob Dohn, 11/08

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