Prospect Heights

Situated on over four square miles in Cook County, Prospect Heights was founded by two young developers, Carlton Smith and Allen Dawson, who built their homes in 1935 along present day Elmhurst Road.

In 1938, the Prospect Heights Improvement Association was formed and would act as a virtual government for the unincorporated community for 38 years. On January 31, 1976, exactly 40 years after the first family moved into Prospect Heights, the city was officially incorporated.

Single family homes on half-acre lots dominate the landscape of this small but charming community, however multi-family development, small business and commerce continue to grow and prosper. The 2012 average sales price for a single-family home in Prospect Heights was $299,982, and $86,686 for a condominium.

Students attend School District 23, which includes Betsy Ross Elementary (K-2), Anne Sullivan Elementary (305), Dwight D. Eisenhower Elementary (K-5) and MacArthur Middle School (6-8). High school students are served by Wheeling High School or John Hersey High School. Private education is available at St. Alphonsus Liguori Catholic School (Pre-8) and St. Viator High School in Arlington Heights.

A popular attraction in town is the Lions Park Pool at the Gary Morava Recreation Center, featuring a zero-depth pool and two water slides. The Rob Roy Golf Course is a nine hole, par-three course on 51 rolling acres in the community, and includes the

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North Central Service

at Prospect Heights Metra

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