About Arlington Heights
The Village of Arlington Heights would give most cities a run for their money. It has all the amenities and convenience you would expect to find in larger urban settings plus a world-renowned racetrack.
Located 25 miles northwest of Chicago, the Village has a highly walkable downtown area, theaters, restaurants, shopping, parks, and recreation. It’s no wonder the Village tops the list of the highest-populated villages in the country.
Arlington Heights is home to more than 200 restaurants, many situated in its walkable downtown area. There is something for every taste from authentic Irish food, tapas, Thai and Italian to pizza, classic burgers, Mexican and sushi.
If you’re not in the mood for a movie, live performance, piano bar sing-along, visit to the nationally recognized library or exhibits at the historical center, there are plenty of outdoor venues to enjoy.
The Village hosts outdoor festivals, parades and its ever-popular Frontier Days. Residents have plenty of bike paths, picnic areas, golf courses, lakefront paths and more to enjoy. And of course there’s Arlington Park Racetrack, where in addition to the action on the track and in the grandstands, there’s live entertainment, dancing and picnicking on the grounds.
The Village has a wide range of housing styles and prices to choose from with a mix from new construction to historic homes.
Arlington Heights School District 25 primarily serves students in the community. High Schools include Buffalo Grove High School, John Hersey High School, Prospect High School, Wheeling High School, Rolling Meadows High School, and Elk Grove High School.
Commuting downtown is a convenient 30-minute trip during rush hour with two Metra stations offering direct access. The Village also has direct access to I-90 as well as Route 53, which links to several interstates.