Once a small farming community, Algonquin has grown into a vibrant suburban center with excellent schools, parks, plenty of shopping, restaurants and cultural events.
From summer festivals to snowboarding, there’s plenty to do in this Northwest suburb. Residents enjoy the area’s parks, nature preserves and the scenic Fox River that offers plenty of hiking, biking and boating. The town’s Riverfront Park is the site of popular events Art on the Fox and the Founder’s Day festival. Algonquin is transforming its historic Main Street into a charming pedestrian friendly area.
Residents enjoy the area’s quality of life with sprawling homes, plentiful shopping and excellent schools. The village also offers easy access to I-90 and Metra stations in nearby Cary, Crystal Lake or Elgin.
Homes in the area take advantage of Algonquin’s affordable land and scenic setting with porches and decks overlooking the Fox River, multi-acre lots and large homes from riverside ranches, rustic log homes, custom construction and estates.
The community has several shopping areas including Algonquin Commons, Algonquin Galleria, Woods Creek Shopping Center and River Pointe Shopping Center.
Students have excellent school options including public schools District 300 and District 158 along with private schools in the area and McHenry County College.