About Rolling Meadows
Located 24 miles northwest of downtown Chicago, the city of Rolling Meadows was incorporated in 1955 and named for its gently rolling terrain. Farmer Orrin Ford became the first landowner in the area in 1836, when he claimed 160 acres of forest originally known as Plum Grove.
Today, with more than 400 shops and restaurants in Rolling Meadows, commerce abounds throughout the Algonquin Road corridor. The average 2012 sales price of a home in Rolling Meadows was $210,997 (source: Midwest Real Estate Data, LLC).
Rolling Meadows is served by Community Consolidated School District 15, which has been a recipient of the prestigious Achievement of Excellence Award from the Lincoln Foundation for Business Excellence. The town is also served by Rolling Meadows High School and William Fremd High School, located in neighboring Palatine. Residents enjoy easy commuting options to downtown Chicago with the Arlington Park Metra station situated nearby.
Cultural opportunities offering unique theater and history are plentiful in this robust city.